Eily’s Report 20th November

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

The year is moving on at a very fast rate and the many worries and concerns that we had during the  drought seem far behind. Christmas is only a matter of a few weeks away and during the long hot summer with its scorched lands and water scarcity, did we ever think that by December we’d have enjoyed bumper crops of fruit and vegetables and an abundant supply of grain and silage and hay. As well as the all important shed of turf. The fields are still a lush green and lots of cattle still out, and even at this late stage on our 2018 calendar there is still little need for home heating. And now,we can’t but thank the ONE who governs all, for such wonderful gifts. Buíochas le Dia.

The new drink driving laws of course are biting hard into the lives of  our people. Every day we hear of yet another victim of its cruel laws. with even more of our friendly local pubs closing their doors. The huge amount of depression and isolation, that it has caused already is only the tip of the iceberg, to what it will bring as more and more people will be confined to loneliness. Gone are the times when a family member or friend can give a friendly call to an elderly person and share a friendly glass with them, if they do they cant drive home. These laws resemble the Penal Laws of old. Made with the stroke of a pen,with no thought of the consequences . It has only led to home drinking, which can be a massive problem in itself. And we all know that the joy of a social drink is in the company. Move on Eily.

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Eily’s Report – 13th November

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

The Monthly Meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms tonight, starting at 8.30 sharp.

The  Annual Millstreet Calendar organised by the Community Council, is in the making and will be in the shops in the coming weeks. Please support it well. Proceeds this year will go to our brilliant Tidy Towns Committee.

Those wishing to renew their membership of the Text Alert Scheme are advised to go to Wordsworth Book Store or Guerin’s Shop in Ballydaly where they can sign the forms and pay the annual fee of €10. Closing date November 30th. Please pass the word.  Perhaps help someone to join for the first time.

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Eily’s Report – 6th November

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

The only thing that’s  worse than a pub with no beer is a pub without customers, and that’s what was  like here at the weekend following the further restrictions on the drink driving ban. Hard working honest people in need of a little enjoyment and relaxation at the weekends, are now deprived of meeting up with friends and enjoying some well deserved break.  More and more people who live alone condemned to solitary confinement because they cant get out to meet their friends. OK for those to make the rules from their homes in Dublin with every kind of public transport on his doostep. They should be dragged down the country and forced to live in remotest rural Ireland for at least a year.Then they might pay heed to what the Healy Rays are trying to say and do.  Mark my words there will be a further upsurge in the number of people suffering from depression, and even  committing suicide. I had to get that off my chest.

 

But it shouldn’t stop there, people should rise up against it, fight to get something back ,for instance free rural  door to door transport for a start. I’m really worried about what it will lead to if something isn’t done to compensate our country for this great injustice. I have to leave it there.

 

The Aubane social Club held their first fundraising Tea Dance on Sunday afternoon and it was a great success.  The funds go to the upkeep of their Community Centre. They plan to host another in the Spring.

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Local Lotto Results

The results of this weeks Lotto Draw which was held at the Bush Bar on Tuesday Night.

Numbers drawn were 3,8,20,21 ,and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Gary O’Brien, Macroom. The seller was Colemans and they got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Martin Murphy,

Pound Hill, €20 each to Josie Walsh c/o The Mal Passo, Donagh Tarrant, Australia, More Flutes than 12th of July, C/O the Mal Passo, Daragh OSullivan, Minor Row, Siobhan Curtin, Kilcorney, Healy Family, Keale. Mary O Mahony, Inchleigh House.Shane Tarrant ,Dooneen.

Jackpot for next week €9,800 the Draw at Corkerys Bar on Sunday night.

Eily’s Report – 23rd October

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

First things first and today I must extend out heartiest congratulations to our wonderful U12 Camogie Team on winning the County Final on Saturday in Blackrock beating St Fanahan’s in an exciting finish. They came home to a wonderful welcome, and I want to say well done to them and all  those associated with the team. They can justly take a bow.

The Dairy Show which has been running here every year since 1982 was again an outstanding success at the Green Glens Arena last Saturday. The annual event brings great business to the town and the crowds come from many parts of the world to compete with the cream of livestock or just to just to see and to meet and to learn. And above all to enjoy. The meeting of like minded people is very important where they can thrash out the pros and cons of the challenges that they meet in a changing world.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eily’s Report – 12th June

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

The fine weather continues and the effects can be seen in the faces of people as they lap up the warm sunshine. Fine weather can mean different things to different people. Some love to sunbathe, others love it to dry the washing and to be able to send the little ones to play in the out-of-doors. Those who engaged in outdoor work, builders, farmers, agricultural contractors and so on. And one little lady put it in a nutshell for me this week when she said with pride, ’my turf is nearly dry’. That’s what the fine weather meant to her.

