Eily’s Report – 21st May

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

There was a great attendance at the Community Council meeting on Tuesday night. The extension and refurbishment of our Youth Complex came up for discussion but as there was no reply from the Architect there was no new development.

A sub-committee has been formed by the council to take over the staging of a family Fun Day at the end of July, and some funding  was allotted to them to help get the project off the ground.

Our Tidy Towns Committee are looking for your help right now as the planting season is in full swing.  Contact Noreen Dennehy and Patricia Randals  on 087 617 67 22 if you are available to help.  Both men and women are needed.  So please give them a ring and be ready to get stuck in and don’t leave it all to Girl Power. They have added some permanent planting to their program which will improve or simplify their work in future.

Following a break last week our Bowls Club will resume again  at the Wallis Arms Hotel on tomorrow Wednesday from 10am to 1pm. Organised  jointly by the Active Retired Group and the Men’s Shed.  They invite everybody along but for Insurance reasons only those who are members of bowling clubs  can play. This problem can be overcome very easily by becoming a member. So do drop in and see if a game of Bowls is the hobby for you.

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Eily’s Report – 19th Sept. 2017

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

Community Council Meeting will be held tonight Sept. 19 at the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 9 sharp.

A notice to say that the Millstreet Vintage Club are holding an Autumn Car Run on this coming Sunday Sept 24th . Sign in at the Aroma Café, Millstreet from 10.30 am. Take off is at 12 noon. The run will proceed along a nice route to the FARM in Grenagh and will stop for a tour and an optional Meal at the lovely Venue. All Vintage Cars & Classics Cars welcome.

For more information contact Luke Hurley 086 880 54 37 or Donie Lucey 086 854 58 73.

Millstreet Gramophone Circle Monthly Meeting at the Day Care Centre on this Friday Sept. 22. starting at 8.15pm.  Presenter Maurice Linehan and All are welcome. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 19th Sept. 2017”

Eily’s Report 5th Sept. 2017

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Our annual September Horse Fair left a lot to be desired on Sunday. The weather was great for once but the crowds didn’t come. There were too many other fixtures within striking distance of Millstreet and our fair   fell victim to them all. The few people who did turn up were very disappointed at the poor attendance. I hope that this years poor show will not set a precedence for the future. We have two such shows in the year, one in March and one in September and people often come to meet other people whom they never see again until the next one. It is a pity to lose any event which brings people together like that.

September is well in and there is a vast amount of   activities available for people of all ages and capabilities to become part of . You can choose anything from the highly active and competitive to the   more laid-back type or many others in between. Maybe you need help or maybe someone needs you to help. It’s a well known fact that the best way to get happy is to make someone happy. [read more …] “Eily’s Report 5th Sept. 2017”

Eily’s Weekly Report – 29th August 2017

Dia is Muire diobh go leir a chairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

Fine weather blessed all the outdoor events that were held here during the week.

When the last of the mega Horse carriers from all over the world pulled out of Millstreet  at the weekend it marked the close of yet another long line of international equestrian events which were held at the Green Glens / Drishane Complex since early June. As always the International Millstreet Horse Trials which were held here during the week were  another reason for us to be proud of our place and all that it has to offer. Competitors came from America,  Canada and many other countries. Some  ending their long journey by landing on the edge of town by Helicoptor.   

Just one more horse event to come which is the Pony Owners Show which is held in October every year for Charity. [read more …] “Eily’s Weekly Report – 29th August 2017”

Eily’s Report – 8th Nov. 2016

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eily-report-small-imageThe monthly meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight (Tuesday ) at 9pm all members please attend.

And on Thursday night Nov. 10th , The community Council will host a meeting with the Tidy Towns and the Millstreet Tourist Association, with a view to setting up a Heritage Trail in the area. To begin with, the Local Mill and St. Patrick’s Church will be first on the agenda. All interested parties welcome.

And the powers that be have left us know that funding has been allocated to improve the network of Walk/Cycle Ways in Roscommon and Galway to complete and further enhance the Beara Breifni Way. It has its root in Castletownbere and snakes away through beautiful countrysides and countless towns along its route. All to commemorate the epic walk of Donal Cam O Sullivan and his loyal subjects in 1604.

