Where the Road Takes Me on C103 at 7pm

We thank Presenter John Greene for information re this week’s programme.(S.R.) 

In this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, we conclude our two
part programme which looks at the importance of gut health and it’s bearing
on optimal physical and mental health. Gut health is now regarded as a hot
topic in research and medicine.

In the final programme, John Greene takes a look at ongoing research at the
Microbiome Institute at UCC and the Cork Cancer Research Centre. [read more …] “Where the Road Takes Me on C103 at 7pm”

Live Broadcast Now from Salthill Hotel in Galway

Presently being broadcast live on www.corkmusicstation.com at the moment until after midnight the Michael Commins Annual Salthill Show.  The star guest tonight is Big Tom McBride.  Lots of further superb singers all being transmitted live from the Salthill Hotel, Galway.   Broadcast Coordinators:  Ita Fitzgerald, Breeda and Mike Piggott & Friends.

Tomorrow night as usual it’s “Radio Treasures” also on CMS 9:30 to 11:00pm.  Happy Listening.  (S.R.)

For both programmes tune into www.corkmusicstation.com or access on Internet Radio under Cork Music Station (on Local Ireland / Country)

 

Truly Impressive Cheque Presented by Millstreet Vintage Club

Already previous posts on our website outline the very impressive presentation occasion which took place at Millstreet Parish Centre on Saturday night.  Here we share further images kindly recorded by William Fitzgerald.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)  [read more …] “Truly Impressive Cheque Presented by Millstreet Vintage Club”

Superb Cine Film Footage of Millstreet in 1960s Shared by Colm

We sincerely thank Colm O’Connor who lives in Rotterdam and who originally hails from Millstreet for so very kindly sharing quite fascinating film footage of the Millstreet of the 1960s.  Colm’s father, the late Eddie O’Connor, captured a variety of very interesting scenes with his cine-camera and here we view the footage which includes a Corpus Christi Procession and playing ball on a traffic-free Drishane Road.  Among the others appearing on this hugely popular footage:  John Coleman, John Lucey and Anthony Forde. Click on the following link to view the scenes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3EnYQ9jGn2Eek1zUm8xN09VUzQ/view?usp=sharing&ts=59eb54fb

We also share some still images from the footage and we meet with Colm when he visited in August 2016.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) If ye recognise people in the pictures, do let us know please.

Colm O’Connor (on right) pictured in Millstreet Town Park with Margaret Healy and Liam Gallagher in August 2016.
Tommy Radley (on right) as an altar boy in the 1960s during the Millstreet Corpus Christi Procession.
Simon, Mary and Eamonn O’Connor with Jerry Lehane (on right) at Drishane Road.
John “Sing” O’Sullivan with Denis O’Donovan (on left).

[read more …] “Superb Cine Film Footage of Millstreet in 1960s Shared by Colm”

“Where the Road Takes Me” – Tom Crean Feature – Part Two

We thank Radio Presenter supreme, John Greene, for the following advance information regarding this evening’s programme at 7 on C103.  (S.R.)

This week on Where the road takes me we continue and conclude our two part programme on Tom Crean a true hero in the history of Polar exploration.

This week John Greene meets his Grand-daughter Aileen and her partner Bill Sheppard, who along with her two sons attempt to follow in Crean’s
footsteps, exactly one hundred years after his third and final expedition to the Antarctic. After an 800 nautical mile journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia, Crean, Shackleton and Worsley managed the first crossing of the mountainous island to seek help for their comrades still stranded back on Elephant island.

One hundred years later, after breaking her leg, his Grand-daughter
discovers that out on the Antarctic, there are no emergency services to call upon.

We also meet Mike Barry, the first Irishman to reach the South Pole. After building a replica lifeboat of the ‘James Caird’, Barry and his colleagues attempt Crean’s 800 nautical mile (1500KM) epic sea crossing from Elephant Island to South Georgia.   And……

Aidan Dooley talks about his one-man show ‘Tom Crean – Arctic Explorer’. After playing to forty people initially [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” – Tom Crean Feature – Part Two”

Gramophone Meeting Deferred to 17th Nov. 2017

In the interest of safety regarding the upcoming Storm Brian the scheduled meeting of Millstreet Gramophone Circle tonight has been deferred to Friday, 17th Nov. at 8:15pm  when Con Kelleher of Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet will present a much anticipated programme on that occasion.  (S.R.)

Where the Road Takes Me

We thank John Greene for the following advance information re this evening’s C103 programme at 7pm.  (S.R.)

There is no doubt but that Tom Crean from Annascaul in County Kerry was an
unsung hero of the heroic age of Polar Exploration. He joined Captain Scott
and Ernest Shackleton on three of the four great British expeditions to the
Antarctic. His landing of the James Caird lifeboat on South Georgia in May
of 1916, having navigated 800 nautical miles through icy winds and
mountainous seas in the Antarctic, is still regarded as one of the greatest
feats of seamanship ever. [read more …] “Where the Road Takes Me”

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00

Tonight….We feature the very best of music and song and we have a selection of musings of a wide and interesting variety.   And we shall also be learning about a number of famous yet not well known Irish Inventors!             

