Back in time with Maureen and Julie

The editor of ‘Irish Roots’ magazine is Maureen Phibbs. The name, says Maureen, is supposed to be from England but the family has been here in Lacken near Blessington for at least two centuries. During that time, they have farmed the same hilly holding in the same townland where she now lives and works in a tidy bungalow next door to the original farmhouse.
She took the slightly unusual surname on marriage to Pat Phibbs, as she was brought up a Hickey from near Millstreet in Cork.

She reckons that the interest in genealogy which she pursues through the magazine reflects her growing up in Munster.
‘The old people spoke for hours at the fireside,’ she muses, recalling the days when she sat and listened to her elders. ‘They knew who everyone was connected to.’ There, in brief, is the essence of the hobby which she now pursues as a business – it is all about connections… Read the full interview on the Bray People

Mallow Search & Rescue Team Receives Bowing New Year Swim Cheque

A most impressive cheque for €2,650.00 was presented by the Bowing New Year Swim Committee to Representatives John, Emmet and Martin of the Mallow Search & Rescue Team at the Malpaso Bar on Friday, 27th Jan. 2017. We shall be featuring an interview with the Team on Radio Treasures this Tuesday at 10pm. Here we share 14 images of the uplifting occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Mallow Search & Rescue Team Receives Bowing New Year Swim Cheque”

Where The Road Takes Me

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance notice of this evening’s programme on C103.  (S.R.)

On ‘Where the road takes me’ this Sunday evening, we bring you the second of three programmes which look at the life, career and legacy of Professor Gerry o’Sullivan from Caheragh, who died almost exactly five years ago.

This week we speak to his brother Donal, who tells us that by hook or by crook Gerry would always make it to school every day, even if it meant having to walk the ten mile round trip to Skibbereen.

His wife Breeda talks about the nightmare for any consultant, when they are required to break the news to any patient that nothing more can be done for them

Believing passionately that a cure would be found for aggressive cancers, Gerry o’Sullivan set up the Cork Cancer Research Centre, which has since evolved into an ultra- modern facility, which now houses clinicians and scientists under one roof.

At the centre, we meet Principal Investigator Dr. Mark Tangney who fills us in on their main research topic, which is turning bugs into drugs..

Join John Greene for – ‘Professor Gerry o’Sullivan – Surgeon of Renown – Legacy of hope’. [read more …] “Where The Road Takes Me”

Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run to be held Today has been cancelled due to the Weather Conditions

The Tractor run to be ran out of Dromtariffe today has been cancelled due to the Bad Weather, Millstreet Vintage Club apologise for any inconvenience on the short notice of this.