Gardening at Innishannon on C103 at 7pm Sunday

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information to this Sunday’s Programme on C103 at 7pm.  (S.R.)

The village of Innishannon is the base for the next two editions of’ Where the road takes me’.

John Greene pays a visit to some of the people who have developed their gardens into places of pride and joy. 

It’s all part of the Gardens and Galleries festival, which takes place on June 15th and 16th.  Now in its fourth year, the festival raise money for the work of the local tidy towns committee.

This week on the programme we meet John Quinn a lecturer in Zoology at UCC.

We visit George and Karen at their idyllic five and a quarter acre garden and lakeside residence north of Innishannon……

We check out a bee garden in the grounds of Valley Rovers GAA club – and we get an appropriate Harry Chapin song from the local artist whose job it was to paint a mural on the gable end of the clubhouse.  [read more …] “Gardening at Innishannon on C103 at 7pm Sunday”

Promoting Sunday’s Helicopter Landing in Town Park

We thank Donie Lucey, Chairman, Millstreet Vintage Club for alerting us to the various promotional posters in place throughout the area in advance of Sunday’s Helicopter Landing in Millstreet Town Park.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Promoting Sunday’s Helicopter Landing in Town Park”

Millstreet Gramophone Circle Presentation at 8:15 Tonight

Bringing the 2019 Bealtaine Festival to an end Millstreet Gramophone Circle meeting takes place in Millstreet Day Care Centre tonight (31st May 2019) at 8:15.   Guest Presenter is Michael Drew of Boherbue.  All are very welcome and admission is free.  (S.R.)

Interested in Swapping to the City Life?

I am wondering if anyone is interested in swapping their house in Millstreet for mine in Cork City.

I have a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom south-side house in the Blackrock/Mahon area, and am looking for a 3/4 bedroom house. It has to have down stairs bathroom. Swap between Corporation and Council houses.

Will send pictures to anyone interested, Rachel
<email> / 087-3156891

Young Adult Survey

IRD Duhallow’s Youth & Education Working Group is conducting a survey aimed at young adults in the Duhallow, Sliabh Luachra & Lee Valley area. It is open to all young people aged 18-35 and covers a range of topics such as lifestyle preferences, housing issues, urbanisation and rural resettlement after young adulthood. This will form part of IRD Duhallow’s youth planning going forward and is one of few surveys of this type. This survey is being conducted as part of a LEADER funded project in conjunction with Dr. Brendan O’Keeffe of the GESERA Institute for Action Research. The link to the survey can be found here which takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

Next “Radio Treasures” Broadcast on Tuesday 4th June at 10pm

Our next “Radio Treasures” broadcast will be on Tuesday, 4th June 2019 at 10pm.  Please note later starting time due to Mass in Tubrid for Examination Students and Friends.  This will be a special transmission relating to the recent launch in Cork of the Electric Recording Edition of the John McCormack 16 CD Delux Box Set which includes a brief interview with the grandson of the world famous singer and also features the voice of John himself from a radio broadcast.   All this on www.corkmusicstation.com.  (S.R.)

Second Stage of Cork Co. Council Litter Challenge Begins

Week 4 and today (Monday, 27th May 2019) the second stage of Cork County Council litter challenge begins, finishing on June 5th. Does anyone feel that the Sunday collection of cigarette butts is getting smaller? Is the message getting out there? Please, all litter and cigarette butts, belong in the bin, not on our pavements/ streets/approach roads. Also, dog owners are required by law, to pick up your dogs mess and bin it too, it is considered to be litter and there is a fine if caught not doing so.

In Tribute to Dr. Michael Feeley Tullig Medical Centre Will Be Closed on Tuesday Morning

As a mark of respect to our Former Colleague and Friend – Dr. Michael FeeleyTullig Medical Centre will be closed on Tuesday morning (28th May 2019) until 2pm.   We thank Dr. Patrick Casey for this notice. (S.R.)

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information re this evening’s programme (26th May 2019).  S.R.

To celebrate the recently held International Dawn Chorus day, John Greene was on hand to record not only the feathered orchestra in the early hours of the morning, but also their evensong as well.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,  we discover that the performance is not really for our benefit, but mainly to defend their breeding territory or to attract a new mate.  Whether or which, it’s an ideal opportunity to experience Mother Nature at her very best.

