Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report from Millstreet.
The first week of September is already over and the Autumn feeling is in the air. Thankfully the weather is lovely and warm.
Over the weekend many outdoor events went ahead according to plan, they ranged from two Vintage runs to the Country Park, plus many country walks, the September Fair in Millstreet and sheepdog Trials at Caherdowney to name but a few.
And the coming week looks just as busy. On this Saturday, September10th our lovely Country Park will host a wild-life Day. Starting at 2pm. For details give them a call at 029 70810.
An OKeffee Clan Gathering will be held this weekend. Starting with a banquet at the Wallis Arms hotel on Saturday night September 10th. It promises to bring large crowds who will travel throughout Duhallow in search of their roots and family connections and we wish them a wonderful time.
Our Community School will have a 20 year school reunion on September 24th to be held at the Coach-House resturaunt in the Green Glens. For details ring the School 02970087.
I’ve a note to say that a registration day will be held at our Adult Learning Centre on our Main Street on This Thursday September, 8th. Classes available include, Internet Skills, Basic Computers, Advanced Computors, English Language Classes, Writing Skills, family Learning, plus Skills for work Improvement.
For more details give Marie a ring at 086 7707301.
Our Active Retired Group will hold their registration night on Monday September 12 at the Parish Centre. starting at 7.30. New members welcome. The night will include a demonstration on the use of walking sticks and other aids for the elderly.
Ring IRD Duhallow at 02960633, and ask for a copy of their booklet on all the training courses etc that are available.
Our Community Singers have found that following two very successful nights on 103fm with Jimmy Reidy on his Round the Fire program, other towns are asking for information on how to start a singing group in their place. It’s a venture that is to be highly recommended and all efforts should be made to develop the idea on a large scale.
Marie says that own singing Group in Millstreet will resume their weekly sessions at the end of September.
Our Parish Choir are back again after their Summer break. And new members are welcome. Choir practice is held at the Parish Centre every Wednesday night starting at 8 oclock sharp.
Monday night Set Dancing in Aubane resumes on September19th. at their newly refurbished Social Centre.
Bible Reading at our E-Centre every Wednesday night, by Church of God Group. From 7.30 to 8.30 and all are welcome.
The September Issue of Duhallow ToDay is in the Shops ,and its free. Pick up a copy and bring one for a friend.
Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night.
Numbers drawn were1,24,25,29. and the Jackpot was not won.
€100 went to Mary Cronin Cullen, the seller was Colemans and they got €50 sellers prize. €50 went The Buckley Family, Liscahane. €20 each to The Enright Family Station Rd,
Eileen Tucker, Ballydaly, C.Moynihan, Murphys Tce, Clare Cremin, Cullen, JJ O Sullivan, Millstreet, Eileen Roche, Coomligane, Bernard Murphy, Ballydaly, Denise O Driscoll, Lackabawn. Jackpot for next week €5,000 the draw at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night.
This week we mourne the passing of Donagh Murphy, of Dromagh. A man of many parts, including his part in the Blue Heather Boys Band at one time. But he will be best remembered for the great part that he took in setting up our local radio Station, County Sound as it was known then. His cheery ways and lively wit made him popular wherever he went and many of his programs can still be found on cassette tape in many homes around the country. We owe Donagh a deep debt of gratitude. We offer our deep sympathy to his family.
May his kind soul rest in Peace.
Due to the increase in local employment there is great demand for accommodation. Those with a room or rooms to let please contact me at 086 3163285 and I will put you in touch with the
Anybody interested in teaching English to Asylum Seekers please ring Michael Riordan at Drishane 086 410 63 64.
National Grandparents Day at Knock Shrine Sept. 11th.
Bus leaving Millstreet at 7.30am details from Jerry Lehane.
087283 36 96 .
Friends of Mallow Hospital collection at the weekend.
Memorial Plaque will be unveiled at the Republican Plot in Cullen on Sunday Sept. 7th at 7pm.
The recent dance in aid of Kanturk /MillstreetHospitals realised €3,240 . JJ would like to say many thanks to all who supported it at the Edel Quinn Hall.
Please give a little of your time to the Eucharistic Adoration in
Millstreet Church every Tuesday and Wednesday and in Cullen on Thursdays. Confessions in Millstreet every Saturday at 12.30.
LTV Programs on UTube at any time and Sean Radley Every Tuesday night on line,on Cork Music station.
Agus Sinn a bfuil a Cairde , slan is beannacht De libh go leir