Our Cork Music Station broadcasts are transmitted one hour after the Celebration of Mass by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.. To make contact with our Radio Station feel welcome to email corkmusicstation @gmail.com. (S.R.)
We thank Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. for alerting us to the fact that Pope Francis is having a short “Urbi et Orbi” with a Prayer Service at 5pm (Irish time) on this Friday, 27th March 2020 which will be broadcast on the RTÉ News Now Channel. (S.R.)
Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. recited the Stations of the Cross at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 12 noon yesterday (Thurs., 26th March 2020). At 1pm we at Cork Music Station broadcast a recording of those Stations of the Cross. To tune in to our Radio Station for these broadcasts simply tap on Cork Music Station. Our next broadcast from St. Patrick’s Church is today (Friday, 27th March) when we transmit a recording at 1pm of the Recitation of the Rosary which will have taken place at noon on Friday. Our next Mass broadcast is on Sunday, 29th March at 12.30pm.. (S.R.)
Our next broadcast of the Celebration of Mass by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet is at 11:00 am on Thursday, 26th March 2020 on Cork Music Station. Tap on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.)
Tonight on “Radio Treasures” from 9:30 to 11:00pm on Cork Music Station we feature lots of new songs and music…including Movie Themes, Songs of 1930s to mention but some. If you wish to make contact regarding requests or comments feel very welcome to text or WhatsApp (086 825 0074) or email corkmusicstation @gmail.com. We also chat about lots of topics illustrated below and we share interesting quotes and wise sayings. And we repeat our interview with Liam Flynn at 10pm. Happy listening! (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on CMS this Tuesday 9:30 to 11:00 pm”
We at Millstreet Museum are so very grateful to have today (Monday, 23rd March 2020) been presented with what we shall now entitle “The West End O’Connor Family Archive Collection” which consists of a truly magnificent collection of historic newspapers with fascinating supplements especially from the 1932 Eucharistic Congress in Dublin as well as a wonderful selection of booklets and newscuttings of very real relevance to Millstreet. Below we share 14 images of just some of this hugely appreciated Historic Collection which Mrs. F. O’Connor and Family of West End, Millstreet have shared with Millstreet Museum to be enjoyed by future generations. Sincere thanks to Jerry O’Connor who delivered these treasures today to my home….within recommended social distancing measures. The superb items will later be on display at our Museum Centre. Tap on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Museum Presented with the West End O’Connor Family Archive Collection”
Topics shared in our latest Millstreet Pictorial Updates include a view of the various ways by which Coronavirus COVID-19 is being dealt with in our area. We note how Tubrid Holy Well has even more than usual candles lighting in the times we are experiencing. Millstreet marks the centenary of the death of Cork’s Lord Mayor, Tomás Mac Curtain. Tap on the 14 images below to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Pictorial Updates – Monday, 23rd March 2020”
With some two pages of Millstreet-related photographs and a very interesting Guy’s Almanac description of Millstreet in 1914 – Issue 14 of “Discover Duhallow” is now available free of charge in local shops and outlets throughout Duhallow. All Issues may also be viewed online – justGoogle “Discover Duhallow”. We thank the IRD Duhallow Team who so wonderfully coordinate the fortnightly publication. We illustrate some pages from the current issue. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Cork Music Station will be broadcasting Mass from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on the following times this coming week:
Sunday, 22nd March 2020 at 12:30pm
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11.00am.
Our broadcasts begin five minutes before the Celebration of Mass in our series “Radio Treasures Extra”. On Sunday after our Mass broadcast we then continue with an interview with Liam Flynn one of the Coordinators of the recently formed COVID-19 Local Support Group. The Sunday programme continues until 2pm with uplifting songs, music and chat.To tune into our Radio Station simply tap on Cork Music Station.
Hi there, I am a Primary Teacher. I’m the Millstreet area and I want to offer my services to mind children in this area whose parents are so badly needed in GP Practices and Hospitals at the moment.. I am fully Garda Vetted and I am a Parish Representative for the Safeguarding of Children in the Parish of Millstreet…. Above all, I do not want praise or accolades for this… I just want to be of use… My mobile number is: 087 6489120
While one may be able to view the 11.30 am Mass on Church Television on St. Patrick’s Day 2020 – for those who cannot receive the signal we shall be broadcasting a near live recording available worldwide of the Mass on Cork Music Station at 1pm. Our transmission which is accessible on Laptop, iPad, Phone and Internet Radio begins at 12.55pm with a wonderful version of the hymn “Hail Glorious St. Patrick”. Following the celebration of Mass by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. – we invite you to 30 minutes of a musical treat with some very rare 78rpm record gems which will include Dan Sullivan’s Shamrock Band, Pat White with “It’s the same old shillelagh”, Martin Beirne & His Irish Blackbirds – to mention but some of the real Irish songs and music from a bygone age. To tune into our broadcast simply tap on Cork Music Station. Sincere thanks to the many people who contacted us following Sunday’s broadcast. A very Happy St. Patrick’s Day to All. Keep safe. Tap on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.)
