Having made a return three Tuesdays ago to live broadcasting on www.corkmusicstation.com “Radio Treasures” will be transmitted tonight Tuesday, 10th May 2022 from 9 to 11pm settling back after a seven week break. Please note the new time of our Tuesday Show which previously began at 9.30pm. My sincere thanks to all the many Loyal Listeners who extended such a royal welcome back before, during and after the programme through WhatsApp and Text Messages, Emails and Phone Calls – all very much appreciated. We shall, of course, feature lots of cheerful songs and some splendid music. And we shall share lots of interesting musings. We shall remember some wonderful people who went to their Eternal Reward in recent times. And we shall chat about the featured images below sourced from the Pictorial Archives of Millstreet Museum. Tap on the 13 images to enlarge. If you wish to make contact with our Tuesday Radio Show please message us on the Seán Radley Facebook page, email us on millstreetmuseum @gmail.com, text or WhatsApp us on 086 825 0074. Special features in tonight’s programme include: 1. An Interview with Marie Twomey at 10pm relating to the English Classes being organised. 2. “Donkey Serenade” (!!) at 9.30pm recently recorded by Photographers visiting the Donkey Sanctuary. 3. Magnificent Beethoven Duet played by Maria Mulcahy at 9.45pm. Happy Listening! (S.R.)
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my report.
The Merry Month of May is not very merry today (Monday) with rain falling instead of the twenty degrees heatwave which was forecasted. However we must be thankful for what we get, because the grass and flowers won’t grow without the rain and there’s no more to be said. I like to use the wet weather to replenish my stocks of rain water. We cannot store up the sun, but we can store up rain. Old habits die hard and in olden times when every drop of the precious stuff had to be drawn in buckets from the nearest stream for general use and perhaps further away from the nearest well for making the tae or soup or boiling fruit and so on. So the custom of placing containers in strategic places to grab the liquid Manna from Heaven made sense. To put a barrel under the shoot came natural or many barrels under many shoots to make it better. Wetting the feeding for pigs, leaving pans of water out for fowl to drink, water to wash the spuds for the dinner all took their toll on what was in the barrel and when the store was empty there was nothing for it but take the long trek with a bucket in each hand to resume the long haul. From watching those before us we learned to save and spare, and use and reuse. It became a habit ,and gave us a great sense of achievement if we succeeded in our quest. For example if the stores under the spout were not still drained out before the next rainfall we’d be delighted that we made it to the next re-fill. I’m still like that today and count my tubs full of rainwater as a free gift from God every time I dip in my watering can.