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.

Well done to all those who worked so hard to make their First Holy Communion Day so memorable for them.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 22nd May”

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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Eily’s Report – 24th April

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome.

I hope you enjoyed the lovely weather over the weekend. It’s lovely to see cows out in some fields, while others were able to cut the precious grass and bring it in to feed their stock. It is amazing what can be achieved in time of crisis.  Retrieving the lush growth from around Cork Airport was certainly a first, and only goes to show the amount of  feed that has been lost and wasted over the years.

But first things first. I want to send good wishes to a host of people today. A Very Happy 104th birthday to the sprightly Julia Murphy, Ballydaly. A Grand party was held in her honour at the Canon O Donovan Centre last week where she read her greetings cards without glasses.  And still with Ballydaly, Jerry Lehane and his lovely wife Marie  are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. While mé féin and the renowned Joanne O’Riordan, celebrate our birthdays every year on April 24th.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 24th April”

Eily’s Report 17th April 2018

Dia is Mhuire  diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.

It is indeed heartening to see that in spite of wind and weather, we still have people who are determined to press on and bring help where help is needed, be it in the form of fodder for animals or ways of cheering people up in these trying times.

The Trad Fest which was held at the weekend was wonderful and varied. Little children got up early on Friday morning and travelled to Cork where they sang their little hearts out and came second in their category, much to the delight of their families and  they danced in our GAA Hall again with great success, next morning. Up to 90 sets in all entered the competition, and there was a capacity crowd at Wallis Arms that night for a Gala Concert. There was something for everyone.

Other than that there were pockets of music in the bars in town. And the Feile Ceol which was held at the Community School on Sunday brought a wonderful weekend to a close. Bringing Children out brings parents out and there was a wonderful atmosphere of enjoyment throughout. Well done to the hard working organisers.

And there’s a children’s Festival on April 28th.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report 17th April 2018”

Eily’s Report – 10th April

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

I was very pleased to have been part of the very prestigious launch of the Beara Breifni Way Heritage Stamps, which was held at the Abbey Hotel in Roscommon at the weekend. It was attended by over two hundred people  some from the very source of this epic development, Castletownbere itself, and many places in between. Including Michael and Marian O’Sullivan, Eileen O’Riordan and family, agus mé féin representing Millstreet.

The master of ceremonies was the well-known Deirdre Purcell, author and RTE presenter. There was an excellent line-out of speakers during the  day long event, and the final speaker was the Minister for Rural and Community Development Mr. Michael Ring TD who performed the official launch.

The launch marks another step forward in what is now being regarded as the Irish Camino Way. And the Great Jim O’Sullivan from Castletownbere can be thanked for starting its development from humble beginnings almost twenty years ago.  And he was highly commended for his work at the launch. Further information about the placing of the stamps will be given in due course.

A Community Council Meeting will be held tonight starting at 8.30 at the Wallis Arms Hotel.

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Eilys Report – 3rd April

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a cairde and welcome. Hope you are all well following yet another rather wet ‘n windy week.

This lovely message from our Parish Priest, Canon John Fitzgerald was included in our Mass leaflet at the weekend and it says. My sincere thanks to all who participated in our Easter Ceremonies, those who helped to prepare our Churches and for all those who attended ceremonies and helped to make them so meaningful for our Parish.

I welcome home all who have travelled to be with their families this Easter Season and we keep in our thoughts those who are not with us.

In return we want to thank the members of our clergy for a wonderful Easter Season. We are so fortunate to have such a fine group of priests on the wings as it were, to help out at busy times. Frs. Paddy O‘Byrne, Billy Radley,Sean Tucker, Con Kiely, and of course Canon John from over the road in Boherbue. For me at least its a joy because I knew their parents and families before them, and always look upon them as one of our own.  [read more …] “Eilys Report – 3rd April”

Eily’s Report 27th March

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.

This is Holy Week and as it brings the six weeks of Lent to a close, we are all asked to join in the prayers and ceremonies in the run up to Easter Sunday. Every parish in the Country and indeed throughout the world will put on services to lead us on to Good Friday, and the Crucifixion of Christ. Rarely have there been a greater need for people to join together and pray that the Good Lord will help the world to overcome some of the problems  that confront us  today.

The Stations of the Cross are always popular during Lent and can be said anytime. Our Church ceremonies begin on Holy Thursday, In Cullen at 6.30 and in Millstreet at 8pm.

On Good Friday, in Cullen at 6.30 and in Millstreet at 3pm, Holy Saturday, Polish Mass –Blessing of food in Millstreet at 2pm and Easter Vigil  Mass in Millstreet at 9pm.

Confessions in Millstreet on Holy Thursday after Mass, and in Cullen as announced.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report 27th March”

Eily’s Report – 20th March

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

As always the wheel of Millstreet keeps on turning and this past week was no exception. We had our St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a mountain climb, West Cork Rally, plus a mighty Rave Concert on Sunday at the Green Glens, attended by over 4000 revellers, to name but a few. And all went off without any bad incidents or injury. Baoichas le Dia.

