Tonight’s programme places focus on the uplifting response to the recent totally unexpected “Induction into the Irish Broadcasting Hall of Fame” We also include our “Fascinating Facts” feature. We invite you to a Waltzing Trip Through Ireland. And lots more great music. Feel welcome to text 086 825 0074 the programme or send a message to the “Seán Radley” Facebook Page. To access just log into www.corkmusicstation.com . Happy Listening! (S.R.)
Private Patrick Byrne died on this day January 19th in 1915 in the Ypres area of Belgium from wounds received in action. He is commemorated at the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres IX. A. 61.
He enlisted in Mallow in December 1914, and joined the Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) – 2nd Battalion, Service no. 3563.
He had been born on 24th March 1882 in the Millstreet Union Workhouse to Joseph Byrne and Catherine (née Kelleher, and who married Callaghan after Joseph died).
The below extract gives idea of what he and his regiment had to endure at that time in January 1915:
It was on the 12th of January 1915, that we relieved the Cameron Highlanders in the trenches round St.Eloi, a place with which the Battalion will be long and honourably associated. One company moved up to the famous mound. The way led through a morass which although some twenty yards wide required an hour to traverse, for we went up to our armpits in the frightful mud and some men had to be hauled through by man force by three or four comerades. [read more …] “Private Patrick Byrne, kia 19th January 1915”
O’Leary, Mike (Brother Charles F.S.C) Malaysia and late of Cashloura, Carriganima. Peacefully on December 24th 2015. Brother of Nora (Coughlan), brother-in-law of Nora (O’Leary), brother of the late Timothy, Denis and Sheila (Lynch). Deeply regretted by the De La Salle community, loving family and friends. Interred in Malaysia. Memorial Mass in Carriganima Church on Saturday 23rd of January 2016 at 6pm. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. [read more …] “Death Notice: Brother Charles O’Leary, Carriganima”
Millstreet is in a celebrating mood today as we wallow in the glory, that our beloved Sean Radley has been induced into the Irish Broadcasting Hall of Fame. How can we even control ourselves at the great news. We all know Sean as a rather shy, and humble person. Never seeks the limelight, but works tirelessly to bring those around him into the limelight. Be it people or places. Sean was 65 on the same day as Elvis Presley, and for all those years his greatest joy was to bring joy and success to the people and places around. My feeble efforts are not capable of doing justice to the man that Sean Radley is. For his 50th birthday party I penned a poem in his honour. And this is just a verse from it:
He has a gift for everyone, and gives to all he’ll meet,
It may be someone’s new born babe or a cat going down the street.
Maybe a scene at Tubrid Well or a Mass up in Aubane,
He misses nothing on his way, where did we get this Man.
Heartiest congratulations dear Seán, on behalf of all things Millstreet.
The dull month of January is moving on and there are lots of things to brighten it up. This week on Wednesday and Thursday will see the hosting of the mighty Machinery Show at the Green Glens Arena. Running each day from 12 noon to 10pm. It’s all indoors and with free parking in the grounds.
Following the Machinery Show the next event at the Green Glens will be the Millstreet International Welcome Tour on March 24 -28th. Continuing March 30 – April 3rd .