If you didn’t catch No Limbs No Limits Documentary/Film about Millstreet’s Joanne O’Riordan in the cinema’s – It’s on RTE 1 tonight at 10.15pm
No Limbs, No Limts | RTÉ One | Thursday 19th June | 10.15pm
For those that missed it tonight, it is available to view on the RTÉ Player for the next three weeks.
[read more …] “No Limbs No Limits to be shown on RTÉ1 – TONIGHT”
To describe what occurred at Mount Leader, Millstreet on Wednesday, 18th June 2014 at 5pm approximately there is an excellent similar incident on YouTube www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FSsSN2JJAw . But back to our very own Millstreet Whirlwind! Below we feature a series of images in the aftermath of the Hayfield Whirlwind at Mount Leader off Clara Road. Joe Roche and his dedicated co-workers witnessed the developing whirlwind which occurred in the field where they were baling hay – just at the rear of my own home. Suddenly a surprise whirlwind lifted lots of hay which rose very high into the air and travelled over a number of houses in the direction of the K&L Complex depositing hay on driveways, roofs, gardens and roads. Some of the residents who witnessed the brief occurrence found it utterly surprising and somewhat frightening. Fortunately no harm was done but many people had to get the rakes and brushes to tidy up in its aftermath! We met Mary Dempsey from Galway who works at Alps Electric Ireland and she also had hay evidence that the whirlwind also passed close to the Alps Complex. So from the Funnel Cloud of some weeks past (so splendidly photographed by Ola Cashman) to yesterday evening’s Hay Whirlwind one wonders what’s next?! And now enjoy our recording of the rare occurrence even though nobody seems to have recorded the actual whirlwind …but we have the aftermath right down to when the hayfield with its many bales returned to its peaceful setting and we were treated to a truly superb sunset as we approach the longest day of the year on Saturday. And we guess that at least enough hay for one bale or more of hay travelled far from the field. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Why this Whirlwind should have happened may be the result of the hottest day this year experienced on Wednesday and the unusual cloud formation at the time of the occurrence…perhaps. Here are some more pictures of the event which caused much conversation in [read more …] “Surprise Hayfield Whirlwind at Mount Leader on Wednesday Evening”
Well known fiction / history / travel writer Mary Russell was on the John Murray Show on RTÉ Radio 1 this morning (june 18th), to describe her forthcoming walk from Millstreet to Rylane along the Butter Road, this coming Friday (June 20th). This is one of her walks along the old butter roads which brought the butter from Kerry to Cork for export. She plans to stop at the Kerryman’s Table. She likes to travel alone, but if you see her, ask her in for a cup of coffee!
Listen to the interview on the RTÉ Radio Player (from 45:45 to 51:03)
This may (or may not) be part of her research to for a new radio documentary on the butter roads of kerry & Cork (entitled: from [read more …] “Writing on the Butter Road”