Millstreet Singer/Musician, Emer Twomey, Supporting a Fundraising Campaign

Millstreet singer/musician, Emer Twomey, supporting a fundraising campaign for a little girl from Donegal called Olivia who has been diagnosed with a rare and serious genetic neuromuscular condition called spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1.
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#abetterlifeforlivie

Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station

Schedule of Radio Broadcasts of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station this Week 

Mass on Sunday, 7th June 2020 at 11.30 am… Mass today is for all those buried in our Parish cemeteries: St. Mary’s, Drishane, Churchyard in Millstreet, The Cilín, Cullen Cemetery, and St. Laitiarain’s Cemetery. 

Our Weekday Broadcasts of Mass  

Mass on Monday (8th June) for Con Dennehy, Aunagloor; John & Mary Ellen Radley, The Square; Denny & Peg Twomey, The Bridge at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (9th June) for  Con & the deceased members of the Kelleher family, Killowen; Eily & John Joe Greaney, Lackabawn; Niall Kelleher, Station Road at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (10th June) for Jerry O’Leary, Knockcahill; Billy & Mary Jo Murphy, Coole; Cáit & Diarmuid Cronin, Kilmeedy at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (11th June) for Denis, Margaret & Tadhg Curtin, Knocknageeha; Julia, Denny & Jerry Kelleher, Cahirdowney; Bridget & Patrick O’Sullivan, Dooneen at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (12th June) for Paddy Joe Cotter, Liscahane; Sheila Barry, Murphy’s Terrace; Willie Gleeson, Clara Road at 10.00a.m.

Incorporated into the celebration of Masses this week will be new recent recordings of Millstreet Church Choir and the playing of the Church Organ by Deirdre Tracey.   We thank Edel, Barry and Kieran Fraser for the coordination of the recordings of Millstreet Church Choir.   Thus we shall have the virtual sounds of the Organ and the Choir at the Celebration of all Masses throughout the week.   Members of the Congregation watching the live transmission on the Church Local Television will be unable to hear the Choir and Organist unless one turns on the radio sound in the background of the Mass being broadcast live on Cork Music Station.  Please note that there is a slight delay in sychronisation of the two sounds. (S.R.).

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com

St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet – June 2020.

Good Shepherd Window in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. This is a Watson Window fabricated in Youghal, Co. Cork. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Town Park Children’s Playground Not to Reopen to Public as Yet

We thank Denis Hickey (representing Millstreet Town Park Committee) for the following statement:

“Millstreet Town Park Committee notes the announcement that as part of Phase Two of the Government Covid-19 roadmap, supervised playgrounds will be allowed to re-open from Monday 8th June.
Millstreet Town Park Committee does not operate a supervised playground.  Pending further clarification Millstreet playground will not be re-opening from Monday 8th June 2020.”

Millstreet Town Park Children’s Playground Summer 2020. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” Features Centenarian Margaret from West Cork – C103 This Sunday at 7pm

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding this Sunday evening’s Programme – 7th June 2020 – at 7 on C103.  (S.R.)

Where The Road Takes Me – Sunday June 7th

Margaret Crowley

Not everybody gets a new cooker for their birthday, and even fewer get a new cooker for their birthday, when they reach 100 years.

Born in Lehina, Lislevane near Courtmacsherry on May-day 1920, Margaret Crowley arrived in this world as one pandemic ended.  One hundred years later, she is still around to witness another one begin. 

When her mother died at the young age of forty, there were nine children to be raised.  Her father rejected all calls to have his children separated and sent to Upton and Clonakilty.  During the following years, he proved himself to be a loving, caring and very capable parent.

On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me’, Margaret tells her story to John Greene

Her son Jim joins us to wax lyrical about his amazing mother.

And we track down Fr. Tom Sexton who was by cared for as a two year old  by Margaret, after his mother died in childbirth.