Joining John on the programme will be an environmental biologist and the landowner, who has dedicated most of his life to nature and wildlife. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm on C103″

Four New Wonderfully Impressive Outdoor Seats Now in Place in Millstreet

With the superb assistance of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association, Cork Co. Council Millstreet Branch and Millstreet Community Council four new hugely impressive outdoor seats have been put in place in Millstreet – one outside St. Patrick’s Church – one near the Eurovision 1993 Display at West End Car Park and two more within the Pollinator Park in Drishane Road – all illustrated in our images below.   MCC had presented a cheque from the sale of the 2019 Calendar which helped to fund the cost of the four seats made in Ballingeary from Recycled Plastic.   The very comfortable seats are already proving to be wonderfully popular.   Sincere thanks to All involved in the installation of the four splendid seats.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Four New Wonderfully Impressive Outdoor Seats Now in Place in Millstreet”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 Features Bluegrass Expert Greg and Cork’s Capitol Cinema is Recalled During Our 10pm Interviews

Cork Music Station is again available not only on laptop and phone but also on Internet Radio – To tune in just click here (S.R.)

Our 10pm interview tonight introduces Singer/Musician Bluegrass Expert Greg Blake from West Virginia USA  (pictured below with an enthusiastic audience in Millstreet Library during the current Festival of Bealtaine 2019).  And we meet with John O’Leary from Cork who was Projectionist supreme in the Capitol Cinema from 1960s.  John recalls a very special memory of JFK.  All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat about the many items illustrated below.  Click on the images to enlarge. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.)

Greg Blake at Library 2019
Greg Blake Interview 2019
Mairéad & Tim Local Lotto Win May 2019 pictured at Tarrant’s Bar.
Smart Store Initiative at MCS 2019.
John O’Leary Capitol Cinema Projectionist 1960s at Ambassador Launch 2019
Bealtaine Tea Dance 2019 at Wallis Arms Hotel
TY Graduation 2019 at MCS
Launch of John McCormack Electric Edition 16 CD Collection at Ambassador Hotel, Cork on Sunday 19th May 2019

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 Features Bluegrass Expert Greg and Cork’s Capitol Cinema is Recalled During Our 10pm Interviews”

Patricia Expresses Sincere Thanks

Patricia Guerin would like to thank most sincerely her Family and Friends and All those who were so good to her during her treatment.  Especially All those who prayed and had Masses said for her.   And heartfelt thanks to All those who gave of their time to take her for her treatment.   Masses have been offered for the intentions of All.   Thanking everyone most sincerely – Patricia Guerin.  (S.R.)

Voting for MCS Students Regarding Their ECOUNESCO Projects

“Where the Road Takes Me” C103 This Sunday at 7

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

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene travels to Dripsey to meet Mags McCarthy.

If you’re not familiar with her music and dancing, there’s a very good reason.   The past number of years have been spent abroad, expanding her career worldwide – in over forty two countries to be precise.

Having learned to dance at the age of four and mastered  many a musical instrument, her big break came when she was asked to join the Irish dance troupe – Rhythm of the Dance’ [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” C103 This Sunday at 7″

Supporting Luke in World Youth Fly Fishing Championships 2019

Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Thomas Galvin – one of the dedicated Fundraisers supporting Luke O’Donoghue as Irish Representative at the forthcoming World Youth Fly Fishing Championships in August 2019 in the Czech Republic. We wish Luke every success and encourage support for this major occasion.  (S.R.)

Recalling Eurovision 1993 on its 26th Anniversary Today – 15th May 2019

Today, Wednesday 15th May 2019 marks the exact 26th Anniversary of the magnificent Eurovision Song Contest held on Sat. 15th May 1993 at 8pm in Millstreet’s superb Green Glens Arena where Noel C. Duggan and Family accorded a royal welcome to the world on this hugely historic and highly significant event.  To mark the occasion we have delved into our Millstreet Museum Archives to share just a small selection of images recalling such a fascinating and forever memorable time here in Millstreet.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) And we continue below sharing 13 more images of the truly magical occasion: [read more …] “Recalling Eurovision 1993 on its 26th Anniversary Today – 15th May 2019”