Our St. Patricks Day Parade was made special as the one and only couple Daniel O’Donnell and Majella dropped in to be our Grand Marshals as part of their their countrywide travels to film their popular RTE program, “Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip.” A certain amount of confidentiality surrounds all these things and all I can say is that you’ll be seeing it on your screens in a few months time.

We were blessed with a cold but dry afternoon, and the crowds turned out in the thousands to cheer our renowned guests. Ireland’s win over England earlier in the day had them well psyched up for the parade at 5 o’clock and the pubs and food outlets, and taxis etc. did a roaring trade.

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Eily’s Report – 13th March

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

Mothers Day was widely celebrated last weekend, with Dads and Kids taking over the reins in the kitchen, thus making herself a lady of leisure for the one day in the year that is singled out for all Mothers. Gift Shops, hotels and restaurants did a roaring trade and as a rising tide raises all craft, everybody was a winner.

Last night Monday March 12 marked to closing of another Weigh-In in Cullen following their annual eight weeks stint, by the Cullen Special Needs Association.

€5,500 was collected on the night with more to come in the weeks ahead. 450 pounds weight lost. Many congratulations to this hardworking group on another successful venture.

Their annual Threshing Day will be held later in the year.

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Eily’s Report – 6th March

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

Well there is only one thing to talk about, and that’s the snow.

It brought our worlds to a standstill for a couple of days, and maybe that was not a bad thing. For a short time we were able, or were forced, to look at life from another angle and what emerged was nothing short of amazing. People became people again and not beings who fled off into their own world every day, with not a moment to greet or get to know who lives next door or down the road. The heavy snow brought them out of their cocoons to realise that those living in these places had names and were up for building a snowman and indeed some advanced snow art. Those who put their creations on social media spread the joy to the whole world.

Every slope became a piste with young and old sliding down in gay(fun) abandon. Outside of that people looked after one another  in so many lovely ways. I could go on and on but the bottom line  is  now that  the world is becoming snowless again  the friendships that were born of the blizzards will not melt away.

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Eily’s Report – 27th February

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

A very important meeting will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight to plan our St. Patricks Day Parade which will be held in the town at 5 O’clock on March 17th. Starting from the Station Road. All interested parties please attend.

A wonderful event was held at the pub in Carriganima on Friday night.  It was a reunion of Football teams from, Aubane, Ballydaly, Clondrohid, and the Slanan Rovers.   Sadly due to other commitments I wasn’t able to attend. It was a night of reminiscing and back slapping and once again enjoying the stories of the great times that were, back in the 50s and 60s. Times when people mixed freely, packed big numbers into cars, played their games in any field, and mended their cuts and bruises in situ. Their brochure included pictures of the teams and they are a joy to observe. I hope that more occasions like this will follow so that past times can teach us all a lesson on how life really should be lived, Well done to the organisers.

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Eily’s Report 20th February

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

I must congratulate the lovely Maggie Moynihan of Coalpits in Cullen on winning the All Ireland Final of the Scór Solo Singing which was held in Sligo at the weekend. The people of Cullen and their award winning pipe band turned out amid blazing bonfires to welcome their young star home on Sunday evening. The last such accolade to be won in Cullen was back in the 70s which made Maggie’s win all the sweeter. No doubt we’ll be hearing more about her in the future.

 

The AGM of the Community Council will be held tonight at the Wallis Arms Hotel, starting at 8 and all are welcome.

 

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Eily’s Report – 6th February

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

And what a wonderful weekend it has been. Dawn to dawn celebrations.  It started well with the Bradley Family winning our Lotto Jackpot of €8,400.

Then the Knocknagree All Ireland victory in Croke Park on Saturday.  That night  Cullen GAA lauded their brilliant team of ‘67 who won no less than three cups that year, and every man was presented with a beautiful plaque, comprising of a photograph of the team plus a medal. The presentation was made by Jeffrey O Sullivan  (lifelong President of the Club), at a gala social  held at the East Avenue Hotel on Saturday night.

But there was no time to sit back, next door neighbours Kanturk were in the hot seat next day in Croke Park where they continued the winning streak by claiming  All Ireland victory at  Hurling. They partied away the hours at the famed Red Cow Hotel, to the live entertainment of our own Kelt.

And Johnnie Sextons last minute score took us back to ’87 and Pakie Bonners brilliant save which led us to the World Cup.

It almost too much to take in. Congratulations all round.

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Eily’s Report – 30th January

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

There is a great uplifting air about the place in spite of the weather this week. The  Millstreet Got Talent Contest was an outstanding success.

Since the heats began last December there has been widespread  speculation, with the results of each  one, building up excitement  to the grand finale which went ahead at the Wallis Arms Hotel last Friday Night. The finalists performed to a full house and the results were deemed fair to all.

The lingering  of flu epidemic  took it’s toll on one popular finalist and indeed upon myself. And I was very sorry that I missed it. But while licking my wounds I couldn’t help having a happy feeling about it all. Happy in my own way that it went ahead without me. And that, after over forty years, I was able to sit back and leave it all to a group of fine young people who are willing to put their shoulder to the wheel, with the help of course of a number of the old reliables.