[read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Features Centenarian Margaret from West Cork – C103 This Sunday at 7pm”

Tubrid Holy Well to Reopen from 6pm This Sunday

To the great joy of so many Tubrid Holy WellCentre of Prayer and Haven of Peace – will reopen to the public from 6pm this Sunday, 7th June 2020.  We thank James O’Sullivan on whose land Tubrid is located for this uplifting update.   James emphasises that the usual COVID-19 safety measures are expected to be observed by Visitors to the Holy Well.  (S.R.)

Tubrid on an early morning in July 2009 (photo: Clement Carroll)

[read more …] “Tubrid Holy Well to Reopen from 6pm This Sunday”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features 1979 Audio Archive on CMS

An Invitation to tune into our weekly “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9.30 until 11pm this Tuesday (2nd June 2020).   Happy Listening!  (S.R.) 

  1.  Music and Songs aplenty including “Ireland in My Dreams”….And the sound of the Cuckoo recorded in Adrigole, West Cork by Geraldine Dunne.
  2.  Call outs to our Loyal Listeners worldwide.
  3. Our 10pm Feature takes us back to 1979 when Pope John Paul II arrived at Dublin’s Phoenix Park to celebrate Mass in the presence of some one million people. .  Our 1979 edited recording is from Millstreet Museum Audio Recordings.  
  4.  Time to smile!
  5.  Time to reflect – Wise Quotes.
  6.  Remembering our Faithful Departed.
  7. Carriganima Book just published…We share how Irish words are so much part of our English language in this area.
  8. Musings and Chatting about the attached images relating to Nature at its very best in Clara Road, Millstreet plus the Sept. 1979 Papal Visit to Ireland. Tap on the pictures to enlarge.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features 1979 Audio Archive on CMS”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features 1980 Audio Archive Celebration in Dromtariffe Hall

An Invitation to tune into our weekly “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9.30 until 11pm this Tuesday (26th May 2020).   Happy Listening!  (S.R.) 

  1.  Music and Songs aplenty including new releases.
  2.  Call outs to our Loyal Listeners worldwide.
  3. Our 10pm Interview takes us back to 1980 when a hugely impressive celebratory occasion was marked at Dromtariffe Hall to mark the 1980 appointment of Tom Meaney as Minister of State in the Fianna Fáil Government.   We hear Tom’s uplifting speech and we join the enormous gathering on the night where Tony Barrett and his Band performed.   Listen out for a very enthusiastic talented Drummer!   And we are also joined in a recent recording of Fr. James McSweeney sharing a most inspiring Thought for Reflection where the symbols of keys and a tunnel feature.  Our 1980 edited recording is from Millstreet Museum Audio Recordings.  
  4.  Time to smile!
  5.  Time to reflect – Wise Quotes.
  6.  Remembering our Faithful Departed.
  7. Carriganima Book just published…We share how Irish words are so much part of our English language in this area.
  8. Musings and Chatting about the attached images relating to Tom Meaney’s superb involvement in community activities over the years.  We also view a 2010 image of Fr. James at his Book Launch in Ballincollig.  (Tap on the pictures to enlarge):

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features 1980 Audio Archive Celebration in Dromtariffe Hall”

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

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information re this Sunday evening’s programme (24th May 2020) on C103 at 7.  (S.R.)

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene speaks to a Consultant Oncologist who specialises in Prostate Cancer and a singer-songwriter who quotes Bob Dylan and Bono as his influences.

It’s worth mentioning that these are not two different people, but one person.  Throughout his life, Professor Joe o’Sullivan has been committed to improving the lives of patients with prostate cancer, through research and innovation.  His research programme is now recognised as a centre of excellence.  In between he has recorded three albums, the latest of which, ‘Instead of many shades of blue’, has just been released. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station

Schedule of Radio Broadcasts of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station  This Week 

Mass on Sunday, 24th May 2020 at 11.30 am  for People of the Parish.

Our Weekday Broadcasts of Mass will be preceded daily at 9.40 am by the Recitation of the Rosary during the month of May. 

