“Where the Road Takes Me” – The Butter Road – C103 at 7 This Evening

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information re this evening’s programme. (S.R.)

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene concludes a two part
programme on the building of a tourist road between Killarney and Cork in
1748 – 270 years ago almost to the day.

The road which later became known as ‘The Butter Road”, was built by John
Murphy from Cahirciveen, who suffered heavy financial losses as a result..

This week….

* With the aid of Rachel Foley from ‘Ancestors from Ireland’, we
paint a more comprehensive picture of the elusive John Murphy

* At the butter market museum in Shandon, we discover how a failure
to move with the times resulted in the demise of the lucrative butter
business

And…. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” – The Butter Road – C103 at 7 This Evening”

Butter Road on “Where the Road Takes me” on C103 at 7pm Sunday

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 13th May 2018.  (S.R.)

Two hundred and seventy years ago in 1748, and almost to the day, a fifty
six mile straight road was opened between Killarney and Cork.

Although being awarded the contract for it, John Murphy from Castleisland had to raise his own finance, in the hope that he would recoup it all by making it a toll road. But the road brought financial ruin for Murphy, resulting in debts of over four thousand pounds. Nobody knows for certain what happened to him afterwards..

In a two part programme on Where the road takes me……. [read more …] “Butter Road on “Where the Road Takes me” on C103 at 7pm Sunday”

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

We thank John Greene, Presenter Supreme of the weekly radio programme on C103 for advance information re this Sunday’s programme (6th May 2018).  (S.R.)

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, we meet Teddy Hayes from
Rosscarbery, the recent recipient of an award for his constant fundraising
down through the years.

After being initially given the ‘all-clear’, Teddy was later informed that
Kidney cancer had spread to his lungs. Teddy has now organised a
fund-raiser for Arc House in Bantry – this particular fund-raiser is
personal.

On the programme……

* We hear Teddy’s story, and how initial anger and fear has changed
to positivity.

* We meet Catríona O’Mahony – cancer support co-ordinator at Arc
House

And…. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 on Sunday at 7pm”

Bealtaine Festival Features on Jimmy Reidy’s “Round the Fireside” on C103 Tonight

Launching the very impressive programme for Bealtaine 2018 the SAOI Group from IRD Duhallow will feature on Jimmy Reidy’s “Round the Fireside” tonight (30th May 2018) from 9:50 until 11:00 on C103.  A second programme will air on Monday, 14th May.  Below we share two images photographed on Saturday – Jimmy Reidy and the C103 Studios in Mallow(S.R.)

Click on the images to enlarge.

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information regarding this evening’s programme on C103 at 7.  (S.R.)

Our food and scenery are constantly rolled out to promote our County, and
rightly so. But we must also never forget how rich we are in Cork when it
comes to music, especially traditional music.

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, and before a ‘live’ audience, John
Greene goes to meet three of our best box-players – Ger Murphy, Tim-Joe
O’Riordan and Jerry McCarthy.

There’s also a guest appearance by Tim O’Riordan of Natural Gas, who gives a rendition of both ‘The Langer Song’ and ‘Lizzie Windsor’. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″

“Where the Road Takes Me” Visits Bantry – C103 at 7 This Evening

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information re this evening’s C103 programme at 7pm.  (S.R.)

This week on Where the road takes me, John Greene examines people and
events that have shaped the town of Bantry during the 20th century.

* There’s William Martin Murphy for instance – His tangle with
union leader Jim Larkin during the Dublin Lock-out, overshadowed his
achievements back in Bantry.

* The Bantry GP who has eliminated men’s favourite excuse for not
going to a doctor.

* How the town got back on its’ feet after the Whiddy Island
disaster of 1979

AND….. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Visits Bantry – C103 at 7 This Evening”

“Where The Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening

Many thanks to Presenter, John Greene, for providing us with advance information regarding this evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

This week on “Where the road takes me”,  John Greene brings you the 3rd and final programme on the sinking of passenger ship Lusitania off the Old Head of Kinsale on May 7th 1915.

