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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 9th August 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

There’s a long road to travel this week, as John Greene invites you to join him for ‘Where the road takes me’, as we take in Crookstown, Farnanes, Ballydesmond and Churchtown.

We conclude our look at the life of legendary horse trainer Vincent O’Brien in Churchtown.

Rosaleen Tonson-Rye looks at her early years in Ryecourt, as Hubie Hurley from Shandangan recalls some ‘horsey’ stories from the estate.   And……..

                        Saturday August 8th next  is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Johnny O’Mahony of Ballydesmond, who died on January 2015.

A regular contributor to the programme, we look back on some of the stories from a man who at 95 years of age, was able to boast of a Degree in 3rd Level Education and a diploma in Social Studies.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

Wonderfully Talented Local Musicians on TG4 Tonight at 9.30

We thank Bridget Buckley for the following much appreciated alert to a very important TG4 Broadcast over the next few days.  (S.R.)

“Over the 4 nights 6-9 August, Fleadh2020, will capture the essence of this annual event on TG 4.
They recorded it in Mullingar three weeks ago & the Crossfields Band which includes local Musicians Darragh Twomey, Marie O’Neill, Diarmuid Cronin, Leah Murphy & Anna Buckley are on tonight Thurs., 6th Aug. 2020 9.30pm so might be a bit of craic to watch!”

Diarmuid Cronin of Laught, Rathcoole – One of the many wonderfully talented local Musicians to appear in the upcoming Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann transmissions this week on TG4.

Online Fundraising for Museum & Website Concludes

Our week long fundraising project in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website has now come to a close. We are, however, not yet deleting the campaign until the total fund is transferred to our Museum Bank Account. At that point the online project finally concludes. The absolutely amazing response received through the GoFund Me project has been totally phenomenal. The final amount donated plus the contributions received by post and by hand will be published within the next few days……Renewed heartfelt thanks to All – Seán Radley

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features True Gems – from 9.30 to 11.00 pm on CMS!

Tonight…on this Tuesday, 4th August 2020… on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music as well as a variety of interesting musings.  

Final Day of Phenomenal GoFundMe Project for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website

As we reach our final day (Tuesday, 4th Aug. 2020) of the GoFundMe fundraising project in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website we are so totally amazed at the superb generosity of so many wonderfully kind Supporters locally, nationally and internationally.  Presently with fees deducted our total in the GoFundMe Project is €4879.59.  The phenomenal response far exceeds our expectations and will truly afford us the opportunity to maintain and, above all, to further develop our services. In addition to our GoFundMe campaign further generous Supporters have sent donations by post and also delivered by hand. We shall share on our website the final amount donated on this coming Thursday. While we have sent a personal thank you message to all our GoFundMe Contributors we wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has so very kindly responded to this annual appeal for the Museum and Website. Sincerely – Seán Radley, Curator, Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website Team Member. [read more …] “Final Day of Phenomenal GoFundMe Project for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website”

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 2nd August 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

There’s a mixed bag of subjects and a lot of miles to cover on this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, as John Greene goes in search of interesting stories and the people behind them.

In Churchtown we look back at the lives of legendary horse trainer Vincent O’Brien and poet Seán Mac Giolla Mear.

After his sister and father died young, Hubie Hurley from Farnanes, tells us how his wonderful mother, managed,  with just ten shillings a week, to make skilled and artistic tradesmen and a nurse out of her three sons and  daughter.

Once a stately home on beautiful lands, Ryecourt House near Crookstown was one of three local houses burned during the ‘troubles’ in June of 1921.  We pay a visit to Rosaleen Tonson-Rye who still lives on the grounds.

And……………….

