Regional Report 1275 – 21st July 2015



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1275 from Millstreet.  Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this calm morning following a wet night.

An important Community Council Meeting will b e held at the Wallis Arms to-night starting at 9.  All members please attend. The Community Council are at the moment engaged in upgrading the Youth Centre especially the Adult Gym there. Ambitious plans are in the pipeline and to-nights meeting will be mainly about this welcome development.

Another welcome development will be the placing of the bridge over the Blackwater at Dooneen. Many years of negotiations have gone into this project, and local lobbying  playing a big part.


The contract for the Bridge is gone out to tender, and  the crossing of the Blackwater at this point, marks one of the last pieces of the jig-saw on the mighty Bearra/Brefni Way

Local land owners on both sides of the river at this point, namely Michael and Marian O Sullivan and Francis and Eileen O Riordan  have to be lauded for allowing their land to be used for this important development.

Ever since our local magazine Clara News closed down, people from far and wide have grieved over it’s demise. For almost 40 years the simple little publication kept our people from all parts of the world connected.

Is there any chance that it can be revived, with new people and new modern methods? A local publication is a very vital asset to any community. And since our weekly news on radio has been reduced to “on line” our people feel totally cut off.  We have countless committees and voluntary bodies in our area and I would like to appeal to them to get together and give Clara News or a Mag. by any other name, back to the people.



The Millstreet Parish Report came out at the weekend and copies can be got in the church. It makes very interesting reading and Fr. John says that he appreciates the ongoing support of the people and wishes them God’s Blessing in the future. As a matter of interest we had 39 Baptisms, 47 funerals, 18 marriages and 45 First Communions in 2014.


Sean Radley will be taking over from me next week, so all notes must go to him during the week .


The Mighty Millstreet International Show starts at the Green Glens on August 11st. Look up their website for details.


Please help the members of our Tidy Towns Committee with their clean-up of the town every Thursday evening starting at the town square at 7. All equipment supplied.


A new Program  of LTV2 in now on our website and can be viewed on UTube at any time. A connection from your laptop to you TV can display the program of your big screen.


IRD Duhallow Cycling Sportive is on next Saturday July25th starting from Newmarket.  Details from 02960633.


The AGM of IRD Duhallow will be held at the James O Keeffe Institute on Wednesday July 29th. And all are welcome.


It’s all happening in Cullen on next Sunday July 26th for their annual Old Time Threshing and Vintage display. And lots more, and it’s all in aid of their Special Needs association. So please support it well. Ring Geoff for details 0872568522.


And their Young at Heart Group will have their Evening Out to the GlenEagle on Tuesday July 28th,

To book a seat contact any Group Member.


Church Gate collection in Millstreet this weekend July25/26 is in aid of Irish Cancer Society.


Millstreet Country Park now the proud holders of the Organic Trust Symbol, will hold a mighty Bug Fest on August 2/3 .

Ring them for details 02970810.


And contact Bruaich na Carraige for details of the Sliabh Luachra Summer School on August 3-8th.


Our local library are inviting Art /Craft lovers to hold their meetings at the Library. Contact Breda 029 21920.


Sadly in the light of some  recent burgleries in local areas, everybody is advised to be extra vigilant and report and suspicious happenings  to the local Gardai 029 70002


New program of LTV2 on UTube every week.


Legion of Mary meeting every Tuesday night at the Parish Centre starting at 8 and all are welcome.


Confessions in Millstreet every Saturday from 12.30 to 1.


Eucharistic Adoration in Millstreet Church every Tuesday & Wednesday from 10.30 am for 12 hours. And to Cullen on Thursdays from 10am to 7. New members welcome to sign up for a given time each week or drop in for a moment or two.


And from Lough Derg a notice to say that the last of the 3day pilgrimage is on August 13th .Details from 071 986 15 18.


At St Benedict’s Priory in Cobh they have opportunities for women to share the life of their Community .

Contact 021 481 13 54.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at The Clara Inn on Sunday night.

Numbers drawn were  1, 9, 13,24  and the lucky winner of our €3,200 Lotto Jackpot was Marie Murphy, The seller was  Noreen Tarrant Liscreagh, and she got €320 sellers prize.

€20 went to Rosie Linehan, Buttevant, Muriel Cronin, Altamount, Auntie Betty c/o Marie Twomey, Julia O Riordan, Kilowen, Barry O Reilly, Cloghoulabeg,  John and Martina Healy,Killarney Rd, Kitty Cronin, The Rectory. Eamonn Guerin,Lombardstown, and Linda O Mahony c/o the Bush Bar.

Jackpot for next week €2,000 the draw at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night.




Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde, this is Eily Buckley saying many thanks for joining me agus Slan is Beannacht De libh gho leir.

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