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

Eily’s Report – 16th October

Oh dear, the common cold has caught up with me. They say there is no cure for it, so i’m determined to make myself as comfortable as I can while it takes its course.

 

The town and a lot of the surrounding countryside was rocking to the boom boom of the Work Shop music fest which was held at the Green Glens Arena on Saturday with fans being bused in from many parts and bused out again when it was over.

 

On this coming Saturday October 20th, the pleasant lowing  of the country’s prize livestock will fill the air at the same venue for the National Dairy Show. The previous day will see them arriving in their beautiful  wagons  and brought inside where they will be put through rigorous preparation to make them look their best on the parade ring next day. It’s an interesting sight to watch them being prepared. It involves a full body shower followed by a full body blow dry and then a hair trim, making every rib of hair play its part in the final result which could lead to a rapturous win or a disheartening defeat.Specialists are often brought from abroad to carry out this work, and tail extensions are often used to enhance the final appearance. And at the end of the day they are carefully returned to their box to be ready for the next show. And devoted owners often lay down beside  their beloved animals for the night. All very interesting.

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Eily’s Report – 9th October

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

October, it’s the month that we are all  asked to say the Rosery very often, every day if possible,or any prayer for that matter I suppose. And there is extra emphasis on prayer this year following the visit of Pope Francis. He needs our help more than ever, now as he tries to wade through the mountain of problems that surrounds our Church today. See what you can do.

And looking back on 2018 so far, we have a lot to be thankful for. The long wet winter and spring, followed by the long hot dry summer had us worried out of our minds, about food production for man and beast, and then  came the change. Rain, sun, hope and we were bourne aloft with the joy of seeing lush crops, fresh home grown fruit and vegatables in the shops. Farmers cutting second crops of silage and much more.  Surely good reason to thank the Good Lord for his great gifts.

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2018 National Dairy Show

          36th National Dairy Show

 to take place
in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet
on Saturday 20th October
Pictured at the launch of the National Dairy Show being held in Millstreet on Saturday 20th 2018 are Seamus Crowley, Sponsorship Co-Ordinator, John Kirby, Show Director, Minister Michael Creed, Jane O Mahony, Committee Member and Denis Kiely, Committee Member with Isaac & Pippa O’Mahony.

Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., was on hand recently to launch the 36th National Dairy Show which takes place on Saturday October 20th in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet.

The Show was first held back in 1982 and since then has steadily grown into Ireland’s premier indoor agricultural event. The word indoor was of huge significance to the Show when in 2017 storm Ophelia failed to upstage the holding of the annual event, and recent events at the National Ploughing Championships, when Storm Ali caused a major disruption, certainly brought home to us the true value and comfort of the Green Glens complex where the Show has been domiciled since its inception.

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Eily’s Report – 2nd October

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

My apologies for not being on the radio web last week. I was in fact enjoying a wonderful bus trip to Carlow. The Castlemagner singing group invite some of our singing group every year to join them on their annual trip. And nine of us went along. The 50 seater coach was full to capacity and new friends were made and existing ones renewed. We were taken to see the Curragh Army Camp, The National Stud and Japanese Gardens. Historic  Boulavogue, the wonderful Glendalaugh and many places in between. The sun shone all the way, there were stops for refreshments and some shopping and our nights after 7 o’clock dinner were whiled away to music and dancing and even a game of forty five. I promised the crowd that I would give the trip a mention on my weekly report, and let them know how I enjoyed the precious four days in their company. One lady, who was obviously delighted to be there said to me, I think Eily, our time has come. There was nothing like this for the elderly in the past. So well done to the organisers.

It’s the month of October and there are a few items coming up at the Green Glens this month.  The 13th. Will see the return of a one day music fest entitled Houseworks, where DJ’s will entertain the crowd for hours. October 20th we will have the mighty National Dairy Show. And from 26th to 28th the annual Pony Owners Show. This show is run every year for charity. And voluntary groups can apply for funding, Contact the Office at the Green Glens for details. 02970800.

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Eily’s Report – 25th September

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

Last Friday was National Culture Day and here in Millstreet it received a reaction from almost every section of our community in some shape and form, and to cap it all there was a grand farewell ball held at the Wallis Arms Hotel in honour of our visitors from our Twin Town in Brittany Pommerit-Le-Vicompte. Well done to all those who put in the effort and gave us a wonderful night to remember.

