Death Notice: Eugene (Eoin) Keller, Lyre & Newmarket

The death has occurred of Eugene (Eoin) Keller
Lyre, Cork / Newmarket, Cork

Keller: Lyre, Banteer and Castle Court, Newmarket. On April 28, 2020 at Lyre, Eugene (Owen). Sadly missed by his wife Catherine, family Eugene, Fintan, Fiona, Susan, Christopher, Stephanie, Stephen and Shane, grandchildren, brothers, sister, daughter-in-law, niece, relatives and friends. May he Rest in Peace. 

In accordance with Government and HSE guidelines a private funeral will take place. Messages of sympathy can be placed on the Condolence link on [rip] [f] [f2]

Early plans for County Cork Windfarm Revealed

Coillte and Brookfield Renewables are now attempting to categorise the Balinagree / Mushera windfarm as a Strategic Infrastructural Development, thus avoiding the need for a normal planning application, and speeding up the development, and most likely putting residents concerns in the background.  Read more about this development in the Evening Echo.

“Lunchtime Favourites” Every Sunday on Cork Music Station

Because of the great interest in our Sunday Lunchtime Musical Programme following the celebration of Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 11.30am we are introducing the sharing of requests .   “Lunchtime Favourites” which we are now calling our programme begins every Sunday directly after the celebration of Mass and continues until 1pm.   We invite our Listeners to submit requests for Family and Friends for whom we shall play favourite songs and the very best instrumental music.   These mentions will be shared with our worldwide audience.   Feel very welcome to send in requests anytime especially in advance of Sunday’s programme.   So feel most welcome to share your requests from any part of the world with Friends anywhere in the world!  To make contact with your requests:   Email corkmusicstation or send a Text or WhatsApp message to 00 353 86 825 0074 (from outside Ireland) or 086 825 0074 (from anywhere in Ireland).  One may also send in requests to the Seán Radley Facebook Page.   Happy listening to Cork Music Station .  (S.R.)

John Manley’s Funeral Took Place in London Today

With the present COVID-19 Coronavirus restrictions in place the special Funeral Service for the late John Manley was conducted today (Wed. 29th April 2020) at 4pm in London in the presence of Family members and one gentleman who represented all the many Friends who would have wished to have been there.   The Service was live streamed online with the Priest celebrating the life of John in a hugely impressive manner.   John’s son-in-law Mark – the husband of the late Michelle Bates – shared a wonderfully expressed and very moving tribute.   Two of John’s favourite songs – Seán Ó Sé’s “The Banks of My Own Lovely Lee and “The Green, Green Grass of Home” sung by Tom Jones – ended the beautiful ceremony.   The celebration of Mass had already taken place in John & Esther’s local Church this Wednesday morning in London.   John would have been greatly impressed by the very meaningful and inspiring Service.  We extend our heartfelt sympathy to all the Family.   We thank Clara Manley for sharing the live streaming video link enabling us to participate from afar in the ceremony.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “John Manley’s Funeral Took Place in London Today”

This May – a Message from Bishop Ray

This May turn to Our Lady, Queen of Peace for strength and peace. With Covid-19 many people will find this May upsetting and distressing. Prayer to Our Lady each day can be a source of calm, hope and resilience. She will bring your prayer to the ear of the Lord Jesus.

Our glad voices telling
The praise of the loveliest flower of the vale.
O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.

When Our Lady appeared in Knock in August 1879 poverty and disease was common in Ireland. In the years since, Knock has been a place of comfort and hope for Irish people in need. Lourdes also, has been a special place of peace and hope for the sick. The sick, the bereaved and the troubled have consistently turned to Our Lady.

The Gospel speaks of ‘a sword piercing the soul of Mary’. Think of the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt. Think of Mary who stood by the cross as her Son was dying.

With Covid-19, the month of May will not be an easy month. Many people are beginning to feel trapped and frustrated. In their hearts they know that change can only come carefully and gradually. Pope Francis speaks of this time as ‘a time of trial’.  [read more …] “This May – a Message from Bishop Ray”