Eily’s Report – 18th July

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

Get ready  once again, to welcome 16 countries  to Millstreet this week for the FEI  European  Championships which will be held at our mighty Green Glens / Drishane Complex and will run from July 19th to 23rd inclusive. Here is the list of Countries that are coming: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and Sweden.  Since early last week they’ve been arriving, and filling the town with excitement as we prepare for the grand opening Parade  which will take place through the town at 6.30 on tomorrow Wednesday evening, July 19th. Welcome signs are placed on all the approach roads. The town will be decorated with bunting and the flags of the visiting countries. People are asked to decorate their windows and places of business and there will be a prize for the best one.

Following the Parade  which will be led by the Millstreet Pipe Band. All are invited along to the Green Glens for a  free  concert of live music and a performance by the mighty Fusion Fighters, for the official opening of the 2017  FEI European Championships. For young riders of 18/21.

Please pass the word around so that nobody will miss this spectacular performance.

On Thursday night July 20th at the Green Glens, meet the athletes from the 16 countries at a BBQ . Limited number of tickets available at the office, 02970800.

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Eily’s Report – 11th July

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

This is the year 2017, and it marks the  centenary of the third apparition of Our Blessed Lady of Fatima, and in honour of this important occasion, many religious events are taking place all over the country. On this Thursday night, July 13th the Holy Rosary will be recited at Aubane Social Centre, at 7.30 and will continue to be said there on the Thursday night, of every month though out the year.

In Gneeveguilla Church a healing Mass by Fr. John Keane will be said on this Thursday night July 13th, starting at 7.30, again in honour of Our Lady of Fatima. Please give them your best support.

The Cullen and District Special Needs Association will hold their annual Harvest Afternoon on Sunday July 23rd. Helpers always welcome . Please give them your best support.


Well done to the 127 people who gave blood when the Blood Donor clinic came to the GAA Hall recently.

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Eily’s Report – 4th July

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The 5 mile road race in memory of the late great Willie Neenan which was held last Friday evening was proof of the fact the he is well remembered by the people of his native Millstreet. The weather was great and the buzz around the town had to be seen to be believed. There was no shortage of competitors and no shortage of stewards. Everybody rowed in, in whatever way they could to make the event truly momentous. The Band was out, the town was a maze of stop signs and go signs and stewards in hi-viz jackets to make sure that all went without a hitch.  Some people walked the route while others ran, some at great speed. The fastest I heard completed the 5 mile run in 21 minutes. Well done to all concerned and it was lovely to see so much co-operation  and merriment in memory of  the well-known Willie Neenan.

Our Pipe band played at the Munster Final which took place in Killarney on Sunday.

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Eily’s Report – 27th June

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

The Annual Mass at St. Johns Well takes place this evening Tuesday June 27th. Starting at 7.30. Lets hope it will be blessed with fine weather.

Once again we have a feast of Equestrian Events to look forward to in the months ahead at the wonderful Green Glens/Drishane Complex. These are some important dates for your diary, some almost at our doorstep already:

  • FEI European Eventing Championships – Monday 17th July to Sunday 23rd July.
  • Millstreet International Horse Show – Tuesday 1st August to Sunday 6th August.
  • Millstreet International Horse Trials – Tuesday 22nd to Sunday 27th August.

Please take note of these important dates and be ready to support them as they come on stream. Again we look forward to a spectacular parade through the town with many nations taking part. [millstreet.horse]

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Eily’s Report – 20th June

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

I hope you’re making the most of this spell of beautiful warm sunny weather.

Our  annual Corpus Christi Parade was blessed with sunshine on Sunday last after the 11.30 Mass and a large crowd took part.

And on Monday night Fr. Paddy O Byrne celebrated Mass at Tubrid Well and again a large crowd attended.

The good news here at the moment is that we no longer have to boil our water supply which comes from our holy Tubrid Well. The new filter system has been installed in record time, and we are free to use the precious liquid direct from the tap. Visitors to the Well will find that they will no longer have to bend down to get a cup of water. A nice tap has been put in place plus with a supply of cups.  People continue to flock to this Holy place  where they will find peace and tranquillity at any time of day or night.

