Millstreet Regional Report – Tuesday, 31st May 2011

 

Millstreet Regional Report (As Broadcast on c103)

with Seán Radley (deputising for Eily Buckley)

Tuesday,  31st May 2011

Report No. 1066

 

Hello Patricia and Greetings dear Listeners to Millstreet Regional Report No. 1066.

The All Ireland Rosary Rally takes place this coming Saturday, 4th June at Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo.   Peg O’Shea indicates that there are still a few seats left in the bus which leaves The Square, Millstreet at 6.30 a.m. on Saturday.   For those who may still wish to avail of the remaining seats one may contact Peg on 029-70206 or Essie on 029-70126.   The bus also passes Banteer where the contact there [read more …] “Millstreet Regional Report – Tuesday, 31st May 2011”

Millstreet Regional Report on 24th May 2011

Millstreet Regional Report (As Broadcast on c103)

with Seán Radley (deputising for Eily Buckley)

Tuesday,  24th May 2011

Report No. 1065

 

And a good morning to you, Patricia and welcome, dear Listeners tuned in on c103 and worldwide on the Internet, to Millstreet Regional Report No. 1065.   In today’s report we hear about Transition Year successes, the annual Tubrid Mass for May, a visit to Galway.  And there’s more … much more!   And of course our full report may [read more …] “Millstreet Regional Report on 24th May 2011”

Millstreet Regional Weekly Report – 17th May 2011

Millstreet Regional Report (As Broadcast on c103)

with Seán Radley (deputising for Eily Buckley)

Tuesday,  17th May 2011

Report No. 1064

 

And a good morning to you, Patricia and welcome, dear Listeners tuned in on c103 and worldwide on the Internet, to Millstreet Regional Report No. 1064.   Today’s report refers to an €8,000.00 figure not just once but twice!  We look forward to forthcoming events including Macra and music related happenings.   And there’s more … much more! [read more …] “Millstreet Regional Weekly Report – 17th May 2011”

Regional Report 1063 – 10th May 2011

by

Eily Buckley

 

Dia Is Mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 1063 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this showery but very mild Tuesday morning.

The monthly meeting of the Community Council will be held to-night at the Youth Centre, starting at, all members please attend.

And still with the Community Council, their sub-committee are holding regular meetings with the view of extending our Tennis Court and fitting it  an Astro Turf surface.

On Friday night last very pleasant function was held by the Community Council, and friends, at the Wallis Arms Hotel, and was attended by Canon John FitzGerald.  A special scroll was presented to Bro. Vincent Corkery, by chairman Councillor Noel Buckley, in recognition of the prestigious Dato title which was conferred on him by the Sultan of Perak following over 60 years work in that region. In accepting the gift he said among other things, that to be lauded by your own is the sweetest gift of all. In spite of his advancing years Bro. Vincent has already returned to continue his work in Asia .

[read more …] “Regional Report 1063 – 10th May 2011”

Regional Report 1062 – 3rd May 2011

by

Eily Buckley

 

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1062 from Millstreet and welcome also  to the Merry Month of May.

 

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this fine rich but cool Tuesday morning, following the welcome rain.

The long awaited Monster MAC came and went over the weekend.  A community effort, it marks yet another encouraging  feature in our annual calendar . One hundred and sixty six people took part in this challenging event, both men and women and the feedback is most encouraging. The compliments are flooding in from participants from all over the country as well as from the organisers, Marie Griffen, Paul  Mahon & Hilary  Jenkinson, They gave great praise to Hannelie O Connor, for her wonderful help and expertise.  And she in turn wants to thank the many local Marshals, volunteers etc. Because of their outstanding help and dedication The Monster MAC is to come to Millstreet again next year.le conamh De.  Testimonials of the event can be read here

http://www.monstermac.ie/testimonials.php

 

Many congratulations to our own Brian Murphy who came fourth  in the Expert Section, which was won by Mike O Brien , with Tom Palmer coming first in the Sports section.  Baoichas le Dia the weather was great and our beautiful scenery came in for a lot of mention.

Ltv2 was there of course, and please look up our Website for all the details and especially the favourable comments of our visitors to our very first Monster MAC. So well done all round.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1062 – 3rd May 2011”

Regional Report 1061 – 26th April 2011

by

Eily Buckley

 

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1061 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely Tuesday morning of Easter Week,

 

Fine weather prevailed all during Holy Week and our Church ceremonies drew attendances like never before. Our Parish church was crowded at 9pm Holy Thursday, 3pm  Good Friday, and on Holy Saturday both for the Polish Mass in the afternoon  and the Vigil Mass at 9 that night, again on Easter Sunday the crowds came for the 11.30 Mass. And our priests held confessions at every opportunity throughout. Again they were very well attended. Parish Priest Fr. Jack FitzGerald thanked all those who helped in so many ways to make our Easter so meaningful for everyone.