Mass on Monday (25th) for Sonny & Nora Dennehy, Gneeves at 10.00 a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (26th) for Timothy & Nora Kelleher, Lislehane at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (27th) for Connie Coakley, Station Road  at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (28th) for Denis O’Hare, Coole at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (29th) for  Dr. Michael Feeley, Clara Road  at 10.00a.m.

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com

Reopening of St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet Greatly Welcomed

On Tuesday, 20th May 2020 St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet was reopened as Phase One lifting of COVID-19 restrictions permitted.   Here we share nine images where we note health and safety measures are very much in place within the Church.   This reopening event was greatly welcomed.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Local Millstreet residents greatly pleased by the Church reopening.
Patricia Guerin wisely brought her own seat to the Church as almost all church seats are cordoned off in the interest of safety.
Special Prayer in front of the main altar of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

[read more …] “Reopening of St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet Greatly Welcomed”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features 1980 Audio Archive Interview in Kilcorney

An Invitation to tune into our weekly “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9.30 until 11pm this Tuesday (19th May 2020).   Happy Listening!  (S.R.) 

  1.  Music and Songs aplenty including new releases.
  2.  Call outs to our Loyal Listeners worldwide.
  3. Our 10pm Interview takes us back to 1980 when with Seán Buckley we visited Pat O’Callaghan of North Horsemount, Kilcorney where Pat recalled his memories of schooldays and especially of Kilcorney Feis which he attended in the early 1900s.  A nine-minute edited Interview from Millstreet Museum Audio Recordings.  And we also hear from 1980 a recording of Jerry Kavanagh playing “Down by the Tanyard Side”.
  4.  Time to smile!
  5.  Time to reflect – Wise Quotes.
  6.  Remembering our Faithful Departed.
  7. Carriganima Book just published…We share how Irish words are so much part of our English language in this area.
  8. Musings and Chatting about the attached images relating to Memories of Kilcorney Feis and the Magic of Clara Road in the Evening.  (Tap on the pictures to enlarge):
    Kilcorney’s Seán Buckley features in our 1980 Interview tonight at 10pm.

    Clara Road Grotto in the evening.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features 1980 Audio Archive Interview in Kilcorney”

Inspiration from the Past on WTRTM at 7pm on C103 Today

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding this Sunday (17th May 2020) evening’s programme at 7 on C103.  (S.R.)

In unprecedented times like these, inspiration from others is a helpful tool to see us through.  In national and world history there are ample examples.

On Where the road takes me this Sunday evening, John Greene brings you the first of three programmes entitled ‘Inspiration from the past’.

The theme on all three is incarceration and how the incarcerated dug deep to battle unbelievable odds and in one case turn the tables on their captors.

While lockdown or self isolation for Covid-19 is definitely not  incarceration, it is hoped that the mental resolve of the people in our three stories will help you to deal with any problems associated with the aforementioned.

Programme one tells of how a romance blossomed in one of the most evil places on Earth, not only blossomed, but lasted for fifty eight years afterwards. [read more …] “Inspiration from the Past on WTRTM at 7pm on C103 Today”

First Anniversary Mass for Margaret Lehane on Wed. 20th May at 10am

The First Anniversary Mass for Margaret Lehane, late of Caherdowney, takes place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Wednesday, 20th May 2020 at 10am.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  The celebration of Mass will be broadcast on Cork Music Station.

Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station

Schedule of Radio Broadcasts of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station  This Week 

Mass on Sunday, 17th May 2020 at 11.30 am  for People of the Parish.

Our Weekday Broadcasts of Mass will be preceded daily at 9.40 am by the Recitation of the Rosary during the month of May.  Recitation of the Rosary will not take place on Monday, 18th May

Funeral Mass on Monday (18th) for John Barry, Lackabawn at 12.00 noon

Mass on Tuesday (19th) for Eileen Murphy, Kippagh at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (20th) for Margaret Lehane, Cahirdowney  at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (21st) for Timothy & Hannah Mary Kelleher, The Bridge at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (22nd) for  Donal & the deceased members of the O’Riordan family, Tullig & the Duggan family, Carriganima  at 10.00a.m.

