Eily’s Report – 16th January

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.

Millstreet is revving up for the two day mighty machinery show which will run here on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. There is a need for  more accommodation for the event, with some of the outlets not still up and running after the Christmas holidays. Those with some to offer can still contact the Wallis Arms Hotel and leave their details there. Or contact the office at the Green Glens 02970800.

The annual machinery show brings business people from all parts of the country,where they can exhibit their wares indoors, in the comfort of the Green Glens Arena. It starts each day, Wednesday and Thursday at 12 noon and will remain open until 10pm. Free car parking and all  in house services up and running.

The month of January is moving on and all the things that were fazed down for Christmas are up and running again. And please bear in mind that all the reminders that were voiced before the Festive Season, about shopping at Home should continue to take effect right throughout the year. Our stores and services need  our support every day.  Last week I was unable to bring you my report because my system was down and I had to buy a new laptop. Lucky for me, we have a wonderful store in town where I was able to get a brand new model  for four hundred Euro.  At the PC Spare Parts Ireland Store at the Bridge. The friendly service included the full set up of the appliance, and I was ready to go.  And if I needed help it was only a few minutes away. We must never under-estimate the value of our local town.

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Cycling Couch to Ring of Kerry programme

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club

If your New Year’s resolution for 2018 is to cycle the Ring of Beara, Ring of Kerry or simply want to take up cycling to get fit-Sliabh Luachra Cycling club is starting a couch to Ring of Kerry programme for all levels of cycling abilities.
The programme will start mid January, it will include 8 to 12 weeks of spinning and also bike skills sessions before hitting the road.
We are holding an information night for anybody interested in starting the programme on Friday 5th January 2018 in Teach Iosagain Rathmore at 8 pm

Contact us through our Facebook page  or  0877023562 for more information.

Looking forward to meeting you Friday evening.

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Cork Homeless Hampers and Penny Dinners

BIG THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to Cork Homeless Hampers and Penny Dinners, there was a huge amount collected in the Millstreet area, we had 5 full car loads, firstly Boherbue Brownies who organised all the toiletries, Knocknagree national school who donated a full car load and a donation from there art sale, 5th & 6th class at Millstreet Presentation Convent who made cards for each hamper bag and especially Margaret Crean who is the main coordinator for it here locally and all her helpers, Bridget Walsh BuckleyBreeda DalyBreeda O RiordanAndżeju Jak Ci Na Imię who got a huge donation of cereal bars after Clonakilty marathon. (and donated his finishers marathon t.shirts too) I’m truly grateful..
If you missed helping this year we do it all again next year.  Happy Christmas.

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Eily’s Report – 19th December

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my report. First of all I want to apologise for my absence last week. I was among the many victims of the latest bout of flu and chest infection and  was left lying low for the week. But since I feel better now,  I’m a living proof that it’s not a killer desease, and it’s curable.

In the past week there has been a flurry of activities which I had to refrain from. Sadly  I missed the wonderful Christmas Concert given by the Duhallow Choral Society  in our Church in aid of our local hospital and there were lots more. But the drive is still on to make the world a better place for more people at Christmas time. No words of mine can do justice to the amount of effort that is put in by kind people at this time of year. And their work goes on right up to the last minute on Christmas Eve.

All around the parish national Schools have been staging their annual Christmas Plays ,with little children pouring their  hearts into the greatest story ever told.

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Millstreet Athletic Club

Picture by TMC Photography, Cork

Millstreet AGM will take place on Thursday 14 December at 8pm in Parish Centre.

The Irish cancer Society wish to thank everyone who supported and help organise their recent Christmas Jumper Run which raised €638.

Thank you to the Duggan family for allowing access to Drishane Estate.

Merry Christmas to everyone

Parish Lotto Results December 12th

Parish Lotto Results December 12th

 

Draw was held at The Wallis Arms Hotel  on Sunday night.

Numbers drawn 8,9,21, 30 . No winner.

€100 went to Kayleigh Culinane ,The Seller was McCarthys Bar and got €50 sellers prize.

€50 went to  Donie Ring,Cloghoula.

€20 each to Noreen Murphy,Prohus.

Ian A Burke, Lombardstown.

Triona O Leary, Woodland Drive.

I Healy, Lackabawn,

Joan Casey, Kippagh,

Mgt. Smith, Murphys Terrace.

Denis Healy ,Claracleagh.

Donie O Leary, Rathmore.

Jack for next week €7,600, the draws at Tarrants Bar on Sunday Night.