This week……

* We pay a visit to Cobh to look at the role played by local Cunard
official Jerome Murphy and the people of the town, in the aftermath of the
sinking.

* We conclude the poignant story of one Cork passenger – Julia
o’Neill from Rosscarbery. [read more …] ““Where The Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Evening at 7

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information on this evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

This week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, is the second of three
programmes entitled ‘The sinking of the Lusitania – Myths, mysteries and the West Cork connection’ The passenger liner was sunk by a German attack
submarine off the Old head of Kinsale on Friday May 7th 1915, with the loss
of 1, 198 lives.

This week on programme Two……

* We deal with the part played by Courtmacsherry Lifeboat after the
sinking – Using the exact words spoken and written in the aftermath of the
sinking, local people play the parts of crew members, witnesses and
reporters.

* UK based naval historian Professor Eric Grove clarifies a point
made in previous documentaries, that rescue services took their time in
responding, for fear of being torpedoed themselves.

* And……… [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Evening at 7″

“The Sinking of the Lusitania” on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday on C103 at 7pm

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

This week on Where the road takes me , John Greene begins a three
drama/documentary entitled – ‘The Sinking of the Lusitania – Myths,
mysteries and the West Cork Connection’.

On Friday May 5th, 1915 the passenger liner Lusitania was sunk off the Old Head of Kinsale by a German U-Boat, with the loss of 1,198 lives. But was she as innocent as we were led to believe.

* In programme One – We look at the background to the sinking and
how the Cork passengers on board fared, especially Julia o’Neill from
Rosscarbery, whose poignant story continues in programmes two and three.

* In programme two , and in dramatisation format, we feature the
role played by Courtmacsherry lifeboat on the day, using the exact words
spoken by crew members and witnesses. [read more …] ““The Sinking of the Lusitania” on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday on C103 at 7pm”

Donal Ring Céilí Band on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information regarding his very interesting programme scheduled to be broadcast on C103 at 7pm this Sunday, 25th March 2018.  (S.R.)

Not many bands can boast of being together for forty or even fifty years.
This week on Where the road takes me, John Greene meets the Co-founder of a band, who this year celebrates sixty years together.

* The Donal Ring Ceili Band played their first gig to a packed Glen
Hall in Blackpool in 1958.

* They were the first Ceili Band to enter the Irish charts.
(‘Beautiful City’ spent six weeks at No 2)

* Despite playing six to seven nights per week, they never turned
professional.

And… [read more …] “Donal Ring Céilí Band on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday”

‘Where the Road Takes Me’ This Sunday at 7pm on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information on this evening’s programme on c103 at 7pm.  (S.R.)

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,……….

* A crash landing, an internment with a carnival atmosphere and a
requiem for a monkey from Marrakech – a World War 11 story from Clonakilty.

* With mechanic Jack Kelleher on board, and piloted by Philip Joyce,
we try out the Tri-Shaw bicycle on the streets of the town.

* We conclude the story of Colonel Joe o’Reilly from Bantry – the
man that history has forgotten.

* You have heard the famous song – now join us on a journey to the
Cliffs of Dooneen.

* And……. [read more …] “‘Where the Road Takes Me’ This Sunday at 7pm on C103”

“Where the Road Take Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on his radio feature this evening.  (S.R.)

Marconi, Charles Stewart -Parnell, and Michael Collins stayed
here, but the seven generations of family who run this hotel have a
background that’s almost as interesting

* The town that became the first in Ireland to be awarded a
worldwide chapter which affords residents of nursing homes and mobility
impaired elderly people the opportunity to go cycling. [read more …] ““Where the Road Take Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”

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

We thank Presenter John Greene for the following advance information regarding his Radio Programme this Sunday evening, 18th Feb. 2018 on C103 at 7.  (S.R.)

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene travels to Rosscarbery
where he meets the Furey brothers George and Eddie. This year the band
celebrate forty years in the music business.

On the programme……

* ‘The music or the pick and shovel lads’ – Ted Furey’s career
advice to his sons.

* Playing inside and outside of Carnegie hall in New York on the
same day.