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Eily’s Report & Lotto Results – 13th June

The results of this weeks lotto draw which was held at the Bush Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 8,21,22,28 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Geoff O Sullivan, Cullen, the seller was McCarthy’s Bar and they got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Noel Collins, Clara Rd. €20 each to Mary Lane, Drishane Road, Daragh Pierce Tanyard Wood. Conor Casey, Lackabawn. Michelle Dineen, Clonbanin, Connie Tarrant, Liscreagh, Stephen and Emma  c/o Colemans, and  Kathleen Twomey, Macroom. Jackpot for next week €2,400 the Draw at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night.

Feis Laitiarain Cullen will take place on Sunday 25th June in the GAA grounds in Cullen. Competitions in music, singing, recitation, sean nós dancing and set dancing will commence at 12 noon. Sports for all ages will commence at 2 pm approximately.  All competitions are open to everybody. Irish and English poems and songs are allowed. This is the first year we have set dancing competitions so we are hoping to draw a big crowd on the day There will also be a music, singing and dancing session at 3 pm approx Looking forward to seeing you all on the day and thanking you for your  support in the past.

Open Garden.

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Lotto Results – 6th June

The results of this weeks lotto draw which was held at Tarrants Bar on Bank Holiday Monday night.
Numbers drawn were 5,16,23,27. and the Jackpot was not won.
€100 went to the Twomey (Chris) grandchildren. The sellers were Denis and Marie and they got €50 sellers prize.
€50 went  to Willie and Hanna Murphy, Killarney.
€20 each to  Killian Murphy,Kilmeedy & Austrralia.
John Twomey, Fairfield Rise.
Eamonn Guerin. Lombardstown.
Tara Scully c/o OLeary,Butchers.
Abby Manning,Carriganima,
Helen O Connor, Tullig,
Sorcha Dowling, Mushera,
Allen McAulliffe , Tullig.
Jackpot for next week €2,200 the draw at the Bush Bar on Sunday night.

Eily’s Report – 30th May

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Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 5,7,11,25 and the lucky winner of the €11,800 jackpot was Donal Rahilly, Rathmore. The seller was Tom Carroll and he got €1,800, sellers prize. €20 each went to the following nine people, Noreen Kelly c/o Alps. Marie Lane, Old Coach Rd. Chris Hickey, Mount Leader, Margaret McSweeney c/o Alps.Mary Barrett, Carrigacooleen, Eileen and Zeal Dennehy, Liscahane, Catherine Moynihan, Murphy’s Tce,  Tom Carroll, Jack Murphy, and Frank O Doinin c/o Alps. Jackpot for next week is €2,000, the draw is at Tarrant’s Bar on Bank Holiday Monday night.
Following the draw Chairman Noel Buckley congratulated Mr. Rahilly on his great win and thanked him and indeed the public at large, for their continued support of our local lotto which is doing so much  good for our Community.

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Eily’s Report – 23rd May

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

Another warm spell is on the way and get ready to avail of the lovely sunny days ahead. At the same time be careful with the use of our local water system. It came as a great shock during the week to be told that it is polluted and  we were warned to boil  it before use. A new purifying system is to be installed and we sincerely hope that it wont be long before we can let down our guard and put this worrying  time behind us.

Meanwhile life goes on in our community and we have lots of lovely events to look foreward to. Next Sunday May 28th will see the Grand opening of our newly extended Day Care Centre  on the Clara road at 2pm.  Everybody is invited to come and see  what this wonderful facility has to offer, especially  the elderly people of our community. There will be bouncing castles, facepainting, light refreshments plus a grand tour of the whole place.

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Parish Lotto Results

Parish Lotto Results.

Draw at McCarthys Bar Sunday May 14th
Numbers drawn 16, 19, 26, 27. No Winner.
€100 went to The Jet Engineer and Saint c/o Michelle Whelan. Michelle was the seller and got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Patrick Murphy,c/o Clara Inn.
€20 each to Fionn O Mahony c/o Colemans. Jerry Reardon, Millwheel Restaurant, Noreen O Sullivan, Kilcummin, Bernadette and Con Donnelly, Cullen.
Johnnie Hickey, Shanaknuck, The Saint and the Golfer c/o Graces Salon, Louise & Jason O Connor, Murphys Tce.
Jackpot for next week €11,600 the draw at the Clara Inn on Sunday night.   .