                       A native of Toames in Kilmichael, Canon Humphrey o’Mahony joins us from Scotland to talk about the dissolution of the monasteries in Ireland, and how Kilcrea Abbey in Farnanes was one of the largest to fall foul of Cromwell and his Henchmen’s murderous plans. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 2nd August 2020 Until 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 2nd August 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after our transmission of the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:30pm.   Just email your requests anytime to corkmusicstation @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Our focus this Sunday will include the wonderfully uplifting songs and tunes hugely popular in the era of Carnivals in Millstreet in the 1950s and 1960s.  Sure to evoke some great memories!   Further gems in song we also share.  We hear about Saturday’s First Wedding in Millstreet since February.   We discover the story behind the splendid new seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain.  This and much more!   Happy Listening!  Tap on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

The Millstreet Studio of Cork Music Station from where we broadcast our weekly Sunday Mass and “Lunchtime Favourites” Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The wonderful newspaper promotion regarding our weekly broadcast shared in the “Corkman” by Correspondent and Photographer supreme – John Tarrant.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 2nd August 2020 Until 1.30pm”

Niamh McSweeney, Killarney and Flintfield, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Niamh Mc Sweeney
Killarney, Co. Kerry / Millstreet, Co. Cork

Peacefully surrounded by her loving family and in the wonderful care of the Palliative Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry. Beloved wife of James (Jamie) and proud and loving mother of Killian, Fionn and Oisín. Dearly loved daughter of the late Vincent (Flintfield House) and Noreen and wonderful sister of Deirdre. Very sadly missed by her loving family, parents-in-law Jane and James, brothers-in-law John and Jordan, sister-in-law Mary, nephews and niece John, Alan, Leah and Kyle, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, neighbours and her many good friends, especially those who supported her throughout her long illness.   A private family funeral has taken place for Niamh. If you wish to offer your condolences online, please click on this link.

Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 2nd August 2020

 NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
EIGHteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 2ND aUGUST, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom Masses will be offered during the week: 

RECENT DEATHS: John Kelleher, Mountleader. 

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 1st August:                         

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Denis Healy, Tullig

Sunday 2nd August:                   

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. John & Bridget Murphy, Ballydaly,

their daughter Breeda Trend & her husband  Michael.    

Cullen      10.15 a.m.             Peg O’Mahony, Knocknageeha, her daughters

Theresa Twomey, Rathcoole & Marian Finnerty,

Castleknock and her son-in-law Francis Higgins, Newmarket.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Michael O’Sullivan, Rathduane.      

Anniversaries:       Dan Joe Cotter, Murphy’s Terrace; Philip O’Shea, Murphys’ Terrace; Liam Barry, Lackabawn; Jeremiah, Margaret & Mary Dennehy, Mountleader; Dan Casey, Carrigacooleen; Jer Lane, Ballinatona; Danny & the deceased members of the Healy Family, Keim; Humphrey O’Donoghue, Aubane; John Tarrant, Liscreagh; Donagh Hickey, Eagloune; Mary Walsh, Knocknageeha; Paudie O’Keeffe, Cullen; Gavin Tarrant, Rathcoole; William & Julia O’Riordan, Laught; Bill Crowley, Coole & Cork.  [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 2nd August 2020”

Museum & Website Online Fundraising Ends on Tuesday

Before we end our Go Fund Me Project on this coming Tuesday, 4th August 2020 we extend sincere thanks for the absolutely amazing generous response we have received for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website over the past few days. In addition to donations received by post and by hand which have amounted to €450.00  our Go Fund Me fundraising has by this Friday, 31st July 2020 reached a hugely impressive €4, 175.00. We shall on this coming Wednesday publish the final amount received. Such an outstandingly generous response from home and abroad will allow us to now update our older well worn recording equipment and will also permit us to explore the availability of podcasts of current and historic audio recordings. Upgrading of software to share video and audio recordings and broadcasts will now also become a possible reality. Although a personal thank you has been sent to all who have contributed we wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has in any way been so very supportive in this year’s fundraising Project for the Museum and Website. It is truly appreciated. The accompanying very kind comments received with different donations are also a wonderful source of encouragement. Keep safe and well All. Míle buíochas….Seán Radley, Curator, Millstreet Museum & Website Team Member.

Clara Road with Time Capsule Platform
Clara Mountain as viewed from Drishane in August 2019.

Millstreet Pitch and Putt Club’s Next Competition

Millstreet Pitch and Putt Club

The next competition will be a “3 ball scramble” open to all adult and juvenile members. If interested please send your name to 086 8510423 before 6 pm on Sunday 9 August. Teams of 3 players of mixed ability will be drawn and entrants will be informed via text. Competitors can play anytime during the following week up to 8pm on Sunday 16 August, 2020.

We thank Pat Breen for this important notice.  (S.R.)

