“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 18th April 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

 Where The Road Takes Me

Never mind Clint Eastwood and the Bridges of Madison County.  This week on ‘Where The Road Takes Me’,  John Greene brings you Gerry Forde and the Bridges of Donoughmore.  Gerry has written an amazing book about the 71 bridges in the parish, but there’s more to it than meets the eye.


 In Ovens we meet retired Engineering Designer, Draughtsman and Chartered Surveyor Michael Kiely, who explains the age-old method of Triangulation and how you can simply measure the distance to the sun, without actually having to go there.


In Ruby’s Bridge, John Barrett tells us about his father the Travelling Harness maker and his Grandfather who worked for the Muskerry Tram Company.  We also hear about a collision between a Tram and a Steam Roller on the Carrigrohane Straight. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” 18th April 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 18th April 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 2.00pm….yes, a 30 minute extension!  This is our 16th Lunchtime programme of 2021 where our songs and music are full of variety.    All our usual features on today’s Show….But today we very especially focus on favourite songs from The Mikado, Don Williams, Ceol ón Sráid, Davy Ryan,  Shandrum Céilí Band and the Clare Céilí Band and a host of wonderful Local Singers including  Jim Lyons, Breeda Tarrant, Film Music and more.   And we feature some wonderful Classical Favourites.   Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.    And we chat about these images below (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We discover a local connection with the Royal Funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, 17th April 2021 in that one of the Horseback Guards (seen on extreme right) is Tara Kelly whose Grandmother, Kathy Kelly of London and formerly of Clongeel near Kanturk, is a Grandniece of the late Han and Luke O’Keeffe of The Tanyard, Millstreet….meaning that Tara is the Great Grandniece of Han and Luke.   We thank Kathy for alerting us to this historic connection.
The Official Opening of Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS in 1959.
A 1941 Parade passing The Bridge, Millstreet.
Maureen Cronin, Teacher, Musician and Poet Supreme who was laid to rest this week in her native Rockchapel in her 105th year. R.I.P..

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