We thank Radio Presenter supreme – John Greene – for advance information on Sunday’s C103 programme. (S.R.)
For the very first edition of Where the road takes me for 2017, John Greene travels to the village of Castletownkenneigh to meet a historian. A parish priest, a musician and a photographer – not four, but two very talented people.
We meet Fr. Tom Hayes, parish priest of the Enniskeane parish who fills us in on the history of St. Joseph’s Church in Castletownkenneigh.
We hear about the altar in the Church which was sculpted by John Hogan in the early part of the nineteenth century. It depicts the mother of Jesus in the tomb, beside the body of her son after the crucifixion. There’s also a lovely story as to how the alter came to be in the church in the first place.
Fr. Tom tells us about his hobby as a photographer, and how a collection of his photographs has ended up as a fundraising calendar .
In the adjoining cemetery, and beside an imposing monument, historian Colm Cronin gives us the background to four of the ‘Boys of Kilmichael’ who are buried side by side here. Pat Deasy, Michael McCarthy and Jim o’Sullivan died from wounds received in the ambush. The fourth man, Jeremiah o’Mahony died in March of the following year.
Removing his historian’s hat , Colm Cronin looks back at 45 years spent in the music business and the dramatic changes he has witnessed in the industry.
Where the road takes me – this Sunday evening at 7pm on C103.