Update of Museum & Website Go Fund Me Project 2020

We are absolutely amazed by the enormous generosity of so many very kind people at home and abroad who have donated to our Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website Go Fund Me Project. Having reached our target in the first two days we have decided to continue with the fundraising for a while longer to afford the opportunity to others to support the Project. The extra funds will permit further development of our Museum facilities and will also allow the upgrading of our website potential. Sincere thanks to all our truly superb Supporters. Your inspiring kindness is greatly appreciated…..Seán Radley, Curator, Millstreet Museum and Team Member of Millstreet Website.

Funds received to date:  1.   Through Go Fund Me Project – €3,030.00 (before expenses yet to be deducted). 2.  Donations received by hand – €230.00 which includes a cheque from Millstreet Community Council Ltd. for €200.00.     Total on 29th July 2020:  €3,260.00

Installation of Protective Screens at Millstreet Museum by Sapphire Signs, Rathmore on Tuesday, 28th July 2020.
Brendan Dennehy and James Burke of Sapphire Signs.

From Museum Archives 1993 at Minor Row.

[read more …] “Update of Museum & Website Go Fund Me Project 2020”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features True Gems – from 9.30 to 11.00 pm on CMS!

Tonight…on this Tuesday, 28th July 2020… on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music as well as a variety of interesting musings.    Among the Treasures to feature tonight:

  1. We hear some very special songs such a “Flying by” composed by Davy Ryan and “When the Robins Return” wonderfully sung by Paudie McAuliffe from Shrone.   And with the help of James Wickham of Minnesota, USA we hear the amazing singing voice of Kate Smith – the “American Dame Vera Lynn”.
  2. We listen to two interviews at 10pm :   First Anniversary of Air Ambulance with many speakers at the important occasion.   Also we chat with Matt and Úna about the new seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain.
  3. We talk about Jerry Pat O’Leary’s superb recent 90 minute Podcast.
  4. And we chat about the images shared here:
    The Lynch Family from Bantry delighted to attend the First Anniversary of Air Ambulance on Sat. 25 th July 2020 at Rathcoole.
    We discover why Air Ambulance is so very important to Clodagh from Bantry.

    Matt and Úna reveal the story of the seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain!

Mary Ruane (née Healy) Straide, Foxford, Co. Mayo & Millstreet, Co. Cork

The death has occurred of Mary Ruane (née Healy)
Straide, Foxford, Mayo / Millstreet, Co. Cork

Mary Ruane (née Healy, Millstreet), Focford, Co. Mayo
The death has occurred of Mary Ruane Straide, Foxford, Co. Mayo.
Mary Ruane (nee Healy) 26th July 2020 Straide, Foxford and formerly of Millstreet, Co. Cork peacefully at Blackrocks Nursing Home, Foxford. Predeceased by her husband Michael, brother Neil and sister Catherine. Beloved mother of Tony, Catherine, Seán and grandchildren Maeve, Darragh, Lorcan, Catríona and Niamh. Sadly missed by her sons, daughter,daughter-in-law Marie, Sisters Eileen and Peggy, brothers Dennis and Tim, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law,nieces,nephews,neighbours and friends.
Reposing at the Michael Davitt Centre Straide on Tuesday evening from 7pm to 8pm with removal afterwards to St Peter’s and Paul’s Church Straide. Mass on Wednesday at 12noon with burial afterwards in the New Cemetery. House private please. Due to current Government and HSE guidelines Mass and Cemetery are private for family and close friends only. The Ruane family appreciate your cooperation at this difficult time.
May her gentle soul REST IN PEACE.
To share your Condolence please click this Condolence Page.

Truly Magnificent Response to the Annual Funding of Museum & Millstreet Website

The amazing generosity of the very kind Supporters of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website has been superbly demonstrated within the past 22 hours when a magnificent €1,575.00 has been very kindly donated through our Go Fund Me page by 35 wonderfully generous people at home and abroad.  To reach such an uplifting target in less than one day is utterly incredible and is hugely appreciated.   It allows us to continue our work at Millstreet Museum and to maintain the Millstreet Website.   The work of Volunteers in these Projects is vital and to them we extend heartfelt thanks.  Our Go Fund Me page will remain open until the end of next week coinciding with the week of our usual Church Gate Collection which due to COVID-19 this year has been replaced by this Go Fund Me project.   Míle buíochas to All.  (S.R.) 