 

Next Sunday will see the Divine Mercy Devotions in our Parish Church starting with confessions at 2.30 followed by the Chapel of Mercy at 3pm. The Novena which started on Good Friday will end that day. May 1st.

Due to the painting of the Church there will be no choir until further notice.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1061 – 26th April 2011”

Regional Report 1060 – 19th April 2011

by

Eily Buckley

 

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 1060 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely calm, slightly foggy Tuesday morning.

Clara mountain was again the focus of attention at the weekend when theMunster Hill running Championships were held there on Sunday evening,in brilliant weather.

And a very successful Feile Ceoil was held at the Community School on Sunday.

Many congratulations to the wonderful Linehan Family on qualifying for  the  All Ireland finals of the popular Feis ‘n Blood competition on Tg4 on Sunday night.

The pupils of our Community School would like to thank all those who helped them to raise €3,970.00 to send students, Lisa O Callaghan, Adam Buicke, Alison Buicke, and Susie Guerin as helpers to Lourdes at Easter. This money will cover their costs as well as giving a donation to the IHCPT organisation.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1060 – 19th April 2011”

Regional Report 1059 – 12th April 2011

by

Eily Buckley

 

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Reporrt 1059 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this  lovely fine sunny Spring Morning.

All of our dreams came true here over the weekend with the outstanding success of our first ever Walking Festival. We are so fortunate to have such brilliant scenery literally on our doorstep. This was a feature that was remarked on over and over during the weekend. And not least by walker supreme Mr. Tom Scriven, who was guest speaker at the official opening on Friday night. The launch being carried out by our new TD, Aine Collins. Thanks to the impeccable planning by our organising committee, everything went according to plan. The Good Lord blessed their efforts with fine weather, and throughout the two day event just under 500 people of all ages and from all walks of life, scaled our mountains, walked on our moors and wallowed in the beauty that surrounded them.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1059 – 12th April 2011”

Regional Report 1058 – 5th April 2011

by

Eily Buckley

 

Dia is Mhuire diobh go lei a Cairde and welcome to news report 1058 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this windy but mild Tuesday morning.

Crowds visiting  our Country Park on Sunday surpassed all records and expectations. In honour of Mothers  Day the Gates were flung wide open and weather was beautiful, the people came in their hundreds. And a great time was had by all. The park will play a big part in our Walking Festival which will be held here this weekend April 9/10

All hands are on deck these in preparation for it. The organising committee have been working hard on mapping out routes to suit all tastes. Our lovely scenery will be there for all to see, some for the very first time. We have ridge walks that will test the more experienced for about 5 or 6 hours.  Three to four-hour walks that will take you to the summit of Clara Mountain to view the wonderful sights of the Blackwater Valley, to the North and the beautiful peaks of the Derrynasaggart mountains to the South. As well as the lakes of Killarney on a clear day. Other walks take only 2 to 3 hours.  designed to suit the less adventurous as well as family groups etc but so that everybody will part of the event. This is the ideal opportunity for the beginner to experienced hill walker. As all walks will have leaders to show you the way.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1058 – 5th April 2011”

LTV Programme 185 – March 24th 2011

LTV2 Millstreet: Full version of Programme 185 which was first broadcast on March 24th last is now online. On this Programme we show a clip from the play “Life After Santa Ponza” which was recently held over in Dromtarriffe Hall, we also go to Finland for [read more …] “LTV Programme 185 – March 24th 2011”

Regional report 1057 – 29th March 2011

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 1057 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold but sunny Tuesday morning.

Last Friday night March 26th was a momentous occasion for our Pipe Band.  They celebrated their 60th anniversary at the Dromhall Hotel joined by members of our clergy, a large number of the general public as well as all of the band members themselves and their families and relatives. A special screen was set up and there was an ongoing film of all the bands history on show, before and during the meal. The two remaining founder members, Liam Coffee and Tim O Shea, came in for special mention during the speeches. And there was great emphasis on the number of young people who have come forward to join, thus ensuring the future of the band. A special anniversary Plaque was presented to each member and a special presentation was made to the band on behalf of the Community Council. Following the formalities the night was danced away to the lovely music of the popular Kelt.

