Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight … Despite the snow of this morning Spring is clearly in evidence with such colourful flowers. We visit Rathcoole Playschool which this very morning had what must be Ireland’s last superbly colourful St. Patrick’s Parade 2017. Lots of excellent music from England, India and of course, Ireland. And musings aplenty also. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into www.corkmusicstation.com Do log into the Seán Radley Facebook to communicate with the Show. Happy Listening! (S.R.) And we continue to share some more images. Please click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) … continue reading the full article ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00″
The Annual Daffodil Coffee Morning (coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald & dedicated Supporters) will take place in Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall this Thursday, 23rd March 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.. All are very welcome to this important and praiseworthy fundraising event. (S.R.)
What a superbly colourful St. Patrick’s Parade was held in Carriganima at 3pm on Sunday, 19th March 2017 blessed with good weather. Among the attendance were Minister for Agriculture & the Marine – Michael Creed, T.D., Aindrias Moynihan, T.D. and Cllr. John Healy-Rae and Cllr. Moynihan joined by “Michael Healy-Rae”! We recorded the excellent event and this will later be shared on LTV2 Millstreet. Here we illustrate almost 170 images of the truly marvellous occasion. Special thanks to Seán Murphy and his brilliant Team for coordinating such a hugely successful annual event in Carriganima. Please click on all the images to enlarge. (S.R.) And we continue to share lots more images of the wonderfully enjoyable annual event in Carriganima. … continue reading the full article “Magnificent St. Patrick’s Parade 2017 in Carriganima on Sunday”
We share the first part of our coverage of St. Patrick’s Day in Millstreet on 17th March 2017. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)And we continue to share a further 65 pictures of the important national day. … continue reading the full article “St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in Millstreet – Part One”
And we share lots more images of the magnificent production. … continue reading the full article “Wonderfully Successful “Buds of Ballybunion” at Millstreet Community School”
And we share lots more pictures from the wonderfully praiseworthy annual event. John Tarrant will have full details of winners in the “Corkman”. … continue reading the full article “Cullen & District Special Needs Association Prizegiving Event 2017”
And we share further pictures from the special occasion. Lots more images also on Facebook of Millstreet Vintage Club. … continue reading the full article “Millstreet Vintage Club’s Very Successful Chat, Coffee and Cars…& Tractor”
And we share lots more images from the superb occasion. … continue reading the full article “Wonderfully Successful MCS Quiz for Lourdes Project 2017”
We thank Presenter supreme, John Greene for the advance notice of this week’s excellent programme. (S.R.)
Some people reckon that he is sixty five years of age, while others are of the opinion that he’s no more than 70. The truth is that in a few days time, Ned Hartnett from Kanturk will celebrate his 100th birthday.
This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene pays a visit to his home to hear his story. The youngest, and now the only survivor of a family of nine boys and one girl, Ned was born in Rockchapel in 1917, and came to Kanturk in 1955. His twin brothers Mortimer and Geoffrey officially celebrated their 21st birthdays at the ripe old age of 84.
Ned himself is a born storyteller, and while most of his many yarns are delivered with tongue in cheek, there is ample opportunity to travel with him through decades of Irelands social history.
There are stories from the recession of the 1930’s, stories about butter-making, and stories about his involvement with Kanturk Credit Union and Kanturk Boy’s club. And yes he does deal with the secret of a long and healthy life. … continue reading the full article ““Where the Road Takes Me” in Kanturk This Evening on C103 at 7pm”
Kilcorney native John Howard has spent the last five years in South Korea. He lives, works and plays in Gwangju, a city of 1.5 million people in South West of the country. He’s interviewed this week on the Gwangju Blog as one of the “People You Should Know in Gwangju”:
Occupation…Elementary School English teacher
Hometown…Kilcorney, North County Cork, Ireland (current population 406 approx.)