Do join us ….Feel welcome to text the programme on 00353 86 825 0074 (from overseas) or 086 825 0074 (from within Ireland).   Or better still use the chatline on the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  To access the programme find us on Internet Radio under Ireland/Country or log into www.corkmusicstation.com

The Magnificent Shandrum Céilí Band pictured in Buttevant Church in May 2017.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00″

Death Notice: Margaret MacCarron, Bandon

The death has occurred of Margaret MACCARRON (née O’Donoghue), Mishells, Bandon, Cork.

MacCarron (Mishells, Bandon) on 5th October 2017, peacefully after a short illness at Bons Secours Hospital, Cork. Margaret (nee O’Donoghue), beloved wife of Patrick and dear mother of Brendan, Máirín and Pádraig. Sadly missed by her loving husband, family, daughter-in-law Aoife, grandchildren Ciara and Conor, brother Bernard, sister Eileen, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours, friends and relatives.

Lying in Repose at Gabriel and O’Donovan’s Funeral Home, Bandon. Rosary this Thursday evening at 8pm and lying in repose on Friday from 6.30pm followed by Removal at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Bandon. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11.30am. Funeral afterwards to the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Marymount or Irish Cancer Society. [1]

Margaret who has so truly enriched the lives of so many through her great kindness, heartfelt sincerity and a wonderfully inspiring approach to life has always had such a great love of Cullen and Millstreet while she with Pat and Family have been over the years so supremely involved in the Bandon Community.   Every Christmas, we, in Millstreet Gramophone Circle, were so privileged to experience Margaret’s exquisite choices of music and song when she  shared such superb programmes with capacity audiences.  We extend our sincere sympathy to Pat, to the MacCarron Family, to brother Bernard O’Donoghue and sister Eileen and to their extended Family and Friends.   Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” on air this evening from 9:30 to 11:00

Tonight on our programme we share news about the St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet images below recorded in recent times.    We thank Hannah Fitzpatrick for indicating to us that the renowned Fr. Patrick Fitzpatrick who coordinated the building of both St. Patrick’s Church and the Presentation Convent in Millstreet during the 1840s was a native of Dromahoe, Dromagh.  We feature the very best of music and song and we have a selection of musings of a wide and interesting variety.   Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
       
Do join us …Feel welcome to text the programme on 00353 86 825 0074 (from overseas) or 086 825 0074 (from within Ireland).   Or better still use the chatline on the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  To access the programme find us on Internet Radio under Ireland/Country or log into  www.corkmusicstation.com  [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on air this evening from 9:30 to 11:00″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance information on his weekly programme being broadcast at 7pm on C103Sunday, 1st Oct. 2017.  (S.R.)

On Where the road takes me this Sunday evening, our journey takes us to the East of the County to Shanagarry.  John Greene pays a visit to author,
teacher, celebrity chef and co-founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School – Rory O’Connell.

After what he describes as a ‘free range’ upbringing in the village of
Culahill County Laois,  Rory tested his resolve for a career in both the
legal and auctioneering professions.  Deciding eventually that neither
careers were for him,  and on the suggestion of his mother, he went to join his sister Darina Allen at Ballymaloe House,  where he worked under Myrtle Allen.

Honing his skills under Nico Ladenis in Chez Nico in London and with Alice Waters in California, he returned to Ballymaloe House as head chef.

There are food matters galore to be discussed on this week’s programme
including why we Irish murder vegetables and have an unwarranted fear of fish.

While the regulations seem to be sufficiently stringent, Rory O’Connell
believes that the whole area of organic growing requires more explanation
for the consumer.

And…. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103″

Magnificent Banner Presented to Millstreet A.R.A.

On Friday night (29th Sept. 2017) at Millstreet Parish Centre following the annual Mass of Millstreet Active Retirement Association in St. Patrick’s Church – the Creedon Family of Laught, Rathcoole presented a truly magnificent Banner to the Association in honour of their late mother – Nora Creedon – who was such a highly esteemed and wonderfully loyal member of Millstreet A.R.A. for many years.  Here we share a selection of images from the very special historic occasion.  During the provision of refreshments in the Parish Centre the impressive gathering was entertained with a marvellous story superbly delivered by All-Ireland award winning Diarmuid Cronin (grandson of Nora) introduced by A.R.A. Coordinator, Annabelle O’Sullivan.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Banner Presented to Millstreet A.R.A.”

