“Where the Road Takes Me” Features Centenarian Margaret from West Cork – C103 This Sunday at 7pm

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding this Sunday evening’s Programme – 7th June 2020 – at 7 on C103.  (S.R.)

Where The Road Takes Me – Sunday June 7th

Margaret Crowley

Not everybody gets a new cooker for their birthday, and even fewer get a new cooker for their birthday, when they reach 100 years.

Born in Lehina, Lislevane near Courtmacsherry on May-day 1920, Margaret Crowley arrived in this world as one pandemic ended.  One hundred years later, she is still around to witness another one begin. 

When her mother died at the young age of forty, there were nine children to be raised.  Her father rejected all calls to have his children separated and sent to Upton and Clonakilty.  During the following years, he proved himself to be a loving, caring and very capable parent.

On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me’, Margaret tells her story to John Greene

Her son Jim joins us to wax lyrical about his amazing mother.

And we track down Fr. Tom Sexton who was by cared for as a two year old  by Margaret, after his mother died in childbirth.

[read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Features Centenarian Margaret from West Cork – C103 This Sunday at 7pm”

“Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 7th June 12:15 to 13:15

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 7th June 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:15pm until 13:15.   Just email your requests anytime to corkmusicstation @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Our focus this Sunday will again be on the wonderfully uplifting songs and tunes hugely popular in the era of Carnivals in Millstreet in the 1950s and 1960s.   Sure to evoke some great memories. Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Live broadcast of “Lunchtime Favourites” from our Millstreet Studio.
Sincere thanks to Photographer/Correspondent Supreme John Tarrant for this uplifting promotion in this week’s “Corkman” of our weekly Sunday and Tuesday programmes on Cork Music Station. (S.R.)

Tubrid Holy Well to Reopen from 6pm This Sunday

To the great joy of so many Tubrid Holy WellCentre of Prayer and Haven of Peace – will reopen to the public from 6pm this Sunday, 7th June 2020.  We thank James O’Sullivan on whose land Tubrid is located for this uplifting update.   James emphasises that the usual COVID-19 safety measures are expected to be observed by Visitors to the Holy Well.  (S.R.)

Tubrid on an early morning in July 2009 (photo: Clement Carroll)

[read more …] “Tubrid Holy Well to Reopen from 6pm This Sunday”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features 1979 Audio Archive on CMS

An Invitation to tune into our weekly “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9.30 until 11pm this Tuesday (2nd June 2020).   Happy Listening!  (S.R.) 

  1.  Music and Songs aplenty including “Ireland in My Dreams”….And the sound of the Cuckoo recorded in Adrigole, West Cork by Geraldine Dunne.
  2.  Call outs to our Loyal Listeners worldwide.
  3. Our 10pm Feature takes us back to 1979 when Pope John Paul II arrived at Dublin’s Phoenix Park to celebrate Mass in the presence of some one million people. .  Our 1979 edited recording is from Millstreet Museum Audio Recordings.  
  4.  Time to smile!
  5.  Time to reflect – Wise Quotes.
  6.  Remembering our Faithful Departed.
  7. Carriganima Book just published…We share how Irish words are so much part of our English language in this area.
  8. Musings and Chatting about the attached images relating to Nature at its very best in Clara Road, Millstreet plus the Sept. 1979 Papal Visit to Ireland. Tap on the pictures to enlarge.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features 1979 Audio Archive on CMS”

Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station

Schedule of Radio Broadcasts of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station  This Week 

Mass on Sunday, 31st May 2020 at 11.30 am  for People of the Parish.

Our Weekday Broadcasts of Mass  

No Mass on Monday (1st June) 

Mass on Tuesday (2nd June) for Denis, John, Madge & the deceased members of the Murphy family, Lisnaboy  at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (3rd June) for Brendan Kiely, Station Road  at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (4th June) for Donal Cowman, Drishane Road at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (5th June) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Incorporated into the celebration of Masses this week will be recent recordings of Millstreet Church Choir and the playing of the Church Organ by Deirdre Tracey.   We thank Edel, Barry and Kieran Fraser for the coordination of the recordings of Millstreet Church Choir.   Thus we shall have the virtual sounds of the Organ and the Choir at the Celebration of all Masses (S.R.).

