Eily’s Report – 11th October


Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly Report from Millstreet.

The County Council workers were repairing and renewing many of our footparts  in the town and preparing the way at the West End for a much needed Zebra crossing.

There is a marked increase in the number of our young people returning home from Australia and other foreign parts to settle at home,  which is pushing up the demand for housing. And many properties which have been on the market for some time are suddenly being bought up. Further to that a lot of old properties are being bought up and renovated and will be on the market in due course. And as the rising tide raises all craft, our shops and stores are also reaping  the benefit from this welcome upsurge in the market.

Alps Electric are now employing in the region of 800, with ancillaries in their wake also employing extra staff.

Please support your local services and stores, always try at home before going elsewhere to buy you requirements.


The monthly meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight at 9. All members please attend.


Our Tidy Towns committee held a very pleasant function at the Clara Inn on Wednesday night at which many of our local residents were lauded for their efforts in making Millstreet a better place. Best Frontage, Best Garden etc. It was an extra enjoyable event following their wonderful successes in this years Anti Litter Campain and the National Finals where they received a bronze medal plus 6 extra points. On behalf of our community I want to congratulate all involved.

And please be reminded that the battle goes on to keep our place clean and tidy. So do your bit, its great to be part of a winning team.

The Committee were happy recently to welcome the popular Roger Cresswell, who came specially from his home in England to celebrate their highly successful season.

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

Numbers drawn were 7, 10,20,25 and the jackpot was not won. €100 went to Joan Wall, Station Rd. The seller was Graces Salon and they Got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Darragh Pierce, Tanyard Wood. €20 each to the O Donovan Family West End, Alan O’Connor, Tullig, Eileen Murphy Claramore, Breda Tarrant,Shanaknuck, Baby Dan FitzGerald, Co. Wexford. Chris Egan, Liscarroll.  Kathryn and Chelsea Cleary, Clara Rd.   And Julie O Sullivan, Coalpits.

Jackpot for next week €6,000 the draw at the Clara inn on Sunday night.


Our Centra Store at the West End are organising a sponsored walk in aid of Cancer research on next Saturday Oct 15th going around the Glebe, Starting at 11am .

Please register at Centra Shop.


There is a coffee morning for the same cause at Lyre, also on Saturday Oct 15 from 11am to 2pm . Please support this worthy cause.


Still with good Causes Well done to the Pub in Carriganima who presented the process of their recent fun walk to both Millstreet and MacroomHospitals at a special function in the pub recently. Each Hospital receiving €1050  each.


Don’t forget to join Sean Radley on-line, on Radio Treasures every Tuesday night from 9.30 to 11.  Always a great show with many items of local interest.


LTV2 programs on YouTube at any time. We are asking those with “on line” to please access these programs for those who do not.


House Cleaner available. contact 089 4991280.


Please be reminded that the 10.15 Mass in Cullen this weekend will be a special HarvestMass.


And in view of global events and happenings ,people are asked to pray earnestly for the world of today .


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


Dancing in Aubane every Monday night and in Ballydaly on Wednesday nights . 45Drive at the Canon O Donovan Centre every Tuesday night and in Ballydaly on Sunday nights.


Choir Practice every Wednesday night at the Parish Centre, no previous experience is needed. And Community Singers at the  same venue on Thursday nights from 7.30.  New members welcome.


Adult Gym is up and running at the Youth Centre, for details ring Denise 0871029979  or just drop in.


Mens Shed in Church St contact Bertie Buckley 0876793841.for details .


Meals on Wheels are available daily from our Canon O Donovan  Centre, or if you’d like to come and dine there ,give them a ring in the morning  at 02970926 and put you name in the pot  for about €5. Also ask them about the other services that they provide on a daily basis. Chiropody, physiotherapy , laundry, singing ,bingo, art , the list goes on.


Our TownPark is a joy to walk in and the circuit is fitted with a variety of execise machines with one to suit every taste and need. . Our local Library is open every day at the Carnegie Hall, Which also houses our first class Museum.

And Holy Tubrid Well ,less than a mile from town.

And we have nice places where you can drop in for a cup of tea.

Please search around until you find a place or group that suits your needs. Notice boards in the town will tell you more.

Above all don’t be a stranger in Millstreet. And remember that any journey starts with the first step.

  • There is Mass in our Parish church every  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10.00 am and at 7.30 pm on Monday & Fridays.
  • Confessions on Saturdays from 12.30 to 1.
  • Eucharistic Adoration every Tuesday and Wednesday  in Millstreet, and in Cullen on Thursdays.

Agus sinn a bhfuil, slán agus beannacht Dé libh go léir.

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