Regional Report – 24th June 2003

County Sound 103fm Report
Eily Buckley


Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely sunny Tuesday morning.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at reardons Bar on Sun. night. Numbers drawn were 2, 8, 22, 25, and the Jackpot was not won. € 100 went to Mary Gaffney, 5 Westside Lodge, Killarney Rd, the seller was me fein and I got € 50 sellers prize,€ 50 went to Delia Murphy, Ballydaly, € 20 each to Louise Perrie c/o Corkerys Bar, Dr. Feeley & Kathryn c/o Lals Bar. Elaine Reardon, of Reardons Bar, Seanie Cronin, Mallow, Kitty McCarthy, Aubane, Kerry OLeary. Rathmore, Sheila Linehan, Dooneen & Charles Cooper, Killarney Rd. Jackpot for next week is €  3,600 the draw at the Farmers Bar on Sunday night.

The concert in aid of the Belarusian Children’s Project which was held at the Wallis Arms on Sunday night was an outstanding success, with throngs of young people turning up to laud their idols of Your’e a Star fame, Ml. Leonard & Brian Ormond. Present on the night was that super fund- raising lady herself Nellie Healy of Kilcorney. Some months ago Nellie used her unique talent to write a beautiful song, a Song for Sasha, a special Belarusian little boy , The song is called Thru My Tears and she put it on CD. Following the launch it was played on County Sound and proved very popular. With the help of Family and friends she then went literally from door to door selling her CD and the result was that she had a cheque for the unbelievable sum of € 4,471. 95 to hand over at Sun. night’s function. In the near future Maria McCarthy, Ballydaly & and Joanne Carroll, Coolinairna will make a return visit to Belarus to replace some more Millstreet girls who are already out there. The money raised will be used wisely to make life a little easier for the children of that troubled land. Also at Sun. nights function Nellie’s daughter Jackalene and her cousins Aoife & Tracy Buckley, presented gifts of toys for the Belarusian children.

Finally Mrs. Healy asked me to thank all those who helped in any way to make her fundraising efforts the great success that it was. The CD at € 6 is still on sale.

The Celebration Day to mark the 150th anniversary of our Railways will be held on July 2nd. Please tune into Jimmy Reidy s Round the Fire program on Co. Sound on Mon. night next for an hour of wonderful songs, and stories, about the history of the railways as told by people from Rathcoole, Mst, Rathmore & Killarney.

It is hoped that a large crowd will come to our Railway on July 2nd at 1pm. where the chairperson of the Community Council will address the dignitaries on the executive train, a special plaque will be unveiled and the local winners of the art Competition will be presented with their awards. Our winners are Donal Twomey, Minor Row, Alison Buiche, St. Rd. and Caro Murphy Clara. Annmarie Buckley ,Rathcoole who is one of the overall winners will get a personal award as well as a prize for her class at school.

A few weeks ago wheelchair bound Barty Keating passed away just before his 30th birthday. Though stricken with spine bifida all his life he was a very popular figure in our community and as a mark of respect to him a sponsored walk will be held in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association& Casa ,the Caring & Sharing Association It will leave town at 11am for Kilmeedy ,Curacahil , Bealac , Ballydaly , and return to Millstreet.  The walk will be held on July 27th and sponsorship cards are available from the Malpaso Bar.

Sheila Lucey held an Ice-Cream afternoon at her home in Keale in aid of Downs Syndrome a few weeks ago and raised over

€ 2,000 she would like to say a sincere word of thanks to all who supported her venture.

Minister for Health Micheal Martin officially opened the extension to Dromagh National School and the refurbishment of the school grounds yesterday in brilliant sunshine. We wish the parents and pupils of the school many happy years in their now lovely building.

The Macroom Faith “n Light group who work with the mentally handicapped will have their annual Mass at Tubrid Well on July 5th. followed by refreshments and a social evening at the GAA Hall. All are welcome to attend the Mass.

The lovely Annmarie ORiordan will launch her CD entitled Harmony Handed Down at the Duhallow Park Hotel on Friday. night next June 27th . An evening extravaganza of music is assured. Read posters for details. Adm. € 5. Good Luck Annmarie.

A very exciting archaeological site has been unearthed at the Co. Council building site at Liscahane where the Co. are about to construct 16 three bedroomed at 6 two bedroomed houses.

An undergound cavity with flagstone covering was found and on first investigations by the archaeologists from UCC it is deemed to date back to before the time of St. Patrick. We await further news

The Children and parents of Cloghoula went on a very novel school tour on Fridaylast when they visited the Lighthouse at Dungarvan, and were lavishly entertained by Kilmeedy man John Kelleher who has the rather unusual dwelling house. They were treated to a variety of refreshment before being taken on a tour of the building from bottom to top. A child’s dream come true. And they want to say a big thank you to Johnnie for a lovely time.

Its the 24th of June and the annual Mass will be said at St Johns well to-night starting at 8.30. Be prepared to out do the midges.

Pilgrimage to Medagori Aug.3–10th All in Cost€  525 for adults € 475 for young people .Book right away. For more details contact 026 40007.

Bus going to Knock on July 24th Contact Tadg ODriscoll or Sheila Dineen Cullen.

The death has taken place in Dublin of Peggy Casey, the former Peggy O Deer. Now in her sixties she went to school here when she was young and still well known to many people here. Peggy arranged for French students to come to Ireland and over the years many of them came to Millstreet. Alas this year it didn’t happen. May she RIP.

Millstreetin Bloom Fest. in Aug .Will people who ordered Hanging baskets and window boxes please contact the Garden Centre Killarney Rd right away and arrange collection of same. Please keep our town clean and tidy

Cullen Vintage Day July 20th.

New Millstreet website address www. millstreet



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