Eily’s Report 9th May

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

The fine weather continues and already the silage season is upon us. When it gets into full swing there will be the usual upsurge in the volume of traffic on our already very busy roads. Please be vigilant at all times, watch out for temporary signs at farm gates and fields. And at bends in the roads.


There is a marked increase in the number of houses being bought up and being renovated, or new ones being built around the place. The  return of some of our young people from abroad is making a marked improvement in the life of our town and community. And long may it last.


The cutting of the turf at Gneeves was finished a week age and the dedicated committee have sectioned  it off  in accordance with the orders that they received from the 140 customers. The fine weather making light work of the saving of this important winter fuel.

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Eily’s Report – 2nd May

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

The first day of May dawned like no other in recent years, with the warm sunshine breathing new life into the whole place.

Our Active Retired Group marked the special occasion by conducting a prayer service at Tubrid Well at 11 o’clock am. Consisting of the recitation of the Holy Rosary and singing of many well known hymns. A fine crowd attended.

Some people remembered to  engage in the age old custom of blessing  their places on May Eve with Holy Water.

To  start off the Féile na Bealtainne program a gala Tea Dance at the Wallis Arms Hotel on next Sunday afternoon May 7th from 2.30 to 5.30. Music by the popular Peter Lane and all are welcome. A great evening is assured.

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Eily’s Report – 25th April


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

The fine weather continues to bring out the best in all of  us. The children returning to school after the Easter holidays cant say but that they were not able to enjoy the great out of doors for two weeks.

And while those involved in the land are working long hours to get the spring work done, householders are forging ahead with painting their places and doing up their gardens.

The Tidy Towns efforts on Saturday were very well supported.  Again the fine weather encouraged the crowds to come out and take part in the first big clean-up of the season which is sponsored by Avonmore Electrical, Okeeffe’s SuperValu and Cork Co. Council. From now on we are all urged to keep up the good work. Paint and clean and weed and dig, do whatever is needed for us to gain those last few extra points in this years National Contest.

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Eily’s report – 18th April

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

It was a very busy Easter weekend and the beautiful weather made it possible to enjoy many outdoor events.

Very large crowds attended the Easter ceremonies in the churches and we are so grateful to the members of our clergy who put in long hours to make it all so meaningful.

Following the three  o’clock ceremonies on Good Friday the Divine Mercy Novena was started, and will continue in the church at 3 o’clock every day until next Sunday. Those who cannot attend the church every day can pray the Novena at home. The closing ceremony will be held in the church on Sunday next at 3pm. Please try to attend.

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Eily’s Report – 11th April

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

The monthly meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms hotel tonight starting at 9pm. All members please attend.

And let me remind you once again to tune in on tomorrow Wednesday night April 12, when RTEs Nationwide program will do  feature on the Barry Home at Lackabawn, which is part of the centenary celebrations by renowned the Ford Company, highlighting  100 years in Ireland, in both the car and tractor business.

The popular Nationwide program goes on air  just after the six o’clock news. Don’t miss it.

This is Holy Week the most solemn week in our religious calendar, remembering the Crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday,  and we are all urged to attend the many divine services.  Also pay  visits the church and saying the Stations of the Cross as often as possible.

  • On Holy Thursday devotions will be held in Cullen Church at 6.30 and in Millstreet at 8pm.
  • Good Friday in Cullen  at 6.30 and Millstreet 3pm.
  • Holy Saturday,  Polish Community Blessing of Food at 2pm and Easter Vigil at 9pm.
  • Confessions will be held after most ceremonies in the parish churches.
  • Easter Sunday remembering Christs resurrection from the dead is regarded by many as the most joyous and important occasion of  our religious year, when Christ triumphed over death itself.

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Eily’s Report – 4th April

Keep Easter Monday free for a fun for All day at Drishane Castle . Look out for information leaflets.

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

The organisers of the Daffodil Day collections would like to say many thanks who supported their venture in any way. This year the collectors were blessed with fine weather which was a welcome change from the adverse weather that they had to endure in previous years. In total € 5,162 were collected. Mary FitzGeralds Coffee Morning at the GAA Hall amounted to €1,000 and €5,162 was brought in by those volunteers who worked around the town. Well done to all who took part and they want to thank all those who enabled them to collect this fine figure for cancer research.

