Tonight…on this Tuesday, 28th July 2020… 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:
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. And with the help of James Wickham of Minnesota, USA we hear the amazing singing voice of Kate Smith – the “American Dame Vera Lynn”.
We listen to two interviews at 10pm : First Anniversary of Air Ambulance with many speakers at the important occasion. Also we chat with Matt and Úna about the new seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain.
We talk about Jerry Pat O’Leary’s superb recent 90 minute Podcast.
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
August Bank Holiday, the very mention of the word gives us a great feeling, fills you with excitement and the promise of annual holidays and a much needed break from the norm. Yes, that is what it used to be like, but alas not this time and it only took one small bug to put an end to it, change the world forever. For a long time now the media has wasted no time or energy in telling us about terrible things that threaten our very existence. Super powers stockpiling bigger and more powerful weapons of war and mass distruction, most of which never comes to fruition. T.G. But there wasn’t a word about a little bug that was hatching away in China which put us all hiding behind masks for our own protection and that of those around us. The whole world is at bursting point and the annual holiday season only makes it worse. People can’t be blamed for casting their minds on the might-have –been. Holidays both at home and abroad booked for months, having to be cancelled. To Holiday at home at short notice requiring careful planning , with many new aspects to be considered. With very little hotel or B&B accommodation to be had they may be lucky enough to get a vacancy at a campsite, but even then the customary trip to the cafe or diner could also be a no no. Already I’m hearing of towns in scenic places that are full of people and no pub or restaurant open. People with little children are to be pitied. Adults may curse their luck and settle for an alternative, but try telling the little ones that we’re not going to France after all, or indeed to the seaside, because we’d have no place to stay. For years planning a holiday anywhere in the world was done by pressing a few buttons and your every need was met. But it’s not like this year. This time people will have to do it all themselves, take the knocks and try again. To make it good for the August Bank Holiday this year is going to take some new thinking, more effort, but I’ll bet that when it’s over, we will hear some wonderful stories from people who thought outside the box and had a wonderful time, in spite of Covid 19.
The death has occurred of Mary Ruane (née Healy) Straide, Foxford, Mayo / Millstreet, Co. Cork
The death has occurred of Mary Ruane Straide, Foxford, Co. Mayo.
Mary Ruane (nee Healy) 26th July 2020 Straide, Foxford and formerly of Millstreet, Co. Cork peacefully at Blackrocks Nursing Home, Foxford. Predeceased by her husband Michael, brother Neil and sister Catherine. Beloved mother of Tony, Catherine, Seán and grandchildren Maeve, Darragh, Lorcan, Catríona and Niamh. Sadly missed by her sons, daughter,daughter-in-law Marie, Sisters Eileen and Peggy, brothers Dennis and Tim, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law,nieces,nephews,neighbours and friends.
Reposing at the Michael Davitt Centre Straide on Tuesday evening from 7pm to 8pm with removal afterwards to St Peter’s and Paul’s Church Straide. Mass on Wednesday at 12noon with burial afterwards in the New Cemetery. House private please. Due to current Government and HSE guidelines Mass and Cemetery are private for family and close friends only. The Ruane family appreciate your cooperation at this difficult time.