Eily’s Report – 13th December

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

Shopping days are going fast and by all accounts our shops and stores are pleased with the support that they are getting from our local people.  More people than ever are coming home for Christmas, some prepared to stay as the prospects of finding work at home is on the increase. And it all helps to boost the home trade.

The Christmas scene is brightening up as more and more people are putting up their Christmas lights, especially in country areas. Many people like to drive around after dark with the children on board, to enjoy the various luminations.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto Draw which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on  Sun. night.

Numbers drawn were 9, 20, 23, 25 and the Jackpopt was not won. €100 went to  Catherine Cronin, Liscahane, The Seller was  Herlihys Centra and they got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Sharon Lane, Drishane Rd. €20 each to Fionnan Buckley, Liscahane, John McAulliffe Annagloor, Denis Murphy, Ballydaly,  Tommy Tucker, Ballydaly,Myra & Tim Lucey, Keale, Domnic O Riordan, Killowen, Kathleen Twomey, Macroom and Pa. Rohan, Liscahane.

Jackpot for next week €7.800 the draw at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night 18th December. This will be the final one before Christmas, and the Lotto Draw resumes on Sunday January 15th. 2017.

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Millstreet Old Age Pensions

MILLSTREET OLD AGE PENSION COMMITTEE – Very Rev. J.Canon Casey, P.P. V.F., Chairman, presided. There were 136 claims before the meeting; 96 claims were passed at the maximum of 2s 6d; 8 were allowed 2s, and 2 were allowed 1s6d per week, and the remainder adjourned to the next meeting; 4 claims were passed for the Old Age Pension at the rate of 5s per week, and 2 cases were sent forward for reinvestigation. Since October 20th, the Committee have passed 350 claims, over 300 being allowed 2s 6d , and the remainder from 2s, 1s 6d and 1s per week, a large number of claims for the district not being heard yet. The Committe haveheld several special meetings so as to facilitate the passing of the claims – Irish Examiner 22nd December 1916


The Old Age Pensions Act 1908 introduced a non-contributory pension for eligible people aged 70 and over. It was implemented from January 1909 in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. To be eligible, applicants had to be 70 years old, to have an income of less than £31.10.00 per annum and to ‘be of good character’. During the first three months of 1909, [read more …] “Millstreet Old Age Pensions”