Length of time in Korea…Arrived Sunday, March 4th, 2012 so MY GOD coming up on 5 years in Korea now! :-O
My hometown is famous for…having the oldest primary school in Ireland still in operation (built in 1864!) Also, Kilcorney has a higher presence of sióga/fairies than other villages in Ireland. They roam the moors at night… but I’m not supposed to talk about them…
I wish I could… Read the full interviewon the Gwangju Blog
Mary Buckley, Rathcoole to participate in Hope Foundation Project.
Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight … Our featured Interview tonight at 10…Two wonderful singers recorded in Ballinhassig. And we view Coffee Morning today for MS Ireland. We get to meet Pat Mulcahy of Rockchapel and review a fascinating Television Documentary which featured Pat and his brother Denis. We also hear about Mary Buckley’s upcoming visit to India with the Hope Foundation and how the dedicated Millstreet Knitters Together Group are helping Mary who lives in Rathcoole with her inspiring project. Lots more music and musings also. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into www.corkmusicstation.com
We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance information relating to this evening’s radio interview. (S.R.)
Born in Scotland but known throughout the world as ‘Emerald Isla’ because of her close connection with this country, and possibly also because her Great, Great, Great Grandmother came from Glengarriff, there is no doubting that Isla Grant is now firmly established as an International Country Music Star.
From a dairy-farming background on the Scottish border, Isla Grant worked her way up the entertainment ladder to become a prolific singer-songwriter, now filling concert halls in faraway places such as Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. In fact in Australis, one of her songs is credited with ending a lengthy drought which was causing farmers to take their own lives.
On this week’s edition of ‘Where The Road Takes Me, John Greene invites you to hear her story, listen to her songs, and spend an hour in her company.
But her rise to stardom wasn’t trouble free. In June of 1992, a few months before she married, Isla and Al were involved in a horrific road crash, when a male driver on his incorrect side of the road hit them head-on. The serious injuries that she suffered paled into insignificance compared to dealing with the anxiety disorder Agrophobia, which re-surfaced as a result of the accident.
Faith in the Lord and the love and support of her husband enabled her to return to the stage after a five year absence, when it was initially feared that she would never sing again. The song ‘It’s a dream come true’, was written in thanksgiving. … continue reading the full article “Isla Grant Interview with John Greene This Evening on C103 at 7”
Postman Supreme Noel Keating was very especially honoured at Aubane Community Centre on Friday night, 24th Feb. 2017 following his recent retirement from his many years of dedicated service in An Post to the people of Aubane and far beyond. Here we share images from the wonderfully uplifting occasion. (S.R.)
And we share a further 30 pictures from the superb occasion. … continue reading the full article “Postman Supreme Noel Keating Honoured in Aubane”
Recently at the Wallis Arms Hotel on two separate nights Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA celebrated with a superb Victory Social – on the Friday night with the younger members and on the Saturday night with the more senior players. Here we share images from the first occasion where Sportsman Supreme, Kevin Crowley was the Guest of Honour who presented the wonderfully successful players with their medals. The Disco which followed the meal, presentation and speeches – with very popular D.J. Kieran – was hugely enjoyed by the young players. Great credit is due to the many dedicated Coaches and Coordinators. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) And we share a further selection of pictures from the splendid annual occasion. … continue reading the full article “Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA Victory Social at Wallis Arms – Part 1”
What a truly wonderful response we’re received regarding our query just posted on our website last night! And we are so very grateful to Jerry Sheehan of Los Angeles, California, USA who has identified the Saints on both windows of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. The letters SC and SD provide an important clue – the “S” on all the windows symbolises the word “Saint”. Jerry now reveals that the Saint on the large window at the back of the Choir Gallery is Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. And the Saint on the other window is Saint Charles Borremo while the Saint depicted in the smaller frame of the same window is Saint Dominic. Thanks a million, Jerry, for so very promptly contacting our Millstreet Museum email address with such highly significant information. (S.R.)