Eily’s Report – 18th December

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

The howling winds and driving rains, which have continued all day are still  are at work outside as I settle down to write my last report before Christmas.  And pray that all will be safe.

This is  my last chance to remind you, to please shop at home. Please give our local stores and services one last push, to help them to survive into 2019 against all the pressures of on-line shopping and big department  stores.

The good work in aid of the needy goes on. And ‘Work’ parties are the order of the day as the days wear down to the wonderful festival of Christmas.

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Eily’s Report – 11th December

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

The year flies by and then when December comes it feels as long as the whole of the past year put together for little children checking the special calendar, where they open a door every day and wish the days would go a lot faster. Very often its a way for the parents too to check on the passage of time, but unlike the little ones their days go too fast as they try to remain abreast of all that has to be done before Santa comes.

The turning on of our Christmas lights in the town square on Friday night was a wonderful occasion. The design was in total contrast to that of former years. The plain white snowdrop decorations,  coupled with the delicate blue lights on the street trees, worked very well. The blustery weather calmed down just on time for the Pipe Band to do their part and the Community Singers gave recitals both at the opening and the closing of the ceremony. A very large crowd braved the cold to bring out the children and there was a real carnival atmosphere with people from many lands joining the fun as well as Santa Claus.

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Christmas Jumper Run Thank You

The Irish Cancer Society wishes to thank everyone who supported the Christmas jumper run last Saturday. It was  great turnout with over €600 raised.
A special thanks to the Duggan family who allowed access to Drishane Estate, a beautiful place and to Milltech, Aroma Cafe, Tom Corbett – TMC photography,  and all the stewards.

Thanks so much 🤗

Eily’s Report – 4th December

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

Our local branch of St. Vincent de Paul will hold their annual church gate collections this weekend   Saturday/Sunday December 8/9, before all Masses at Ballydaly, Cullen, Dromtarriffe, Dromagh Kilcorney and Millstreet. Please give generously to this important collection and with your help our volunteers will make Christmas better for many needy people in our community.

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Eily’s Report – 27th November

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chaired and welcome to my last report in November.

This week we congratulate one of our great employers Alps Electric on their 30th anniversary. For all those years they have given work to hundreds and I’m sure thousands of our people. Sitting in picturesque Mount Leader, they continue in their own quiet way to send their products to many parts of the world. And how proud some of our people out abroad are to see that the appliance that they are working on was made in Millstreet, Co. Cork.

Their weekend was filled with great celebration and with a lot of looking back on hopeful beginnings  in 1988 when Millstreet held its breath in anticipation, hardly allowing ourselves to believe that this fine employer was coming to stay. The world has changed a lot since then.

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MAUREEN O’SULLIVAN CORK’S HOMELESS APPEAL

MAUREEN O’SULLIVAN CORK’S HOMELESS APPEAL

Each year a group of local volunteers pack 25 Christmas hampers for the homeless in association
with Maureen O’Sullivan and Simon Community in the SMA building in Wilton, Cork City.

WHAT WE NEED:

Small boxes of tea

Small jars of coffee

Pot noodles

Breakfast bars

Cup of soups

Small tins of beans

Small tins of fruit

Small tins of fish ie tuna, salmon, sardines

Small jars of jam

Small packets of biscuits

Small boxes of chocolates

PERSONAL ITEMS:

Warm hats

Gloves

Socks

Scarves

Small deodorants and body wash

Facecloths and soap

Toothbrushes and toothpaste

This is just a Christmas token we like to do each year so any help is greatly appreciated

Enquiries

Margaret Crean
Michelle O’Keeffe 087 9227415

Collection points

O’Regan’s Mills, Station Road, Millstreet
Angland’s shop, Dromagh
Boherbue Educare  Centre, Boherbue

All goods will be collected by 19th December

 

Eily’s Report 20th November

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

The year is moving on at a very fast rate and the many worries and concerns that we had during the  drought seem far behind. Christmas is only a matter of a few weeks away and during the long hot summer with its scorched lands and water scarcity, did we ever think that by December we’d have enjoyed bumper crops of fruit and vegetables and an abundant supply of grain and silage and hay. As well as the all important shed of turf. The fields are still a lush green and lots of cattle still out, and even at this late stage on our 2018 calendar there is still little need for home heating. And now,we can’t but thank the ONE who governs all, for such wonderful gifts. Buíochas le Dia.

The new drink driving laws of course are biting hard into the lives of  our people. Every day we hear of yet another victim of its cruel laws. with even more of our friendly local pubs closing their doors. The huge amount of depression and isolation, that it has caused already is only the tip of the iceberg, to what it will bring as more and more people will be confined to loneliness. Gone are the times when a family member or friend can give a friendly call to an elderly person and share a friendly glass with them, if they do they cant drive home. These laws resemble the Penal Laws of old. Made with the stroke of a pen,with no thought of the consequences . It has only led to home drinking, which can be a massive problem in itself. And we all know that the joy of a social drink is in the company. Move on Eily.

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MAUREEN O’SULLIVAN CORK’S HOMELESS APPEAL

MAUREEN O’SULLIVAN CORK’S HOMELESS APPEAL

Each year a group of local volunteers pack 25 Christmas hampers for the homeless in association
with Maureen O’Sullivan and Simon Community in the SMA building in Wilton, Cork City.