Tubrid Holy Well in the 1950s

Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, USA had in August (as well as others) suggested that an opportunity should be given to people nationally and internationally who may at any time wish to contribute towards the upkeep of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website …. and to this effect we have arranged to set up an electronic system with the Bank of Ireland here in Millstreet (where our Museum/Website account exists) whereby anyone can transfer a desired donation to the account by just quoting at one’s own Bank our relevant numbers which are:   IBAN No.: IE22 BOFI 9058 0334 0531 43 and the BIC No.: BOFIIE2D.  This was mentioned in August and recently a most kind lady with Millstreet connections and who resides in USA contributed a very generous €100.00 through the above Bank Account.   Sincere thanks to this much appreciated Donor who is our first person to contribute through this newly introduced Bank system for our Museum and Website. Please note also in a recent Tweet that our Liscahane Ogham Stone at the Museum is now available to view in amazing 3D following a visit by two superb Experts from Dublin and Cork Universities to the Museum over the Summer. (S.R.)

From the Hickey Family Archive (West End) recently presented to Millstreet Museum a photograph of Tubrid Holy Well in the 1950s showing (from left) the late Garret Hickey and Garda Edmond Coffey praying at the newly built Grotto. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00

Tonight on our programme we share news about the images below recorded in recent times.     We feature the very best of music and song and we have a selection of musings of a wide and interesting variety.   Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
       
Do join us …Feel welcome to text the programme on 00353 86 825 0074 (from overseas) or 086 825 0074 (from within Ireland).   Or better still use the chatline on the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  To access the programme find us on Internet Radio under Ireland/Country or log into  www.corkmusicstation.com The images below include John D. Neenan in Millstreet during August 2017, the wonderful wedding of Melissa and David (full feature on a number of local Weddings later), Visitors from the Netherlands on a bicycling holiday…and one of our most colourful sunsets over Millstreet during the Summer!

Eily’s Report – 19th Sept. 2017

Dia is Muire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

Community Council Meeting will be held tonight Sept. 19 at the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 9 sharp.

A notice to say that the Millstreet Vintage Club are holding an Autumn Car Run on this coming Sunday Sept 24th . Sign in at the Aroma Café, Millstreet from 10.30 am. Take off is at 12 noon. The run will proceed along a nice route to the FARM in Grenagh and will stop for a tour and an optional Meal at the lovely Venue. All Vintage Cars & Classics Cars welcome.

For more information contact Luke Hurley 086 880 54 37 or Donie Lucey 086 854 58 73.

Millstreet Gramophone Circle Monthly Meeting at the Day Care Centre on this Friday Sept. 22. starting at 8.15pm.  Presenter Maurice Linehan and All are welcome. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 19th Sept. 2017”

“Radio Treasures” in Maastricht Tonight – An Introduction

Tonight’s programme is special as it recalls our recent visit to Maastricht in the Netherlands to attend the magnificent Open Air Concert of the renowned André Rieu.  Our programme is only an Introduction to a much more comprehensive feature which I would hope to share when I return, God willing, to the main road again having had to diverge into a different road for some time to come. This wonderful package trip was organised by Pádraig O’Driscoll Travel in Macroom.   The photograph below was recorded on the very day in July when we attended the Concert.  It was great to have such close access to the actual stage where André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra performed the magnificent Concert. Tuesday 19th Sept. programme will be broadcast from 9:30 to 11:00 pm on www.corkmusicstation.com

Pictured with “André Rieu” in Maastricht in the Netherlands on Sunday 16th July 2017. (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” Tonight at 7pm

This week, in the first of a two part programme entitled ‘Memories and
Miracles’, John Greene pays a visit to the Edel Quinn Hall in Kanturk, the
scene of many great dancing nights since it first opened back in 1955.

 

We look into the life of the young woman whose name is on the hall, and
discover that she is in ‘the waiting room’ for canonisation.  Struck with a
severe form of tuberculosis, she continued to work tirelessly for the Legion
of Mary in Mombasa, before finally succumbing to the illness at the age of
36 in 1944.  Fr. Mossie Brick, parish priest of Lixnaw in North Kerry gives
us the protocol required for her progression to sainthood. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Tonight at 7pm”

Special André Rieu Programme on “Radio Treasures” on Tuesday 19th Sept. at 9:30pm

Lots of uplifting response to last night’s “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station (Internet Radio) presented by S.R..   Eamonn Duggan reminded us during the programme of his truly superb feature relating to Gougane Barra in this week’s “Ireland’s Own”.   One of our wonderfully loyal weekly Listeners – Patrick W. O’Leary who usually tunes into the Show from Louisville, Kentucky, USA was this week tuning in from the Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet as he is presently taking his annual holiday in Ireland – predominantly in Millstreet.   Next Tuesday’s programme is extra special as it recalls our recent visit to Maastricht in the Netherlands to attend the magnificent Open Air Concert of the renowned André Rieu.   This wonderful package trip was organised by Pádraig O’Driscoll Travel in Macroom.   The photograph below was recorded on the very night in July when we attended the Concert.  It was great to have such close access to the actual stage where André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra performed the magnificent Concert. Tuesday 19th Sept. programme will be broadcast from 9:30 to 11:00 pm on www.corkmusicstation.com