* ‘Celebration Time’ – leading Kool & the Gang astray with an Irish
party, during a stint on ‘Top of the Pops’.

And…. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103″

“Where the Road Takes Me” in Beara Peninsula This Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter John Greene re advance information about his radio feature this Sunday, 11th February 2018 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

IN this week’s Where the road takes me, John Greene concludes his visit to
the Beara Peninsula.

IN this week’s Where the road takes me, John Greene concludes his visit to
the Beara Peninsula.

This Week:

* Frying doughnuts for the BBC

* WE join Castletownbere lifeboat crew on a training exercise in
Gale-Force Ten conditions.

* Effects of the famine still felt in Beara at the very end of the
19th century – Help arrives from Dublin’s Lord Mayor.

* And we look back at dancing days in the old Beara Hall to ‘Nano
Nano & her electric piano.

Where the road takes me goes to air at 7 on this Sunday evening on C103.

* Frying doughnuts for the BBC

* WE join Castletownbere lifeboat crew on a training exercise in
Gale-Force Ten conditions. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” in Beara Peninsula This Sunday on C103″

“Where the Road Takes Me” – Tom Crean Feature – Part Two

We thank Radio Presenter supreme, John Greene, for the following advance information regarding this evening’s programme at 7 on C103.  (S.R.)

This week on Where the road takes me we continue and conclude our two part programme on Tom Crean a true hero in the history of Polar exploration.

This week John Greene meets his Grand-daughter Aileen and her partner Bill Sheppard, who along with her two sons attempt to follow in Crean’s
footsteps, exactly one hundred years after his third and final expedition to the Antarctic. After an 800 nautical mile journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia, Crean, Shackleton and Worsley managed the first crossing of the mountainous island to seek help for their comrades still stranded back on Elephant island.

One hundred years later, after breaking her leg, his Grand-daughter
discovers that out on the Antarctic, there are no emergency services to call upon.

We also meet Mike Barry, the first Irishman to reach the South Pole. After building a replica lifeboat of the ‘James Caird’, Barry and his colleagues attempt Crean’s 800 nautical mile (1500KM) epic sea crossing from Elephant Island to South Georgia.   And……

Aidan Dooley talks about his one-man show ‘Tom Crean – Arctic Explorer’. After playing to forty people initially [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” – Tom Crean Feature – Part Two”

Where the Road Takes Me

We thank John Greene for the following advance information re this evening’s C103 programme at 7pm.  (S.R.)

There is no doubt but that Tom Crean from Annascaul in County Kerry was an
unsung hero of the heroic age of Polar Exploration. He joined Captain Scott
and Ernest Shackleton on three of the four great British expeditions to the
Antarctic. His landing of the James Caird lifeboat on South Georgia in May
of 1916, having navigated 800 nautical miles through icy winds and
mountainous seas in the Antarctic, is still regarded as one of the greatest
feats of seamanship ever. [read more …] “Where the Road Takes Me”

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance information on his weekly programme being broadcast at 7pm on C103Sunday, 1st Oct. 2017.  (S.R.)

On Where the road takes me this Sunday evening, our journey takes us to the East of the County to Shanagarry.  John Greene pays a visit to author,
teacher, celebrity chef and co-founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School – Rory O’Connell.

After what he describes as a ‘free range’ upbringing in the village of
Culahill County Laois,  Rory tested his resolve for a career in both the
legal and auctioneering professions.  Deciding eventually that neither
careers were for him,  and on the suggestion of his mother, he went to join his sister Darina Allen at Ballymaloe House,  where he worked under Myrtle Allen.

Honing his skills under Nico Ladenis in Chez Nico in London and with Alice Waters in California, he returned to Ballymaloe House as head chef.

There are food matters galore to be discussed on this week’s programme
including why we Irish murder vegetables and have an unwarranted fear of fish.

While the regulations seem to be sufficiently stringent, Rory O’Connell
believes that the whole area of organic growing requires more explanation
for the consumer.

And…. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103″

Where the Road Takes Me at 7 This Evening on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for the following advance information regarding his radio programme this Sunday evening.  (S.R.)

