We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information re this evening’s programme. (S.R.)
This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene concludes a two part
programme on the building of a tourist road between Killarney and Cork in
1748 – 270 years ago almost to the day.
The road which later became known as ‘The Butter Road”, was built by John
Murphy from Cahirciveen, who suffered heavy financial losses as a result..
* With the aid of Rachel Foley from ‘Ancestors from Ireland’, we
paint a more comprehensive picture of the elusive John Murphy
* At the butter market museum in Shandon, we discover how a failure
to move with the times resulted in the demise of the lucrative butter