Tonight…on this Tuesday, 25th August 2020… on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 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. Tonight our programme has a definite religious slant…Included in tonight’s programme:
Our 10pm Interview is with Tom Dennehy during which we feature a brief recording of the recent religious event at Our Lady Queen of Peace House of Prayer in Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We remember the late Judy Cronin (whose portrait features below) and share some of the exquisite music and singing of the Funeral Mass on 24th Aug. 2020…(at 9.45pm).
We recall Tade John O’Riordan‘s wonderful approach to life and his great popularity in roles such as the coordinator of a fruit and vegetable distribution service.
We review progress of the Main Street Mural of the end of the 19th Century.
We chat about our featured images illustrated here:
This week Millstreet Museum is open on Thursday 9.30am to 2.00pm. We offer our sincere sympathy to our Assistant Curator, Catherine Cronin on the sad departure of her dear Mum (Judy Cronin) to her Eternal Reward. R.I.P.. From next week our usual opening times will apply:
Monday to Wednesday: 9.30am to 2.30pm
Thursday: 9.30am to 2.00pm.
Also open by appointment: Email seanradley8jan @gmail.com
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
I ate some of my very own potatoes today. The little spud that I took from the bottom of the bag in March grew up between the flowers and shrubs on the bed and produced some lovely tubers for me to enjoy. I have some more scattered around the garden amongst the flowers that I will call on whenever I need some lovely flowery spuds for my dinner. It was a beautiful day, warm, calm and so inviting to sit out with a friend and admire the flowers and the greenness of the lawn and the fields beyond to watch the birds swirling high and low and playing bird games with one another. I don’t feed the birds in summer but I like to give them any leftover breadcrumbs and it’s great to watch them gobble them up. The weather forecast is for another storm this time called Francis and that made me all the more determined to make the best possible use of the present. There was no use in I dwelling on the peril to come maybe I’ll sleep through it and my worry would have been a waste of something lovely. Having taken a tip from TV gardening expert Diarmuid Gavin I planted a couple of potatoes in a bed of compost in a bucket and if all he says is true I’ll have a new tubers for Christmas. Even if I don’t the anticipation will keep me going over the weeks ahead. I finished the last of my peas today and took down the wire and stakes that kept tall and unbending against wind and rain while I relished their product when passing their way. None of them reached the pot they are so sweet and wholesome when eaten fresh off the mother plant. Most fruits have done whatever they were going to do by now. The yields were good, but the weather not so kind, but still those who caught the ball on the hop and picked lots of blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and gooseberries I’m not a jam maker myself and there’s no nicer gift than a jar of succulent new seasons jam. The strong winds over the past week put many a plant to the test, especially tall plants. I found it a wonderful season for roses. The blossoms just kept coming on after deadheading. Sunflowers which can reach over six feet succumbed miserably to the force of the elements. But the smaller more compact little varieties lived to fight another day and are there in full colour to prove it. Buíochas le Dia. It’s better to light a candle than curse the dark, so instead of moaning about the floods swilling through my yard I bought a large box of cheap detergent and spread around and left the torrents to do the rest. And now I have a lovely clean yard instead of a slippery slimy dangerous one.