Eily’s Report 1st June

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

Canon John got our month of June off to a good start this morning by blessing Holy Water at the beginning of ten o’clock Mass. The June month is starting off on a very encouraging note with a  few lovely sunny days behind us and hopefully lots more to come. The fine days set the whole world around us up a gear or two, with farmers delving into silage making at every waking hour and families doing everything they could to make the most of the sun. Bar-b-cues were going  full belt in many gardens, the sound of children playing, filling the air, while others took to travelling out a bit, relishing their new found extended limits. We were fortunate enough to take on the Shrone  Lake District where a glorified goat path inches you along the craggy terrain and where the slow pace gives you time to study the rocks and streams in detail and the calm lake almost hidden at the foot of the mighty Paps. For the driver it takes full concentration but for the lucky passenger, sheer joy. There are places where you can stop, converse with other brave people like yourself ,or young couples doing it all on foot. Our final pitch took us all the way to the top of the  down hill  and the descent into the renowned Claydagh Valley and the exit into the busy main Killarney to Macroom Road. How great it is that due to modern ways that those of us in advanced years can enjoy the beauty of these remote gems as well as those who can do it all on shanks mare.

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“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 1st June 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.30 (Irish Time).   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 at 10pm we feature a brief interview with three ladies recorded in Banteer 1983 in the presence also of Seán Buckley where we hear about their meeting with Ansty and the Tailor of Gougane Barra, an early Kilcorney Feis and the challenges of the Troubles of the 1920s in Ireland.   We also listen to a recent recording of the cuckoo heard in Mount Leader.  And we share some of the amusing quotes of Yogi Berra….kindly provided by James Wickham from Minneapolis.   For our pictorial feature we share images of Cullen in 2000 plus a visit to Millstreet Church by Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan this morning.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Welcoming Australian Elizabeth  Nunn (third from left) to Cullen in 2000 when her relative from past generations – the famous Poet Edward Walsh was being commemorated.
Richie Kavanagh – Special Guest at the Old Time Harvest Festival in Cullen 2000.
Prizegiving Night 2000 at Cullen & District Friends Special Needs Association.


Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore – briefly visited St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet this Tuesday morning after Mass, 1st June 2021. Bishop Alphonsus has local connections – the late Fr. John Butler and the O’Mahony Family. One of his ancestors was baptised in Millstreet Church.  We thank Pat Breen for alerting us as to whom we had seen in the Church after Mass.
Cullen 2000 when the Church Bell was being electrified and controlled by an electric switch from within the Sacristy.  And we get a panoramic view from on high!

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