“Radio Treasures” from 9.10 to 11.30pm on CMS Tonight

On this Tuesday – 9th Aug. 2022 – preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear after the Maureen Henry Show on Sunday night) we invite you to also tune into “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday from 9.10 to 11.30pm on Cork Music Station.    Feel very welcome to contact the live programme by emailing corkmusicstation @gmail.com or texting 086 825 0074 – One may also WhatsApp that number.   Tonight’s programme includes lots of uplifting songs, music, musings and requests….and lots of great Interviews.    And we chat about the following  12 pictures accessed from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

John C. Casey received a royal welcome home to Millstreet paying a visit from New York for the first time in twenty years. The Desmond Family Clan Reunion was an important focus for John C.. (Picture by Killian Linehan)

James Carr of Shanaknuck with Giuseppe of “Dago Red” in Ballydehob.

Artist Supreme, Denis O’Connor at his Irish home in Barna, Ballydehob and also at his current Exhibition.

Maura and Patrick Lyons of Bruree, Co. Limerick – brilliant Dancers at the final open-air dance of the season at Mushera.


Sheila Fitzgerald and Film Crew at Tubrid Holy Well recording a special video for Sheila’s wonderful latest song “Santa Maria – A Prayer to Mary”.

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Noreen Dennehy (née O’Sullivan) Lisnaboy

The death has occurred of Noreen Dennehy (née O’Sullivan), Lisnaboy, Cullen. On August 9th 2022, peacefully in the presence of her loving family and in the wonderful care of the staff at Cork University Hospital. Beloved wife of Dan, loving mother of Eileen, Collette Ryan (Mournabbey) and Martin, son-in-law Damien, daughter-in-law Diane, her adored grandchildren Anna, Patrick, Katie, Shauna, Darragh and Jamie, her brothers Dan and Seamus and the late John and Anna. Sadly missed by her loving family, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, kind neighbours, relatives and friends. May her gentle soul rest in peace. [rip]

Reposing at Church of the Nativity, Cullen on Wednesday, 10th August 2022, from 6pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass at 11:30am on Thursday, 11th August 2022, at Cullen. Burial afterwards at the adjoining cemetery, Cullen. Messages of sympathy can be left on the RIP Condolence Page.

Millstreet Pipe Band’s Fundraiser

Millstreet Pipe Band’s fundraiser to cover the shortfall between a grant received for new uniforms & equipment & their final cost, as well as the lack of Church Gate Collections for two years due to Covid, raised a total of €6,669.05.
The Pipe Band would like to say thank you for the amazing generosity shown by so many people, businesses & committees.
There were donations from near and far &  the support was greatly appreciated.
The total raised from the gofundme page was €3,449.05 (after fees). There were further cash & cheque donations of €3,220.00 bringing the total raised to €6,669.05.
The Pipe Band would also like to thank everyone for the good wishes extended to the band during their fundraiser.

Eily’s Report – 9th August

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

Great to be here on this beautiful sunny day   Today (Monday) I was up a little earlier than usual and it was worth it. A blanket of fog covered the land and as it melted more and more places came into view and it’s wonderful to know that tomorrow will be the same and so on for the rest of the week. It gives everybody an opportunity to plan no matter what is your station in life. Plan to take the children to the beach or get some of the early harvest work done on the land.  It’s autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.  Season of blackberries, hazel nuts, torn hands from binding corn, season of the chance of finding beautiful wild mushrooms. When seasons were the soft days of autumn were great for bringing them up and we searched for them early and late to get that unique taste that the mass produced ones don’t have. With the saving of the hay and the turf done, in the summer there was still plenty to do when it came to the  autumn/harvest time. The  grower kept a close eye on the planes of golden corn and wheat and barley  as he roamed the fields in the cool of the evening testing the grains between his teeth to see if they were fit to harvest. We hated binding the corn, but our bonus was that we were kept at home from school to help. My Dad would sit on the  two horse mower, rake in hand and as the horses moved along the rich bounty would fell and he would divide it into bundles known as sheafs. It was our job then to take a bit off of each bundle and use it to bind it securely. Back breaking work and it was made all the more painful if there were thistles or nettles in the mix  and when we cried out in pain at being stung by a nettle, we were told to find a dock weed and squeeze the juice of it on to the problem patch. This we always did, but I never seen it to work and there was no use in going back again there was nothing more for it, you were told what to do so bind on. At night when the days work was over the scratches and pricks of the thistle came into their own and also the scratches from the remains of the corn left standing called caoinleens, (oh they were sharp on our bare shins ) often kept us awake after a hard day but come the morning we didn’t say a word in case we’d be deemed not fit for the cornfield and have to go to school. Tea out in the meadow was the thrill of a lifetime. It made a welcome break from work and gallons of half hot tea and fresh homemade bread plastered with butter and new seasons blackberry jam was a tonic for any pain or ache. Another autumn task was the digging of the spuds. In the country they were always called spuds, while our town colleagues called them potatoes and chided our country lore. Again time off school to follow the spade all day and rattle the sods to get the last one out. In time we got a potato digger which was pulled by the horse and the spinning wheel broke the drill into shreds and tossed it aside exposing the grand display of our food until the same time next year.

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