Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to News Report 1199 from Millstreet .
And welcome also to the New Year 2014. I hope you had a great Christmas and are in the better of it.
The weather did act as a bit of a spoil sport, but it didn’t stop a lot of enjoyable functions going ahead just the same.
Our Church services were a joy with our lovely Church warm and bright for the capacity crowds that attended. And the Parish Choir singing the beautiful Christmas hymns that have been sung since the very first Christmas, and the Birth of Our Lord.
There was a marked increase in the numbers of our young people home from Australia and other places. And the folks at home hung on to their every word as they gave their account of what life is like away from home.
And it was gratifying to hear that most of them intend to return when they have sown their wild oats and when things improve here. We pray it won’t be long.
[read more …] “Regional Report 1199 – 7th January 2014”
Photo: Áine Collins was in Brussels to meet with Marcos Sefcovic, European Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration (7th Jan)
Barcelona cracks not visible at Camp Nou: Joanne O’Riordan predicts the UEFA Champions League (6th Jan)
We may all be equal in eyes of God… The Irish Independent has used an image of Drishane Castle as a background for some of Ireland’s bankrupt developers, claiming they trusted in God like they trusted in Anglo. But Drishane closed as a convent in the 1990s … so where’s the link (6th Jan)
EPS supports local groups and industries to increase energy efficiency in a variety of wastewater energy efficiency projects, with the SEAI through the 2013 Community Grant Scheme, a number of which are in the Millstreet area (Jan 2nd)
The great birthday party crux – Áine Collins is one of a number of parents asked about birthday parties for children these days (2nd Jan)
Glory for Camogie Girls: John Tarrant reports on how our U16 Camogie team took won the county (2nd Jan)
Community out in force for Millstreet fun walk: The wind and rain abated, to allow a hugely successful inaugural Millstreet GAA Fun Walk/Run on St Stephens Day (2nd Jan)
New Asthanga Yoga / Infinite Thai Chi and Chi Kung classes starting in the Cannon O’Donovan Centre from Jan 22nd (1st Jan)
Coursing: Eoin the favourite for North Cork Cup: a preview of the Millstreet Coursing Meet which takes place on Jan 3rd & 4th in the Town Park (1st Jan)
Music: listen to DJ Carl Cox – Live @ the Spring Party, Millstreet, back in 2002 (1hr 50mins)
2013: a year of highs and lows: Joanne O’Riordan lists her moments of the year in her column in the Irish Examiner (30th Dec) [read more …] “Millstreet in the News – 7th January 2014”