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com

St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet Summer 2020

Watching this Evening’s Space Launch Live from USA

SPACEX’S CREW DRAGON LAUNCH Space Launch live this evening log on to TheVerge.com, or watch it via youTube (below)

The scheduled launch time is 8:22pm (Irish time). If skies stay clear and all goes to plan you should be able to see the craft under the moon in the south-west about 10-15 minutes later as it enters space.

(we looked with almost clear skies but didn’t see it 🙁 )

 

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Sunday 31st May on C103

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding this Sunday evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

Inspiration from the Past  –  Programme 2

Tomi  (Tomey)  Reichental

Thirty five members of his family perished in Auschwitz.  So, how did nine year old Tomi Reichental survive almost a year at the Nazi Concentration Camp in Bergen Belsen.

Timing, and Lady Luck lent a hand, but it was mostly the watchful eyes of his courageous Mother, Aunt and Grandmother that helped him through it all.

The one memory that will never leave him, is that of the emaciated body of his Grandmother being thrown like a sack of potatoes on to a mound of corpses.

Now an Irish citizen, Tomi Reichental joins John Greene on this week’s edition of Where the road takes me.

Starvation, disease, unbearable weather conditions and the brutality of Camp Commander Kramer and his side-kick, 22 year old Irma Grece – ‘The Beautiful Beast’, must all be overcome before liberation finally arrives. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Sunday 31st May on C103″

Correspondence Regarding Proposed Wind Farm

The following email was received today  (29th May 2020)requesting that we share it on the Millstreet Website:

Dear Friends and Residents,

As you may know, Brookfield Renewables and Coillte are in discussions with An Bord Pleanala to develop a large wind farm [up to 24 turbines, a 110kv sub-station on site and associated connection to the national grid] in the Ballinagree/Mushera area. At present they have lodged a Pre-application Consultation with An Bord Pleanala as they wish to have the project designated as a Strategic Infrastructural Development which would mean that future planning applications would go to An Bord Pleanala and not Cork County Council.  As local residents, we have a number of concerns regarding the proposals, and are sending this letter out to encourage other concerned residents to become aware of what is going on. At the pre-application consultation stage An Bord Pleanala will NOT accept submissions from concerned citizens.  We must wait until the planning application proper has been lodged [whether that will be to An Bord Pleanala or Cork County Council remains to be seen]. This is expected to be done in December 2020.  In the meantime we would encourage you to contact your public representatives [some contact details below] and make them aware of your concerns.

Our main issues with the development are as follows: [read more …] “Correspondence Regarding Proposed Wind Farm”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features 1980 Audio Archive Celebration in Dromtariffe Hall

An Invitation to tune into our weekly “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9.30 until 11pm this Tuesday (26th May 2020).   Happy Listening!  (S.R.) 

  1.  Music and Songs aplenty including new releases.
  2.  Call outs to our Loyal Listeners worldwide.
  3. Our 10pm Interview takes us back to 1980 when a hugely impressive celebratory occasion was marked at Dromtariffe Hall to mark the 1980 appointment of Tom Meaney as Minister of State in the Fianna Fáil Government.   We hear Tom’s uplifting speech and we join the enormous gathering on the night where Tony Barrett and his Band performed.   Listen out for a very enthusiastic talented Drummer!   And we are also joined in a recent recording of Fr. James McSweeney sharing a most inspiring Thought for Reflection where the symbols of keys and a tunnel feature.  Our 1980 edited recording is from Millstreet Museum Audio Recordings.  
  4.  Time to smile!
  5.  Time to reflect – Wise Quotes.
  6.  Remembering our Faithful Departed.
  7. Carriganima Book just published…We share how Irish words are so much part of our English language in this area.
  8. Musings and Chatting about the attached images relating to Tom Meaney’s superb involvement in community activities over the years.  We also view a 2010 image of Fr. James at his Book Launch in Ballincollig.  (Tap on the pictures to enlarge):

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features 1980 Audio Archive Celebration in Dromtariffe Hall”

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

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information re this Sunday evening’s programme (24th May 2020) on C103 at 7.  (S.R.)

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene speaks to a Consultant Oncologist who specialises in Prostate Cancer and a singer-songwriter who quotes Bob Dylan and Bono as his influences.

It’s worth mentioning that these are not two different people, but one person.  Throughout his life, Professor Joe o’Sullivan has been committed to improving the lives of patients with prostate cancer, through research and innovation.  His research programme is now recognised as a centre of excellence.  In between he has recorded three albums, the latest of which, ‘Instead of many shades of blue’, has just been released. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station

Schedule of Radio Broadcasts of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station  This Week 

Mass on Sunday, 24th May 2020 at 11.30 am  for People of the Parish.