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Eily’s Report – 23rd January

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, agus welcome to my Millstreet Report.

It’s only a few days away now and spirits are rising high here in Millstreet as we look forward to the finals of the Millstreet got Talent  Competition, which will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday night next, January 26th. There is a fine line-out of stars, all intent on going away with some of the generous prize money of €800, sponsored by Millstreet Community Council.

The following is the list –

  • Gerard O Hanlon , representing by Colemans.
  • Ml. Doyle,Conor Crowley and Denis McSweeney, representing Dennehy Transport.
  • Sarah Dennehey  Representing the Camogie Club.
  • Laura Dunlea and Patrick Flynn, Representing McCarthy’s Bar.
  • Emily O Connell,  Representing The Bush Bar.
  • Conor, Donal and James Representing Linehans Garage.
  • Declan Healy, RepresentingThe Pub in Carriginma.

After the interval we have.

  • Muireann Buckley Representing Noel C Duggans.
  • Anna Buckley and Leah Murphy, Representing The Camogie Club.
  • Marie O Neil,  Darragh Twomey and Edel O Keeffe Representing the Athletic Club.
  • Daniel Kelleher, representing The Pub In Carriganima.
  • Sinead Guiney,representing The Coursing Club.
  • Niamh Sheehan, representing Millstreet Community Council.

Noel Buckley will be the MC for the night and it promises to be an event not to be missed. Admission, is €5, and it starts at 9pm.

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Eily’s Report – 16th January

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.

Millstreet is revving up for the two day mighty machinery show which will run here on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. There is a need for  more accommodation for the event, with some of the outlets not still up and running after the Christmas holidays. Those with some to offer can still contact the Wallis Arms Hotel and leave their details there. Or contact the office at the Green Glens 02970800.

The annual machinery show brings business people from all parts of the country,where they can exhibit their wares indoors, in the comfort of the Green Glens Arena. It starts each day, Wednesday and Thursday at 12 noon and will remain open until 10pm. Free car parking and all  in house services up and running.

The month of January is moving on and all the things that were fazed down for Christmas are up and running again. And please bear in mind that all the reminders that were voiced before the Festive Season, about shopping at Home should continue to take effect right throughout the year. Our stores and services need  our support every day.  Last week I was unable to bring you my report because my system was down and I had to buy a new laptop. Lucky for me, we have a wonderful store in town where I was able to get a brand new model  for four hundred Euro.  At the PC Spare Parts Ireland Store at the Bridge. The friendly service included the full set up of the appliance, and I was ready to go.  And if I needed help it was only a few minutes away. We must never under-estimate the value of our local town.

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Eily’s Report – 19th December

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my report. First of all I want to apologise for my absence last week. I was among the many victims of the latest bout of flu and chest infection and  was left lying low for the week. But since I feel better now,  I’m a living proof that it’s not a killer desease, and it’s curable.

In the past week there has been a flurry of activities which I had to refrain from. Sadly  I missed the wonderful Christmas Concert given by the Duhallow Choral Society  in our Church in aid of our local hospital and there were lots more. But the drive is still on to make the world a better place for more people at Christmas time. No words of mine can do justice to the amount of effort that is put in by kind people at this time of year. And their work goes on right up to the last minute on Christmas Eve.

All around the parish national Schools have been staging their annual Christmas Plays ,with little children pouring their  hearts into the greatest story ever told.

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Parish Lotto Results December 12th

Parish Lotto Results December 12th

 

Draw was held at The Wallis Arms Hotel  on Sunday night.

Numbers drawn 8,9,21, 30 . No winner.

€100 went to Kayleigh Culinane ,The Seller was McCarthys Bar and got €50 sellers prize.

€50 went to  Donie Ring,Cloghoula.

€20 each to Noreen Murphy,Prohus.

Ian A Burke, Lombardstown.

Triona O Leary, Woodland Drive.

I Healy, Lackabawn,

Joan Casey, Kippagh,

Mgt. Smith, Murphys Terrace.

Denis Healy ,Claracleagh.

Donie O Leary, Rathmore.

Jack for next week €7,600, the draws at Tarrants Bar on Sunday Night.

Eily’s Report – 5th December

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

The last of the qualifying rounds of our Millstreet Got Talent Festival was held at the Clara Inn on Saturday night, and the grand final will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel at the end of January.  The Community Council who organised the event are delighted with the interest shown in the venture and with the air of fun and enjoyment that it created in the run-up to Christmas. The members worked very hard make it the great success that it is and they promise that the final at the end of January will be a night not to be missed.

The Community Council would like to remind people that the last day for renewing the Text Alert Scheme for 2018 is December 16th. Please drop into Wordsworth Book Store, sign the form and pay the annual fee of €10 to ensure that you will receive warnings  from the Gardai, of any suspicious happenings in your area during the year ahead.

The Community Council supported the Christmas Lights fund and also gave a donation towards the cost of sending  our young science students to Dublin.

Let me remind you again that for the moment, personal alarms are being installed free to qualifying recipients. The Council members who are in charge are: Dan 087 689 33 78  or Michelle 087 922 74 15.

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