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com

Eoin McCormack with Millstreet Connections Inspires All

An eight-year-old boy from Dublin who was due to make his First Holy Communion tomorrow is instead cycling a marathon close to his home for a charity close to his heart.   This wonderfully uplifting and very inspiring story recently featured on the RTÉ Television News. He has already raised nearly €11,000 through his GoFundMe Page !!   Update: The Fund has now reached an absolutely amazing €67,172.00 which includes a very generous contribution by Conor McGregor of €50,000.00! (S.R.)

Man biking

 

Well done Eoin on behalf of all the coaches and boys from Kilmacud in Dublin….was just one of the many messages shared with Eoin.

This is Eoin McCormack of Dublin who is Essie Roche’s Grandson. Eibhlín, Bríd & Ciarán Roche wish their cousin the very best of luck.  Sincere congratulations to Eoin on his truly inspirational project.   Eoin’s Mum is Margaret (née Roche) of Drishanebeg.  Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “Eoin McCormack with Millstreet Connections Inspires All”

Celebrating Today the 27th Anniversary of 1993 Eurovision

To celebrate to the very day (15th May) the Eurovision Song Contest 1993 at Green Glens, Millstreet we share 23 images from the Pictorial Archives of Millstreet Museum which will hopefully evoke many wonderful memories of the truly historic occasion.   Thanks to Noel C. Duggan & Family, the Local Eurovision Committee and RTÉ the Eurovision Song Contest on 15th May 1993 in Millstreet was an outstanding success with Ireland’s Niamh Kavanagh winning and according the opportunity in 1994 bringing about the first performance of “Riverdance” in Dublin.   Enjoy our trip down memory lane!  Keep safe and well All.  Tap on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)  [read more …] “Celebrating Today the 27th Anniversary of 1993 Eurovision”

World Fiddle Day 2020 in Scartaglin – Online on Sat. 16th May at 7.30pm

We thank Coordinator P.J. Teahan for alerting us to this important annual cultural event.  Below are the links to tap so as to join the online Concert on Sat.  16th May 2020 at 7.28pm. https://facebook.com/groups/283125488560326/https://worldfiddledayscartaglin.ie/?page_id=887https://youtube.com/channel/UCpY5_DDK5ZLEb5YmuH5rc2A

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday 9.30 to 11.00 pm

An Invitation to tune into our weekly “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9.30 until 11pm this Tuesday (12th May 2020).   Happy Listening!  (S.R.) 

  1.  Music and Songs aplenty including new releases.
  2.  Call outs to our Loyal Listeners worldwide.
  3.  Filming “Ryan’s Daughter” 50 years ago in West Kerry!
  4.  Time to smile!
  5.  Time to reflect – Wise Quotes.
  6.  Remembering our Faithful Departed.
  7. Carriganima Book just published…We share how Irish words are so much part of our English language in this area.
  8. Musings and Chatting about the attached images (Tap on the pictures to enlarge):
    Millstreet Recycling Centre during Coronavirus COVID-19 times.
    Sportman supreme Millstreet’s Darragh Cashman keeps on track with training during these times. Pictured on a run in the Dooneen area passing Millstreet Railway Station.
    A spectacular double rainbow viewed from Millstreet Town Park following a recent thunderstorm
    The exquisite scenic view of Caherbarnagh Mountains as viewed from Clara Road, Millstreet.

    One of the many recent superb sunsets as viewed from Mount Leader, Millstreet.

Kennedy Home Shot-At Because Son Joined The Dublin Police

11th May 1920, Millstreet, Cork: As the IRA’s campaign against the RIC escalates, policemen’s families become increasingly easy targets. In Millstreet, the home of John Kennedy, an elderly ex-RIC man, is shot at. Kennedy’s son, John, had recently joined the Dublin Metropolitan Police”

The shots were likely more intimidatory in nature as opposed to attempted murder, and we might never know what exactly happened! The boycott of police was coming into its height at the time, and anything to ward off Irish men from joining the police was carried out. It didn’t drive out the family though, as they lived here for at least another ten years … but who were the Kennedys? Below, we try to explain where they came from and and what happened to them: [read more …] “Kennedy Home Shot-At Because Son Joined The Dublin Police”

Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station

Schedule of Radio Broadcasts of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station  This Week 

Mass on Sunday, 10th May 2020 at 11.30 am  for People of the Parish.

