“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00pm

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 2nd Feb. 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00.   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

On tonight’s Show:  Lots of wonderful songs and music including Jim Lyons, Selections from “The Mikado”, Breeda Tarrant’s “When the Leaves Begin to Fall” …. and many, many more.   

At 10.00pm – marking 95 years of national broadcasting here in Ireland we share two recordings from 1977 featuring Donncha Ó Dúlaing on a visit to Mallow and we smile at the wonderful stories of Comedian Billa O’Connell on a 1977 “Late Late Show”.   And we chat about the following images which all date from the year 2000 from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Clearly a sporting victory on a wet evening in 2000!
Fr.. Denis Kelleher in 2000 on his annual holiday home to Millstreet from the USA where he ministered.
Mill View, Millstreet in the year 2000.

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Murphy – Shannaknuck

My name is Kevin Murphy. I am a new coadmin of the Murphy DNA project through familytreedna. I have been conducting much of the genealogical research for members in our group. One of our members is believed to have origins in Shananuck/Shanacknuck descended from a John Murphy of Shannaknuck 1800-1895 who passed at the Union Workhouse, Millstreet.
There are a number of Murphys in our group within the same genetic family with origins around Millstreet in particular, however I was hoping to possibly grab the interest of more Murphy men to test their Y DNA. Our Murphy genetic family is the largest of all in the group by far and is heavily concentrated in the Province of Munster.
I am attaching a map of areas of these different Murphys just below.
Interestingly enough we share a common male ancestor with a group of Northwest Cork O’Sheas and Cork Harringtons within the last 1000 or so years. I am working on distinguishing what Gaelic surname these Harringtons were as there are a few possibilities.
Walt Disney’s great nephew Roy Patrick Disney shares a common male ancestor with us within the last 1300-1800 years and does not match any of the Disneys of Norman origin.
If anyone is interested, especially any Murphys, in this sort of research please feel free to have to send me an email.


I hope everyone is doing well in your parish

Maidie (Mary) O’Keeffe, Cullen & Limerick

The death has occurred of Maidie (Mary) O’Keeffe, Cullen, Cork / Limerick, on February 1st 2021, peacefully, in the loving care of St. Michael’s Nursing Home, Caherconlish, Limerick. (ex A. I. B.). Daughter of the late Peggy and Willie Joe. Deeply regretted by her brothers Denis (Limerick), Gerard (Cullen), sisters Anne (Carlow),Gretta (Limerick), sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

In accordance with current government guidelines a private family funeral mass will take place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Thursday at 12 noon, followed by burial in Cullen Cemetery. Mass will be live streamed on churchservices.tv/millstreet. Family flowers only. Condolences may be left on the RIP Condolences Page.

Eily’s Report 2nd February

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my weekly report.

 The first of Spring, St. Bridget’s day, birds  building their nests, people building their houses, flowers forcing their way up through the ground, my goodness, life is taking off at a fierce  rate. I’m tempted to say stop, slow down, all of these things deserve their own space in the normal scheme  of things. February the first dawned mild and soft with the sun emerging out through the hazy clouds. It was everything that the first day of Spring should be and how lovely it was to take a stroll in the garden, get the feel of Spring, then go around and  throw out a searching eye in an effort to see what is coming to life. The little crocus as always is plainly seen in its vivid purple coat, I have a tub of bluebells, why they’re in a tub I’ll never know, but they are and judging by their strong green leeks it won’t be long before they carry out their annual duty to please the passing eye. Do birds miss our presence in the out of doors. I’m sure they do. At least the little robin seems to anyway because whenever I go and spend some time outside he lands himself on the nearest  branch and turns up the volume on his sweet voice. So so lovely to listen to and when I’m coming in I get an almost guilty feeling to be deserting him. The saddest thing for me in Spring is that I don’t have many places for birds to build their nests. They come and search  but alas  they don’t seem to like the places that I can give them and I can’t give them the places where they would like to set up home. Last year I gave them free reign and wound up having to cover the lawnmower etc in the closed shed. This time I’ll have to keep that place closed. But maybe I’ll still be able to find them another roosting place before their building season takes off in earnest.    There is a doubt if the first of February ,is in fact the first day of Spring. Everybody is saying it but I’m not a bit sure. I think that this year ,we are all so anxious to get on with the year, and leave Winter  far behind, that we’re willing  to give February away to spring. It’s being widely debated at the moment, and who am I to set the record straight.

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