Well done to his namesake Jim O Sullivan of Castletownbere who never rested until this mammoth contract was finished.

Minister Michael Ring has allocated €730,000 for the work. In making the announcement he said that the BearaBrefni Way has the potential to become Ireland’s Own Camino Trail . [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 8th Nov. 2016”

Eily’s Report …. 1st Nov. 2016

eily-report-small-imageDia is Muire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my weekly report .

The Community Council held a special meeting on Thursday night , at the Wallis Arms Hotel and chairman Noel Buckley presided.   Derry Sheehan represented the Tidy Towns . In his address he informed the meeting that ,while our Tidy Towns Committee have done very well over the years, in the National Finals,and especially this year when they got 6 extra marks and a bronze medal .plus winning outright, the Co. Council Anti Litter Campain. But there is still a need for a final push to get us over the line.

According to the record we need to do more by way of our local Heritage and so on. So the plan is to write up the history of our local buildings and focal points ,and present them in clear and attractive ways ,so that visitors to our town will be made aware of all that we have to offer by way of places to visit and places to see, and dine. [read more …] “Eily’s Report …. 1st Nov. 2016”

Eily’s Report – 30th Aug. 2016

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The fine weather prevailed all through the week of our cross-Country Horse Trials which were held at Drishane Castle & Green Glens during the past week. In fact it was a gift from God for all of our outdoor pursuits. The course which covers up to 30 ks was a sight to behold, with many new additions such as colourful jumps and fences , beautiful wood carvings and fountains in the lakes sending beams of water sky high.

This Show marks the end of a long list of equestrian events that were held at our world Class venue over the past number of months.

Shows which brought the whole world to Millstreet from Australia &  New Zealand to America and dozens of European countries, boosting the economy of our town and a tourism value that cannot be measured. And our people gave of their very best to send them back with nothing but good things to say about Millstreet and Ireland on the whole. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 30th Aug. 2016”

Eily’s Report – 16th Aug 2016

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We said it would be a busy week but found that that was a bit of an understatement.

The passing of the legendery Rita Hickey came as a little surprise in mid week. Her passing brought people from many parts both at home and abroad to pay homage to their wonderful teacher. Ninety seven year old Rita came to Millstreet in 1942/3 from Tullow Co. Carlow to teach at our Presentation Convent School at secondary level. From where she progressed with her husband Garret along with Joe Garvey to start the first secondary school in Millstreet. It was a very new venture at the time, a ground-breaking project. From cautious beginnings it grew to be the most successful school in the south. Students came from miles away to attend,some cycling as much as ten miles to and from every day,while others took lodgings in the town. Such was the hunger that people had for Education at the time. So it was no surprise that Rita’s demise brought loving ,grateful past pupils from all quarters to pay their final homage to the great Lady who gave them the high quality of life that they are enjoying today. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 16th Aug 2016”

Eily’s Report – 2nd August 2016

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And this week I have to ask all of Millstreet to take a bow. And I beg the question what other town the size of Millstreet in any part of Europe and indeed perhaps the whole world could boast the hosting a European event such as we have seen here for the past week. Up to thirty countries from as far away as Russia took up residence with us mixed with our people . They bought their food from our shops & stores and I must say that our shops and stores did us proud. There was widespread praise for our food. The bread the meats the fish and so on and so on. As many of the visitors lived in their own luxurious wagons they did their own cooking which gave us a great opportunity to let them know just how good our food is. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 2nd August 2016”

Eily’s Report – 26th July 2016

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The Wheel of Millstreet is moving big time again this week with the arrival of no less that 30 European Countries descending on the World Class, Green Glens Arena, for the FEI European Jumping Championships for Young Riders, Juniors and Children on Horses –  some as young as 13.

