Mallow Credit Union: Millstreet extended opening hours

Mallow Credit Union is pleased to share that they are re-opening their Millstreet branch on Tuesdays. From this Tuesday, 5th March, the branch will open 10am – 2pm, in addition to being open Thurs & Fri 9:30am-5pm and Saturday 10am – 12:30pm. Ger O Mahony, Millstreet branch supervisor said, “We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to get our branch open longer to better serve our members. We want to provide people with more opportunities to call into us so that we can improve the turn around on loan applications, upgrade more members to our current account and debit card services and continue to provide the best member experience.

 To celebrate our Tuesday re-opening, all members who call in to transact with us (including new members, loan applicants) will be entered into a draw to win one of two €50 O’Keeffe’s SuperValu gift cards.

 Members can also make an appointment to meet with the loans team or schedule a call, to do so please email ciara.fitzgerald @mallowcu.ie.

 See www.mallowcu.ie or call 029 70764 for more info.  

Millstreet Meals on Wheels service

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for the elderly & isolated in the Millstreet catchment area. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre & we operate the service 5 days a week. You can order a hot dinner for as many days as you like, delivered to your door from Mon-Fri for just €6 a day for the main meal & €2 for dessert.

 A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Coeliac dinners & desserts available also. Please see our menu for next week below.

 If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the kitchen on (029) 30998 or the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or email info @millstreetdaycentre.ie

 

Millstreet Camogie Club are urgently seeking coaches

Millstreet Camogie Club are urgently seeking coaches across all age groups u7-Junior.

We cannot start the season unless we have sufficient coaches per each age group.

We are urging parents, family members, friends or anyone who is willing to give an hr or two of your week to get involved and ensure the season can start without delay to get in contact today.

Please call or text Secretary Catherine on 087 6129504

or Chairperson Pamela 085 7681508

Eily’s Report – 27th February

Dia is mhuire díobh go léir a cáirde and welcome to my Report.

Aaah Monday and the sun shining, what a brilliant start to the week. We don’t see the sun very often these days and the thing to do when we do, is to get out into it. Leave everything else till later and get out into the wonderful out-of –doors. Though it’s not fit for basking in it, there are still plenty of ways to make a meal of it. A stroll around the garden is always a good thing and following at the wind and rain there are lots of things to be picked up, even found in places beyond your imagination after the tornado-strong gales. How wonderful it is to see the tiny buds breaking through on the shrubs, while the daffodils wave in the breeze.   Some camelias flower very early, mine are just about getting on with it now and oh how welcome they are just to stand and admire them in the warm sun. A gift from God. Make  the most of every fine hour.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 27th February”

Millstreet Meals on Wheels Service

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for the elderly & isolated in the Millstreet catchment area. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre & we operate the service 5 days a week. You can order a hot dinner for as many days as you like, delivered to your door from Mon-Fri for just €6 a day for the main meal & €2 for dessert.

 A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Coeliac dinners & desserts available also. Please see our menu for next week below.

 If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the kitchen on (029) 30998 or the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or email info @millstreetdaycentre.ie

Millstreet Library – Ireland Reads – YA Design a Library Card Competition

Ireland Reads Day is on Saturday 24th February. Ireland Reads is an initiative of the Government of Ireland to celebrate the joy of reading. It is funded by Healthy Ireland and supported by public libraries and many organisations that promote reading, literacy and the arts.  Take some time out and sit down for a read, for as long or as short a time as you can, and lose yourself in the adventure.  Reading has many benefits, it relaxes the body by lowering your heart rate and eases tension in your muscles.  Studies have even shown that reading boosts your mental health by reducing stress by up to 68%.

In conjunction with Ireland Read’s, Cork County Library and Arts Service are delighted to host a Young Adult (12 – 17 years) A Design a Library Card Competition.

The theme is ‘Get lost in a good book!’

The age group is 12-17 years old.

There will be one winner and they will receive a €75 book token and have their design printed on the new YA library card.