Our Weekday Broadcasts of Mass will be preceded daily at 9.35 am by the Recitation of the Rosary during the month of May.

Mass on Monday (11th) for John Sherlock, Skibbereen at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (12th) for Hannie & Jackie Lane, Aubane at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (13th) for John O’Shea, Millstreet & Aughrim (recently deceased) at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (14th) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (15th May) for Jack Healy, Kilmeedy  at 10.00a.m.

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com

Candlelit Procession in Knock, Co. Mayo – July 2016. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Russell Murphy’s Creative Postcard

Russell Murphy from Australia with Murphy Family roots in Ballydaly has superbly created a post card of a recent poem by Francis Duggan and an image we captured during the week in the Clara Road area.  Tap on the card to enlarge.   Many thanks to Russell who is a Loyal Follower of the Millstreet Website and of Cork Music Station.  (S.R.)

Caherbarnagh (or Cahirbearna) is part of the chain of mountains which stretches westward from Millstreet to Killarney. Its name means “the hill of the four gaps”.

“Lunchtime Favourites” Request Programme Every Sunday on Cork Music Station

Because of the great interest in our Sunday Lunchtime Musical Programme following the celebration of Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 11.30am we are introducing the sharing of requests.   “Lunchtime Favourites” which we are now calling our programme begins every Sunday directly after the celebration of Mass and continues until 1pm.   We invite our Listeners to submit requests for Family and Friends for whom we shall play favourite songs and the very best instrumental music.   These mentions will be shared with our worldwide audience.   Feel very welcome to send in requests anytime especially in advance of this Sunday’s programme on 10th May 2020Our Second Programme in the series  So feel most welcome to share your requests from any part of the world with Friends anywhere in the world!  To make contact with your requests:   Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com or send a Text or WhatsApp message to 00 353 86 825 0074 (from outside Ireland) or 086 825 0074 (from anywhere in Ireland).  One may also send in requests to the Seán Radley Facebook Page.   Happy listening to Cork Music Station .  (S.R.)

Live broadcast of “Lunchtime Favourites” from our Millstreet Studio.

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday With Eily Buckley As Special Guest

An Invitation to tune into our weekly “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9.30 until 11pm this Tuesday (5th May 2020).   Happy Listening!  (S.R.)    The main focus tonight is a special Phone Interview with Eily Buckley where Eily chooses her five favourite songs.

Eily Buckley

Also included in this evening’s programme:

  1.  Music and Songs aplenty including new releases.
  2.  Call outs to our Loyal Listeners worldwide.
  3.  Filming “Ryan’s Daughter” 50 years ago in West Kerry!
  4.  Time to smile!
  5.  Time to reflect – Wise Quotes.
  6.  Remembering our Faithful Departed.
  7. Carriganima Book just published…We share how Irish words are so much part of our English language in this area.
  8. Musings and Chatting about the attached images (Tap on the pictures to enlarge):
    Reflecting on the beauty of nature on my Clara Road walks.

    A preview of a wonderfully happy Wedding which we shall shortly be featuring on our Millstreet website – Michael and Siobhán and Family seen at the most memorable Wedding Reception in Tralee in Dec. 2019.
    This is Mark Neville’s magnificent and hugely creative 30 Question Local Quiz. Artist Supreme Mark Neville has shared this absolutely magical Millstreet Quiz where one is asked to identify the 30 locations or people or events for which Millstreet is renowned. This is a true masterpiece…superbly creative. Enjoy! The Answers may be viewed below.

