Eily’s Report – 15th October

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

In spite of the unpredictable weather and being force-fed on the do’s and don’ts of Brexit we are keeping the wheels of Millstreet turning all the time. There was something for everyone this past weekend and we must congratulate the Healy twins John and Paudie on celebrating their 60th birthday.  Family and friends joined them at a lavish party in Killarney on Saturday which spilled over into Millstreet next day. We wish the popular pair many more years of health and happiness.

Over the weekend Cullen held their Harvest Thanksgiving Mass and large crowds of parents accompanied their children for  the vigil mass in Millstreet in preparation for their First Holy Communion which they will receive in the Spring. The Community Singers also attended.

The K&L Depot at Mount Leader, was alive to the sounds of every kind of machine and toy  and Game at the Model Toy Show which was hosted there on Sunday in brilliant weather, by Our Millstreet Vintage Club.

On the same afternoon many people attended the Rosary on the Coast for Life and Faith at our Holy Tubrid Well.

There were many games both of GAA and Camogie, with the weekly lotto Draw bringing the weekend to a close.

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Eily’s Report – 8th October

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

The Autumn chill is in the air but as we escaped the ravages of the hurricane, we can easily put on extra clothes to keep warm. Some people complained about the media saying that they over did the prediction of what was to come but it was some record that not one life was lost by the monster wind. It’s comforting to know that we have such a broad based array of advisory bodies to warn us in such detail of impending  forces of Nature. And we can only say a heartfelt word of thanks to all those who showed such an interest in our welfare.

Fire Safety Week starts on this Friday October 11th  and members of our local Brigade will be at our  shops  in the town to meet the public and chat with them about their work. It will give us all the  chance  to meet the people who are on call at all times in case  of fire outbreaks  or other  disasters.                    So please take advantage of this rare opportunity.

Many congratulations to Linda McAuliffe, daughter of Patsy and Angela who was among the students of Kerry ETB Radio, Broadcasting and Digital Journalism Course who won Gold and Bronze featuring the Sounds and Soundscapes of Kerry, entitled Clauis Ciarraí, Millstreet.

An important meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight,starting at 8.30.   All members please attend.

Our Tidy Towns Committee want to thank all those who helped them to gain six more points in this years National Event and they are asking everybody to row in behind them in their effort to win silver next time round.   The time to start preparing is now. So please their goal, your goal for 2020.

A date for your diary – a mock wedding will take place in the Bush Bar on Saturday the 19th October  at 8 pm in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). Invitations €10  Music by the Kelts, a good night assured.

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37th National Dairy Show

37th National Dairy Show
Saturday 19th October 2019
Green Glens Arena – Millstreet – Co. Cork

The 37th National Dairy Show to take place in Green Glens Arena, Millstreet on Saturday 19th October

As autumn beckons thoughts turn to the last agricultural show of the year, the National Dairy Show, which takes place on Saturday 19th October in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet.

The fun, family, farming day out offers something for everyone and has steadily grown into Ireland’s premier indoor agricultural event. The Show always offers a wide range of attractions and this year is no different with an extended Trade Stand area with over 150 trade exhibits, marketing agricultural based products and equipment.

A new addition to the Show this year are the informative, bite-size seminars from leading companies in the agricultural industry offering further advice and insight to help farmers in their day to day business, so make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to meet and discuss with suppliers of a wide range of products from the latest in milking technology to animal nutrition, veterinary products, detergents, animal dosing, AI companies and leading financial institutions to name but a few.

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Eily’s Report – 1st October

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

October the first, it seems only like a few days ago since we had the start of September. But the month did give us some nice sunny days and gave us a chance to enjoy the great out of doors and admire the beauty of nature. Land owners got on with harvesting their crops and storing up the precious winter feed both for man and beast.  The lovely Mountain Ash, (Rowan Tree) excelled itself this year with the amount of berries it produced, the limbs were weighted down with its mega crop of bright red produce. Blackberries were also there in abundance but the hazel nuts and wild damsons exceeded them all. I don’t know how many people collect these fruits nowadays, but having known them since youth  harvesting them every year brings back vivid memories of carefree happy days of climbing trees and devouring the fruits of nature long into the Winter months.

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UP THE HILL FOR JACK AND JILL

UP THE HILL FOR JACK AND JILL

  A fundraising charity walk will take place for The Jack & Jill Children’s foundation from The Clonakilty Park Hotel, Clonakilty, West Cork on Sunday 29th at 11.00 am.

Jack & Jill provides home nursing and in home nursing respite care for seriously ill children and vital support for their parents and families.  Jack & Jill if a voluntary organisation than relies 100% on the support of individual donors and corporate sponsorship.