WHAT WE NEED:

Small boxes of tea

Small jars of coffee

Pot noodles

Breakfast bars

Cup of soups

Small tins of beans

Small tins of fruit

Small tins of fish ie tuna, salmon, sardines

Small jars of jam

Small packets of biscuits

Small boxes of chocolates

PERSONAL ITEMS:

Warm hats

Gloves

Socks

Scarves

Small deodorants and body wash

Facecloths and soap

Toothbrushes and toothpaste

This is just a Christmas token we like to do each year so any help is greatly appreciated

Enquiries

Margaret Crean
Michelle O’Keeffe 087 9227415

 

Eily’s Report – 13th November

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my report.

The Monthly Meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms tonight, starting at 8.30 sharp.

The  Annual Millstreet Calendar organised by the Community Council, is in the making and will be in the shops in the coming weeks. Please support it well. Proceeds this year will go to our brilliant Tidy Towns Committee.

Those wishing to renew their membership of the Text Alert Scheme are advised to go to Wordsworth Book Store or Guerin’s Shop in Ballydaly where they can sign the forms and pay the annual fee of €10. Closing date November 30th. Please pass the word.  Perhaps help someone to join for the first time.

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Eily’s Report – 6th November

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my report.

The only thing that’s  worse than a pub with no beer is a pub without customers, and that’s what was  like here at the weekend following the further restrictions on the drink driving ban. Hard working honest people in need of a little enjoyment and relaxation at the weekends, are now deprived of meeting up with friends and enjoying some well deserved break.  More and more people who live alone condemned to solitary confinement because they cant get out to meet their friends. OK for those to make the rules from their homes in Dublin with every kind of public transport on his doostep. They should be dragged down the country and forced to live in remotest rural Ireland for at least a year.Then they might pay heed to what the Healy Rays are trying to say and do.  Mark my words there will be a further upsurge in the number of people suffering from depression, and even  committing suicide. I had to get that off my chest.

 

But it shouldn’t stop there, people should rise up against it, fight to get something back ,for instance free rural  door to door transport for a start. I’m really worried about what it will lead to if something isn’t done to compensate our country for this great injustice. I have to leave it there.

 

The Aubane social Club held their first fundraising Tea Dance on Sunday afternoon and it was a great success.  The funds go to the upkeep of their Community Centre. They plan to host another in the Spring.

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Local Lotto Results

The results of this weeks Lotto Draw which was held at the Bush Bar on Tuesday Night.

Numbers drawn were 3,8,20,21 ,and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Gary O’Brien, Macroom. The seller was Colemans and they got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Martin Murphy,

Pound Hill, €20 each to Josie Walsh c/o The Mal Passo, Donagh Tarrant, Australia, More Flutes than 12th of July, C/O the Mal Passo, Daragh OSullivan, Minor Row, Siobhan Curtin, Kilcorney, Healy Family, Keale. Mary O Mahony, Inchleigh House.Shane Tarrant ,Dooneen.

Jackpot for next week €9,800 the Draw at Corkerys Bar on Sunday night.

Eily’s Report – 31st October

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my report.

The last Bank Holiday of the year passed off in great glee with the lovely weather and a countless number of both, indoor and outdoor pursuits there to be enjoyed by the young and the not so young, and to crown it all, the clocks went back an hour, thus adding another precious sixty minutes to the fun. The air was crisp and chilly giving it an almost Christmassy feeling.

 

We had the Pony Owners Show at the Green Glens Arena for three days and Halloween parties were held at different venues, each with  the view of raising lots of funds for different good causes, as well as hours of enjoyment for all those who supported them.Other  events  like football matches, stag parties, and even a wedding were also crammed into the Bank Holiday weekend.

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The Irish Red Cross Carer of The Year Award

Winifrid O’Keeffe with her brother Joe O’Connell and family

Congratulations to  Winifrid O’Keeffe, Keale, runner up in The Irish Red Cross Carer of The Year Award 2018. Winifrid has been caring for her husband Bill during the past 20 years.

The Irish Red Cross Carer of The Year Award is an annual award open to all carers in Ireland. The award acknowledges the dedication of informal carers at home and in the community who provide an essential service to the vulnerable and display true humanitarian values.

Eily’s Report – 23rd October

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my report.

First things first and today I must extend out heartiest congratulations to our wonderful U12 Camogie Team on winning the County Final on Saturday in Blackrock beating St Fanahan’s in an exciting finish. They came home to a wonderful welcome, and I want to say well done to them and all  those associated with the team. They can justly take a bow.

The Dairy Show which has been running here every year since 1982 was again an outstanding success at the Green Glens Arena last Saturday. The annual event brings great business to the town and the crowds come from many parts of the world to compete with the cream of livestock or just to just to see and to meet and to learn. And above all to enjoy. The meeting of like minded people is very important where they can thrash out the pros and cons of the challenges that they meet in a changing world.

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

A Portrait of the Artist

as a

Young Man by James Joyce

Wishing Conor O’Riordan, Ballinatona the best in his performance in  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce in the Everyman Theatre, Cork  from  Monday 22nd October – Wednesday 24th October.

The show will be finishing in the Siamsa Tire Theatre, Tralee, on the weekend of the  2nd and 3rd of November.

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Coffee Morning

COFFEE MORNING

Millstreet Irish Red Cross

Therapeutic Hand care team

at

GAA Community Hall Millstreet

Local Red Cross Hand Care team will hold a coffee morning on Thursday 25th October 9.30 to 12.30pm to raise funds to provide Therapeutic Hand care services to our local hospitals, day care centres and events.

Your support would be much appreciated.

Team will carry out hand massage on the day

ALL WELCOME