Eily’s report – 17th May


Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.

The month of May is moving on with the lovely weather making it live up to it’s name. In spite of a dreadful winter and a late spring the countryside looks a beautiful picture, lush and green and a blaze of colour, with silage making already getting under way.

Our vibrant Turf CoOp are about to head into their 35th year in business. In excess of 120 people have signed up for this season and cutting  in Gneeves is expected to begin in the next few days. We wish them fine weather.

The sun shone brightly at the weekend when 43 of our little children from the girls and boys national schools received their first Holy Communion. The Church was packed as parents grandparents, cousins and friends came along to be with them on their Big Day. Next morning they attended the 11.30 Sunday Mass and at the end they all went on to the alter steps and gave a wonderful recital of  regilious songs for which they got a rousing applause.

We offer them and their parents our sincere congratulations and God’s Blessing in the future.

Feile na Bealtaine activities organised by IRD Duhallow in conjunction with the various communities around the County continues to bring people out into the open and experience the beauty and wonders of nature and history.

This week your attention is drawn to Millstreet for  a guided tour of the Clara Loop on tomorrow, Wednesday May 18th  Meeting at the Trail head at 7pm. Booking is essential, so please contact 02960633. or contact <email>


On Friday May 20th Castlemagner Sinsir are hosting a Seniors Talent Exhibition. Starting in their Community Hall at 8pm. It’s a stage production that will showcase the talents of over 50s, and will include special guests and well known local celebrities.

The event will incorporate commerative elements of the 1916 Rising.

The Millstreet Community Singers with Marie Twomey will attend. Refreshments will be served, Admission €10.


We move on the Monday May 23rd  and to Kilshannig where their Active Retired Group are having a repeat of last years bus tour of the Parish, Last year they did half and this time they are doing the other half, from Dromore to Bweeng .

Meeting at Glantane Community Centre at 10am.

Again contact 60633 for details.


Later that night , Monday May 23rd instead of the weekly dancing at the popular Aubane Community Centre, they will an Round the Fire Scriocht. Admission is €7.

Enquiries to 083 31 35750.This is an event not to be missed.


Tuesday May 24th belongs to Jack Roche, for his popular Mystry Tour. A great social day is guaranteed, with fun for all in real Jack Roche style. All in cost €55,which will includeLunch, plus a three course meal on the way home .

Registration is vital, contact 02960633.

The month is moving on so please keep in touch with IRD Duhallow for details of the program for the rest of the month.


The Duhallow Choral Society are off to Wales to meet up with some Welsh Choirs for what is likely to be a wonderfully enjoyable trip.


More and more people from Millstreet are joining up with the Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club , their outdoor pursuits are proving very popular with all those who love some real exercise in the most enjoyable way.


The holy Rosary is said at Tubrid well every night for the Month of May starting at 8 and all are welcome.


Annual Rosary Rally will be held at Knock Shrine on Saturday June 4th .Bus leaving Millstreet at 6.30am. Details From Peggy O Shea, Essie Roche or Cait Ring 086 873 66 14.


The Annual Cloghoula Pattern Day will be held at the School on SundayMay 29th starting at 1.30.with all the usual attractions.


Here are the results of this weeks parish Lotto draw which was held at McCarthys Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were,

12, 19, 23, 32 ,and the Jackpot was not won.

€100 went to Liam and Bina Burke, Drishane. The seller was Pat Randals and she got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Davy Tarrant.

€20 each to Katie and Lisa O Callaghan, Drishane View, Gearoid Moynihan, Dernagree, Gerry O Sullivan Liscahane, Conor Casey, Lackabawn, Tony McCarthy c/o Tom Carroll,Tom Carroll & Jack Murphy,Drishane View, Catherine Buckley, Dooneen. Mary McSweeney. Killarney Rd.

Jackpot for next week €10,200 the draw at the Clara inn on Sunday night.


Program 276 of LTV2 is on UTube  .


The TextAlert system is going very well in the Millstreet .It is organised by the Community Council and they are asking for volunteers to form a committee to keep it up and running.

Contact Marie 087 2802529.


Defribellators in Millstreet for public use are at the Youth Centre and at the door of our Garda station.


Eucharistic Adoration in Millstreet Churc every Tuesday and Wednesday and in Cullen on Thursdays from 10am to 7.


Confessions in Millstreet every Saturday from 12.30 to 1


And please take note that all the daily Masses this week are at 10am including Friday.


Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde this is Eily Buckley saying many thanks for joining me agus slan is beannacht De libh go leir.

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