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

On this Tuesday – 7th March 2023 – preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme from the  splendid Archival Show where the focus is on a Special Programme relating to Cloyne at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear after the Maureen Henry Show on Sunday night just after 10.30pm) 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 at 10pm an Interview with Margaret Bourke and her Kosovan Visitor now living in Tralee – as well as lots of uplifting songs, music, musings and requests….and a feature on New Irish Terms We Now Use in English.  We chat about the images below.   Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Pictured recently at Millstreet Library (near the Criminology section because our Kosovan Visitor is studying Criminology) – from left Margaret Bourke, Ebresa Mairéad from Kosova & Tralee and Librarian Gillian Gilbourne. A special ten minute Interview with Margaret & Abraisa will be broadcast on our “Radio Treasures” Show tonight at 10pm.
Members of the wonderfully dedicated Group about to undertake a Night Walk through the Town and Environs to determine possible improvements which may be needed in the area….From left:  Dan Collins, Mary McSweeney, Marie O’Sullivan-O’Riordan, Marie O’Leary and Ivor Horton.
Having starred in the Oscar nominated “An Chailín Chiúin” and about to attend the Oscar Ceremony this is Michael Patric as “Seán Moylan – Irish Revolutionary” on stage last Sunday night in An Cultúrlann, Newmarket to a capacity audience. A truly magnificent performance by the superbly talented Actor/Writer given a standing ovation by the delighted Audience.

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Eily’s Report – 7th March

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

Heart warming scenes on our website this morning of the great celebrations by our GAA enthusiasts as they laud their stars and our historic Wallis Arms Hotel accommodating them in style. Many congratulations to all involved.

A beautiful Monday with the sun shining and the washing waving in the breeze and a yellow warning of snow and cold winds in the forecast. It’s a recipe for making the most of the remaining hours of this lovely day. It was a race against time last week when Clara Mountain above us was set alight, just days before the end of season. The huge inferno made a great impression on all who saw it. Controlled burning has been part of life for those  who own sections of Mountains and rough land. From experience they know when the time is right, taking  into consideration the direction of the wind and the proximity to local forests. Over the years we always loved to watch once we knew that nothing was in danger. The scene never failed to get us all excited at the wonder of it all. Sometimes it happened at night when the dark skies were lit up for miles around. In our young days local  farmers with rushy land with patches of furze growing on it would put a match to it and we’d all enjoy the bonfire-like occasion. The heat of it and the smell of burning furze stays with you all your life.  In the days before handy chainsaws and other mechanical trimmers, people made much more use of fire. This time of year when cows would be eating their way through the new fresh grass, fences had to be opened to let them into new pasture. Gates were scarce and gaps were often over grown with briers and weeds.  My Dad being a pipe smoker was never without a box of matches in his pocket and one flick made short work of opening a gap as the flaming vegetation filled the valley with a gentle wave of smoke and gave off a beautiful smell  that filled the evening air.  One you’d never forget.

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Superb Victory Social at Wallis Arms Hotel Last Saturday

The hugely successful Duarigle Gaels & Millstreet Juvenile GAA Victory Social was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Saturday, 4th March where special Sports Stars, Conor O’Callaghan and Darragh Cashman presented the talented Under 14 and Under 17 Players with their prestigious medals.   Further Guests included two representatives from Cork GAA who addressed the large gathering.   Great credit is due to the Organising Team ensuring a wonderful Victory Social where the Management and Staff of the Wallis Arms Hotel prepared a superbly colourful setting, provided a truly splendid meal and arranged a marvellous Disco with music supplied by Ronan O’Leary.   Two most impressive Hampers were won at the event.  Here we share our first of two selection of images from the outstanding occasion.   Tap on the 35 pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Victory Social at Wallis Arms Hotel Last Saturday”