Carnegie Hall where Millstreet Museum is located

Tenth Anniversary of Maria Healy, Curracahill, Millstreet & Ballygrogan, Grenagh

TENTH ANNIVERSARY

Maria Healy (née O’Sullivan)

Curracahill, Millstreet/Ballygrogan, Grenagh

In loving memory of Maria, whose 10th Anniversary occurs on 30th July

Deeply loved, sadly missed and always remembered by her loving husband Tony, daughter Marita, sons Dan, Bill, John and James, daughters-in-law, grandchildren to whom she is fondly known as ‘Granny in Heaven’, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.

In life we loved you dearly; in death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you; you did not go alone,

For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories; your love is still our guide.

Though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same;

But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

The Anniversary Mass took place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Sunday, 26th July 2020 at 11.30 a.m.

May Maria Rest in Peace.

Annual Funding of Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website

(Update Already within the first 15 minutes of launching our Go Fund Me page we have received greatly appreciated support from Rebecca, Michael & Siobhán, AnnPatrick from USA continues to support Millstreet based projects in a most generous manner.   Míle buíochas, dear Friends.)

Although we have our annual permit for the holding of our Annual Church Gate Collection for this coming weekend 1st & 2nd August 2020 we shall not be holding this Collection due to COVID-19.  Instead, for this year, we are setting up a Go Fund Me page to afford the opportunity of supporting the two local community-based voluntary services – Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website.   Running costs at our Museum include annual insurance of €1,000.00 plus lighting, heating and development expenses while for the Millstreet Website we have hosting and domain name costs.

One can visit our Go Fund Me page by clicking  this Go Fund Me link.

Our main source of funding for Millstreet Museum and the Millstreet Website is through an Annual Church Gate Collection in August.   This year, however, due to COVID-19 we cannot hold this Collection.   Thus we extend an invitation to our Supporters to kindly consider contributing towards this Go Fund Me appeal so that we as Volunteers can continue to make our Museum and Website Services available.   The running costs of both are quite substantial.   We greatly appreciate any contribution received.    Sincere thanks also for the wonderful words of encouragement we constantly receive regarding the provision of these two community-based important Services.   Míle buíochas – Seán Radley, Curator Millstreet Museum & Team Member of Millstreet Website.

Mícheál Martin (now Taoiseach) at Millstreet Museum in 2019
Carnegie Hall where Millstreet Museum is located

[read more …] “Annual Funding of Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website”

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 26th July 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

Seven years ago on ‘Where the road takes me’, we brought you the intriguing and at times unbelievable story of a Land-War shooting during Ireland’s troubled past in the late 19th Century.

The following year we brought you an update on the story, identifying the man with the gun, but stressing sympathy for his actions, as he was, we felt, a victim of circumstances, as was, some others felt, the victim himself.

There are many strange and eerie happenings attached to this story.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, and two days before the 132nd anniversary of the shooting, we return to the story for very good reason.

Back in 1920, a local priest known for his fire and brimstone sermons and accurate predictions, visited and blessed the scene.  Soon afterwards he stated that despite Mother Nature’s and man’s best efforts to remove it, a visible reminder of the shooting would remain at the scene for one hundred years.

Many strenuous efforts were made down through the years to destroy it but failed.  The one hundred years are now up and we return to the scene to discover how accurate, if at all, the priest was back in 1920, and if a conclusion can be brought to a story that was tragic, intriguing and eerie. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 26th July 2020 Until 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 26th July 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after our transmission of the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:30pm.   Just email your requests anytime to corkmusicstation @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Our focus this Sunday will include the wonderfully uplifting songs and tunes hugely popular in the era of Carnivals in Millstreet in the 1950s and 1960s.  Sure to evoke some great memories!   Further gems in song we also share.  We hear about Saturday’s First Anniversary of Air Ambulance based in Rathcoole.   We discover the story behind the splendid new seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain.  This and much more!   Happy Listening!  Tap on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