Having previously spent time in hospitals in Australia and New Zealand,
Denis o’Regan was diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder after Spanish Police
found him disorientated and lost.  He has since got his life back in order
and has started a social group called  ‘Inside Out’ especially for people
with mental health issues.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,  John Greene drops in
on their fortnightly meeting at St. Michael’s Centre in Bandon.

People who suffer from depression, schizophrenia and those who suffer from
both tell their stories and raise their concerns on the current state of
mental health treatment in the country. [read more …] “Where the Road Takes Me at 7 This Evening on C103”

John Greene Talks with Jake Carter on C103 from 7pm

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance information regarding this week’s “Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 from 7 this evening (S.R.):

He is regularly referred to as ‘Nathan Carter’s younger brother’, but Jake is a different model of the Carter family. While proud to be Nathan’s sibling, this young man is determined to be different – so you won’t see any waistcoats or accordions on stage, and you won’t hear ‘Wagon Wheel’ or the Wild Rover.

He cites the likes of ‘McFly’, ‘Busted’, ‘Rascal Flats’ and ‘Hunter Hayes’ as being heavy influences on his fledgling career so far. He is after all only eighteen years of age. [read more …] “John Greene Talks with Jake Carter on C103 from 7pm”

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance information regarding his upcoming radio feature on C103 at 7pm this Sunday.  (S.R.)

Forget Catherine Cookson and your Mills and Boon novels, the greatest romance of all comes from the annals of Irish mythology. Tinged with tragedy and suspense, the story has a West Cork sequel.

This week on Where the road takes me, John Greene travels to Murragh (pronounced Mur-Rah) where two local groups have recently surveyed the local graveyard which goes back to the 18th century. The church here which is now in ruins goes back to the 12th century and the area itself to 200BC. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance information regarding his Radio Feature this evening.  (S.R.)

During the Irish Famine of 1845 to 1847, those who raised enough money to emigrate were deemed the lucky ones, but those left behind faced the possibility of death from hunger or fever, or both. Many were buried where they lay, or dumped, unidentified into famine pits. Fortunately, some of these famine pits have since been transformed into dignified and consecrated burial places.

In this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene visits one such burial place at Kilpadder, close to Kilmacsimon Quay, and the nearby village of Innishannon.

For many years victims of the famine from around this area were buried in a small hillside field – their graves unmarked – their plight and deaths forgotten. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”

“Where the Road Takes Me” with John Greene on C103 This Evening at 7

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance notice re this evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

In the second of a two part programme on Where the road takes me, John Greene speaks to Trevis Gleason about life with MS. Gleason is adamant that he doesn’t ‘suffer’ from it, but lives with Multiple Sclerosis.

While no longer cheffing for a living, Trevis still enjoys cooking. With that in mind, we introduce him to a number of local artisan food producers, and using their products, he tells us how to properly cook fish.

[read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” with John Greene on C103 This Evening at 7″

Where the Road Takes Me – This Evening’s Topic – “Life with MS” – 7pm C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for the following advance information re his programme this evening (Sun. 6th Aug. 2017).   (S.R.)

As a chef and chef-instructor, and working the top kitchens in New England and New York, Trevis Gleason’s career was enjoying a meteoric rise. But all of that came to a sudden halt when he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in April of 2001. Coupled with the shock, there was also a snowballing effect, when his marriage ended, he lost his job and even his perceived persona.

Putting his life on hold, he moved to West Kerry to fulfil a long postponed dream. Adamant that he lives rather than suffers from MS, he has since moved to a bigger stage. Trevis Gleason is now a leading voice for people with MS. His Blog ‘Trevis S Gleason’s life with MS’, is one of the longest running, most widely read and respected on the topic. He is also on the editorial board of MS Ireland. [read more …] “Where the Road Takes Me – This Evening’s Topic – “Life with MS” – 7pm C103″

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on his programme which is scheduled to be broadcast on this Sunday evening 23rd July 2017 at 7.  (S.R.)

Influences on Irish Traditional Music on the ‘Where the road takes me’ series has now reached the half-way mark. This week we concentrate on one of our foremost music collectors who salvaged and preserved two thousand traditional songs and tunes.