CULLEN and DISTRICT SPECIAL NEEDS ASSOCIATION

CULLEN and DISTRICT SPECIAL NEEDS ASSOCIATION

The Christmas season got off to a great start in Cullen on Sat. Dec. 2nd, when the Cullen and District special Needs Association hosted the 37th  annual Christmas Mass in the seasonally decorated Cullen Community Centre, which was much admired and appreciated by all guests. The sun shone brightly as all assembled for Mass celebrated by Cullen native  Fr,Anthony O’Keeffe, with the local choir and organist Susan O’Connor, adding to the celebration and making it such a special and meaningful occasion. Dr.Casey welcomed all the guests and was delighted to see such a great crowd. Afterwards there was plenty of food, music and craic to pass the afternoon, including a brilliant disco with D.J. Sean Sheehan.  There was no scarcity of dancers among the guests who also contributed songs.

In the meantime the ladies from Kanturk Red Cross had a busy evening as many of the guests enjoyed some relaxing hand massage and nail painting.

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Eily’s Report – 5th December

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my report.

The last of the qualifying rounds of our Millstreet Got Talent Festival was held at the Clara Inn on Saturday night, and the grand final will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel at the end of January.  The Community Council who organised the event are delighted with the interest shown in the venture and with the air of fun and enjoyment that it created in the run-up to Christmas. The members worked very hard make it the great success that it is and they promise that the final at the end of January will be a night not to be missed.

The Community Council would like to remind people that the last day for renewing the Text Alert Scheme for 2018 is December 16th. Please drop into Wordsworth Book Store, sign the form and pay the annual fee of €10 to ensure that you will receive warnings  from the Gardai, of any suspicious happenings in your area during the year ahead.

The Community Council supported the Christmas Lights fund and also gave a donation towards the cost of sending  our young science students to Dublin.

Let me remind you again that for the moment, personal alarms are being installed free to qualifying recipients. The Council members who are in charge are: Dan 087 689 33 78  or Michelle 087 922 74 15.

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Eily’s Report – 28th November

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

The Christmas spirit is beginning to liven  up. The Christmas Market was a wonderful success at the GAA Hall on Sunday and the proceeds will go to the Christmas lighting in the Town. Already the customary tree is up in the town Square and the popular Teddy Bear is all aglow beside it.   And there’s much more to follow.

And there’s a vast number of events listed to keep us on our toes until Santa comes. Our Millstreet Got Talent Fest, is proving very popular and  doing a lot to brighten the scene. Next bout will be at the Bush Bar on Friday Night December. 1st. followed by the Clara Inn on Saturday night December 2nd. The finals will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel in the New Year.

Tonight all are invited to the Parish Centre for the Work Shop on Holy Wells given by Dr. Richard Scriven of UCC. Starting at 8. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 28th November”

Eily’s Report – 21st November

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to my Report.

A very important Community Council meeting which was deferred last week will be held tonight at the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 8.30.  Garda Paul Lynch will attend.

Our Millstreet Got Talent Festival got off to a great start in Carriganima on Saturday Night. As usual the renowned village  pub excelled itself following the Saturday evening Mass. Their evening’s program also included a fundraiser for the local Bus service CART.

So the  next heat at McCarthys Bar on  this Friday night  November 24th, and please don’t miss it for a great night out. Tarrants Bar on November 25th.    The Bush Bar on December 1st. And the Clara Inn on December 2nd.
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Dromtariff Parish Bazaar

Annual Dromtariffe Parish Bazaar

in aid of the schools of the parish

will be held on

Sunday the 26th of November

Any donations of Books, Home Baking, Spinner prizes, etc would be greatly appreciated

and can be dropped into Derinagree NS, Dromagh NS or Rathcoole NS

over the next couple of weeks or to the Parish Hall on the morning of the Bazaar.

Meetings to organise it are held in the Parish Hall

every Wednesday at 8.30pm

all welcome

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Eily’s Report 14th November

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report.

Please take note that  tonight’s  meeting of the Community Council  has been cancelled owing  the Ireland/ Denmark Game which will played at the Aviva Stadium  and broadcast on RTE2 from 7.45.

The Millstreet Christmas Market will be held at the GAA Hall on Sunday November 26th. Just the place to catch up with friends for a cup ‘o tea and a chat, also to pick up some nice Christmas Presents. Local Calendars for 2018 will also be on sale there. The proceeds to go to the Christmas Lights Fund.

Christmas Lights Church Gate collection this weekend November 18/19 Please support them well.

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Eily’s Report – 7th November

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.

There is a meeting at McCarthy’s Bar tonight organised by the Community Council to further plan the Millstreet Talent Festival. It starts at 8.30. Please take note of the change of venue.  The Council are pleased at the amount of public interest in the venture, and tonight’s meeting is all about the way ahead so please support it well.

My apologies for not being with you last week, I was swept away by the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween.

The changing of the time has made our dark evenings seem very very long and the wet weather doesn’t help, so it is more important now than ever that we find some pleasant ways of passing the long evenings. It’s good to know that there’s lots to choose from. The pubs and the clubs are pulling out all the stops to out do one another. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 7th November”