Tune into Hot Country. Europe’s No 1 country TV show sponsored this week by Seamus Moore Tour of Ireland, presented by Pauline Simons this week (start Monday 15th Aug) on Sky 201, Freesat 403 and Free to View Monday and Sunday 8 – 9 pm, Tue & Sat 2 – 3pm for part two of the exclusive Georgette Jones (daughter of George Jones and Tammy Wynette) interview by Pauline, (part 3 Monday 22nd Aug) Artists this week are Brad Paisley, Allison Kruss, Dominic Kirwan, Cyril McKevette, Ronnie Duffy, Richie Kavanagha with ‘Declan Nerney is Yer Man’, Darius Rucker, Phillip English, Bachelors in Trouble, Pascal Brennan, John McNicholl, Patrick Feeney , Peter Wall & Carmel Quinn also featured is the What’s On Guide.
(We thank Hugh O’Brien for this interesting information – S.R.)
As mentioned previously, Mark Ellis plays at wing-back (#7) for Cork against Limerick in the Munster U21 Hurling Final tonight at 7:30. For those of us that can’t make the game at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick, it will be live on TV as gaeilge on TG4 from 7:15.
It what has been described as the best game in any sport anywhere in the world this year, Limerick pipped Cork in extra time to win on a final scoreline of Limerick 4-20 Cork 1-27. Mark Ellis was unlucky to be pitted against Limerick’s best forward Jamie Coughlan before he made way at half time. An enthralling game you can see on the TG4 website. (It is is a number of parts)
Live TV coverage of the TG4 Ladies Gaelic Football Minor Final this afternoon between Dublin and Cork from St. Brendan’s Park, Birr. Alanna Barry has been playing at corner back (#2) in the Cork team so expect to see her on the TV this afternoon.
Congrats to Alanna and the Cork Ladies as they deservedly won 5-15 to 4-11 in a very exciting game that swung one way and then the other.
On this morning’s Pat Kenny RTÉ Radio 1 Programme (Tues. 19th July 2011 at approx. 11.15) Steven O’Riordan was one of two guests who participated in a very comprehensive and excellent interview with Pat Kenny re tomorrow night’s Documentary on TG4 which has been magnificently produced and directed by Steven, son of Joe and Anne O’Riordan, Woodland Drive, Millstreet.
The long awaited documentary on the Magdalene Laundries in Ireland (The Forgotten Maggies) is set to get its Irish premier on Wednesday 20th July 2011 TG4 @ 9:30PM. It has taken five years to get the documentary screened and I hope everybody in Millstreet can support the work Steven O’ Riordan and others have done to help these women. It is the only Irish made documentary on the subject matter and fear not, it’s completely in English. So if you are not an Irish speaker you don’t have to worry. The documentary is compelling, shocking, honest and extremely forthright in its testimonies. Let everyone know it’s on and for anyone interested the trailer is below.
Comedian Alan Shortt who grew up in Millstreet was part of a documentary on RTE last night which tracked the progress of a group of Irish people that climbed Kilimanjaro for the Climb for Kids charity, raising money for Crumlin Childrens hospital last year.
Actor JD Kelleher who grew up on Minor Row is in the news for his character on the hit Irish language soap Ros na Rún. The long-running TG4 series ended the season on a disturbing note this week, as a little girl went missing just as radio station boss, Breandan Mac Gearailt (JD Kelleher), was exposed as a paedophile.
“It was a very challenging part and I welcomed that,” JD told the Herald. “He’s a very morally questionable character and that’s very interesting for an actor. “I never lost track of the fact that it’s drama so I wasn’t disturbed, I was just excited to play such a morally ambiguous character. I don’t know how viewers will react, it’s a very difficult subject. [read more …] “JD’s a bad boy in Ros na Rún”
“Crystal Swing” are scheduled to appear on tonight’s “Late Late Show” on RTÉ1 television while on tomorrow (Saturday) night at 9.00 on Sky Channel 4More there is another opportunity to view the excellent Australian documentary entitled “The Secret History of the Eurovision” which contains significant footage of Millstreet re the 1993 Eurovision.
Last September (2010) and Australian Film crew rolled into Millstreet, to shoot part of a documentary on the history of the Eurovision Song Contest (held in Millstreet 2011). They received a great welcome from the locals as normal, and had a great few days here. The documentary is called The Secret History of Eurovision Song Contest was aired yesterday (Monday 2nd May) on RTE1. If you missed it, you can still see it for the next few weeks on the RTE website. Above are a few screen grabs from the programme, and there are more below. [read more …] “The Secret History of the Eurovision Song Contest”
Weather permitting, Dan Joe Kelleher and I will record the 2.00 p.m. Mass scheduled to be celebrated at “The City” in Shrone on this Sunday, 1st May 2011. It will then be transmitted on LTV at 5.30 p.m. on Sunday…the very same evening thanks to Dan Joe’s dedication to Local Television. The transmission will then be followed by a repeat of this week’s LTV1 and LTV2 programmes bringing us to the very end of this season’s LTV broadcasts. We thank you for being such loyal Viewers and wish you all a very Happy Summer and look forward to a new LTV season in the Autumn. (S.R.)