The 30th anniversary of Medjugori occurs this year .Please contact John O Connell for details of a Pilgrimmage that is going there on September 3rd. His number as always 026 40007.

The Millstreet Development Group will hold a Workshop at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday  of next week April 5th. from 2 to 4 pm. The aim of the workshop is to develop a workable plan for Millstreet .Contact Nicola McMahon for details ,at 087  901 9001, or Vericona at 087241 99 29.

[read more …] “Regional report 1057 – 29th March 2011”

Regional Report 1056 – 22nd March 2011

by

Eily Buckley

 

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1056 from Millstreet

 

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this  beautiful sunny calm Tuesday morning.

 

Full marks to Seanie Murphy and Matt Neville  who organised the highly successful St. Patricks Day Parade in Carriganima on Sunday, and well done to all the people from all walks of life who arrived with a wide variety of  artefacts to take part. From live-stock to motorised  bicycles, vintage, comic acts ,the list goes on .There was a fine crowd. They were blessed with beautiful weather and the pleasant music of the Threshing Mill Boys echoed off the surrounding hills. This is the sort of thing that we need to lift our people out of the doldrums.

So well done Seanie & Matt.

LTV was there and more details will appear on future programs.

 

Still with Carriganima on this Friday night there will be an all girls party in the Pub, a sort of Women’s Christmas in March. All girls welcome.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1056 – 22nd March 2011”

Regional Report 1055 – 15th March 2011

by

Eily Buckley

 

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news Report 1055 from Millstreet

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this nice  crisp and seasonal Tuesday morning.

On behalf of our Community I want to extend our sincerest sympathy to the people of Japan on their recent disasters. Alps Electric which is a Japanese Company has been our best employer here in Millstreet for many years and our people have forged many close  links with them.  They can be assured of our prayers and support in these difficult times.

 

As we near St Patrick’s Day, preparations are going well with lots of our shops and stores in the town already decorated for the occasion. Please do all you can to help those who are organising the parade itself which will be held at 5pm on this Thursday March 17th. A few more stewards are needed, you can give your name to any committee member and they will be glad of your help. There are lots of prizes to be won with no less than six or seven  categories on the list plus a prize for the best dressed window. We will have Pipe Band music as well as traditional music golore. The Wallis Arms Hotel will be open for warming snacks and meals as well as the many other food outlets in the town and we have hundreds of off – street parking places. So it only remains for me to wish you a very enjoyable day in honour of our Patron Saint.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1055 – 15th March 2011”

Regional Report 1054 – 8th March 2011

by

Eily Buckley

 

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to News Report 1054 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold and bright Shrove, Tuesday morning.

First of all I must say a very Happy 90th Birthday to Paddy Murphy, West End, and wish him and his wife Teresa Corcoran and all the family, the  very best for the future.

The AGM of the lotto committee will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday March 18th starting at 7pm.

And still with Tarrants Bar, fans will be delighted to hear that the Sam Maguire Cup is coming to Tarrant’s Bar on this Saturday night March 12th. A framed picture of the  team will be raffled , and a great night is guaranteed.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1054 – 8th March 2011”

Regional Report 1053 – 1st March 2011

by

Eily Buckley

 

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1053 from Milltreet,

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this the first day of Spring.

Millstreet is rocking with celebrations again this week with our own local fair haired beauty, Áine Collins, being comfortably elected to Dail Eireann on behalf of Fine Gael. And in doing so she made history by being the first lady TD in this area since the foundation of the State. It has been a weekend of whirlwind celebrations, including a victory parade through the town on Sunday evening led by our pipe band. So it only remains for me to congratulate Áine and her team and wish her every success as she takes her place in Dál Éireann.

And I want to say well done to our County Council staff  who had the cleaned up  after March Fair and looking lovely again for Áine’s Parade.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1053 – 1st March 2011”

Regional Report 1052 – 22nd February 2010

by

Eily Buckley

 

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1052 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this mild and damp Tuesday morning..

Well it’s all over, the night for Sean Radley’s retirement has come and gone, but will never be forgotten. February 19th 2011 will go down in the annals of Millstreet as a night of joyous celebration and a testament to community co-operation and goodwill.

The whole event from the start of the Vigil Mass in the church   to the National anthem in the Green Glens has all been filmed and documented and preserved for posterity.

