Sincere thanks to “Corkman” Journalist and Photographer Supreme John Tarrant for his greatly appreciated feature in last week’s “Corkman” regarding the 40th Anniversary of Millstreet Museum. Here we also share one of the 2014 images from our Museum Archive of a panoramic view from a Hoist in Millstreet Town Park. The scene shows a new Astroturf looking superb and it also shows the Carnegie Hall in the background – the home of Millstreet Museum. Tap on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Tonight’s programme from 9:30 until 11:00 ….especially for those cocooning at this time …. will have the usual blend of the very best songs, music, chat and musings. We shall also make special reference to the eleven images below. To contact live just email corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074. Happy Listening! Stay safe and well.
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
And so ends our two weeks of self isolation, only to be followed by two more. Looking back it hasn’t been so bad. I heard an old man saying one time that “to look ahead, forty years is a very long long stint, but believe me when I tell you that it’s nothing when its spent”. I think we can say the same but at a much lower scale about the past two weeks. Looking back I can’t help wondering where did they go? What have I got to show for it. A lot of what we do in life, is determined by the way we handle it. It’s really down to our attitude. A long time ago I came across the following piece never read it more than once but put it into my scrapbook to be taken out and read again “When I’d Have Time”Now I have weeks of time and if I share with you, you have weeks of time to read it. I quote. “The longer I live the more I realise the impact of Attitude on Life. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes,than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past, we cannot change the fact that other people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one thing we have and that’s our Attitude. The writer is convinced that life is ten percent what happens to us and ninety percent how we react to it .We are all in charge of our own Attitudes’. Unquote. Sound advice.
The death has occurred Monday 30th March 2020 of Mary Cronin (née Scannell), Dooneen, Millstreet, Cork / Gneeveguilla, Kerry. Formerly of Meenagishaugh, Gneeveguilla, peacefully at home, sadly missed by her loving husband Jerry, sisters Peggy and Noreen, nieces and nephew, extended family, kind neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace.
In accordance with the current government and HSE guidelines on public gatherings, the funeral will take place privately. Condolences can be left on the condolences page on RIP.ie. 
The Moon and the planet Venus shining in the sky this evening over Clara Mountain and Millstreet – taken from St. Mary’s Graveyard. Near record high pressures have settled over Ireland giving us cloudless skies, but cool days and cold nights, as well as the chance to escape the confines of our homes for a short while to get some exercise, fresh air, and a little sunshine on our skin. [read more …] “The Moon and Venus over Millstreet”
We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information re this evening’s programme on C103. (S.R.)
Adhering to Covid-19 guidelines, Where the road takes me has had to make a few changes in its preparation over the next few weeks.
This week John Greene goes around the world to discover how various people are dealing with and coping with the virus.
In Hackney in the UK, we speak to Les McKeown, lead singer with the Bay City Rollers.
In Berlin in Germany, we get the views of Marcia Barrett, former lead singer with Boney M.
In New Orleans we speak to Professor John M. Barry from the Tullane University School of Public Health & Tropical medicine. His advice is constantly sought on how lessons can be learned from the flu of 1918 which killed more than fifty million people, most of whom were young. [read more …] ““Where The Road Takes Me” at 7pm on C103″
Such is the demand from so many throughout the world including Australia, USA, UK and Ireland to hear our Mass Broadcast from St. Patrick’s Church which was celebrated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. at 11.30am this Sunday, 29th March 2020 that we shall be transmitted a repeat broadcast of the complete Mass at 3pm. To tune in just tap on Cork Music Station. Stay safe and well. (S.R.)
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.)
Due to Government Restrictions introduced because of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Tubrid Holy Well will remain closed until further notice. We thank James O’Sullivan for this important notice and image. (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”
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
Another week on and we are still to the good, Buíochas le Dia. If there is anything good to say about this present crisis, it has to be the weather. As they say it is like the doctor ordered it. The whole world is in turmoil and new needs come on stream by the minute and new methods have to be found to try and meet them. For instance test centres. They are popping up all over the place, in football pitches and other open areas. The mild weather is playing it’s part. If we were getting wind and rain the temporary structures wouldn’t stand up to the pressure of elements and the important work of testing could not be held in such large numbers and by all accounts early detection is vital.
It is regrettable that we still have some people who haven’t grasped the importance of isolation and personal cleansing. You’d wish they would spare a thought for all our doctors, nurses, medical staff and volunteers who put their own lives in danger to save the rest of us. My heart goes out to them and to our medical people who are working abroad and can’t ignore the call of home and come to help. They surely must be inspired by some super power that motivates them to turn a blind eye on their own safety to look after others. The whole world is in their debt. At local level we are still trying to get used to the life-changing situation that we have found ourselves in. But we are getting there. Did we ever think that we would confine ourselves to a space of four feet in every direction. St. Patrick’s Day was different from anything that we have ever seen before. But to keep the custom alive in our hearts, families, who had no public parade to dress up for or watch, held their own ritual at home. Thanks to modern media the little home-made parades were whisked off to family and friends, on line where they could be watched over and over. Tri-colours were hung out and shamrock worn with pride. Letting the world know, ‘that we shall overcome’.
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.
Cork Music Station broadcasts Mass and the Stations of the Cross at 11:00 this Friday morning (20th March 2020). Next broadcast from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet is on Sunday, 22nd March at 12:30 pm when we shall be transmitting a recording of the 11:30 am Sunday Mass. (S.R.)
With the celebration of Mass from St. Patrick’s Church as central to our daily morning broadcast from Cork Music Station we’ve decided to transmit an hour long programme entitled “Radio Treasures Extra” from 11 am to 12 noon where we share a selection of songs and music following Mass. Feel very welcome to make contact on the Seán Radley Facebook Page, text or WhatsApp on 086 825 0074 if you wish to have a request played or you wish to share comments of interest. (S.R.)
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