    ‘All Things Millstreet’ quiz. Here are the answers: 1. The juggling convention. 2. Clara Inn 3. Clara Mountain 4. Donal Cashman 5. Global gathering 6. Eurovision 1993 7. Tubrid well 8. The Stables Bar 9. Millstreet Celtic 10. Mark Ellis 11. Millstreet Pitch And Putt 12. Shane Browne 13. West End United 14. Los Zarcos 15. Millstreet Gaa Hall 16. Seán Radley 17. Disney on Ice 18. The Malpaso Bar. 19. The Boston Bar. 20. Kilmeedy Castle 21. Aine Collins 22. Chris Eubank v Steve Collins Fight 23. The River Finnow 24. The Bridge Bar 25. The Butter road 26. The Railway Hotel 27. The Star ballroom 28. Pearl Jam concert in the Green Glens. 29. The River Blackwater. 30. Drishane Castle. I hope that settles any disagreements. Thanks so much for the shares. We are hoping to make a second edition so keep a lookout at the Nevdesign page…..Mark Neville

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday With Eily Buckley As Special Guest”

Innovative Jodie Reaches National Final

We thank John Tarrant for the photo and feature relating to this very interesting story of uplifting success for Jodie O’Callaghan pictured above. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.) 

Congratulations to Jodie O’Callaghan, Millstreet Community School TY student who has been selected to represent Local Enterprise Office South Cork in the senior category at the National Final of the Student Enterprise Awards Competition 2019/2020

Her product is the JK9, a pet-themed wall hanging for keys and dog leads. (The name is a combination of Jodie’s initial and K9 as an abbreviation of canine.)

  To qualify for this level of the competition, Jodie from Bolomore had to demonstrate exceptional enterprising skills and create a business plan. This all led to a product that is so popular, Jodie’s biggest problem now is keeping up with the demand. Due to the current situation and restrictions put in place to tackle the Corona Virus situation, the National Final scheduled for Croke Park  was cancelled but a national judging panel are  carrying out a paper based judging exercise for all national final business reports and winners chosen. An awards ceremony to present prizes follows later in the year.

Meanwhile, anybody interested on obtaining Jodie’s Pet Hanger creation can do so by contacting her on Instagram jk9_2020

[read more …] “Innovative Jodie Reaches National Final”

Nicholas Pomeroy – American Civil War Veteran

Nicholas Pomeroy in a photo from c.1900

Nicholas Pomeroy is one of only two veterans of the American Civil War buried in County Cork. In fact, he is buried beside the Church in Millstreet. Here is a short overview of his story:

Nicholas Pomeroy was born about 1835 at Claramore to Robert Pomeroy and Harriet Justice. He was one of six children. His father worked hard on the farm and the family were brought up very respectably. Time passed, and the children went to school and when his older brother Tom got old enough to travel, he went out to a relation of his father’s in Missouri. When Nicholas was old enough, he followed around the end of 1858 in order to make a living.

As time passed, he got bored, and decided he wanted to see more of the world. So in October 1860 first visited his brother Tom in Ray County, and from there headed to St. Louis and took a steamboat down the Mississippi to New Orleans, where he had a nice time for a few days. From there he crossed the Gulf of Mexico to Galveston, Texas, and then onto Houston where he found employment.

There he fell into the ways of the local people, and their manners and customs became natural to him, and he liked the people and the weather and the nature around him very much, and life was uneventful.

But in Spring 1861, war was brewing, the southerners blood was up and Nicholas was ready for an adventure, and at the end of April 1861 he volunteered to fight for the Confederates at Houston. There they trained in a camp for several months before setting out for the seat of war in Virginia, and it was two months before they arrived at the Potomac River, facing the Federal Army across the river.

There was no fighting due to the winter. The army was reorganised, but and the biggest problem was to get enough food, heat, and shelter until the following Spring, when the action started. Many got sick at this time.

