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
We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance information regarding his upcoming radio feature on C103 at 7pm this Sunday. (S.R.)
Forget Catherine Cookson and your Mills and Boon novels, the greatest romance of all comes from the annals of Irish mythology. Tinged with tragedy and suspense, the story has a West Cork sequel.
This week on Where the road takes me, John Greene travels to Murragh (pronounced Mur-Rah) where two local groups have recently surveyed the local graveyard which goes back to the 18th century. The church here which is now in ruins goes back to the 12th century and the area itself to 200BC. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”
The time is nearly there for what promises to be a great Vintage Show and Family Fun Day on Tommorrow Sunday Aug 27 in Millstreet Town Park, please spread the word to Family and Friends,it is for a very good cause in Cancer Connect,and for anyone with a Vintage or Classic Vehicle you are most Welcome to the Show,for People that might be travelling a distance from outside the area the Town Park is very Centrally Located in Millstreet and will be Signposted from all the Leading Roads into the Town,we look Forward to meeting Everybody on the Day.
Tonight on our programme on this anniversary of the death of Michael Collins:
We meet with Poet supreme – Patrick Hammer of New Jersey, USA (at 10pm). We hear of the amazing Shandrum Céilí Band’s Magnificent 3rd All-Irl. Win. We share some of the best 6-Word Short Stories. We remember Miah (Michael Twomey) R.I.P.. We share Edinburgh Fringe 2017 funniest jokes. 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 …. having the television coverage of “The Rose of Tralee” in the background (!). 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
As preparations continue for the much anticipated Vintage Event in Millstreet Town Park in aid of such a praiseworthy cause – on speaking with Denis Hickey today he wished to indicate that while the Pitch would be closed on this coming Saturday and Sunday, the Car Park, Children’s Playground and Pitch-and-Putt Course would remain open. (S.R.)
We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance information regarding his Radio Feature this evening. (S.R.)
During the Irish Famine of 1845 to 1847, those who raised enough money to emigrate were deemed the lucky ones, but those left behind faced the possibility of death from hunger or fever, or both. Many were buried where they lay, or dumped, unidentified into famine pits. Fortunately, some of these famine pits have since been transformed into dignified and consecrated burial places.
In this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene visits one such burial place at Kilpadder, close to Kilmacsimon Quay, and the nearby village of Innishannon.
For many years victims of the famine from around this area were buried in a small hillside field – their graves unmarked – their plight and deaths forgotten. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”
Just 1 week to go now.
Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Vintage and Family Fun Day on Sunday August 27th in the Town Park in Millstreet,the Event is in Aid of the Cancer Connect Service which is a Free and Flexible Transport Service to Cork Hospitals for Cancer Treatment,this Project is supported by Local Link Cork and the Services are free, flexible and confidential.Great Day planned with all types of Vintage/Classic Cars, Tractors,Bikes,Trucks etc Welcome, plenty fun for the Kids with Bouncing Castle, Face Painting etc, BBQ, Live Music,Trade Stands, Tractor Build, and much more,your Support would be greatly appreciated for this great Cause. Event Kicks off from One O`Clock.
For more details contact Mike on 087 2929430 Donie on 086 8545873 or Bernard on 087 7924406.
Please Note Millstreet Town Park is closed on Saturday Aug 26 and Sunday Aug 27 to facilitate the Running of this Event.
The Ballinagree Vintage & Family Fun Day scheduled for tomorrow has now been postponed due to expected inclement weather. Instead it will be incorporated into the Vintage Vehicle Run on 22nd Oct. 2017 in Ballinagree Village. The Lord Mayor election will go ahead tonight as normal in the Láine Bar. (All this updated information is from Ballinagree Vintage Facebook) S.R.
