We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this Sunday (15th March 2020) evening’s programme on C103 . (S.R.)
He fell from an escalator and broke a number of ribs. He was diagnosed with pneumonia and suffered a slight stroke, all in the space of three weeks.
He recently celebrated his 97th birthday and none of the aforementioned setbacks seem to have bothered him greatly. He is as sharp and as witty as ever.
John O’Leary is originally from Carrigroe near Clonakilty, but now living in Cobh. You have met him on several occasions on Where the road takes me, mainly talking about his time in the Garda Siochana between 1942 and 1955, a time not without many incidents.
This week he reflects on his time in England. We hear about Margaret Thatcher, the Yorkshire miners, the IRA hunger strikers and Fatima. They’re all connected, in a way.
Fr. Tom Leane will celebrate Mass without a congregation at 11am on Sunday & St Patrick’s day for all the people of the parish. We pray that the Lord will keep us safe in these times. People are asked to consider setting aside a few minutes for prayer at 11am on these days uniting us as one in prayer. Please forward this message to as many as possible.
Following a directive from the HSE yesterday confirming that all Day Centres should remain open Millstreet Day Centre will open as normal on Monday 16th March. We are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of all of our clients & have cancelled all volunteers & private groups attending or renting the Centre for the moment.
We are closed as normal on Tuesday 17th March, St. Patrick’s Day as it is a bank holiday.
Our Meals on Wheels Service will remain active & in the event of the Day Centre having to close we will ensure to do everything possible to keep the Meals on Wheels service going.
If you do not wish to attend the Centre during this time please ensure to ring the Centre on (029) 70926 to cancel your place for the coming weeks.
If you or anyone you know needs the Meals on Wheels Service please contact the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or <email>
For those fortunate enough to be able to receive an acceptable reception of Millstreet Church Television one may tune into the live transmission of Mass when it’s being celebrated. For those who wish to know how to tune in: The signal is broadcast on UHF Channel 53 which is an analogue channel. Most modern televisions broadcast a digital signal but many still have an analogue facility which can be tuned in to UHF Channel 53 only when the signal is operating during a Service in the Church. The signal also depends on the aerial facing in the direction of the Church. This can then be saved. If one wished to acquire this service on their television the wisest approach is to contact a Professional Television Technician who can determine if your television can in fact received the signal. Location and distance from the Church is also a determining factor. The next feature will describe how you may receive Mass transmissions through the Internet. (S.R.)
Millstreet Lotto Committee would like to announce that, due to the Covid-19 Virus, the weekly local lotto draws are postponed for the foreseeable future. Please keep any tickets and monies for this week’s draw (15 th March) safely until we can announce a suitable draw date. There will be no tickets issued in the interm.
Millstreet Adult Learning Centre: All classes are cancelled as issued in the Department of Education and Skills statement. This is effective until 29th March and any updates will be posted as soon as directed on the Department of Education and Skills website. I will also notify Learners directly and put posters on the window for information.
WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT THE LOFT FITNESS STUDIO MILLSTREET IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED.
I HAVE MADE THIS VERY DIFFICULT DECISION
FOR THE SAFETY & WELL BEING OF OUR CUSTOMERS & THEIR FAMILIES
NO CLASSES OR WEIGH INS AT THE LOFT FITNESS STUDIO MILLSTREET FOR THE NEXT 7 DAYS Due To The Seriousness Of Covid 19, A Decision Will Be Made On Saturday 21st March On What Further Steps Will be Taken.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
I am acting in the publics interest to insure that we are doing the very best we can to control the spread of this virus. Any questions please don’t hesitate to text or ring on 0876856930.
Because of Coronavirus COVID-19 – Millstreet Community Astroturf and Gym, Children’s Playground, Library and Museum are now Closed until Further Notice. And the Local Lotto Committee has decided to also postpone the Weekly Draw until further notice. (S.R.)