Quiz boosts Millstreet Day Care
THE Millstreet Day Care Centre earned a welcome boost of €2,000 from a Table Quiz promoted by Millstreet Fianna Fáil Cumann.
From the hosting in McCarthy’s Bar, it proved an overwhelming success, and the Donal Guiney Memorial staging remembered a great community and FF party activist.
Donal volunteered to work behind the scene in an administration capacity as part of the Sheltered Housing and Day Care Centre. The project originated in the early 1990s, when Millstreet Community Council sought to provide facilities for its elderly citizens by constructing 10 residential outlets and a Day Care Centre.
It all came together in December 1994 when then President of Ireland Mary Robinson performed the opening of the complex. Last year, a major refurbishment and extended facilities were completed at a €400,000 costing.
Groups and organisations have come together to raise funds in addition to individuals donationing towards funding the developments. Over the years, the centre has provided meals, discussions, nursing and health services to social and recreational outlets, much to the satisfaction and enjoyment of patrons.
On hand to present the €2,000 proceeds of the Donal Guiney Memorial Table Quiz were Millstreet Fianna Fáil Cumann Chairman John O’Leary, Michael Moynihan TD and members of the Guiney family. Current manager Mary Feeley expressed thanks to the organisers and patrons for their support and donating a welcome sum to the Day Care Centre.
WELL DONE, ST JOHNS
Congratulations are extended to St. Johns GAA on a super win in the Co. Junior B Football League last Saturday when they overcame Kilmurry.
On doing so, St Johns collect their first piece of silverware at county level in addition to Duhallow league and championship titles won earlier in the season that’s sure to be celebrated at a club Victory function in the Castle Hotel, Macroom on Saturday, January 26.