The Millstreet Studio of Cork Music Station from where we broadcast our weekly Sunday Mass and “Lunchtime Favourites” Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The wonderful newspaper promotion regarding our weekly broadcast shared in the “Corkman” by Correspondent and Photographer supreme – John Tarrant.
Matt and Úna reveal the story of the seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain!  Full interview on Tuesday’s “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station.
We discover why Air Ambulance is so very important to Clodagh from Bantry.
The Lynch Family from Bantry delighted to attend the First Anniversary of Air Ambulance on Sat. 25th July 2020 at Rathcoole.   We interview John Lynch for our Tuesday’s “Radio Treasures” programme.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 26th July 2020 Until 1.30pm”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 26th July 2020

 NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 26th July, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week: 

RECENT DEATHS: Kathleen Kelly (nee O’Leary), Waterford & Adrivale; Danny Sheehan, Kileen.   

Mass Intentions this Weekend

Saturday 25th July:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. John & the deceased members of the Kelleher family, Lackabawn.

Sunday 26th July: 

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Joe White, Tubber    

Cullen      10.15 a.m.   William Hickey, Lisnaboy &

Mary Hickey, Carrigaline

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Marie Healy, Curracahill &

Noel Healy, Canon O’Donovan Centre       

Anniversaries:      Gillian Hartnett, Clara Road; Jack Healy, Minor Row; Jackie Lane, Aubane; Michael Kelleher, Aubane; John D Murphy, Lisnaboy; Noel & the deceased members of the McSweeney Family, Knocknageeha; Patrick Dineen, Bristol & Carrigacooleen; Mary, Thomas & deceased members of the Healy Family, Clondrohid.     [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 26th July 2020”

Daniel (Danny) Sheehan, Killeen, Kilcorney

The death has occurred of Daniel (Danny) Sheehan
Killeen, Kilcorney,  Co. Cork

On July 23rd 2020, passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family. Sadly missed by his loving wife Pauline, daughter Sarah, sons Cormac, Tomás and Dónal, brothers John, Denis and Eugene, sisters Cecilia, Anne, Marian, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends.

“May Danny rest in Peace”

Due to current HSE guidelines in relation to COVID 19 a private family Funeral Mass will take place in St Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney on Sunday at 1pm followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Danny’s family appreciate your support at this most difficult time.  Messages of Sympathy may be left on this condolence link.

Kathleen Kelly (née O’Leary, Adrivale, Millstreet) Waterford City

The death has occurred of Catherine (Kathleen) KELLY (née O’Leary)
Ballybeg Close, Waterford City, Waterford & formerly of Adrivale, Millstreet, Co. Cork

Predeceased by her husband Gene. Will be sadly missed by her loving daughters Marie, Martina, Karen and Gina, sons-in-law Gary, Seán and Johnny, her grandchildren Darren, Conor, Jamie, Shauna, Luke, Lily and Geri, sisters Mary Cahill and Christina Cotter, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.    May she Rest in Peace.  The late Neily O’Leary of West End was brother of Kathleen.

Private funeral will take place in St. Saviour’s Church, Ballybeg, Waterford followed by Private Burial in St. Otteran’s Cemetery. Catherine’s funeral will pass her residence on Sunday at 10.30am.

Due to H.S.E. guidelines the funeral mass and burial will be private to the immediate family. We suggest using the online condolence page  as an option to offer your sympathies. Thank you for your co-operation and consideration at this difficult time.

A New Seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain!

We thank Michelle O’Keeffe of Dooneen for sharing this wonderful image of the New Seat which some kind person has placed at the Cross on Clara Mountain for the comfort of energetic climbers.  Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Availing of the splendid new seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain – Michelle O’Keeffe and Mary O’Mahony with pet dogs Buster, Oreo and Milo!

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features at 10pm Interviews at Dooneen and at Rockchapel – Full Programme from 9.30 to 11.00 pm on CMS!

