Eily’s Report – 19th February

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

The Spring like weather continues and the golden daffodils showing up all over the place are helping to put a little spring in our step as we make our way through 2019. I just saw a little line in something that I was reading that said that 10% accounts for what happens to us and 90% accounts for how we handle it. So let us be positive in our approach to the future.

 

The AGM of the Community Council was held on Tuesday night at the Wallis Arms Hotel. It was very well attended with many items up for discussion. The Treasurers report was very encouraging showing the healthy state that the Community Council is in financially, copies can be got on request from any member. Plans for the future include upgrading of the adult gym, the creche, and other amenities in that area. Garda Paul Lynch attended and he gave a detailed account of things around the area from a garda point of view. He complimented the Council on the great work that they are doing, thanked Dan Collins and Michele O’Keeffe for their great work in taking care of the Personal Alarms project and Marie Twomey  and Pat Murphy who take  care of the Text Alert scheme. In return the chairman Noel Buckley thanked Garda Paul for his contribution to the meeting adding that  the Garda presence around the town is deeply appreciated as well as around the schools, meeting the children and parent ,also at funeral times and keeping a welcome eye on things in general.  Garda Paul oversaw the election of officers. The committee was re-elected in block, in the interest of the continuation of the many projects that they are engaged in at the moment.  A Non-national man, with a business in the town was welcomed into the Community Council at the AGM.

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Eily’s Report -12th February

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

The AGM of the Community Council will be held tonight (Tuesday)at the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 8 sharp. Everybody is welcome to attend the AGM and a special invitation is extended to people who would like to become members.

 

The Community Council is a very powerful body and has achieved countless successes since its inception in 1977.  In 1977 the government issued a directive to all communities around the country to set up a local council in their own area. The order was taken seriously here in Millstreet and meetings were held not only in the town but also in country schools or halls outside of it. Each area proposed candidates and elections were held with a representative for each area chosen, so as to ensure a balanced  say for all.  Dr. Pat Casey was the first Chairman and he was faced with the daunting  task of setting up the foundation of a new venture that was to guide Millstreet through the future. From humble beginnings and many years of hard work and dedication the achievements of our Community Council are countless.

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Eily’s Report – 5th February

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

Despite the weather warnings of many colours, we have come to the first week in February relatively unscathed by any adverse weather conditions.

And the Wheel of Millstreet keeps on turning, with the likes of O’Flynn Medical being awarded the Cork Chamber SME Company of the Year 2019 .

Young Ciarán O Sullivan, from Cullen, making waves in the field of Soccer.

We have news of a new business starting up in the Square, and some vacant premises being snapped up. It all helps to put us in a positive mood for the year ahead.

The AGM of our Community Council will be held on Tuesday night February, 12th), of next week. New members welcome to come to this meeting and become members. It starts at the Wallis Arms Hotel at 8 pm, and all are welcome.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 5th February”

Kanturk Rugby Club

Local girls Niamh, Katie and Isabelle  were lucky enough to travel with Kanturk Rugby Club to watch the international rugby match last night in Energia stadium.  The U12 girls got to play at half time and all the girls from the club got to do the guard of honour which was a huge privilege unfortunately  luck was not on Ireland’s side but they had an amazing time at the match. Kanturk ladies rugby  club is always looking for new members and everyone is welcome.

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Eily’s Report 29th January

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

The month of January is ending in a flurry of group socials, A.G.M.’s and fundraisers for good causes and it looks like the month of February is about to start  on the same theme. The A.G.M. of our Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday February 12th, starting at 8pm sharp.  New members welcome.