And now we have some uplifting news coming on stream, not least among them the Air Ambulance Service to be centered at Rathcoole Airfield. And is due to be up and running within weeks rather than ‘at sometime in the future’.

There are plans to install a bowls rink  at the GAA Hall and Kickboxing is starting at the same venue and we even have a Dog Walking Service for a mere €5 a walk,  ready to take your call. Details are on the website.

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Eily’s Report – 18th September

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

The weather was kind over the weekend to allow all the many outdoor events to go ahead, while the tail end of Hurricane Helena made her presence felt on Monday evening. The darker evenings fill us now with thoughts of night classes and hobbies and cosy chats and discussions. As well as places where you can work out, keep fit and stay healthy.

Last night our Active Retired group held their annual registration meeting at the Parish Centre and it was very well attended.  It was followed by Mass at 7.30 celebrated by Fr. Paddy O’Byrne. Their Chairperson is Mary McSweeney, Kit O’Sullivan Secretary, and Eileen O’Riordan Treasurers.

On Tuesday of next week, September 25th some members of our Active Group will join the Castlemagner Group for a four day conducted  trip to Carlow.

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Eily’s Report – 11th September

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

Millstreet Community Council will hold their first monthly meeting following the summer break, at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight starting at 8.30 sharp.  All members please attend, the meeting will deal exclusively with our plans for Culture Day September 21st.

Our popular Pipe Band will hold their annual church gate collection on September 15/16 and your support would be gratefully appreciated.

I have a note from Anne Keane to say that 12 of our friends from our Twin Town in Brittany Pommerit le Vicompte will arrive here on  next Saturday Septwmber 15th and stay till September 22nd. On arrival they will be treated to a warm welcome and refreshments at McCarthys Bar. Please drop in and give them a real Millstreet welcome.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 11th September”

Eily’s Report – 4th September

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

The Month of September is on its way and the diverse effects of this year’s drought are perhaps not too bad after all. Thanks to some sporadic rainfalls the fields have greened up again and even second cuts of the precious winter feed for the cattle are being gathered in. Wild fruits are there in abundance. We are seeing apple trees bending under the weight of their crop and the old reliable blackberries are there for the taking. And I’m still getting one solitary mushroom in my garden every day. Baoichas le Dia.

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Eily’s Report – 28th August

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

Well it’s all over, the long awaited Pope’s visit came and went and now that all the scandals are out in the open the work of solving the problems is only beginning. When Pope Francis was first elected I asked my brother (late), who was a missionary in the Far East at the time, what he thought of our new Pope, and he said, “I think he is what the World needs today”  And it didn’t take until now for me to believe him. I am amazed at the interest that was shown in his visit. So many people wanting to belong to the Catholic Church, but held back by the underlying badness at its base. Strict rules that were pounded into us in our Catechism, and from the pulpit, being disobeyed by some of the people who were preaching them.

 

I suppose the greatest shock we got during his visit was to learn that he knew nothing about the case of the babies in Tuam. And to hear him say Caca(shit), was evidence of how shocked he was when he heard. That alone endeared him to us and among other things, paved the way for change and accountability, and on the broader spectrum So now we are praying with a different mind. A mind that is all about fair play and Justice.

 

So pray on, we’re getting there. DV.

 

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Eily’s Report – 21st August

 

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome.

So much has been happening,it’s hard to know where to start.

Even though we all need some rain right now, we were delighted that all of our activities were blessed with fine weather over the weekend. Here in Millstreet our Summer Horse Show held precedent over everything else. The mighty Green Glens was bursting at the seams to cater for the increased numbers of entries for this year’s event. Hundreds of extra stabling was added to the existing 1600 places, and extra space had to be provided in the grounds to accommodate the huge horse carriers that brought the influx of beautiful horses that came. The facility was ablaze with colour, multicoloured fences and literally thousands of flower boxes and pots of every ilk. The crowds matched the scene and competitions went on almost around the clock in order to cope with the huge entries. And the real climax came on Sunday evening when the Grand Priz was won by a little lady called Susan FitzPatrick beating her nearest rival  Michael Pender by a mere percentage of a second and secured  for herself the grand prize of €25,000.

 

But don’t go away there is more equestrian entertainment this week by way of the Cross/Country Eventing in Drishane (Millstreet InternationalHorse Trials ) to be precise and will run from Wednesday to Sunday this week August 22 to 26.

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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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