Eily’s update – 15th March


Oh the joy of sunny days. With the lambs prancing in the fields and the Spring Flowers swaying in the crisp air.

The Centenary celebrations for 1916 go on and we are all being schooled in the brave efforts that were made by our people to secure a free state for us to enjoy. The stories get more harrowing as the time goes on and I hope that we are making ourselves worthy of the terrible sacrifices that were made for us.

The local book ‘Ready Willing and Waiting’ was launched at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Wednesday night. And there wasn’t an empty seat in the house. You’d hear a pin drop for the whole hour while historian Gerry White from Cork related the stories of 1916.

The book was written by Noreen Meaney, daughter of ex government minister Tom, and granddaughter of his renowned father, Big Con. Noreen had the full support of the local Monuments Committee for her great work.

The book highlights the large number of people from the Millstreet area who took part in the war. Many of their descendents were in the Hall on the night, and the book carried pictures of them and of the heroic part that they played.

At €12 each the book is a must for every household and it is widely available in all the local shops as well as further afield.  Congratulations to all involved in the great venture.


On Easter Sunday, March 27th the annual Easter Sunday Parade will be held in the town, led to the Monument by our Pipe Band, Flags will be raised, and wreaths put in place. A decade of the Rosary recited, and the Oration, will be  given by Tom Meaney.

Our annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Thursday March 17th at 5pm. This year it will emerge from Noel C Duggan’s Car Park Station Rd. Due to popular demand. There will be special prize for the best Centenery Item. Prize for the Best Dressed window in the town, and lots more, everybody is asked to give special support to this years Parade because of the year that is in it.

Our Community Council will hold their meeting at the Gym Complex tonight.

The final plans for St.Patricks Day parade will be discussed and a reprentative of the Council will present the proceeds of their 2016 calender to the Adult gym Fund to go to further improvements.


The pupils of our Community School held an event in our church  after all masses at the weekend, with the intention of creating public awareness of climate change and the devastating effects it can have in our future. A special Prayer leaflet was  handed out and the prayer was said at the end of Mass.

We are all asked to comply with any efforts that will be made to curb this dangerous trend, into the future.


All our Schools are holding flag-raising days this week and children are taking part in plays and pagents that will convey the message of 1916 to their young minds.


The people of Ballydaly are about to install their own defibilator. An organisers meeting will be held in their hall to-night (Tuesday)starting at 8.30. Please give it your best support.


Items of Equestrian interest, from the Green Glens. From March 24th to April 27th ,Millstreet Welcome Tour CSI (1).

March 28th Millstreet one day event.

Mar.30th to Apr. 2nd.   Millstreet Welcome Tour CSI (2)

Apr3rd One Day Event.


There is always demand for accommodation. If you have good quality accommodation to offer please contact the Office at the Green Glens 029 70800.


Here are the results of this weeks parish Lotto draw which was held at Corkerys Bar on Sunday night.

Numbers drawn were 10, 12, 26, 31 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Buckley Family, Oak Rock. The seller was Patsy Mac  and he got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Marie Creedon, Cloghoula,€20 each to William O Callaghan,  Mallow, Denis Cronin, Drishane Rd. Davy Barrett, Aubane, James and Teresa, Kilmeedy. Laurence McSweeney, Tanyard, K.F O Connor, West End. Tommy Tucker, Ballydaly, Patsy Mac. Mount Leader.

Jackpot for next week €8, 400 the draw at the Mal Passo Bar on Sunday night.


Well done to the Cullen Special Needs association who have reached to end of yet another highly successful Sponsored Weigh In. Patrons are asked to please return all cards and money as soon as possible.


Millstreet Gramophone Circle meeting ,this Friday March 18th at the Canon O Donovan Centre  starting at 8.15.

Guest Presenter Margaret Moynihan. All Welcome.


Gala Concert at the Edel Quinn Hall, Kanturk on St Patrisks Night. [details]

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