A very successful Table Quiz was held at McCarthys Bar on February 28th in aid of our local hospital  to name but a couple of the great work that continues to be done for good causes in our town.

On Saturday night our Community Singers gave a recital at the Green Glens in advance of the Fleadh Ceol which was organised by the local Comhaltas Group. It was a highly successful event, and a very large crowd attended.

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Eily’s Report – 28th March

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

Our weather lived up to its name in earnest this past week. The opening days brought a trinkling of snow on the fields and muct heavier in the far away hills. And the second half of the week was semi-tropical with hot sun giving us all a glow of warmth and good cheer. But the dry weather caused some forest fores in the area. On Sunday nght the night skys were lit up in flaming red as mountain sides blazed. Our Fire brigade was out to control fires which threatened forests in some places. Thankfully due to their great efforts, no serious damage was reported.

Mothers Day was celebrated like never before, with brilliant sunshine to allow outdoor parties, some on the beach and an air of wellbeing all around. Baoichas le Dia.

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Eily’s Report – 21st March

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

A light blanket of snow to surprise all this morning.

A very important meeting will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight. Organised by the Community Council. The theme for tonight’s meeting deals with the first phase of the writing of the History of Millstreet. Our Parish Church and O’Regan’s Mills to start with. Tonight’s meeting will give those present their last opportunity to read over the script of the two local features before they go to print.  This important meeting starts at 8.30 and All are welcome.

Millstreet Gramophone circle will hold the monthly meeting at the Canon O Donovan Centre on Friday night next March 24th, starting at 8.15. Presenter Seán Radley. And all are welcome.

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Eily’s Report – 14th March

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

This is a big Day in Millstreet with about 78 children receiving the sacrament of Confirmation. The celebrant being Bishop of Kerry Ray Brown. The ceremony starts at 3.30pm  and I want to send our sincere congratulations to all the children and their parents, teachers and guardians on this momentous occasion. All are welcome to attend.

The monthly meeting of the Community Council will be held tonight at the Wallis Arms Hotel Starting at 9 and all members please attend to finalise the plans for St.Patrick’s Day Parade, on Friday.

Everybody is asked to come out in honour of our Patron Saint. The Parade will start out from the Green Glens Yard Station Rd.at 5pm and proceed to the reviewing stand in the Town Square. All clubs, schools, groups pre-school and individuals are asked to take part. There will be prizes for the best float, commercial, industrial, vintage entries and a host of other features in the parade as well as best dressed window. The town will be adorned with colourful bunting. For the little ones, there will be face-painting at the E-Centre. The list goes on and we hope the weather will be kind.

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Eily’s Report – 7th March

Dia is mhuire diobh go léir a cáirde and welcome to my weekly report.  A very important meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight (Tuesday) March 7th  to finalise plans for this years St. Patrick’s Day Parade. All members and interested parties please attend.

Our Parade will be held at 5pm on March 17th and everybody is asked to come out and support it either by taking part or helping to swell the crowd.There will be prizes galore for the various categories as well as the best dressed window.

In Rathmore their Parade will be held on  Sunday  March 12th and in Carriganima on the Sunday after March 17th with music by the Ferrymen to follow. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 7th March”

Eily’s Report – 28th February

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

The wild a blustery hurricane Ewan left no doubt in our minds that our annual March Fair would be  a non-runner last Sunday. Never in living memory did we see our town so devoid of trade stands and people for this historical event. A few die-hards did brave the elements to bring some horses,mbut they were few to say the least. We can only hope for better luck next tear.

The Community Council held a special meeting on Tuesday night to draw up plans for this years St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The members were very enthusiastic  and all were at the ready to take on the running of  the event in honour of our Patron Saint. A further meeting will be held in advance of the Big Day. Meanwhile the public are asked to prepare well and be at the ready to take part in the Parade which will held at 5pm on Friday March 17th.

The next organisers meeting will be held on Tuesday March 7th.There are prizes for the best Float, the best Fleet, also a prize for the Best Dressed window and lots more.

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Eily’s Report – 21st February

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

Millstreet’s annual March Fair takes place this coming Sunday, 26th February 2017.