Since last Friday the mega horse carriers have been thundering into town. And along with them the throngs of people who have made long journeys across Europe to get here. Some came by car and Ferry, others by plane.  And to-night (Tuesday July 26 ) there will get a rousing Millstreet Welcome for them when they march through  Millstreet town – starting from the Fair Field Car Park at 6.30pm.

Each team will carry its own National flag.  Our wonderful Pipe Band will be are at the ready to play them in. Then all are welcome to accompany them to the Green Glens for the official opening ,which will be followed by a free concert given by the World Renowned Liam O’ Connor. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 26th July 2016”

Eily’s Report – 19th July 2016.

Dia is Muire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my Report from Millstreet.

They said it was going to be great and it was .The World Team Mounted Games Championships lived up to everything that was expected of them .

Twenty countries from all parts of the world decended on Millstreet and they were delighted with their stay.

At first it was a daunting task as we were not sure of what to expect. But following some meetings with their representative Mr. Conor O’Leary we found that we could do it after all. Many thanks to all those who answered the call from the Community Council to come out and help. Thanks to their co-operation, the town looked lovely and the crowds came out to welcome the visitors. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 19th July 2016.”

Eily’s Report – July12th 2016

Eily report small imageDia is Muire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my report from Millstreet. It’s hard to think of anything else here in Millstreet this week other than the World Mounted Team Games Championships.

It’s a long name for any event but it’s worth it all when you think of this event which is bringing 20 teams from all over the globe into Millstreet,representing Ireland ,Northern Ireland, France, Belgium, South Africa, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Scotland, England, Wales, Italy, New Zealand, America, Australia & Canada. The Championships are held in a different country every year. This year it’s in Millstreet , Ireland. And we are justly proud that our world class facility has been chosen to host this world class event which will run from Tuesday to Saturday, July 12-16. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – July12th 2016”

Eily’s Report – July 5th 2016

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

Please give your best attention to the details of the World Class event that will be held at the Green Glens Arena next week. From July 12 to 16th inclusive. It is the World Team Mounted Games Championships with up to twenty countries from all over the world will be taking part.

It’s new to the Green Glens and it is exciting. That is why it is so important that we all play our part in making it a memorable event for all the right reasons. Participating countries include Ireland ,Northern Ireland, France, Belgium, South Africa, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Scotland, England, Wales, Italy, New Zealand .

All those taking part will be installed at the Green Glens on Monday night July11th..Then  on Tuesday evening a Grand Parade will be held through the town. It will be very spectacular with Flags and music and colour and well over 100 horses & ponies each parading under their own flag . [read more …] “Eily’s Report – July 5th 2016”

Eily’s Report – 28th June 2016

Eily report small imageDia is Mhuire diobh go léir a Cairde and welcome to my Report.

I hope you still have your feet on the ground following the exciting, indeed hair raising, week that we have come through.

With Iceland’s success over the British last night putting the tin hat on it. It is great to see that we came through it all without any bad accident or bad behaviour or worse .

It is mind boggling to think of all the thousands who travelled, all the extra flights that were put on at short notice to make sure that all those who wanted to go ,went and came home in safety. It’s a miracle in itself Buíochas le Dia. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 28th June 2016”

Eily’s Report – 21st June 2016

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Dia is Muire diobh go léir a Cairde and welcome to my Report`from Millstreet..From July 12 to 17 inclusive the World Team Mounted Games Championships will be held at the Green Glens.It’s a first and it is exciting. 18 Countries will be taking part.and they are Ireland, Northern Ireland, France. Belgium, South Africa, Norway, Germany, Scotland, England, Wales, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, & Canada. The Final is held in a different country every year and last year it was held in Kentucky. A hundred and fifty ponies in all are coming, comprising of 30 teams at 5 ponies a team .

The chairman of the Championships Mr. Conor O Leary attended the monthly meeting of the Community Council on Tuesday night last and he gave a detailed account of the event of how our community can play a big part in welcoming such a prestigious event to our town.

The next meeting will be held on this Thursday night at 9pm and all are welcome to attend.

Still with the Green Glens, the FEI European Championships for Young Riders, Juniors & Children on Horses will be held from July 26 to 30th. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 21st June 2016”