People came from all parts of the country and even London to join with us in paying honour to our beloved Sean. The Vigil Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Paddy O Byrne, Fr. Sean Tucker, Fr. Gerard O Leary and Fr James McSweeney. And the church choir attended.  Sean who was accompanied by his many cousins from Dungarvan, Killarney Following the mass the pipe Band played as the people left the church. A  Vintage car awaited our special guest to take him to the Green Glens where he was played-in again by the pipe band. And on entering the beautifully decorated arena he was met with loud applause from  over six hundred people who turned up to honour him.

There was music song and dance, and lots of beautiful food.  Best of all, on behalf of our community, Derry Morley chairman of the organising committee presented Sean Radley with a beautiful new Fiat Panda car. MC for the night was Marie Casey who graced the entire occasion with her beautiful and talented disposition. Entertainment  was provided on the night by our local Comhaltas Group, By Ann Marie ORiordan and the Kelt, (Connie & Tom). And when Sean ended his response he raised the roof with his rendering of YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE with all present joining him in chorus.

This week’s program of LTV2 will include many scenes from the historic night.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1052 – 22nd February 2010”

Regional Report 1051 – 15th February 2011

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1051 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this rather wintery Tuesday morning.

I must say a very special Hello to the lovely Jim Blake, working away in his rural shoe repair shop overlooking the peaceful Adrigole Bay in West Cork. Thanks for mending my shoes Jim at the weekend.

Our Website is well worth looking it up this week. See the popular Linehan Family, Donal, James, Conor and their sister Jayme, following their outstanding success on TG4 on Sunday night on the Feis & Blood competition where they won their way through to the semi finals which will be screened in a few weeks time.

Also you will where see Marc Ellis made history by being the first Millstreet man ever to play on a Cork Hurling team. The Allianz Hurling League Div. 1 match which was played in Cork on Sunday resulted in a five-point win by Cork over Offaly.

A million congrats to the Brilliant team in Meelin on their all Ireland win. They will feature in this week’s program of LTV2.

This is my final opportunity to remind you of the Gala night at the Green Glens on this Saturday night February 19th in honour of Sean Radley’s retirement from teaching. Following the 6.30 Vigil Mass, the parade led by our Pipe Band will proceed to the Green Glens Arena for an evening of  nostalgia, merriment, music and refreshments and lots more. Please turn out in large numbers for this wonderful occasion .Some tickets are still available. Contact me if you can’t get one.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1051 – 15th February 2011”

Regional Report 1050 – 8th February 2011

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 1050 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this sunny but changeable Tuesday morning.

The high winds and lashing rains in the latter days of last week put many homes, buildings and trees to the test, but thankfully apart from a few loose slates and  broker  bushes, we stood up quiet well to the test. And the milder temperatures made a welcome change from the sub-zero kind that we’d almost got used to.

 Those of you who supported the Baby Jacob fund in the past should look up the Millstreet website and see the adorable little toddler taking his first steps. His treatment is ongoing thanks to your support and even though he will never see, he will get all the help he needs to lead a full and rewarding life.

  [read more …] “Regional Report 1050 – 8th February 2011”

Regional Report 1049 – 1st February 2011

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1049 from Millstreet.

Fondest Greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this calm and bright, Tuesday morning. And welcome to the first Day of February.

To-morrow February 2nd is Candlemus Day, and Candles will be Blessed at 10 am Mass. There’s a box on the Alter where donations can be left towards the cost of candles for the Alter for the coming year.

Thursday is the Feast of St. Blaise and Masses both in Millstreet and Cullen will be followed by Blessing of the Throats. Those Masses will be in Millstreet at 10 am and in Cullen at 7.30pm.

Weekly Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in Millstreet Church every Wednesday from 10.30 to 8.30 pm

People are warned not to leave their vehicles unattended while warming up on these cold mornings   at any time with the keys in, following an incident in Millstreet in which a vehicle was stolen from outside the owners house on our Main St. at 6.45 in the morning, over a week ago and was found burned out several miles away.  So be warned.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1049 – 1st February 2011”

Regional Report 1048 – 25th January 2011

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news  report 1048 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and  I wish you all the very best on this dull but calm and pleasant  Tuesday morning.

A million congratulations to Timmy Lehane from Aubane, who won the All-Ireland Final Of the  Novice Seniors Boxing Championship at the National Stadium in Dublin on Saturday night at 64 Kgs.

Dean Desmond at 81 Kg competed as well and won the Semi Final on Friday night but sadly was beaten by one point in the Final on Saturday night.

So well done to them and to all concerned with then.

The Farm Machinery Show which was held at the Green Glens for three days last week drew large crowds from near and far. The amount of exhibits on display was well up on former years, and the fact that it was opened until 10.30 each night gave every body a chance to come and see.