Here is a brief overview of the places that Nicholas saw action during the war as part of Company A 5th Regiment Texas Infantry:

  • Yorktown and coming to Magruder’s Assistance (April 1862)
  • The retreat from Yorktown and The Battle of Eltham’s Landing (May 3rd 1862)
  • The Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks (31st May-1st June 1862)
  • The Relief of Richmond and the Battle of Gaines’ Mill (Battle of Chickahominy River) (June 27, 1862)
  • Battle of Malvern Hill (1st July 1862)
  • The Second Battle of Bull Run or Battle of Second Manassas (August 28–30, 1862)
  • The Battle of Antietam (the Battle of Sharpsburg) September 17, 1862
  • The Battle of Fredericksburg (December 11–15, 1862)
  • The Battle of Gettysburg (July 1st-3rd, 1863). There he was shot twice: “at last I was struck by a bullet that glanced along my tight side tearing the flesh and lacerating my ribs, and at the same instant one passed through the lower joint of my little finger of my right hand. Though the wound in my side was not serious, it was very painful and I had great difficulty in breathing for quite a while”.  He was taken prisoner that day July 2nd  and sent to Fort McHenry (or Fort Delaware?). He met a man there who knew his brother Tom, and he told Nicholas that Tom had died accidentally. On July 31st he was  of the month he was paroled in a prisoner exchange.
  • Furlough – After his release he was given leave for 30 days, which really didn’t seem like very much.
  • Campaigning in Tennessee, where he got very sick with fever/malaria  in November 1863
  • The Battle of the Wilderness (May 5–7, 1864)
  • The Battle of Spotsylvania (May 1864)
  • The Siege of Petersburg (June 1864 to April 1865)
  • He surrendered with the remnants of General Lee’s army at Appomattox on April 9th 1865.

[read more …] “Nicholas Pomeroy – American Civil War Veteran”

“Memories of Millstreet” 1993 Video Now on YouTube

Produced and Directed by the Fitzgerald Family in 1993 in advance of the Eurovision Song Contest at Millstreet’s Green Glens Arena on 15th May 1993 the wonderfully interesting and colourful Video “Memories of Millstreet” may now be viewed above or on YouTube.   Just Google “Memories of Millstreet” to access.   It will evoke lots of special memories for many.  (S.R.) [fb1] [fb2]

Linda Martin plants a special tree at The Square in 1993 seen with Noel C. Duggan and Brendan O’Keeffe as well as a wonderful gathering of local people.



One of the many happy memories of the 1993 Eurovision in Millstreet – Jonathan O’Connor appearing on the live transmission on 15th May 1993.   (S.R.)
Here we recall Eurovision Week in May 1993.

[read more …] ““Memories of Millstreet” 1993 Video Now on YouTube”

Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station

Schedule of Radio Broadcasts of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station  This Week 

Mass on Sunday, 3rd May 2020 at 11.30 am  for People of the Parish.

Mass on Tuesday (5th) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (6th) for Donie Golden, Tullig (recently deceased) at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (7th) for Michael Ryan, Killarney Road at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (8th May) for  Johnny, Kathleen & Kevin Hickey, Shanaknuck at 10.00a.m.

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com

St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, Co. Cork

Brendan Bowyer on “Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this Sunday (3rd May 2020) evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

‘Where the road takes me….. May 3rd….Programme one of two. 

When you mention a song called ‘The Hucklebuck’, the Royal Showband from Waterford comes attached.  These were the guys who put the word ‘Show’ into Showband.  Even the Beatles played support to them in a Liverpool gig.

The frontman was Brendan Bowyer whose parents were professionally trained classical musicians and singers. His gyrating hips and sheer athleticism on stage would put world famous athlete Aries Merritt to shame.  He was Ireland’s Elvis Presley. 

This week on Where the road takes me and in the first of a two part programme, John Greene speaks to Brendan Bowyer and we hear the songs that brought the band eight number one records.

We also meet his daughter Clodagh, an actor and professional tennis coach.  We hear about her part in ‘The Sopranos’ and her role as actor and co-producer in ‘The Ferry’.   This was a film which zoomed in on the role of men in the mother and baby homes scandal.  [read more …] “Brendan Bowyer on “Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”