“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station this Tuesday, 7th April 2020 includes a telephone interview at 10pm with Eily Buckley during which Eily shares her thoughts on COVID-19 and its overall effect. Our Programme begins at 9:30pm with its usual mixture of wonderful songs, music and musings. At 10.15pm we remember the late Donie Golden and Con McSweeney and play a special 1960’s local song in tribute. We hear about the many famous people born a century ago in 1920. And there’s more, much more including references to the images below. Happy listening! Feel most welcome to contact us on corkmusicstation @gmail.com or by texting 086 825 0074. Happy Easter to all our Loyal Listeners. (S.R.)
The Funeral Mass of the late Donie Golden was broadcast live from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 10am and repeated in a recording at 11am this Tuesday, 7th April 2020. Just after 1.30pm today also the Funeral Mass of the late Con McSweeney of Tooreenbawn and Altamont will be broadcast on Church T.V. (UHF Channel 53) and also will be transmitted live on Cork Music Station. (S.R.)
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
I hope you are all doing well following the first week of our more intensive isolating and social distancing. For people of my vintage the order was clear cut, stay at home. For others it wasn’t so plain. It’s easier to be something, rather than to be a borderline case. For those who were given a certain amount of freedom, there was always the concern when going to the shops or Post office etc. Bringing stuff to people, as to whether they were observing the rules to the full degree of safety, but in the three weeks since our isolation, be it partial or full, we are grateful that no case of the dreaded Virus has broken out amongst us. So we face the future with determination and hope. Even in total isolation we can still learn a lot. Things we miss, things we can do something about, and things we can’t. I am a great believer in doing something about the things we can changed and improved. For three weeks now lots of those in total isolation have spent most of their time sitting inside the window looking out. The weather was great and there was lots to see. So it is of vital importance that that window should be kept perfectly clean. The dry windy weather blew a lot of dust on to the panes and bit by bit the vision became dull. It is amazing the difference it makes when a window is cleaned. The whole house looks cleaner and the views outside become suddenly clearer. The moral being, if you love your Mom/Dad, clean their windows. There is no need to make a big deal of it, most windows have fine big panes now and the long handled model, combining a mop and blade can brighten the view in minutes. Another important thing is their specs. Few people get them done right. A Specsavers expert told me once that specs cannot be properly cleaned without the use of a good lens spray with an alcohol content. Forget the rub of a towel, or toilet paper, or the tail of your gown. Alcohol content is the answer, so if you don’t have some a dip into your bottle of Paddy or Powers will suffice.
We we sent pictures of two different used latex gloves discarded by the pathway at the football pitch in the Town Park last evening. It’s sad to see, so to whoever discarded them: If you make the effort to go for a walk in the Town Park, please make the effort to pick up your rubbish and take it home with you.