Eily’s Report – 15th August

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome.

It’s a very busy week here in Millstreet with the opening of the equestrian season, comprising of the starting of the Millstreet International Horse Show today until Sunday August 19th and followed next week by the Millstreet Horse Trials incorporating FEI Nations Cup Eventing.

The Green Glens Arena is a picture, adorned with flowers and plants and colourful fences and others effects.

The town is a maze of monster horse carriers and delivery trucks in recent days as the scene was being set to welcome the Crème de la crème of Irelands thoroughbreds to Millstreet.

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Eily’s Report – 7th August

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

I hope you are all well and happy following the wonderful Bank Holiday weekend. Having spent the days in picturesque Bearra, I can say that the crowds, both from at home and abroad,that were out for their summer break was truly immense. Each to their own choice of amusement, and beautiful weather to enjoy it.

And we have lots more to look foreward to in the coming weeks. Our annual Millstreet Summer Horse Show will run from August 15th to 19th, bringing the cream of Irish bloodstock to our Green Glens. The existing fifteen hundred stabling spaces, on the grounds, had to be increased to cater for the extra entries, that plus the number of local stabling which is provided by people of the area every year, tells its own story. As always admission is free throughout and patrons can come and go at will.

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Eily’s Report 31st July

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

I’m glad somebody has highlighted the structures at the Mount Leader House again. They can be seen on our website at the moment. I have been asking about them over the years without getting any answers as to what they were used for. I think they were a feature in many lordly estates. If you look at page 18 of Seán Radley’s wonderful book, Picture Millstreet, you’ll see a man making a speech standing on a similar one in the Coomlogane Estate, long before it became the Green Glens. Needless to say we’d love to learn more about these lovely sturdy stone structures, so let us keep on digging.

 

Still with MountLeader, The fundraising Truck Run which started out from the Industrial Estate on Sunday was a mighty success. The town stood still as the parade of power thundered through to town and on to its planned route, which took them on a picturesque tour of the county. It was all in aid of the little boy Jacob, who was born without eyes. His parents have decided to take him home to their native Poland, and we hope that the kindness of the Millstreet   people will go a long way in helping them in their new life back home.

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Eily’s Report – 24th July

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

The big news this week has to be the restoration of our ambulance service to it’s original 24/7 status. Our Community Council, have fought long and hard for this vital development, and in his response Chairman Mr. Noel Buckley said that all the hard work of the Community Council and all those connected with the ambulance Service have to be lauded and congratulated. And now that we have a regular Ambulance service again we must make sure that it is treated with the greatest of care and respect.

Eileen Broxton wants to thank all those who supported her recent Coffee morning in aid of Motor Neuron Disease, which amounted to €3,196. Well done all round.

The Cullen and District Special Needs Association want to thank all those who supported their recent Harvest afternoon.

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Irish Wheelchair Association

Volunteers for Church gate Collections

Irish Wheelchair Association provide a range of services to people with physical and sensory disabilities and acquired brain injury across the country.

They are currently seeking volunteers to fundraise at churchgate collections on 28/29 July 2018.

They need volunteers in the following areas: Banteer, Lyre, Castlemagner, Meelin, Kanturk, Kilbrin, Rockchapel, Lismire.

If you are interested please contact Holly Johnson, Community Fundraising Officer on 0872159482.  https://www.iwa.ie/   <email>

AIDAN BURKE MEMORIAL TROPHY – FINAL ROUND

AIDAN BURKE MEMORIAL TROPHY –

FINAL ROUND

  CAN BE PLAYED ON

FRIDAY 20TH JULY @ 6.30PM OR SATURDAY 21ST JULY @ 2PM.

TEAM A
ALAN McAULIFFE J.Capt
JACK TARRANT J.Capt
EOIN TARRANT V.Capt
JACK BROPHY V.Capt
CIAN GOLDEN
JAMES BURKE
DERMOT GOLDEN
SINEAD CORKERY
CHRIS TWOMEY

TEAM B
NICHOLAS BUCKLEY C.
EVELYN McCARTHY C.
FIONN MURPHY V.C.
AINE TARRANT V.C.
DANIEL HEENEY
NICHOLAS POMEROY
MATT DENNEHY
EVAN BURKE
DON O’RIORDAN

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Eily’s Report – 17th July

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

In a matter of weeks now His Holiness Pope Francis will be here with us in Ireland to celebrate the World Meeting of Families. The Family is the nerve centre of our society and it is a great honour that the World Leader of the Catholic church is coming to our little country for such a big event. By all accounts tickets for the various venues where he will attend are going well.

