Quiz boosts Millstreet Day Care

The Corkman - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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