The closing date is Friday the 15th of March.

Please return your entry to any Cork County Library or alternatively you can email your entry to <email>

Eily’s Report – 20th February

Dia is mhuire díobh go léir a cáirde and welcome to my Report.

Oh what a beautiful day can do, to see the brightness and the warmth of the sun, feel the springy mossy soil beneath your feet. Three fine days in a row were made all the more special when the weather forecast for them was for rain and more rain and wind and freezing cold.  All going to two local wedding held their breadth on Saturday with guests arriving fully supplied with rain wear and umbrellas. Both weddings had Cloghoula connections and their receptions were  held at two hotels in beautiful  Adare. Our Canon John endeared himself  to all present at the wedding of Martin Buckley and his lovely bride Lisa O’Driscoll, at her native church in Ballyhooly. His open and friendly manner did not go unnoticed. The Carriganima bus was made available to all those who needed a lift and the reception at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands Hotel in Adare was a joy to all.

The second wedding of the day with a Cloghoula connection was that of Richard Brown Kilcorney who teaches at Cloghoula National School, he  was joined in marriage to Marese Murphy. We wish all our newly weds many years of health and happiness.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 20th February”

Dromtariffe Parish Consultation

Parish Consultation  – Dromtariffe Parish Hall, February 28th, 8pm.

 

Most people are aware by now of a serious shortage of ministering priests.  Kerry Diocese, like most other dioceses is suffering a death of priests, and many parishes are without a resident priest.  Sadly, this number is likely to increase.  The Bishops of Ireland have therefore, initiated a consultative process with both the clergy and the laity, in the hope of formulating ideas and means of enhancing the role of the church into the future.  Therefore, as in his recent pastoral, Bishop of Kerry, Ray Browne issued the following:

 

“I see the life of the 110 local church-communities as a valuable and valued resource for people now and into the future. In the light of fewer clergy, we need to explore how each local church-community can thrive with local leadership acting co-responsibly with the priests ministering to the parishes of the pastoral areas.  A church can still be the centre point for community life, even if there is no weekend Mass.  Think of your local church community in four ways; a social/friendship community, a caring compassionate community, a praying, worshipping and sacramental community and a community whose mission is to nourish and develop its faith, and hand it on the next generation”.

 

“Our first step in the process is consulting you, the people of the Parishes.  In February, there will be a gathering in each parish.  The invitation is open to all; what do you see as the strengths and weaknesses locally, and what are your thoughts on what might be done? In parallel with this, there will be a consultation for the clergy.  Our hope is that parishioners and deacons will take a structured leadership role in their pastoral areas, working in a co-responsible way with the priests of the pastoral area as well as priests from abroad.  This will allow priests to work across pastoral areas in a more sustainable manner.  We will keep people informed as the process progresses”.

 

A number of parishioners have been trained to facilitate our parish meeting which will take place in Dromtariffe Parish Hall on February 28th at 8pm.

 

Everybody is invited and welcome to attend, and we would particularly encourage those who are involved in any ministry or parish committee, to make a special effort to be present.

 

Sometimes, people shy away from such meetings because the worry about ‘getting a job’.  No need to worry in this case, all we need is your opinions and suggestions.

 

The meeting will consider the following:

    • Without the presence of a priest to lead and co-ordinate, what aspects of parish life could we, the laity, take responsibility for and organise ourselves?
    • Where do we see scope for co-operation with neighbouring parishes in our pastoral area?
    • Given what Bishop Ray has said about reducing numbers and increasing
    • age, what do you want to say to priests?

 

Millstreet Meals on Wheels Service

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for the elderly & isolated in the Millstreet catchment area. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre & we operate the service 5 days a week. You can order a hot dinner for as many days as you like, delivered to your door from Mon-Fri for just €6 a day for the main meal & €2 for dessert.

 A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Coeliac dinners & desserts available also. Please see our menu for next week below.

 If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the kitchen on (029) 30998 or the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or email info @millstreetdaycentre.ie