Following our Audio Broadcast on Cork Music Station this Sunday at 1pm of a recording of today’s Celebration of Mass by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. in St. Patrick’s Church at 11:30 am we received many uplifting messages from far and wide from people who truly appreciated receiving the transmission in their own homes during these challenging times of Coronavirus COVID-19. Here is just a brief selection of the very kind comments:
On our Facebook Page some 59 made contact from various locations such as Russell Murphy in Australia, Eileen Murphy in Louisville, Kentucky, USA and Carmel Smith of Dublin. Lots of Local People expressed their appreciation indicating how impressed they were with the clarity of the signal.
Our next live Audio Broadcast of Tuesday’s 11:30 am Mass is on St. Patrick’s Day – 17th March, 2020 at 1 pm (Irish time) . This special transmission will be followed by a brief Music Feature celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Tap on the image below to enlarge. (S.R.)
Transmission of this morning’s celebration of Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet is currently being broadcast – started at 1pm and
continues for 32 minutes. To hear the transmission just tap on Cork Music Station. We welcome your comments after the broadcast indicating perhaps what part of the world you have received the transmission. (S.R.)
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this Sunday (15th March 2020) evening’s programme on C103 . (S.R.)
He fell from an escalator and broke a number of ribs. He was diagnosed with pneumonia and suffered a slight stroke, all in the space of three weeks.
He recently celebrated his 97th birthday and none of the aforementioned setbacks seem to have bothered him greatly. He is as sharp and as witty as ever.
John O’Leary is originally from Carrigroe near Clonakilty, but now living in Cobh. You have met him on several occasions on Where the road takes me, mainly talking about his time in the Garda Siochana between 1942 and 1955, a time not without many incidents.
This week he reflects on his time in England. We hear about Margaret Thatcher, the Yorkshire miners, the IRA hunger strikers and Fatima. They’re all connected, in a way.
Joe O’Leary (pictured 4th from left in back row) – one of the Organisers of the Centenary Commemoration Event for An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire – has been in touch with us indicating that due to Coronavirus COVID-19 the important event has been deferred until a future time. (S.R.)
We have heard from Rosario Buckley who is Alan Finn’s Official Publicist.Rosario officially confirmed the fact that the Shandrum Céilí Band‘s appearance on the “Late Late Show” is deferred to a later date due to Coronavirus COVID-19.
An important update regarding the original post below:
Due to the Taoiseach’s Announcement today there will be no live acts on this Friday’s “Late Late Show”. The Shandrum Céilí Band’s appearance has been deferred to a later date.
Thus the following original feature regarding the “Late Late Show” appearance of the Band does not apply now: The Shandrum Céilí Band are due to feature on this Friday night’s “Late Late Show”(13th March 2020) on RTÉ 1. They were due to be part of the Show originally scheduled to have been broadcast from Limerick but have been invited to Dublin now that the Show from Limerick has been cancelled due to Covid-19 Coronavirus. Also the Fundraising Concert that they were due to play at in Kiskeam this Sunday night (15th March) at 7pm for the Kiskeam Playground Development has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled for a later date. In light of the recent public health threat, it is with great regret that we have decided to postpone our Fundraising Concert. All tickets sold will be honoured for the rescheduled date. Any queries contact ticket sellers. We thank Anne Goggin for this important notice. (S.R.)
The death has occurred of Neily O’Leary, Toorbona, Rathmore, Co. Kerry.
Neily O’Leary, Toorbona, Rathmore and Holland passed away, peacefully, on March 11th 2020, after a short illness in CUH. Predeceased by his father Ger, mother Han and brother Connie. Deeply regretted by his loving family, PatJoe, Donie, Jackie, Derry, Kathleen, Joanie, Martin, Breda and Teresa.
May He Rest in Peace
Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 10am, followed by cremation at The Island Crematorium, Ringsskiddy. No flowers, please.
