“Radio Treasures” Tonight Remembers Big Tom, Brian Dennehy & Fr. Liam

On Cork Music Station tonight  (Tuesday, 21st April 2020) from 9.30 to 11.00pm we have a very special programme including a live interview at 10pm with Mayo’s Michael Commins of Midwest Radio on the second anniversary of the late Big Tom McBride and his wife Rose.   We also recall the late Hollywood Actor supreme – Brian Dennehy and his visit to Millstreet in 1992.   We remember Fr. Liam Comer and hear an uplifting story from Geraldine Dennehy about the day Fr. Liam administered the Sacrament of Confirmation in Millstreet in 2013.   We share these images to illustrate those to whom we shall be making  reference in our programme tonight.   And of course, we shall also be having our weekly blend of music, musing and songs.  And we also hear a new song by Davy Ryan (at 9.45pm) “Our Heroes Who Set Us Free” giving such deserving praise to All Frontline Workers during COVID-19.  Most welcome All to join us for tonight’s “Radio Treasures”.  Happy listening!  (S.R.)   To contact the programme:  Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com or text 086 825 0074 .

Brian Dennehy at Millstreet Museum 1992.
Brian Dennehy with dedicated Staff Members at Millstreet Community Hospital in 1992.
Michael Commins coordinating the Galway Musical Sessions in 2019.
Michael Commins with “Kilkenny Elvis” in Galway 2019.
Fr. Liam Comer administering the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2013.
Pictured at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre in 1993 following Brian Dennehy’s superb performance in Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh”.
Brian Dennehy at the home of Noel C. Duggan and Family in 1992.
Meeting with Brian Dennehy at the Abbey Theatre in 1993.


Gena and Martina with Brian at the home of the Duggan Family in 1992.
Brian with members of the Roche Family of Coomlogane, Millstreet.

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Donal O’Sullivan, Glenleigh

The death has occurred on Monday 20th April 2020 of Donal O’Sullivan, Glenleigh, Kilcorney, Cork. Suddenly but peacefully at his residence, beloved son of the late Ned and Mary. Deeply regretted by his sisters Bridget, Margaret and Letitia, brothers Eamon and Willie, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends. [rip] [f]

Due to current government and HSE guidelines on public gatherings, a private funeral will take place. Messages of sympathy can be left on the RIP condolence page.


Eily’s Report – 21st April

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

Fondest greetings, as we settle down to yet another week of total lockdown. The mind boggles at the enormity of it all. We are still trying to grasp the fact that people in the minutest corners of the world are restricted like we are and toeing the line accordingly. The One World Together global concert on Sunday night  on RTE2 brought it home to us again as if we needed reminding. With singing stars from every corner of the world saying the very same as we are here. We dare not ask  when will it all end or what is the world going to be like by then. I started a jigsaw of a thousand pieces a few days ago and its going to take me months and months to put it all together again. I think that is the way I feel about the world today, it is broken up  by sickness, by massive closures and mass unemployment. Some businesses will never open again.  But there will always be a need for people, perhaps they wont be doing what they did before but they will be needed when the world picks up again and with the Corona virus experience behind them I think it’s going to be a better place.

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