On Friday night last the people of Ballydaly revelled in the glories of their involvement with the GAA over the past 60 years. Over two hundred and twenty avid fans enjoyed a beautiful meal at the Wallis Arms Hotel and this was followed by Presentations, reminiscing and a joyful event all round. Margaret Murphy (O’Brien) recited wonderful poems recalling past glories. Their big night was recorded on film for posterity and was eagerly admired several times since. We wish them every success for the future.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1048 – 25th January 2011”

Regional Report 1047 – 18th January 2011

by

Eily  Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1047 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this Tuesday Morning .

Well the Kennelly Archives are certainly causing quite a stir in Millstreet and beyond. The Kennelly Archives are displayed on the Millstreet Website and they contain up to a hundred photographs taken at a dance in Millstreet in 1960. People from that time are glued to the screen trying to identify those on it. And there is an opportunity to buy the ones of your choice. Some people never seem to change. There are pictures of  courting couples  who went on to get married, others who were single,  all at the cross roads of life and thankfully, most of them are still with us to-day.

The Spring Farm Machinery Show will be held at the Green Glens Arena for three days this week, starting to-morrow Wednesday. Opening each day at noon and remaining open till ten each night.

The   people of Ballydaly, will hold a re-union of their  GAA teams past and present, at the Wallis Arms Hotel on this Friday January 21st .Music by the Kelt. Tickets at €25 each on sale over wide area.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1047 – 18th January 2011”

Regional Report 1046 – 11th January 2011

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go eir a cairde and welcome to news report 1046 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this calm rather wet Tuesday morning the 11th January 2011.

And still with the Wallis Arms the Party to celebrate the Women’s Christmas was an outstanding success there on the 6th of January. 172 women of all ages enjoyed good food  and wine, good music, scores of spot prizes  all for a mere €20 per ticket. And when all expenses were paid €340  was left over and it  was donated to Breast Cancer Research.

From once the first note was played by the popular Kelt the floor filled up with dancers and remained so till the National Anthem was played well after midnight.

The organiser Mairead Daly can take a bow for being the first one to hold a bash for the ladies, in Millstreet, on their Christmas night,  She wants to say a sincere word of thanks to all those who helped in any way to make it the outstanding success that it was.

Sadly, due to the huge demand for tickets, many were left without,  and so great was their disappointment that they have already booked  their place for next year.   Over 40% of   the tickets for next January are sold already.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1046 – 11th January 2011”

Regional Report 1045 – 4th January 2011

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to News report 1045 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this very cold but dry, Tuesday morning.

A special New Year Greeting to William Foley, Cork city Busman and his wife Phil, they listen in to the repeats of C103 programs at night when he comes in from work and never misses my news report.

And now I want to wish you all a very Happy and prosperous New Year.

It was indeed a Christmas with a difference, right throughout Europe and beyond. And leaving many people, never wanting  to see a white Christmas again. The happenings were well published, so there is no need for me to go down that road, but it has to be said that merit due to all those involved in the travel business, who bore the stresses and strains of it all, without one loss of life or even an injury.

But the worst of situations always brings out a lot of good and it was great to hear of all the acts of kindness that came to the fore. People looked after needy neighbours, etc. and the feeding of the birds was a pastime in itself.  A thrush feeding off the window sill can add joy to  even the worst of days. Frozen water systems brought their own difficulties and for the first time ever when people were invited to a party, they were asked to please bring water as well as the customary bottle of wine.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1045 – 4th January 2011”

Regional Report 1044 – 21st December 2010

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1044 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold and snowy Tuesday morning of the shortest day of 2010.

Among so many other things our Lotto draw fell victim of the adverse weather on Sunday night. That coupled with the death of Dan Hinchion beloved Dad of Marie Twomey who along with her husband, Denis, are leading members of the Lotto committee . And on behalf of the committee I want to extend to them and their families, our sincere sympathy .Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

The Lotto draw will now be held to-night at McCarthy’s Bar. And the next one will be in two weeks time Sunday January 9th at the Clara Inn.

Just about everything that was planned for this week has been cancelled

or deferred. All schools are closed which put pay to the excitement of the little Nativity plays that the little children had prepared, and the excitement of day of the holidays.

The weekly Bingo is cancelled for Thursday night.

Santa came to Carriganima on Sunday.  Not by helicopter, because of the weather, but he had his real live deer ,which went down a treat with all the children. And a great time was had by all.

Look out for lots of Local TV over the Christmas period.