Booking of tickets for the final Mass in Phoenix Park on August 26 is now closed. But a few can still be had at our Parish Office 02970043.

The church is going through a challenging time at the moment and we hope and pray that the Pope’s visit will rekindle in us all a deep hope  for the future.

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Great Grandfather Patrick Henry Linehan

I am trying to find out if my Great Grandfather Patrick Henry Linehan is buried in Millstreet.

He was a Master carpenter who lived with his family in Botherbue and had several children including my Grandmother Kattie Linehan who married my Grandfather Thomas Tynan.

He died on the 22 May 1906 – thank you if anyone can help.

Can anyone help ?

I am visiting Cork next week 16 July 2018

Paul Tynan

Email  <email>

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Millstreet Athletic Club

Millstreet Athletic Club wish to thank everyone that supported their successful road race recently.   the sponsors, stewards, Gardai, all in the kitchen, everyone who had water stations and hoses.  We really appreciate your help.  Thanks for all the photos Geraldine Dennehy and Tom Corbett.

( This selection is by Geraldine Dennehy)

 

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Eily’s Report – 10th July 2018

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

The church Gate collection this weekend will be in aid of our Local District Hospital. Please support it well.

Following the 10 o’clock mass last Tuesday morning Canon John Blessed the adjacent Cemetery and then made his way to the Keel on the Clara Road. Where he also blessed the last resting place of countless numbers of souls who are buried without a name or any form of identity. However a few local people chose to be interred there, at their own  request. May they all Rest in Peace.

The Cullen Special Needs Association are gearing up for this year’s Harvest Day. It will be held on Sunday July 15th with all the usual attractions. Old-time Threshing, Vintage, Butter Making Display , Children’s Sports, plus the cup o’ tea. They are in need of a helping hand so please row in behind them, and help them to raise lots of cash for their wonderful work in aid of their work for those with special needs.

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Eily’s Report – 3rd July

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my Report.

The heatwave continues and we are counting our blessings to be on par with all the exotic hot spots around the world, without having to book  a ticket. The lovely sunshine never fails to draw us out on to the great out of doors. The  sun is there for our sunlovers and shade for those who like to take a little cover. The settled forecast has taken the panic out of work on the land and other outdoor work.

 

But of  course we cannot ignore the calls to conserve our water supplies at all levels.

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Eily’s Report – 26th June

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my Report.

The heatwave has well and truly started and everybody is finding their own way of dealing with it. For children, paddling pools and water sprays are just the thing for them to cool off .And would-be travellers thought better of staying home over the weekend rather that to wade into long traffic jams in pursuit of entertainment. Our National schools are closing in many places today, and we wish all concerned a happy holiday and with the lovely sunshine to start them off, how can they go wrong.

Cloghoula National School is closing for their Summer Holidays today, ending with Mass at 11.30 followed by a BBQ and other refreshments al fresco.

A record crowd attended the outdoor Mass at St. Johns Well in Mushera last Monday evening at 8. The Parish choir attended and  no less than six priests concelebrated Mass. The scenery from the mountain, well was awesome, and the red sunset lit up the evening skies. It was indeed a sight to behold.

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Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Sportive

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Sportive

will take place on

Sunday, 1st July

and will be going through the following areas between 9am and 1pm

Ballydaly,        Millstreet Town,           Lackabawn, Kilcorney,      Moll Carthy’s bridge,    Inchamay, Curraraige ,    Boggeragh Wind Farm,         Nadd,      Lyre,                  Rathcoole,                         Liscahane,    Knocknakilla,   Aubane,                           Laharn,    Horsemount

Enquiries  –  0877023562 or message our Facebook page

Eily’s Report 19th June

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my Report.

If you blinked your eyes in Millstreet these times you’d miss something. Yesterday we had the National Schools Sports Day in the Town Park, with little ones arriving home in high spirits bearing treasured trophies.  A Pitch ‘n Putt competition is planned for this evening. The Children of Rathcoole School are still reeling from the privilege of coming face to face with Prince Charles.

Fr. Paddy is saying Mass at Tubrid Well this evening to celebrate one of his Priestly anniversaries. Starting at 7.30 and all are welcome.

Every good wish to Chloe Collins who plays with Cork Senior Ladies in the Munster Final against Kerry on Saturday June 23rd at 2pm at CIT.

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