Our Weekday Broadcasts of Mass will be preceded daily at 9.40 am by the Recitation of the Rosary during the month of May. 

Mass on Monday (25th) for Sonny & Nora Dennehy, Gneeves at 10.00 a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (26th) for Timothy & Nora Kelleher, Lislehane at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (27th) for Connie Coakley, Station Road  at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (28th) for Denis O’Hare, Coole at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (29th) for  Dr. Michael Feeley, Clara Road  at 10.00a.m.

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com

Reopening of St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet Greatly Welcomed

On Tuesday, 20th May 2020 St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet was reopened as Phase One lifting of COVID-19 restrictions permitted.   Here we share nine images where we note health and safety measures are very much in place within the Church.   This reopening event was greatly welcomed.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Local Millstreet residents greatly pleased by the Church reopening.
Patricia Guerin wisely brought her own seat to the Church as almost all church seats are cordoned off in the interest of safety.
Special Prayer in front of the main altar of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

[read more …] “Reopening of St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet Greatly Welcomed”

Broadcast on CMS of Two Masses on Thurs. 21st May at 10am and 2.30pm

On Thursday, 21st May 2020 on Cork Music Station we shall be broadcasting two Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.  The first is at 10am preceded by the recitation of the Rosary at 9.40am.   The second Mass will be broadcast at 2.30pm and is the Funeral Mass of the late Jeremiah O’Connor, Coolikerane, Millstreet.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features 1980 Audio Archive Interview in Kilcorney

An Invitation to tune into our weekly “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9.30 until 11pm this Tuesday (19th May 2020).   Happy Listening!  (S.R.) 

  1.  Music and Songs aplenty including new releases.
  2.  Call outs to our Loyal Listeners worldwide.
  3. Our 10pm Interview takes us back to 1980 when with Seán Buckley we visited Pat O’Callaghan of North Horsemount, Kilcorney where Pat recalled his memories of schooldays and especially of Kilcorney Feis which he attended in the early 1900s.  A nine-minute edited Interview from Millstreet Museum Audio Recordings.  And we also hear from 1980 a recording of Jerry Kavanagh playing “Down by the Tanyard Side”.
  4.  Time to smile!
  5.  Time to reflect – Wise Quotes.
  6.  Remembering our Faithful Departed.
  7. Carriganima Book just published…We share how Irish words are so much part of our English language in this area.
  8. Musings and Chatting about the attached images relating to Memories of Kilcorney Feis and the Magic of Clara Road in the Evening.  (Tap on the pictures to enlarge):
    Kilcorney’s Seán Buckley features in our 1980 Interview tonight at 10pm.

    Clara Road Grotto in the evening.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features 1980 Audio Archive Interview in Kilcorney”

Inspiration from the Past on WTRTM at 7pm on C103 Today

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding this Sunday (17th May 2020) evening’s programme at 7 on C103.  (S.R.)

In unprecedented times like these, inspiration from others is a helpful tool to see us through.  In national and world history there are ample examples.

On Where the road takes me this Sunday evening, John Greene brings you the first of three programmes entitled ‘Inspiration from the past’.

The theme on all three is incarceration and how the incarcerated dug deep to battle unbelievable odds and in one case turn the tables on their captors.

While lockdown or self isolation for Covid-19 is definitely not  incarceration, it is hoped that the mental resolve of the people in our three stories will help you to deal with any problems associated with the aforementioned.

Programme one tells of how a romance blossomed in one of the most evil places on Earth, not only blossomed, but lasted for fifty eight years afterwards. [read more …] “Inspiration from the Past on WTRTM at 7pm on C103 Today”

First Anniversary Mass for Margaret Lehane on Wed. 20th May at 10am

The First Anniversary Mass for Margaret Lehane, late of Caherdowney, takes place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Wednesday, 20th May 2020 at 10am.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  The celebration of Mass will be broadcast on Cork Music Station.

Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station

Schedule of Radio Broadcasts of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station  This Week 

Mass on Sunday, 17th May 2020 at 11.30 am  for People of the Parish.