Visit www.jackandjill.ie or (087) 64477936 / (086) 0818606 for more information or to donate.

Eily’s Report – 24th September

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

Our busy weekend went according to plan.  The careful planning for our Culture Day paid off in every way, with people of all ages taking part and doing their bit. Little children were delighted to support the painting competition with many winning prizes. They also took part in the free Traditional Concert which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel. At 6.30 the Pipe band gave a wonderful recital at the Town Square where the Millstreet Vintage Club were lined up in colourful array. All the pubs put on various entertainment and our members of our Garda force paid a visit to Drishane where they gave a very friendly and informative talk to the many different nationalities who live there. Members of the Community Council also attended.  The weather was fine which made it pleasant for the crowds to venture from one venue to another. So well done to our Community Council and all helped in any way to make our Culture Day a day to be proud of.

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Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club notes

The juvenile road-racing calendar has come to an end for 2019.

The last competitive events held were the Kerry County League and the Munster Championships. In the Kerry County league Keenan Dennehy was second under 12 with Sean P Fleming and Nicholas Buckley also completing. Aidan Morley and Amy Fleming were both second Under 14. Daniel Bradley, Darragh Dennehy also completed in the Under 14 race with Ciaran Finnegan finishing the season strong in the Under 16 section. Denis O Connor raced well in the A3 Adult section getting on a break and finishing well up the field. Aidan Morley who finished the season very strong topped the week off well with a bronze U14 Munster Medal in Blarney. Well done to our Juveniles and their coaches and parents who has developed massively this year.

From Coalisland to Errigal, Drogheda to Fermoy our juveniles have traveled the four corners of Ireland this year representing the Club. The Club are planning a further recruitment drive around Christmas this year. Please contact the club or any of our members if you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about cycling.

The cyclocross season will be kicking off over the next few weeks and we encourage all our members to have a go off this also.

The Juvenile Club have organised a trip to Yorkshire to watch the World Cycling Championships from Thursday 26th to Monday 30th next.

Eily’s Report 17th September

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

I’m not into sport as such but I do know that Kerry got beaten by Dublin on Saturday. The old saying was that, ‘If we had Kerry bate (beaten) and the hay saved, then the rest of the year was our own’. I’m loathe to take sides, but I have to say if the Cup came to Kerry, it would have raise the spirits of the entire South.

But with the All Ireland Final over, we have plenty to celebrate at home, before the week is out.  First Culture Night on Friday September20th. Our Community Council have been working hard over the past number of months to make sure that Millstreet Town will be up there with the best of them.   There is something for everyone and we are asking every one to play their part. Come into town and swell the crowd. The list of things to enjoy is long and varied. Sean Radley will have a special display at the Museum and extend the open hours to about 8. A special display of Arts Crafts and old photos will be held at the E-Centre by kind permission of the Duggan Brothers. The Pipe band will give a recital at the Town Square and a free night of entertainment will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel. All the Pubs in the town are holding various events, Bingo at the Bush, Trad nights at McCarthy’s and The Bridge Bars. Board Games at the Clara Inn etc.

The Vintage Club will be there with their own spectacular display. The list goes on and it all kicks off at 6. So see you there. In Cullen, they will celebrate Culture Day with a grand Concert at the Community Hall plus refreshments. From 7 pm.

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Eily’s Report – 10th September

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

Fondest greetings dear friends, on this glorious Tuesday Morning. At  the moment the air is calm and the sun is warm and bright with some lovely fluffy clouds dangling around the blue sky.  A joy to behold, if ever there was one. It may all change in a short time but like all the good things in life, catch them while they’re flying.

Our Active Retired held their annual Mass and registration event last night. The Mass was celebrated by Canon John FitzGerald and in his homily he dwelt on the importance of helping people to grow old happily and with dignity. A large crowd attended following the Mass some welcome refreshments were enjoyed at the Parish Centre. Registration was held both before and after and for €35 members are entitled to take part in the activities of the Group for the coming year and be covered by their insurance. Mary McSweeney, Killarney Road is chairperson and Mary Sheahan, Ballinatona, secretary. Each member was given a list of the everyday activities of the group,which included a list the Entertainment/Events that they have planned for the coming months.  The Active Retired Association is open the both men and women ,and it is regrettable that men do not avail of the opportunity of being part of a friendly  and open group.