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Eily’s Report – 5th June

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome.

The beautiful weather over the weekend brought a mixture of joy and sadness as is always the case. Lives were lost both on road and water and our sympathy goes out to all involved. The month of June opened with a mighty thunder storm and flash floods that ripped roads from Mushera Mountain to town of Millstreet and images of the phenomenon were flashed across the globe as it occurred. But there were no reports, locally of damage to people or property and for that we must be grateful.

The annual Mass planned for St.Mary’s Cemetery on Friday evening, had to be moved to the parish church, and the waiting crowds just had time to make their escape before the torrents began.

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Eily’s Report May 29th

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome.

The sunny days seem to make everything possible. And since they come so seldom we tend to lap them up. Work at silage is at fever pitch, by sunlight by day and lamplights at night. Please be extra vigiliant at this busy time and be on the look out for heavy increase in traffic, on all roads.

The final days of the Month of May are upon us but there are still a few things to be enjoyed on the wonderful IRD Duhallow Feile na Bealtaine list.

Gramophone Night ,hosted by the Millstreet Gramophone Club, was held on Friday, 25th May.

Freemount Gramaphone night at Cois Abhann at 8. Admission €5. Presenter Ann Madden.

Shrone Lake Walk, meeting at the Church at 6.30.

And tomorrow, May 31st. Cooking for one with Orlaith Tomkins Register at 02960633.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report May 29th”

Eily’s Report – 22nd May

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

It is indeed an exciting day for me, and for everyone really, with the Daniel and Majella Road Show coming on screen tonight, on at 8.30 on RTE One. I hope that everybody will enjoy RTE’s covering of their visit to Millstreet on St.Patrick’s Day.

As part of Feile na Bealtaine, lots of our Retired Group are joining Jack Roche’s Mystery Tour today. It never fails to deliver and even though I’ve never been on it, I always say I will, and DV I will. We wish them fine weather, hope they have a great time.

The sun shone on all the hundreds of  people who attended the First Holy Communion of 38 little children in Millstreet Church on Saturday last. There wasn’t an empty seat in the Church. It was a beautiful ceremony, led by Canon John FitzGerald, with the children playing a big part in the readings and singing. Joined by the other children of the schools, their angelic voices filled the air.  Afterwards some light refreshments were served in the GAA Hall. And the variety of people from many lands gave the occasion a feeling of world peace and unity.

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Eily’s Report – 15th May

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

On this historic day, the twenty fifth anniversary of Eurovision Millstreet, our website is full of pictures, reminding us of the heady days that put us on the world map, and twenty five years on we are still well remembered for it. Thanks to Noel C Duggan, his family, and indeed to our wonderful community.

There is a fine article about  Eurovision Millstreet on the May 18th  (last week) issue of Ireland’s Own written by Edward Tucker [read it here].

And this morning I can answer the question that you have all been asking, yes, the Daniel O Donnell and Majella Road Show which was anchored in my own humble B&B  on St. Patrick’s Day, will be screened next Tuesday night May 22nd at 8.30 on RTE1.  I only got the final confirmation of the date yesterday.

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Eily’s Report – 8th May

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

The lovely sunny weather at the bank holiday weekend did wonders for everyone. Following all the wet months, people came out and made the most of the three warm days, in whatever way they liked. The Ed Sheeran mighty concert drew thousands of people of all ages, others went to the beach, some to car rallying, some to see the huge cruise liner in Cobh. While others spent their time in the garden planting flowers to brighten  things up the months ahead. And through it all was the joy in people’s faces, as the soaked up the sun.

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Eily’s Report – 1st May

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

And welcome to our people from all over the world who love our Website and find it a wonderful link with home even though they live and work in faraway places. And when we meet them on a trip home  as I did last week, it’s great to know that we really are all one  through this modern medium.

 

The Month of May has dawned wet and cold, continuing the struggle that’s being made by farmers and indeed builders and all the people who are engaged in outdoor pursuits. We can only pray to God for an improvement. And to be conscious of the heavy burden that is on all those who are literally trying to keep their heads above water.

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