Entitled “The Secret History of the Eurovision” this major documentary, part of which was filmed here in Millstreet in September 2010 when Niamh Kavanagh and the Duggan Family participated in comprehensive interviews, will be broadcast on RTÉ1 television on this Monday from 10.30 p.m until 12.15 a.m..
Many congratulations to the wonderful Linehan Family (Jayme, Donal, James and Conor) on qualifying for the All Ireland finals of the popular Feis ‘n Blood competition on Tg4 on Sunday night. You can now see their performance on the TG4 website, where the programme is available in three parts:
The great news for viewers and fans of LTV2 Millstreet is that they can now watch complete programmes from LTV2 Millstreet on Youtube, so for anyone who can`t receive the signal they can now catch up with LTV2 on YouTube instead. The first programme to be shown in full on YouTube is Programme 175 so sit back and enjoy the first full programme on the internet.
A huge congratulations to Jayme, Donal, James and Conor Linehan who beat off seven other family groups in last night’s Feis and Blood (TG4), to win their heat. Wonderful and lively, they played a jig and a reel, which will see them again in the semi-final in a few weeks.
On TG4 tomorrow night (Sunday, 13th Feb. 2011) beginning at 7.15 p.m. the excellent series “Feis & Blood” will feature the wonderfully talented musical Linehan Family of Dooneen, Millstreet. And on LTV2 in the near future we shall be transmitting highlights of “Up for the Match in Meelin” which we recorded at Meelin Community Centre last night in advance of their All-Ireland appearance in Croke Park on tomorrow, Sunday with the historic game beginning at 2.00 p.m.. Superbly dedicated Reporter and Photographer, John Tarrant has been providing splendid updates on Meelin’s huge successes and will, undoubtedly, provide excellent coverage of the All-Ireland event. We all wish the mighty Meelin Team every success in this very significant milestone of Meelin G.A.A..
Crowley of LTV2 Millstreet has just uploaded the very special interview we recorded with Midwest Radio Presenter Supreme, Michael Commins. It can be accessed on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwCk-fxp-Bw . We thank Bernard for arranging this and William Fitzgerald also from our LTV2 Team who was cameraman on the occasion at the “Hazel Tree” in Mallow. Michael also edits a wonderful “Country Sounds” feature weekly in the “Farmers Journal”. One may tune into his excellent radio show on Midwest Radio on Wednesdays from 11.00 p.m. and on Sundays from 10.00 p.m. on Internet Radio. It is also possible to view his studio show in live stream video on the Midwest Radio website.
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Yesterday morning, Ryan Tubridy was joined in studio by Ann Lane (formerly of Ballinatona), author of ‘By The Way: A Selection of Public Art in Ireland’. Ann travelled 16,000 miles around the country on her trusty Honda 75 motorbike to catalogue 760 sculpture pieces along the highways and byeways of Ireland.
She also talks about her time (28 yrs) as personal secretary for Mary Robinson, on how she developed her interest, travelled the country, and many stories about the sculptures. See below to listen to the interview: [read more …] “Ann Lane on Tubridy”
It’s been a strange day on the politics front. This morning out sitting TD and Minister for Enterprise Batt O’Keeffe was being praised in the Irish Independent as being top dog in Munster, and quoted in today’s Examiner that he was going to contest the coming election. By lunch time news broke that he was quitting politics altogether after yesterday denying that he was considering quitting. (Locals knew there was something up when the Fianna Fáil convention in Millstreet last Monday to select candidates was cancelled at short notice).
While discussing Presidential candidates in the upcoming Presidential Election (which is due to take place next October), on TV3’s Midday Show yesterday (10th Jan 2011), on which Aileen Hickie (formerly of the Square) was appearing as a guest, it was suggested (TIC) that maybe the next President could come from Millstreet!: you can see the crossfire from 32:00 minutes in the video:
Elaine Crowley: Aileen, do you have any particular preference? Aileen: … I’d like a southerner, we’ve had a northerner for the past 14 years, no harm to move it back to the other end of the country. Fiona McLaughtlain: Now when you say southerner, do you mean Cork specifically? Aileen: Well I wouldn’t if it was mind Munster, I’m not saying Cork, but Munster. Not just anyone from Millstreet … I mean if they were from Munster, I’d be happy enough. [read more …] “Millstreet President”
The North Cork Radio Group have just been awarded a Group call-sign EI1NC (echo India 1 November Charlie).
In celebration of gaining this call and also International Marconi day (commemorating the birthday of Guglielmo Marconi), the Group will be holding a field day event from the mountain of Musheramore at Millstreet north Co Cork today, 24th and weather permitting running through into Sun 25th.
Operation will start at approx 10:30am on most, if not all bands. Further info about our group and its future plans will be accessible via northcorkradiogroup.com.
This article is aimed at those that are out of Ireland (and there are more and more of ye these days) .
RTÉ Player which for the last six months has allowed viewing of TV programs online for three weeks after they have been aired on TV, but which was limited to Ireland, has now gone worldwide. So, if you’re in London, New York, Sydney, Hong Kong or Milan, you will be able to catch up with what is happening back in Ireland.
On millstreet.ie in the past it has been frustrating to point to a video on RTE, but those abroad have not been able to see it. Hopefully this now solves most of those problems
Obviously due to copyright issues it will not show foreign produced programmes, but will show most of the home produced programmes.