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The Loft Fitness Studio

Monday
6.30pm Circuits,
7.30pm Spinning,
8.30pm Beginner Spin & Tone,

Tuesday
9.30am Spin & Fitball,
6pm Spin & Fitball,
7pm Pump & Tone,

Thursday
6.30pm Abs & Core,
7.30pm DVD Spinning,
8.30pm Spin & Pump,

Saturday
9.15am Spin & Fitball,

To book a class please download the GLOFOX FITNESS APP
€55 for 6 week course,
€11 for a pay as you go class,

Go to the App Store on your phone to down load Glofox Fitness App, Type in Loft Millstreet Fitness Studio sign up & book the available class that you want to do.
If you have any difficulty booking by using the Glofox Fitness App please don’t hesitate to contact Pat on 0876856930 & he will help you to get booked up.

 

Eily’s Report 3rd September

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

The new Irish Community Rapid Response(ICRR) Service was launched this week by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Simon Coveney with many other local politicians  present as well as the management crew of the new service.  We are indeed delighted to have this service centered on our doorstep. How fortunate we were to have an Aerodrome complete with hanger etc  in the locality ready made to receive the helicopter and staff and all that goes with it.

Those of us who have lived in the area all our lives can recall when the McCarthy family who ran a popular and much needed pipe and tile business in Rathcoole built the Aerodrome. It was at a time when air travel was in its infancy and the development created quite a stir in the locality. Times changed and the sound of local planes faded from our skies and from our minds. Little did we think that the site would come to life again in 2019 and become the base for a life-saving service which can fly any casualty from the catchment area to our best hospitals in a matter of minutes.

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Willie Neenan Memorial Road Race 2019

Millstreet Athletic Club would like to thank everyone who supported our recent Willie Neenan Memorial 5 Mile Road Race held earlier this summer.  The race is getting bigger and better each year.

Thank you for supporting your local athletic club.

Some lovely pictures below thanks to Geraldine.

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Spin for Cancer

“By 2020, 1 in 2 of us will receive a cancer diagnosis in our lifetime. The Irish Cancer Society is working to stop this.”

On Saturday, 31st August 2019 from 10am – 10pm, O’ Leary’s Family Butchers along with Capabu Foods, The Sibly Food Co. & DTMarketing will hold a Spin-A-Thon at the Square in Millstreet to benefit the Irish Cancer Society.

There will be a range of teams, music and food tastings throughout the day along with Special Guests.

They have an online donate button for people who can’t make it on the day if they wish to donate to the link below
They would love for you to spread the word as it promises to be a great day for our community.

Eily’s Report – 27th August

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

And a fond hello to all those from faraway places who let us know that our website is helping them to stay close to Millstreet and the folks at home.

Well the last of our Equestrian events for 2019 are over for another season. Except for the Pony Owners Show on late October. The planes of Drishane did the business again last week when the cream of the worlds bloodstock took part in the challenging events on our World Class course which is Drishane. The weather was kind and the grounds held up well under the pressure of the galloping hooves.

Well done once again to Noel C  and the Duggan Family .

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Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Notes

The hard work being made by the Juvenile Club really paid off this weekend at the All Ireland Youth Cycling event held by Lakeside Wheelers in Mullingar. In total we had 11 SLCC juveniles taking part from Under 11 right up to Under 16. In the Time Trial held in the village of Multyfarnham our Under 11 boys team of Nicholas Buckley, Keenan Dennehy and Sean P Fleming rode well just losing out on the Team prize by 3 seconds demonstrating how much they have developed over the last 9 months. Amy Fleming won Bronze in the Under 14 girls TT with Ben Murphy 4th in the Boys Under 16 (again missing out of the podium by a second). Amy went on to win 2 more bronze medals in the Road Race and the criterium. Ciaran Finnegan Aidan Morley Dinny Murphy and Darragh Dennehy completed well in the boys under 15 14 and 13 events. Kate Murphy (Under 12) rounded off an excellent weekend for SLCC winning two Bronze medals in the Road Race and the criterium. All told an very strong weekend of racing by the SLCC Riders – thanks to all the coaches and parents for their support. This week Ben Murphy travels to Austria as part of a six man Ireland Team in the five stage International Radfjugendtour Oststeiermark road race. Ben’s team mates hail from Donegal (Errigal) Tyrone (Island wheelers) Dublin (Orwell) Meath (Bohermeen) along with another local rider David Shine from O Leary Stone Kanturk. Best of luck to the team and their backroom staff for the week. Next up for the juveniles is the Kerry County Championships and the Munster Road Championships this weekend.

Eily’s Report – 20th August

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

A very import meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight. To continue with their plans for Countrywide Heritage Day on September 20.  All interested parties please attend. Meeting starts at 8 pm.

When the Millstreet Summer Horse Show is over it’s a sign that the year is moving on in earnest. The end of summer school holidays is drawing near and the ‘back to school’ drive is on to buy school uniforms and all the other gear that goes with this great annual  occurrence. Family holidays also become a memory and spirits can take a little dive if we allow it to happen. But life is always full of people to meet and things to do.

