A million thanks for the many very kind comments we received during our programme this Tuesday night (7th July) locally, nationally and internationally. (S.R.)
Tonight on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music as well as a variety of interesting musings. Among the Treasures to feature tonight:
Reviewing the new Historic Collection presented by Eileen Cronin whose interview last week proved hugely popular with among the many Listeners a lady from a very famous family. We get to meet with John, Derek and April on a very special visit to Millstreet.
We hear about Millstreet Community Singers at Kanturk Community Hospital. And we receive a report from Ita and William re Bumbleance.
We witness a presentation by Millstreet Athletic Club to Fr. Paddy O’Byrne on the celebration of his Diamond Jubilee to the Priesthood.
We hear some very special songs such a “Flying by” composed by Davy Ryan and “When the Robins Return” wonderfully sung by Paudie McAuliffe from Shrone. At the request of Pat and Olive Monaghan in Nevada Seán Cuddy’s “Someone from Home”. And with the help of James Wickham of Minnesota, USA we hear the amazing singing voice of Maureen O’Hara!
A very old picture from 1960s…my uncle is far right Garry Murphy Prohous…and far left is Ger Cronin Killoween. ..Could the public identify the others? …Paddy Sullivan. (Two further people whom I can identify are Mrs. Kelleher who owned the Public Bar near Reen’s Pharmacy in Main Street, Millstreet – a true lady and at the centre is the very well known John “Sing” O’Sullivan …. Many thanks, Paddy, for sharing such an interesting image on our website …. And we thank Frank Reen and Bernie O’Rahilly (née Murphy) for just now sharing in our Comments Forum their truly comprehensive captions to the superb photograph….Seán Radley.)
Millstreet Tidy Towns would like to thank local company Bar-O Construction who kindly sponsored and erected the town’s new Swift Tower, an amazing conservation feature to have in our town, increasing Biodiversity in the area as well as protecting a declining species. The Swift Tower was kindly supplied by IRD Duhallow CLG
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
Time marches on and Covid19 continues to be the main topic of discussion everywhere you go. It continues to call the shots and we must all adhere to it’s every demand. Ever so slowly life is inching forward with nobody quite sure if they are doing the right thing but the need to get back to some form of normal life drives them on to at least try. Food and drink providers are the most affected and it’s interesting to see the many changes they have to make in order to start up again. Some of course will never come back again but for those who will the challenges are immense. I went to the Wallis Arms Hotel for my dinner on Monday. I booked at one thirty and dined at two. As I was the only one there at that particular time I asked Nigel, the manager to show me around, show me the new changes and the ways that they have adopted to run their business. Needless to say they have sanatisers at the entrance and inside they have ample room to seat groups of up to eight guests in the dining lounge, while out in the function room at the back they can seat many more with ample social distancing . The days of copies of the menu on your table are gone. Gone also are the jars of sachets of mayonnaise,ketchup, pepper/salt and so on. Now they bring a selection of them to your table in a small dish and reminded that if you want more of any you are welcome to ask. The customary glass of water remains the same. The days menu is displayed on a notice board at the entrance and if you miss it like I did, the friendly waitress will read it for you. If you’re on your own, like I was, you can get a table for one. All the staff were wearing masks. I didn’t. The name of every customer is entered in their book as is the norm everywhere you go now. I enjoyed my meal, it was superb. By then other customers came in and sat at tables to suit their numbers. Now that I have made the break I’ll be more relaxed the next time and there will be a next time. The only other ‘eatery’ that I have been in, is the Lovely Aroma Cafe in Minor Row, where they have Perspex dividers and their customers can enjoy their cuppa or full meal happy in the knowledge that they are safe in their own space. At the West End, the Lovely Cinnamon Cafe provides takeaway meals for the moment. Their beautiful homemade brown bread is just one of the delicious items that they have to offer. Our pubs are still waiting to get the go ahead from the powers that be. In the meantime they’re looking at how they can extend their space in order to comply with the you-know-what. Looking at ways that they can move up or out so that they can make a decent living in spite of all the odds that are stacked against them. We wish the all every success and again appeal to everyone to support them. Please shop at home. Leave your money with your own people so that they can be there for use in to the future. Many congratulations to entrepreneurs Danny and Eileen Buckley,CloverHill on the launching of their new food products and on winning a weeks advertising on Virgin Media. It was great seeing them on the box at teatime every evening. No better man than Danny to drive the message home.