Eily’s Update – 23rd February



Dia is mhuire diobh go leir and welcome to my updates from Millstreet.

Now whats new. I’ve been asked to mention that lots of our people in the Millstreet area are bothered by the problem of fouling by dogs . It happens on footpaths, gardens and so on.  It is very upsetting for those affected, and the culprits are asked to please be mindful of this when their family pet is out of doors.

And there’s more, that of the overhanging shrubs and trees along our public walkways, not the Town Park. This problem is two fold. That of the  heavy raindrops when walking  there and also the eerie feeling that those using these areas get when walking in these darkened places.

Well as promised I’ve given these items an airing and it’s up to those who can do something about them to please, take action.

Our lovely Joan Casey was further honoured at the weekend when she was presented with the All Ireland Volunteer Camogie Award. In appreciation of her fifteen years as leader of our highly successful camogie club.

The presentation was made at Croke Park and many of our Camogie Club committee members went along to support her. Well done to them all, and long live our Camogie Club.

Due to circumstances beyond their control the people of Aubane are concerned about the future of their school bus service. And a public meeting will be held at the social centre on this Thursday night to discuss the problem. All welcome.

Our  four Transition year students have succeeded in raising the funds to enable them to travel  as helpers, to Lourdes at Easter at the end of March.

But fundraising goes on and now the lovely Linda O Mahony Flintfield tells us that she plans to go the Sri Lanka to help with the mental health situation there. To raise funds for the project a “Legless Stretcher Race” will be held on April 17th. Teams of five, €10 entry fee and all further details can be had at the Bush Bar. Please give Linda your support.

Many thanks  to our poet supreme Francie Duggan, who has shared yet another of his lovely poems with us from his home in Australia.

Be reminded that the Cork Music Station can be accessed on line every night, with our own Sean Radley at the helm on Tuesday nights, William FitzGerald on Thursdays.

Local TV is online at any time on YouTube (here) and LTV1 on your screen on Thursday nights and Sunday evenings from 5.30. Can be accessed on Annalogue 30/35.


A number of the students from our community school were joined by students from many other schools around the County, took part in seminar about climate change which was held at the Green Glens arena some weeks ago. Representatives of Trocaire, WorldGlobalSchools, Eco Unesco, and the Cork Enviomental Forum attended. Following this important event, representatives will take the findings back to their individual schools , for further developments.


Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at the Wallis Arms hotel on Sunday night.

Numbers drawn were.  7, 13, 14, 30. and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went Marian Curtin, Boherbue, the seller was Colemans and they got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to

John D Buckley, Kilmeedy. €20 each to Margaret Ann O Connell, Ballyvourney, Helen Kelleher, Aghabullogue.

The Randals Family, Minor Row. Olivia Long, Kilnamartra, Sean O Keeffe, Cloghoulamore, Eileen Irish, Clara rd. Teresa Kelleher,c/o Reens, Kate Dennehy, Dromahoe.

Jackpot for next week €7,800 the draw at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night.


The weekly lotto is run by ,and in aid of, the MillstreetTownPark, the Youth Amenity Fund , and the local GAA. And they will their AGM at the Wallis Arms hotel on Friday March 4th. starting at 7.30.


The AGM of our Pitch ‘N Putt Club will be held at the GAA Hall on this Saturday Feb. 27th starting at 7.30 and all are welcome.


In the Run-up to Easter,  Millstreet Monuments Committee are working hard to make it a occasion worthy of the Centenery of the Easter Rising. A book on the Story of Millstreet in 1916 is being compiled, entitled Ready, Willing & Able and it will be launched at a special function to be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Wednesday March 9th .Starting at 9pm. and all are welcome.

Special Guest on the night will be the well-known Jerry White, author and historian.


Our Community Council are holding extra meetings at the moment in preperation for our St.Patricks Day Parade. Theres one tonight, Tuesday, at the Wallis arms Hotel.


The Directors and Management of our Canon O’Donovan Centre wish to thank all those who supported their recent church gate collection, and thanks also to all those who helped.


Holiness, Pope Francis has named 2016, the Year of Mercy, and one of the many celebrations that will be held in the months ahead will be held at Knock Shrine on March 13/14. The weekend will include Talks, Workshops & reconciliation services . For more details Ring 094,93 88 100.


Choir Practice every Wednesday night at the Parish Centre starting at 8.


Community Singers with Marie Every Thursday y night at 7.30 and all are welcome.


Knitting Club every Tuesday night from 7-9. at the Adult Learning Centre in the Main Street.


Men’s Shed  open every Tuesday .


Legion of Mary Meeting in our Parish Centre every Monday night at 8.


Mass in our Church at 10am Every Tuesday ,Wed, Thursday.


Stations of the Cross will be said, during Lent, each Friday evening at 7 followed by Mass at 7.30.


This is Election week and I want to wish  all voters the best of luck and Gods blessing with their choices. Above all please come out and vote. It’s important for all our sakes.


Slan is beannacht De libh go leir.






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