Having put our biggest ever Summer Horse Show behind us in the past week, the Wheel of Millstreet still keeps on turning as we welcome the International Horse Show Trials this week starting on Thursday.  As I said our Summer Horse Show was the biggest ever, with a twenty per increase in entries over past years. Competitions went on from early morning to well into the night and there was something for everyone. Even discos at the end of the day. The all-weather courses coped well with the heavy rains which thankfully  happened mostly at night-time. And the extra stabling  met the challenge of the  extra demand. Following in the wake of the mighty Dublin Show its great to hear  how Millstreet compares so favourably to the event in the capital. Its well known now for its relaxed atmosphere, free audience entry, personal attention, attention to detail and lots more. The indoor Arena was packed each night where the crowds enjoyed the various competitions in comfort and intimacy. New friends and connections were made in the closeness of the excitement and the banter.  Stuff that can only be found in Millstreet and rural Ireland.

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Eily’s Report – 13th August

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

Its all systems go here in Millstreet today as we head  into a feast of equestrian events. Starting tomorrow Wednesday, August 14 to 18 with the Millstreet International Horse Show (cs12) Followed close behind by the Millstreet International Horse Trials.starting three days later. And we’ve already had a head start with our Nick Pomeroy winning a first at the Dublin Show last week, with Clara Alala.

Entries for this weeks event are up 20 percent on last year and will bring contestants from New Zealand, Canada ,USA, Great Britain and Ireland,to name but a few. Already the mega Horse Carriers are thundering into town on their way to the mighty Green Glens where there is stabling for up to two thousand horses and  hundreds of places for their carriers. Many of them comprising of luxury accommodation for their owners.

So please get ready to give them the customary Millstreet welcome. Hang out your flags to greet the visiting countries . Well done to those who have already painted their places and put up window boxes and keep the town litter free.The extra seating around the town adds an air of hospitality and ease  to the whole scene.

There is great need for accommodation so please if you have some to offer ring the office at the Green Glens 029 70800 or stick up a B&B sign for all to see.

And be ready for more of the same when the Millstreet International Horse Trials kicks off the Wednesday of next week.The World Class Events Course at Drishane will swing into action for this prestigious event. Please go along to these International events and as usual. Admission is free throughout.

We wish the Duggan Family God’s Blessing,  fair weather and every success with this mega undertaking.

So go along and give this great venture your full support and the good news is that admission is free throughout.

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The Irish Blood Transfusion Service

 

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service

would like to thank all who contributed to the running of this Clinic.

101 Donors attended our Blood Donor Clinic in Millstreet GAA Hall

This generosity and commitment to helping others is very much appreciated.

The precious gift of Blood brings life and hope to our hospital patients and their communities.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Notes

The Fermoy Cycling Club Hennessy League finished on Tuesday night last, with SLCC riders faring well in the overall league standings. Well done to Fermoy cycling club who ran the 10 week league – no mean feat.

The trip to Errigal, Co Donegal was undertaken last weekend with 8 SLCC juveniles taking part in the International four stage race over the bank holiday weekend. With entrants from Scotland, Isle of Man, England Belgium and all over Ireland this is the most competitive under age racing in the Irish Calendar. The 4 stages consisted of two road stages, a Time Trial and a Criterium. Well done to all our competitors who completed the weekend – under 12 Nicholas Buckley, Keenan Dennehy, Kate Murphy (Overall General Classification 3rd ) Under 14 Amy Fleming, Dinny Murphy, Aidan Morley and Darragh Dennehy and Under 16 Ben Murphy (photos below).

The final round of the Kerry County League is underway Thursday next in Tralee. This is quickly followed by the Irish Nationals in mid-August due to be held in Multyfarnham, Mullingar so a busy few weeks ahead.

Training for both Juveniles and Adults continues this week.

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Eily’s Report – 6th August

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

Already the first week of August has passed us by and I hope it left you well and happy. The weather over the weekend was rather challenging with heavy downpours playing havoc with many outdoor events. But the sun was quick to come out in most cases brightening spirits again. I was lucky enough to enjoy a family break  in Bearra ,with lots of young and not so young to add variety to the trip. The heavy rains turned the giant waterfall at Hungry Hill into a raging torrent and at the same time turn lesser streams into busy cascades running down  from the high rocky mountains. Well worth driving out to see. Sadly an outdoor fundraiser by the local GAA Club was a washout, as were many others.  But rain or no rain, the crowds were immense,and with lots of modern day facilities our weather poses no great problem. The organisers of the Platform at Mushera planned well in advance and held their popular dance at the indoors at nearby Ballinagree, on Sunday, where a great time was had by all. There are many more events planned for the next few weeks before the end of the school holidays.

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