This week John Greene travels to Inward Ardgroom, close to the village of Ardgroom, where Church of Ireland Canon James Goodman served as curate between 1858 and 1866. It was here in the beautiful and secluded rectory that Goodman packed his collection into four manuscripts. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance information regarding his Radio Documentary this Sunday.  (S.R.)

 

This week on Where the road takes me, we feature the second programme dealing with influences on the revival, survival and progression of Irish Traditonal music.

This week John Greene looks at the contribution of three musicians, who are regarded as being exponents in the art of playing their favourite instruments. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening

We thank Presenter John Greene for the following advance information regarding his radio documentary this evening.  (S.R.)

Two of the reasons regularly put forward for the survival of traditional music in Ireland are that the country was not one of the battlegrounds in either of the two world wars, and also that our economy was largely agricultural, where tradition usually lives and thrives.

In a four part programme on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene looks at some of the other reasons, like the influences of some of our most talented musicians, composers and collectors.

We look at the enormous contribution of Irish traditional music collector and Anglican Minister Canon James Goodman, curate of Ardgroom, Rector of Skibbereen and Canon of Ross in the late nineteenth century. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 This Evening on C103

We thank Presenter John Greene for the following advance information regarding this evening’s radio documentary.  (S.R.)

This year C103 are the sole media partners for the ‘Make your mark on Cancer’ walk which is now in its’ fifth year. The walk Begins at 10am from the Viaduct in Cork on Sunday July 16th next, passing through Innishannon and taking the high road to Bandon and on to the Town Hall. So far they have raised 200,000 Euro for the Mercy Hospital Foundation, and the target this year is to reach the quarter million mark. The walk is in memory of thirty five year old Mark Prendergast who lost a brave battle against testicular cancer at the Mercy Hospital in 2012.

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene pays a visit to the Prendergast family to hear the poignant story of a young father, husband, brother and son, whose death has since given hope and comfort to others. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 This Evening on C103″

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening

We thank John Greene, Presenter, for the following advance information re this evening’s radio feature (S.R.):

You don’t have to be a Leonardo Da Vinci or an Alan Titchmarsh to take part in the ‘Gardens and Galleries Trail’ which happens in Innishannon the weekend after next – (Sat July1st & Sun July 2nd). The novel idea last year to hold a week end garden and art trail was such a success that the Friends of Innishannon and the Tidy Towns committee have once again joined forces for what promises to be an exciting two days in the village.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, and accompanied by local author Alice Taylor, John Greene pays a visit to some of the gardens and galleries to meet the owners. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”

Where The Road Takes Me – On Air from 7pm on C103

We thank Presenter John Greene for the following advance information re this evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

Prior to their Open Day on Saturday July 15th next, John Greene returns to Bandon Fire Station to re -join the crew on this week’s edition of Where the road takes me.

In the concluding programme we look back at some of the major fires that the station fought down through the years.

The fire at Phelan’s paint shop on South Main Street in 1948 almost resulted in loss of life.

One of the town’s landmarks – The Mill was destroyed by fire in 1968, and there was also the fire at the cinema a number of years later,.

However, the fire at Flor Griffin’s Warehouse is regarded as being the worst and most dangerous fire, as emergency services considered evacuating the town. [read more …] “Where The Road Takes Me – On Air from 7pm on C103”

“Where the road takes me” from Lough Hyne near Skibbereen

We thank presenter, John Greene for background information on this evening’s programme (7 – 8pm on C103)

Accompanied by Terri Kearney, manager of Skibbereen Heritage Centre and author of two books on the area, John Greene continues his journey around Lough Hyne on this week’s Where the road takes me.

Lough Hyne is Europe’s first Marine Nature Reserve and came to the attention of marine biologists as far back as 1886.

This week we meet Professor Tony Hawkins, who allows us to eavesdrop on the communication sounds of Pollock, Haddock and the common seal in the lake. [read more …] ““Where the road takes me” from Lough Hyne near Skibbereen”