We meet some of the many wonderfully loyal Cork Supporters whose focus will be on the exciting hurling game with Cork v. Waterford in Croke Park, Dublin today (Sunday, 13th Aug. 2017). Local people have been travelling by buses,trains and cars to the famous venue. Up Cork! Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Loyal Cork Supporters Wish Every Success to Mark Ellis and the Cork Team Today”
Update 21st August: Results of Open Sheepdog Trial on Sunday 20th August at Keim, Millstreet, Co. Cork [from Mona]
Judge Robert Kelleher
Update (17th Aug): Last weeks cancelled Open Sheepdog Trial has been rescheduled for Sunday next 20th August at Keim, Millstreet, Co. Cork Starting at 10am. Contact Con Healy. 087-9064530 [ref]
The sheepdog trials
has been postponed
to Sunday 20th August
due to the sudden passing of a competitor.
The organisers extend their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of a well respected competitor.
May he rest in peace.
SHEEP DOG TRIALS
SUNDAY 13th AUGUST
10.30am – 5 pm
on the farm of
Millstreet Vintage Club held a Launch of there upcoming Vintage and Family Fun Day last Saturday in Millstreet Town Park to release and outline details of the Event which will take place on Sunday August 27th in the Town Park in Millstreet,the Event is in Aid of the Cancer Connect Service which is a Free and Flexible Transport Service to Cork Hospitals for Cancer Treatment,this Project is supported by Local Link Cork and the Services are free, flexible, and confidential. For more details on this great cause check out http://www.cancerconnect.ie
The Event is a Vintage and Family Fun Day with all types of Vintage, Classic and Modified Cars, Tractors, Bikes, Trucks and Stationary Machines most welcome on the Day, also for the Kids there will Bouncing Castles, Face Painting,Games etc with Music by Back on Track, also Trade and Craft Stands, Home Baking and the ever popular Tractor Build with the Broomhil Club from Coachford, and much more, Millstreet Pipe Band will also be in attendance at the Event, for more details you can contact Mike at 087 2929430 or Bernard on 087 7924406.
Many thanks to Matthew Twomey for taking the Photos shown here and also to John Tarrant for covering the Event for the Media as well.
(PLEASE NOTE THAT MILLSTREET TOWN PARK WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON SAT AUG 26 AND SUNDAY AUG 27 TO FACILITATE THIS EVENT)
We thank Presenter, John Greene for the following advance information re his programme this evening (Sun. 6th Aug. 2017). (S.R.)
As a chef and chef-instructor, and working the top kitchens in New England and New York, Trevis Gleason’s career was enjoying a meteoric rise. But all of that came to a sudden halt when he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in April of 2001. Coupled with the shock, there was also a snowballing effect, when his marriage ended, he lost his job and even his perceived persona.
Putting his life on hold, he moved to West Kerry to fulfil a long postponed dream. Adamant that he lives rather than suffers from MS, he has since moved to a bigger stage. Trevis Gleason is now a leading voice for people with MS. His Blog ‘Trevis S Gleason’s life with MS’, is one of the longest running, most widely read and respected on the topic. He is also on the editorial board of MS Ireland. [read more …] “Where the Road Takes Me – This Evening’s Topic – “Life with MS” – 7pm C103″
Lehane Coaches will be travelling to Tullamore Show on August 13th 2017. Coach leaving Millstreet at 7:45 a.m., Banteer 7:55, Kanturk 8:05 & Arches Bar, Mallow 8:30. Seats are limited so early booking is essential. Contact Jerry @ 087-2833696. (S.R.)
The Directors of IRD Duhallow in recognition of the strong role local communities and businesses play in the success of the Company are holding an open meeting with all members of Communities, Voluntary Groups and Businesses invited to attend.
Mushera Platform Dance is on today Sunday July 23rd from 3.00pm-5.30pm
Music by C & M Sound,
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on his programme which is scheduled to be broadcast on this Sunday evening 23rd July 2017 at 7. (S.R.)
Influences on Irish Traditional Music on the ‘Where the road takes me’ series has now reached the half-way mark. This week we concentrate on one of our foremost music collectors who salvaged and preserved two thousand traditional songs and tunes.
This week John Greene travels to Inward Ardgroom, close to the village of Ardgroom, where Church of Ireland Canon James Goodman served as curate between 1858 and 1866. It was here in the beautiful and secluded rectory that Goodman packed his collection into four manuscripts. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”