Trading Online Voucher Scheme

An information morning

for a

 Trading Online Voucher Scheme

that will take place in

E Centre, Millstreet

on Monday, the 21st of November.

The scheme is administered by the Local Enterprise Office on behalf of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and eligible applicants can be awarded up to €2,500 in matched funding towards the costs of developing a business website.




“Where the Road Takes Me” Explores Popular Irish Love Songs..7pmThis Sunday on C103 with John Greene

We thank John Greene for the following superb summary of his Radio Documentary this coming Sunday evening (6th Nov. 2016) :Unrequited love is love that’s not reciprocated, or may even be rejected. Experts in this area tell us that 97% of people will experience unrequited love at some stage in their lives.

In this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene looks into the background of a number of famous and popular Irish love songs, with unrequited love as their theme.

With the help of Gerard Hanberry from Galway, a prizewinning poet, biographer, musician and teacher, we study songs like ‘On Raglan Road, ‘Down by the Sally Gardens’, and ‘Nancy Spain’.

We discover to our surprise that Maud Gonne was not the intended subject of WB Yeats’s ‘Sally Gardens’. It was in fact not just one woman, but two. A third woman from Sligo was in the equation as well.

His love for a young medical student from Dingle, encouraged Patrick Kavanagh to write ‘On Raglan Road’, which the author gave to Luke Kelly twenty years later in 1964, at a chance meeting in a Dublin pub.


……….The title of another song was taken from the victim of an air crash in order to hide the identity of the authors true love, who wasn’t really Nancy Spain. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Explores Popular Irish Love Songs..7pmThis Sunday on C103 with John Greene”

Eily’s Report …. 1st Nov. 2016

eily-report-small-imageDia is Muire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my weekly report .

The Community Council held a special meeting on Thursday night , at the Wallis Arms Hotel and chairman Noel Buckley presided.   Derry Sheehan represented the Tidy Towns . In his address he informed the meeting that ,while our Tidy Towns Committee have done very well over the years, in the National Finals,and especially this year when they got 6 extra marks and a bronze medal .plus winning outright, the Co. Council Anti Litter Campain. But there is still a need for a final push to get us over the line.

According to the record we need to do more by way of our local Heritage and so on. So the plan is to write up the history of our local buildings and focal points ,and present them in clear and attractive ways ,so that visitors to our town will be made aware of all that we have to offer by way of places to visit and places to see, and dine. [read more …] “Eily’s Report …. 1st Nov. 2016”