A special meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight to draw up plans for this years Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The meeting starts at 9 and all interested parties are invited to attend.

The AGM of our Active Retired Group will be held on tomorrow, Wednesday night February 22nd at the Canon O’ Donovan Centre starting at 7.30 and all are welcome.

This week it is with great regret that we learn the news that our beautiful Country Park will not be opening, this season. And on behalf of the Community Council I want to convey our deep feeling of regret to the Sheehan Family. However it is both pleasing and encouraging to read on the media that they are asking the public for help and advice as to how this state of the art facilty could be turned into a profitable and useful venture  for the years ahead.

It’s a bit away yet but already plans are afoot to hold a gala parade through the town in July to welcome in the European FEI Eventing Championships  which will run from July 19-23rd. We remember with pride the events of 2016 when  young riders from 30 countries paraded if full regalia through the Main Street of Millstreet.

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Eily’s Report – 14th February

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

The monthly meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight starting at 9 and all members please attend.


The AGM of the Millstreet Golf Society will be held at the Bridge Bar on Thursday night February 16th starting at 9.30.


The Millstreet Gramophone Circle will meet at the Canon O Donovan Centre this Friday night February 17th starting at 8.15,  Presenter is Margaret Moynihan, Killarney Rd.  All are welcome.


The AGM of the Millstreet and District Housing Association will be held  tomorrow Wednesday night at the Centre starting at 8pm and all are welcome.


We have a sincere word of thanks from the Canon O Donovan Centre, to all those who supported their recent Church Gate Collection.

The Cullen Special Needs Association continued their weekly WeighIn on Monday night.

The  weekly Jiving lessons at this event has proved very popular, with large crowds arriving every week to take part., and new arrivals still welcome.

This week 45 people weighed In and 49 pounds weight was lost. And Myra reminds me that there are only four nights left.

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Eily’s Report – 7th February

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

We are well into 2017 by now, with the first week in February behind us and the colds and flu’s still making their presence felt, but we must press on regardless.

Many of our National Schools are holding registration days inviting the new comers for next year, to sign in. It’s a common sight nowadays to see large notice boards outside, giving details of  the dates when registration can take place. God be with the days when children went to their own nearest school.

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Eily’s Report – 31 January

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

Today is Grandparents Day at our Catholic Schools.  At the 10am Mass the children sang their hymns and did their readings to the joy of all present, and  family members were invited to the school afterwards for refreshments and great interaction among the young and the not so young. Many thanks to the teachers and all those involved with the happy occasion.

Tomorrow Wednesday the first day of February and is the Feast Day of one of our great Irish saints, St.Bridget, and the first day of Spring. The morning Mass at ten will include the blessing of St.Bridget Crosses which can be hung up in homes  and many other places, to bring safety and blessings throughout the coming year.

Thursday is Candlemas Day.  Candles will be Blessed at the 10am Mass. The Candles to be used on the Alter for the coming year will be blessed and people are invited to bring their own Candles for the blessing which can be kept in the home for the coming year. In the past blessed candles were widely used in the home, in time of trouble and worry, during thunderstorms or other times of danger.

Friday is the Feast of St. Blaise. Mass at 7.30pm.  will be followed by the Blessing of the Throats. People are invited to come along for this very  important  feature of the first week of Spring.

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Eily’s Report – 24th January

Dia is Muire daoibh go léir a cháirde, and welcome to my report.

Last week the Machinery Show went on for two days at the Green Glens Arena was an outstanding success with entries coming from all parts of the country. Some from as far north as Co. Tyrone and Fermanagh.

And many of the local services benefitted from the influx of extra people into the area.

Well done to the people of Aubane who presented  the proceeds of their annual Christmas Day Climb of Mushera Mountain to representatives of the, Reach Out To Cancer Support Group, at a pleasant function which was  held at their Community Centre last week.

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Eily’s Report – 17th January

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

This week we welcome the return of the annual Machinery Show.  It will be held all indoors at the Green Glens Arena.

Running for two days Wednesday and Thursday. With entries coming from all parts of the Country.

The  community is well returned back to normal following the Christmas break. Many of our voluntary bodies holding their AGMs in preparation for the year ahead.

Millstreet Community Council will hold their AGM at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday January 31st.