Our Weekday Broadcasts of Mass will be preceded daily at 9.40 am by the Recitation of the Rosary during the month of May.  Recitation of the Rosary will not take place on Monday, 18th May

Funeral Mass on Monday (18th) for John Barry, Lackabawn at 12.00 noon

Mass on Tuesday (19th) for Eileen Murphy, Kippagh at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (20th) for Margaret Lehane, Cahirdowney  at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (21st) for Timothy & Hannah Mary Kelleher, The Bridge at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (22nd) for  Donal & the deceased members of the O’Riordan family, Tullig & the Duggan family, Carriganima  at 10.00a.m.

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com

Eoin McCormack with Millstreet Connections Inspires All

An eight-year-old boy from Dublin who was due to make his First Holy Communion tomorrow is instead cycling a marathon close to his home for a charity close to his heart.   This wonderfully uplifting and very inspiring story recently featured on the RTÉ Television News. He has already raised nearly €11,000 through his GoFundMe Page !!   Update: The Fund has now reached an absolutely amazing €67,172.00 which includes a very generous contribution by Conor McGregor of €50,000.00! (S.R.)

Man biking

 

Well done Eoin on behalf of all the coaches and boys from Kilmacud in Dublin….was just one of the many messages shared with Eoin.

This is Eoin McCormack of Dublin who is Essie Roche’s Grandson. Eibhlín, Bríd & Ciarán Roche wish their cousin the very best of luck.  Sincere congratulations to Eoin on his truly inspirational project.   Eoin’s Mum is Margaret (née Roche) of Drishanebeg.  Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “Eoin McCormack with Millstreet Connections Inspires All”

Celebrating Today the 27th Anniversary of 1993 Eurovision

To celebrate to the very day (15th May) the Eurovision Song Contest 1993 at Green Glens, Millstreet we share 23 images from the Pictorial Archives of Millstreet Museum which will hopefully evoke many wonderful memories of the truly historic occasion.   Thanks to Noel C. Duggan & Family, the Local Eurovision Committee and RTÉ the Eurovision Song Contest on 15th May 1993 in Millstreet was an outstanding success with Ireland’s Niamh Kavanagh winning and according the opportunity in 1994 bringing about the first performance of “Riverdance” in Dublin.   Enjoy our trip down memory lane!  Keep safe and well All.  Tap on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)  [read more …] “Celebrating Today the 27th Anniversary of 1993 Eurovision”

World Fiddle Day 2020 in Scartaglin – Online on Sat. 16th May at 7.30pm

We thank Coordinator P.J. Teahan for alerting us to this important annual cultural event.  Below are the links to tap so as to join the online Concert on Sat.  16th May 2020 at 7.28pm. https://facebook.com/groups/283125488560326/https://worldfiddledayscartaglin.ie/?page_id=887https://youtube.com/channel/UCpY5_DDK5ZLEb5YmuH5rc2A

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday 9.30 to 11.00 pm

An Invitation to tune into our weekly “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9.30 until 11pm this Tuesday (12th May 2020).   Happy Listening!  (S.R.) 

  1.  Music and Songs aplenty including new releases.
  2.  Call outs to our Loyal Listeners worldwide.
  3.  Filming “Ryan’s Daughter” 50 years ago in West Kerry!
  4.  Time to smile!
  5.  Time to reflect – Wise Quotes.
  6.  Remembering our Faithful Departed.
  7. Carriganima Book just published…We share how Irish words are so much part of our English language in this area.
  8. Musings and Chatting about the attached images (Tap on the pictures to enlarge):
    Millstreet Recycling Centre during Coronavirus COVID-19 times.
    Sportman supreme Millstreet’s Darragh Cashman keeps on track with training during these times. Pictured on a run in the Dooneen area passing Millstreet Railway Station.
    A spectacular double rainbow viewed from Millstreet Town Park following a recent thunderstorm
    The exquisite scenic view of Caherbarnagh Mountains as viewed from Clara Road, Millstreet.

    One of the many recent superb sunsets as viewed from Mount Leader, Millstreet.

Millstreet Museum’s New Email Address

For decades our email address at Millstreet Museum has been millstreetmuseum @eircom.net .   From Monday, 11th May 2020 this email address will no longer apply.   Our new email address going forward is now millstreetmuseum @gmail.com .

Carnegie Hall – Home of Millstreet Museum

Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station

Schedule of Radio Broadcasts of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station  This Week 

Mass on Sunday, 10th May 2020 at 11.30 am  for People of the Parish.

Our Weekday Broadcasts of Mass will be preceded daily at 9.35 am by the Recitation of the Rosary during the month of May.