Paddy O’Brien (pictured at back centre) gave a superb presentation as Gaeilge (in the Irish language) to the 5th Class Pupils of Presentation N.S., Millstreet at the recent Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) in Millstreet Library. We thank Teacher Mairéad and Librarian Nora for the images. Tap on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Due to Covid-19 Coronavirus the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parades are cancelled in Rathmore, Millstreet and Carriganima where in The Pub this Sunday night from 8 to 10 the ever-popular singer from Co. Wexford – Michelle Murphy will be performing a range of superb songs. Michelle had been appointed the Grand Marshal of the Carriganima 2020 Parade. (S.R.)
A Cheque Presentation in The Pub Carriganima to Margaret Garvey from Parkinson’s Support Group from a successful fundraising night held in The Pub in November 2019. Entertainment by Tim Joe and Ann, story telling by Connie O’Riordan. Thanks for all the support. (We thank Seán Murphy and Sheila Lane for the feature and for the images below….S.R.)
Sincere Congratulations to Joshua O’Sullivan, Ballydaly who was runner up in the Regional Finals of the 2020 ARTiculation Public Speaking Competition. His chosen subject was the Architectural History of the GPO. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
A photograph taken at the home of Daniel Kelleher, Carrigacooleen, Millstreet, Co. Cork (seated), who has every expectation of reaching the great age of 100 years in June next. With him is his grandson. Mr. Kelleher is hale and hearty. He is in excellent possession of all his faculties. He has no special recipe for longevity and is neither averse to alcoholic refreshment in moderation or to the companionable influences of tobacco. He has a rich store of folklore, is a fluent Irish speaker, and, should be a valuable asset to those interested in the collection of first-hand information regarding the events of the past 80 years or more. For instance, he has a vivid recollection of the great Irish famine and relates how he saw the people of that period eat nettles and only sorry not to have enough of them to ward off the pangs of hunger. There were years came after black ’47 every bit as bad, he says but sickness and hunger came together in that year. He recollects having seen the Liberator pass along the road near his home on one occasion, and he has a particular recollection of the peculiar kind of cap worn by O’Connell. The stage coach from Cork to Tralee regularly passed his house. Modem transport he regards as quite an improvement on that of his young days but, he added in this connection, “the young people now are gone foolish entirely”. Mr. Kelleher goes regularly to Macroom, some four miles away. He likes to visit the town now and again. He is quite active for his years, walks about unaided and takes a keen interest in the events of the times. [Irish Examiner Wednesday, February 25, 1931] [read more …] “Daniel Kelleher, Carrigacooleen (1831-1931)”
In loving memory of Kathleen Cotter of No. 1 Old Coach Avenue, Liscahane, Millstreet, who passed away on the 11th of March 2019.
On this, the first anniversary of our beloved mother and grandmother, we her family would like to express our sincere gratitude to all those who attended her rosary, removal and funeral mass. Those who sent mass cards, flower tributes, and to those who visited her home and brought food and refreshments.
Sincere thanks to Dr. Christine Walsh, Marymount, the Public Health Nurses, Palliative Care, night nurses, home help, Reen’s Pharmacy, and her wonderful neighbours and friends. Thank you for your compassion, kindness and friendship for helping us to care for mam in her home.
To Fr. jack Fitzgerald, Fr. Paddy Byrne and Fr. Gerard O’Leary for their support and guidance, Helen Kerins for the beautiful singing and music, Tarrant’s Undertakers for their professionalism, compassion and courtesy, and Corkery’s Bar who provided refreshments.
As it’s difficult to mention everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our grateful appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the mass has been offered for your intentions. First anniversary mass for Kathleen is on Sunday 8th of of March, St. Patrick’s Church at 11:30am.
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding his programme this Sunday (1st March 2020) at 7pm on C103. (S.R.)
“He could pluck any type of song from anywhere and make it his own”. A comment referring to Terry McCarthy, former lead singer with the Dixies Showband, who died suddenly in July of last year.
He was equally comfortable singing pop, ballads or Opera.
In the first of a two part programme on ‘Where the road takes me’ this Sunday evening, members of his family, friends and fellow musicians and singers join John Greene in a tribute to the former Dixies frontman, who took over from Brendan o’Brien in 1985.
We hear some of his recordings which emphasise the range of his voice and the vast repertoire he possessed.
Former Dixies manager Ronnie McGinn and drummer Joe Mac remember great days with the Dixies in Abu Dhabi.
His wife Marie recalls meeting him for the first time as a sixteen year old and his brother Tadgh talks about Terry’s other talent as one of the old style stonecutters.