Town Park AGM, Fri. January 27th at the Canon O’Donovan Centre. Both meetings starting  at 8.

A very successful Table Quiz was held by the Coursing Club at Corkerys Bar on Friday night. The Community Council provided a team.  And a great night was had by all.

On Friday night next a Table Quiz will be held at the Bush Bar, organised by the Transition year Students of the CommunitySchool to raise funds to send two students, namely Ciara FitzGerald and Katie Crowley to India  with the Hope Foundation  in March. Please give them your best support. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 17th January”

Eily’s Report 10th January

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde

Fondest greetings dear friends and I wish you all the very best as we embark on the year of 2017.

We had a great Christmas, in that we were not hit by any fatal accidents or disasters since we last met. Baoichas le Dia. The flu did spoil the holidays for many and lots of our people are still battling the bug. And we wish them a speedy recovery. To those who made it home for Christmas, we hope they enjoyed their stay and had a safe return afterwards.

Our Church and the Community at large did all the Christmassy things and lots of money was raised for good causes before and during the holidays. In the Church our Christmas Crib looked amazing as did the three churches in the parish. Each one choosing their own unique way of celebrating the birth of Christ.


On the wider spectrum the program was wide and varied. The  Annual Christmas Day Climb of Mushera Mountain went ahead as planned, as did the New Years Day plunge in the freezing waters of the Blackwater. This year because of the new bridge many people from the other side came to partake. We had little children performing in school plays and once again the lovely Gillian Gilbourne  did us proud by receiving the Best Dressed Lady Award at the Leopardstown Races. Many Congratulations Gillian, her award winning outfit being made by a local Polish Lady.

Belated congratulations to Sean Radley who celebrated his 66th birthday on January 8th the same day as Elvis Presley, God Rest him. Further congrats to Sean on getting his free travel pass, long  may you live to enjoy it.

The 6th annual Womens Christmas Party which fell this year on January 6th was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel and it was a joy to be there. Many thanks to Mairead Daly who started it 6 years ago.  She is now bowing out with the hope that that this important feature, will continue far into the future.

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Eily’s Report – 20th December

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to my final report of 2016.

The final countdown is on for the Birthday celebrations of Our Blessed Lord on Christmas Day, December 25th and everybody is making a  dash to get everything done, before time runs out. Please continue to shop at home. The list of gifts ideas in our town this Christmas is amazing, and the traders are pleased with the support they are getting.

So keep up the good work.

The 26th Edition of Seanchas  Duhalla was launched at the Credit Union during the week, adding yet another lovely book to the list of new books that a out for this Christmas, and they are all on sale at Wordsworth.

A very pleasant function was held at the Aubane Social Centre at 5pm on Sunday evening, at which a Plaque was unveiled in memory of all the local people who gave their lives for their country a hundred years ago.

All those involved in helping the poor, are very busy , to collect food, raise funds and find out who is in need,  in the closing days of this week.

Everybody is asked to keep an eye out for those who are in need in their area, to make sure that nobody is left out. People who are in need are asked to make their problem known to those in charge.

Our Members of St V de Paul are always at the ready to help.

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Eily’s Report – 13th December

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report from Millstreet.

Shopping days are going fast and by all accounts our shops and stores are pleased with the support that they are getting from our local people.  More people than ever are coming home for Christmas, some prepared to stay as the prospects of finding work at home is on the increase. And it all helps to boost the home trade.

The Christmas scene is brightening up as more and more people are putting up their Christmas lights, especially in country areas. Many people like to drive around after dark with the children on board, to enjoy the various luminations.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto Draw which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on  Sun. night.

Numbers drawn were 9, 20, 23, 25 and the Jackpopt was not won. €100 went to  Catherine Cronin, Liscahane, The Seller was  Herlihys Centra and they got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Sharon Lane, Drishane Rd. €20 each to Fionnan Buckley, Liscahane, John McAulliffe Annagloor, Denis Murphy, Ballydaly,  Tommy Tucker, Ballydaly,Myra & Tim Lucey, Keale, Domnic O Riordan, Killowen, Kathleen Twomey, Macroom and Pa. Rohan, Liscahane.

Jackpot for next week €7.800 the draw at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night 18th December. This will be the final one before Christmas, and the Lotto Draw resumes on Sunday January 15th. 2017.

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