Mass on Monday (11th) for John Sherlock, Skibbereen at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (12th) for Hannie & Jackie Lane, Aubane at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (13th) for John O’Shea, Millstreet & Aughrim (recently deceased) at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (14th) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (15th May) for Jack Healy, Kilmeedy  at 10.00a.m.

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com

Candlelit Procession in Knock, Co. Mayo – July 2016. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Russell Murphy’s Creative Postcard

Russell Murphy from Australia with Murphy Family roots in Ballydaly has superbly created a post card of a recent poem by Francis Duggan and an image we captured during the week in the Clara Road area.  Tap on the card to enlarge.   Many thanks to Russell who is a Loyal Follower of the Millstreet Website and of Cork Music Station.  (S.R.)

Caherbarnagh (or Cahirbearna) is part of the chain of mountains which stretches westward from Millstreet to Killarney. Its name means “the hill of the four gaps”.

“Lunchtime Favourites” Request Programme Every Sunday on Cork Music Station

Because of the great interest in our Sunday Lunchtime Musical Programme following the celebration of Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 11.30am we are introducing the sharing of requests.   “Lunchtime Favourites” which we are now calling our programme begins every Sunday directly after the celebration of Mass and continues until 1pm.   We invite our Listeners to submit requests for Family and Friends for whom we shall play favourite songs and the very best instrumental music.   These mentions will be shared with our worldwide audience.   Feel very welcome to send in requests anytime especially in advance of this Sunday’s programme on 10th May 2020Our Second Programme in the series  So feel most welcome to share your requests from any part of the world with Friends anywhere in the world!  To make contact with your requests:   Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com or send a Text or WhatsApp message to 00 353 86 825 0074 (from outside Ireland) or 086 825 0074 (from anywhere in Ireland).  One may also send in requests to the Seán Radley Facebook Page.   Happy listening to Cork Music Station .  (S.R.)

Live broadcast of “Lunchtime Favourites” from our Millstreet Studio.

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday With Eily Buckley As Special Guest

An Invitation to tune into our weekly “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9.30 until 11pm this Tuesday (5th May 2020).   Happy Listening!  (S.R.)    The main focus tonight is a special Phone Interview with Eily Buckley where Eily chooses her five favourite songs.

Eily Buckley

Also included in this evening’s programme:

  1.  Music and Songs aplenty including new releases.
  2.  Call outs to our Loyal Listeners worldwide.
  3.  Filming “Ryan’s Daughter” 50 years ago in West Kerry!
  4.  Time to smile!
  5.  Time to reflect – Wise Quotes.
  6.  Remembering our Faithful Departed.
  7. Carriganima Book just published…We share how Irish words are so much part of our English language in this area.
  8. Musings and Chatting about the attached images (Tap on the pictures to enlarge):
    Reflecting on the beauty of nature on my Clara Road walks.

    A preview of a wonderfully happy Wedding which we shall shortly be featuring on our Millstreet website – Michael and Siobhán and Family seen at the most memorable Wedding Reception in Tralee in Dec. 2019.
    This is Mark Neville’s magnificent and hugely creative 30 Question Local Quiz. Artist Supreme Mark Neville has shared this absolutely magical Millstreet Quiz where one is asked to identify the 30 locations or people or events for which Millstreet is renowned. This is a true masterpiece…superbly creative. Enjoy! The Answers may be viewed below.

    ‘All Things Millstreet’ quiz. Here are the answers: 1. The juggling convention. 2. Clara Inn 3. Clara Mountain 4. Donal Cashman 5. Global gathering 6. Eurovision 1993 7. Tubrid well 8. The Stables Bar 9. Millstreet Celtic 10. Mark Ellis 11. Millstreet Pitch And Putt 12. Shane Browne 13. West End United 14. Los Zarcos 15. Millstreet Gaa Hall 16. Seán Radley 17. Disney on Ice 18. The Malpaso Bar. 19. The Boston Bar. 20. Kilmeedy Castle 21. Aine Collins 22. Chris Eubank v Steve Collins Fight 23. The River Finnow 24. The Bridge Bar 25. The Butter road 26. The Railway Hotel 27. The Star ballroom 28. Pearl Jam concert in the Green Glens. 29. The River Blackwater. 30. Drishane Castle. I hope that settles any disagreements. Thanks so much for the shares. We are hoping to make a second edition so keep a lookout at the Nevdesign page…..Mark Neville

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday With Eily Buckley As Special Guest”