Meeting Henry Healy in Moneygall, Co. Offaly Today

Interviewing Henry Healy in Moneygall for LTV2 and Cork Music Station on Sunday 08/07/2012.   Pictured in front of the Ancestral Home of President Barack Obama during this weekend’s Moneygall American Festival, true Gentleman and Ambassador supreme, Henry (who is a cousin of President Obama) gave us a superb insight into the wonderfully welcoming Moneygall area which was visited by the American President on 23rd May 2011.    We shall feature lots more photos of our splendid visit today when I travelled with Ita and William Fitzgerald of Cullen to do a live CMS broadcast from the Music Aspect of the Festival.   Please tune into “Radio Treasures” on CMS on this Tuesday 8-10 pm to hear some of the highlights of our most memorable visit.   Many thanks to Ita for taking this picture.   (S.R.)

Death Notice: Paudie Dineen, Hollymount

The death has occurred on Saturday, July 07, 2012 of Patrick (Paudie) DINEEN of Hollymount, Rathmore, Kerry. Former Principal of Boherbue Comp. July 7th 2012, peacefully in the presence of his loving family; wife Abbie, children Máire, Seán, Siobhán, Brian and Páidóg at Marymount Hospice, Cork. Beloved brother of the late Máire (O’ Leary) and Cormac (Millstreet). Deeply missed by his brother Joe, sisters Eibhlís (McManus) and Áine (Galvin). Loved and remembered always by his son-in-law P.J., daughter-in-law Sarah, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, partners Emily and Yen, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and by all his family, neighbours and many many friends.

Removal on Monday, 9th July, from O’Keeffe’s Funeral Home, Rathmore at [read more …] “Death Notice: Paudie Dineen, Hollymount”

Bank of Ireland Young Irelander 1983

Brian McSharry of RTÉ presents highlights of the 1983 Bank of Irelander Young Irelander for 3 year old horses at Millstreet Horse Show. The Millstreet Horse Show is on this year from August 7th to 12th. For those of us that remember the late Dick Pomeroy, in the video above you can see him auctioning the winning filly, and there’s a few familiar faces in the crowd also – (from 3:15 in the video above, and also in the photo below): [read more …] “Bank of Ireland Young Irelander 1983”

Joanne Recovers Quickly

Joanne O’Riordan at the Cork v Clare Munster Final today – photo by Ray McManus / Sportsfile

“AN IRISH teen born without limbs who earned worldwide plaudits for an inspirational UN address has made an astonishing recovery from major surgery and plans to attend the Munster football final today to cheer on her beloved Cork.

Joanne O’Riordan, 16, from Millstreet, Co Cork, underwent a 12-hour operation just over three weeks ago to insert a steel rod in her spine — but she still intends to be on the sideline at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick as the Rebels face Clare.

Doctors were so astonished at the speedy recovery of the plucky teen that they told her mother she should qualify for a Guinness Book of Records entry” … Read the full article in today’s Sunday Independent

Cork Music Station to Broadcast from Moneygall on Sunday 8th July

Cork Music Station is scheduled to broadcast LIVE from a Musical Festival taking place in Moneygall, Co. Offaly in the afternoon of  Sunday 8th July 2012. And on the very same online radio station ( “Radio Treasures” on this Tuesday 8 – 10 p.m. a programme featuring Millstreet Community Choir and Catherine & Patrick Linehan of San Francisco with their Friends.   Great singing and music guaranteed plus a superb recitation.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)