IRD Duhallow will host their annual conference in conjunction with the Duhallow Women’s Forum on Friday 2nd December, entitled“The Role of Rural Women in a Recession – A Conference in honour of Nora Herlihy – Credit Union Pioneer” Guest Speakers on the day include Orlaith Carmody former RTE Journalist and director of Mediatraining.ie, Nicole Byrne founder of 11890 Ltd. also we will be having representatives from the Credit Union Movement, UCC and IRD Duhallow. In addition and importantly at this event Jimmy Deenihan TD & Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs willlaunch “The Origins, Ethos and Evolution of Co-operative Credit in Ireland – Celebrating the Centenary of the Birth of Nora Herlihy”
This conference will be held in the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket from 11.00a.m. to 4.30p.m. For further information and to book your place, please contact Mary McHugh at 029-60633.
Midwest Radio Presenter Supreme, Michael Commins (and Journalist par excellence in the “Farmers Journal”) has been presenting the Annual Michael Commins Country & Western Shows in Galway with phenomenal success. And there is a wonderful opportunity to attend the Monday Show for fans of that ever popular musical genre.
There is a fabulous line-up again this year for the Monday night Show that includes Big Tom McBride, Foster & Allen, Crystal Swing, Matt Keane, John Glenn, Gene Stuart, Sam O’Doherty, P.J. Murrihy, Nan Tom, Matt Cunningham, Jacqui Sharkey, Bernadette Ruddy, Jason Travers, John Kelly, Gerry Walsh and Donncha O’Dúlaing (RTÉ).
A bus leaves Cullen at 4.00 p.m. on this Monday evening (7th November 2011) and arrives in the Square,Millstreet at 4.15 p.m.. Then onwards to the Salthill Hotel in Galway for this truly magnificent Musical Show. Entry is €30.00 and for enquiries regarding the cost of the return bus journey please contact Kealy’s Coaches, Cullen on 087-799 4045.
LTV2 Millstreet will also be recording a number of interviews at this prestigious event. For an absolutely amazing true Country & Western Musical experience with such a galaxy of very famous Stars this is an opportunity which rarely presents itself. (S.R.)
Michael O’Mahony of Rathmore reminds us that the wife of Presidential Candidate, Seán Gallagher who has again shown a significant lead in most recent polls, Trish (nee O’Connor) has Gneeveguilla roots. Trish’s grandmother Julia O’Leary came from the townland of Leame, Gneeveguilla while Trish’s grandfather, Dan O’Connor, came from the townland of Mausraur, Gneeveguilla.
Tune into “Hot Country” presented by Pauline Simons this week, Monday and Sunday 8 – 9 pm Tuesday and Saturday 2 – 3 pm on Sky 201, Freesat 403 and Free View for the following great country music entertainers: Mike Denver, Shaun Loughrey, C C.Cooper, The Outlaws, Matt Leavy, Paddy O’Brien, Robert Mizzell, Liam O’Connor, Maggie Young, The 3 Amigos, Conal Gallen, John Farry, Brendan Lee Band and Mick Flavin. (We thank Hugh O’Brien for this comprehensive update.)