We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance information regarding his Radio Feature this evening. (S.R.)
During the Irish Famine of 1845 to 1847, those who raised enough money to emigrate were deemed the lucky ones, but those left behind faced the possibility of death from hunger or fever, or both. Many were buried where they lay, or dumped, unidentified into famine pits. Fortunately, some of these famine pits have since been transformed into dignified and consecrated burial places.
In this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene visits one such burial place at Kilpadder, close to Kilmacsimon Quay, and the nearby village of Innishannon.
For many years victims of the famine from around this area were buried in a small hillside field – their graves unmarked – their plight and deaths forgotten. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”
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Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Vintage and Family Fun Day on Sunday August 27th in the Town Park in Millstreet,the Event is in Aid of the Cancer Connect Service which is a Free and Flexible Transport Service to Cork Hospitals for Cancer Treatment,this Project is supported by Local Link Cork and the Services are free, flexible and confidential.Great Day planned with all types of Vintage/Classic Cars, Tractors,Bikes,Trucks etc Welcome, plenty fun for the Kids with Bouncing Castle, Face Painting etc, BBQ, Live Music,Trade Stands, Tractor Build, and much more,your Support would be greatly appreciated for this great Cause. Event Kicks off from One O`Clock.
For more details contact Mike on 087 2929430 Donie on 086 8545873 or Bernard on 087 7924406.
Please Note Millstreet Town Park is closed on Saturday Aug 26 and Sunday Aug 27 to facilitate the Running of this Event.
Professor Bernard O’Donoghue presented a truly splendid selection of classical and Irish Traditional music in his programme at Millstreet Gramophone Circle on Friday night (18th Aug. 2017). Joe Kennelly (seated in centre on our pictures below) delivered the official thanks to Bernard highlighting his favourite pieces. A very generous member of our audience presented a beautiful Galway Crystal Bowl as one of our prizes for our half-time Draw. Our next meeting will be on the fourth Friday of Sept. – 22nd at 8.15pm in Millstreet Day Care Centre. Boherbue’s Music Room‘s next meeting is on Thursday, 7th Sept. at 8pm in Pearse Memorial Hall, Boherbue. Below we share our visual recording of just some of the audience attending our Friday night presentation. Bernard is seated 6th from left. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)