The  Annual Christmas Day climb of Mushera Mountain promises to be a real challenge this time   and so will the New Years Day Swim in the Blackwater, but they are all for good causes which always seems to ease the pain.

Round the Fire will go ahead in Aubane on December 29th .

[read more …] “Regional Report 1044 – 21st December 2010”

Regional Report – 14th December 2010

by

Eily Buckley

The annual Christmas appeal on behalf of Simon goes on , People are asked to please drop non-perishable foods into Hannelie at O Regan’s Mills.where they will collected,for this great cause.

Please give generously.

On Monday evening our Parish Church was crowded for the Nativity Play which was staged by the 200 pupils of the Presentation Convent School. It was a truly spectacular event, and well done to all involved . Sean Radley and Brendan Murphy recorded it for a future program of LYV2.

On Tuesday night of next week, the pupils of the Boys National school will put on a similar Show at the GAA Hall.

Our Juvenile GAA  Club Social was held on Sunday  at the Wallis Arms Hotel.at which a special Presentation was made to the Members of our Scor na nOg Instrumental Music team who won the All Ireland during the year. And in turn they want to express their sincere thanks for the lovely gesture. Team members were. Cian Dennehy, Kelly Murphy, Alanna Barry, and Donal and James Linehan.

[read more …] “Regional Report – 14th December 2010”

Regional Report 1042 – 7th December 2010

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news  Report 1042 from Millstreet .

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold and icy Tuesday morning.

To-morrow Wednesday December 8th is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses for this evening and to-morrow will be as for any weekend.

Please take note that the 45Drive in aid of  Millstreet Community Hospital which was to be held at the Green Glens Arena tomorrow Wednesday night has been deferred to a later date.

The Meeting about the retirement do, in February, for Sean Radleys retirement,  planned for to-night is off.

Our Bingo is off again this Thursday night.

And the monthly meeting of our Gramophone Circle fixed for this Friday night, Dec. 10th has been cancelled.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1042 – 7th December 2010”

Regional Report 1041 – 30th November 2010

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1041 from Millstreet .

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold, dry and frosty Tuesday morning.

Joan Anders was invited to meet the President, Mary McAleese when she came to visit Bru Columbanus in Wilton on Friday last. Bru Columbanus is a real haven where people who have loved ones at the Cork University Hospital can stay . Recently Joan raised €3,087 in aid of this wonderful facility, and as a result got to meet the President in person. So well done to Joan and to all who helped her.

Due to the harsh weather, lots of events are being cancelled, so it is advisable to chechk before leaving home. The Cullen Young at Heart Party planned for Friday night next is definitely off.

Bingo in Millstreet this Thursday night is also cancelled,

[read more …] “Regional Report 1041 – 30th November 2010”

Regional Report 1040 – 23rd December 2010

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1040 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold and frosty Tuesday morning.

The Feast of the Presentation was celebrated over the weekend, and  in it’s honour a special Mass was concelebrated in our Church on Friday with all the pupils, teachers and staff of our Presentation National school attending. The Children performed a lovely pageant depicting the life of the Foundress of the Presentation Order, Nano Nagle, and their music and singing filled the air with lovely sounds. Sean Radley was there to film it and I will be screened on LTV2 in the near future.

All  during  last week our shops had offers galore for our special Shopping Week, with many people taking advantage of the occasion to stock up on certain items.  Next up will be the Christmas Art Fair which will be held in the GAA Hall from December 3 to 5th.

Women’s Health and Well Being Information Evening will be held at the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket on tomorrow Wednesday Evening, starting at 8pm.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1040 – 23rd December 2010”

Regional Report 1039 – 16th November 2010

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1039 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold and very seasonal Tuesday morning.

Our vibrant Town Development Group held a very successful Bazaar at the Community Hall on Sunday afternoon. It was a first for them and it showed great co-operation and strength in the manner in which they all put their shoulders to the wheel for the common good.

The Bazaar was the Groups way to kick-start their special shopping week which will run until next Monday  November 22nd. Our shops and Stores are offering big reductions right across the board.  So don’t miss this opportunity to pick up a bargain.

In December they will have a repeat of last years Christmas Market. But indoors in the Community GAA Hall instead of on the streets. It will run on the weekend of  December  3rd-5th. They also have new plans for our Christmas Lighting of the Town.

In the New Year le conamh De, they will hold a special Welcome Home Festival, also a Walking weekend, now that they have developed some new Loop walks in the area, thus opening up the best of our spectacular scenery.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1039 – 16th November 2010”