Last Tuesday nights meeting  of the Community Council was attended by representatives from the Men’s Shed and the Active Retired Group who are in the process of installing a Bowls Rick in the town. To start them off  the Council presented them with a cheque for  €1,500.  It will be a first for Millstreet and the organisers are inviting opinions and advise from the public to help them on their way.  Contact Bertie at 087 6793841. Or Kit at 087 2989450

The annual Church Gate Collection in aid of The Day Care Centre will be held this weekend February 2/3 rd. Please support it well. And be reminded of all the great services that the Centre has to offer every day. Meals in or delivered, nursing care, physiotherapy, entertainment, to name just a few. Please give them a call at 029 70926 for full details of their wonderful services.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report 29th January”

Eily’s Report – 22nd January

 

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

A million congratulations to our brilliant Scór Sinsir team on winning the County Final which was held in Ovens. Team members were, Jerry Doody, John Tarrant, Con and Mary Meade.

Congrats also to the wonderful Cullen Ballad Group on winning the Munster Final. And we wish them every success at the All-Ireland final which will be held at Castlebar on February 16th.

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Club Bonding Day for Camogie Girls

Great club bonding day for U9 and U10 teams Camogie Girls who went Rollerjam last Saturday on the Guard Community bus driven by one of our local Guards Gary Kingston.  We are very grateful to be allowed to use this bus for our club outing.  The bus is available to any local voluntary groups in the Macroom District.

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Eily’s Report – 15th January

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my first report of 2019. I trust you are all well after the highs and lows of the Festive Season, and ready to meet the New Year with lots of hope and new resolutions.

Its starting off well here in Millstreet with the mighty Spring Farm Machinery Show at the Green Glens tomorrow Wednesday January 16th, and continuing on Thursday 17th, running each day from 12 noon to 10pm. All services at the venue will be up and running, and car parking  free.

Equestrian events for 2019  at the Green Glens include:

  • the Millstreet  International Welcome Tour April 3rd-7th,
  • the I.M.C.A European Individual Championships July 7th-13th,
  • the International Horse Show August 14th-18th,
  • the International Horse Trials, August.21st -25th , and
  • the Pony Owners Show October 25th -27th .

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Lotto results

The weekly lotto draw was held at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night December 22nd. Numbers drawn were  8,20,23,32 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Denis Murphy, St Josephs Gardens.

The seller was Margaret Murphy and she got €50 sellers prize.

€50 went to Jerry O’Sullivan, Keale. €20 each to Mairead McCormac, Longford, Joan Twomey c/o Graces Salon. Danny O’Mahony, c/o Patsy Mac, Tadg O Flynn Drishane, Eily, c/o Eily.

Margaret Casserly c/o the Camogie Club. Fr. James McSweeney ,c/o Eily, and Stephen Kelleher, Moulnahorna also c/o Eily.

Next Lotto Draw will be at the Mal Passo Bar on January 13th with a Jackpot on €11,400.

Sincere thanks

Sincere thanks to everyone in the Millstreet  locality and surrounding areas that make this fantastic homeless hamper appeal in conjunction with Maureen O Sullivan and Simon community..
We had the ladybirds and brownies in Boherbue who made it their charity this year to support, big thanks to Abina in Boherbue educare for all her donations from famililes attending the creche, Hannah  and Jerry in O Regan’s Mill for facilitating a drop off point for Millstreet Town and Denis and Susan of Anglands shop for also facilitating a drop-off point for DROMTARIFFE Area.. To the ladies who  had hand knit hat and gloves sets, so beautiful and warm, also the lady who donated homemade jam to this appeal. To Mrs. Murphy who got the 3rd and 4 Th class students  of Presentation Girls School to make homemade Christmas cards, they were so beautiful and will probably be the only cards they receive in 2018.
Five carloads left Millstreet full to the brim so we are truly blown away by everyone’s generosity.
Any extra bits that we don’t need on the night are passed on to Edel house Cork, Penny Dinners, Sli Eile in Churchtown, St.Theresas recovery Center in Blarney.
Nollaig Shona Duit.

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MAUREEN O’SULLIVAN CORK’S HOMELESS APPEAL

MAUREEN O’SULLIVAN CORK’S HOMELESS APPEAL

All goods will be collected by tomorrow the 19th December

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

 

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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