Tonight…on this Tuesday 21st July 2020… on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music as well as a variety of interesting musings.    Among the Treasures to feature tonight:

  1. Our special Interview at Rockchapel  (following our 10pm Dooneen Interview to which we refer below) on Sat. 18th July 2020 when the hugely impressive cheque of €2,148.30 was officially presented to Jim from “Bumbleance”.
  2. We join at 10pm our great Friends from ROCS (Reach Out Cancer Support) who this very evening had a social outdoor get together at the superbly welcoming home and exquisite garden of Michelle and Patrick O’Keeffe at Dooneen, Millstreet.
  3. We remember our Faithful Departed especially Julie and Betty. We recall Anne Keane on her First Anniversary.
  4. We hear some very special songs such a “Flying by” composed by Davy Ryan and “When the Robins Return” wonderfully sung by Paudie McAuliffe from Shrone.  And with the help of James Wickham of Minnesota, USA we again hear the amazing singing voice of Kate Smith – the “American Dame Vera Lynn”.
  5. We talk about Jerry Pat O’Leary’s superb recent 90 minute Podcast.
  6. And we chat about the images shared here:

St. John’s GAA Club Contributes Impressively to Children’s Playground

On Sat. 29th Feb. 2020 the Officers of St John’s GAA  Club and their families braved the elements in the newly refurbished Children’s  Playground to  present a whopping €1,600 contribution  to members of Millstreet Town Park Committee.  Total proceeds were the result of a Table Quiz in the Bush Bar on 29 December  and the inaugural St John’s Cup 7 a side Soccer Tournament on 27 January. 
Millstreet Town Park wishes to express its sincere gratitude to  all organising  members from St John’s  GAA Club, their families and supporters for this fantastic series of fun filled fundraisers. Thank you to  the Community Council for providing  the AstroTurf  pitch free of charge for  the day of the Soccer  Tournament and to  the local businesses who provided spot prizes for these events.  A special thank you  to Connie Hickey of the Bush Bar for sponsoring medals, winning plaques and after event  food for all particpants at both events.  Thank  you to each and every Sráider who participated in any way.  Whether you paid for a quiz table, sponsored a soccer team or purchased raffle tickets, every  Euro counted, thank you.
 Finally, many thanks to Seán Radley for yet again giving up his time and providing the pictorial collage for this  presentation.
We thank Geraldine on behalf of Millstreet Town Park Committee for this comprehensive report and we apologise re our delay in uploading the feature together with the attached images.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

[read more …] “St. John’s GAA Club Contributes Impressively to Children’s Playground”

“Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 19th July 2020 Until 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 19th July 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:30pm.   Just email your requests anytime to corkmusicstation @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Our focus this Sunday will include the wonderfully uplifting songs and tunes hugely popular in the era of Carnivals in Millstreet in the 1950s and 1960s.  Sure to evoke some great memories!   Further gems in song we also share.  We have a very special request from Mary and Mike O’Shea from Roscommon.   We remember the late Anne Keane with a very special duet including the great singing voice of Anne.  We hear about Millstreet Community Singers’ visit to Kanturk Community Hospital.   And we greet a Wonderful New Arrival.   And we congratulate Bumbleance Organisers Ita and William Fitzgerald on the truly magnificent €2,148.30 cheque presented in Rockchapel on Saturday.  This and much more!   Happy Listening!  Tap on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

The Millstreet Studio of Cork Music Station from where we broadcast live our weekly Mass and “Lunchtime Favourites” Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The wonderful newspaper promotion regarding our weekly broadcast shared in the “Corkman” by Correspondent and Photographer supreme – John Tarrant.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 19th July 2020 Until 1.30pm”

“Where the Road Take Me” on C103 at 7pm Sunday 19th July

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 19th July 2020.  (S.R.)

The four part series ‘The Singer & the Songwriter’ concludes on Where the road takes me this week, as John Greene rounds off his conversation with singer-songwriter Johnny Duhan.

Although he had pinned his hopes on a completely different song he had written at the time, the reaction to, and success of ‘The Voyage’, both surprised and pleased him enormously. 

Fans of Bob may be none too pleased to hear Duhan say that he believes Dylan and his likes, may never have had a hit song without the weight and financial backing of big record companies.

There’s a lesson in humility at a gig in Donegal, 

And……….. Surprise! Surprise!  Not everybody liked the song ‘The Voyage’.  But maybe no surprise to hear it was a Corkman.  This Leeside rebel felt he had good reason to hate the song. It was seemingly, he said, too family ‘luvvey duvvey’ for his liking – and he hated every one of his. [read more …] ““Where the Road Take Me” on C103 at 7pm Sunday 19th July”