Eily’s Report – 24th May


Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to the Millstreet report.

Here are the results of this weeks parish Lotto Draw which was held at the ClaraInn on Sunday night.

Numbers drawn were 6,18,22,27 ,and the lucky winner of the Jackpot was the lovely Rita O Reilly  Cloghoulabeg. The Jackpot was €10,200 and Rita being the seller, she also scooped the sellers prize, so her win amounted in all, to €11,220.

Co Chairman Noel Buckley congratulated Rita on her great win.

€20 each went to the following people. DD. O Sullivan, Rathduane, Breda O Driscoll, Mallow, Millstreet Hospital, D.Golden. Tullig, Sharon and Lucky, Priests Cross, Dan Crowley, Minor Row, Kathryn O Sullivan, Crinaloo, Tommy Tucker, Ballydaly,  Marian Curtin, Boherbue.

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

Following the draw on Sunday night Noel Buckley congratulated James Cronin, and Teresa Moylan on their recent marriage.and wished them many years of wedded bliss at the lovely new home in Kilmeedy.

Thanks to the lovely weather the silage season is getting under way and all road users are advised to be extra vigillent because of the sharp increase in the volume of traffic on all roads both public and by-roads.


The Holy Rosary is recited every night at 8, at our Holy Tubrid Well until the end of May.

And the annual May Mass will be said there on this Friday night starting at 7.30. The Community singers will be there . Please attend it well.

The Community singers aquitted themselves well on Friday night,in Castlemagnier Community centre for their Senior Talent Exhibition. It was a wonderful occasion , which gave senior citizens an opportunity to play their part. Some welcome refreshments were served at the end ,sending everybody home happy.

On behalf of our group I want to congratulate the organisers and thank them for a wonderful job well done.


The month is grinding to a close, but still we have a few more of the Feile na Bealtaine events left to enjoy. This morning a bus left Millstreet at 8am to take part in the mystery tour organised by Jack Roche. For €55 each they will be fed and entertained in a grand style until late tonight. We hope they have a great time.


Tomorrow Wednesday May 25th there will be a walk in the Island Woods, meeting at the trail head at 7pm. Booking is essential.

So log on the Duhallow@irdduhallow .com or ring 60633.


On Thursday night   the Freemount Club are hosting a

Gramaphone Night. Starting at 8pm.

Admission is €3 which includes a raffle. Refreshments will be served. All welcome. Contact Eileen Casey 086 36575 99.


Friday May 27th  Castlecourt are hosting   European Neighbours Day. Residents neighbours and friends are invited to celebrate together to strengthen community bonds. It starts at 3pm.

This is a wonderful and important event  that should be repeated in towns and rural areas right around the country.


A commeration of the past 100 years of Ireland through its Music, Song and dance will be held at Bruaich na Carraige, performed by  Ceoltoiri  Sliabh Lauchra. Begins at 8.30 Adm€10 All are welcome. Come early to avoid disappointment.


Freemount will be hosting a Ceili Mor on Friday night May27. Music by the popular Tim Joe and Ann.


Sunday May 29th all roads lead to the popular Laharn Cross for their roadside dancing from 8-10pm. When young and not so young are invited to try out their new timber dance platform.

And we wish them fair weather.


Sunday next May 29th is Pattern Day at Cloghoula national School. Starting as early as 1.30 for races and all the usual attractions to follow. Please give it your best support.


Church Gate collection in Millstreet,Ballydaly & Cullen this weekend  will be in aid of LTV2. Please support it well.

Helpers  welcome for this collection.


The annual  All-Irl Rosary Rally will be held at Knock Shrine on Saturday June 4th. Bus leaving  the Square in  Millstreet at 6.30 am. For details contact Cait 086 873 66 14.


Many thanks to all those who supported Mary Buckley’s recent home fundraiser in aid of cancer, which realised €5,389.00.


K10 trek in Kenmare on Saturday June 11th in aid of

Bru Columbanus. Contact 087 278 7074.


The annual Corpus Christi Procession will be held in the town following the 11.30 Mass next Sunday. All first Communion Children and their parents and guardians are invited to take part.


Our attention is drawn to an important notice on this week’s Mass leaflet which says that His Holiness Pope Francis

Has chosen Ireland to host the

9th World Meeting of Families during 2018.

A National  Committee has been set up to provide finance for this International Event and it is planned to hold Church collections ,the first to be held this weekend.


Eucharistic Adoration in MillstreetChurch on every Tuesday and

Wednesday from 10.30 am to 10.30.pm and in Cullen on Thursdays from 10am to 7.

Confessions in MillstreetChurch every Saturday from 12.30 to 1.


Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde. Many thanks for joining me.Slan is beannacht De libh go leir.





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