Upcoming Programmes on C103 Include Wonderful Insight into Henry Ford

Presenter John Greene of c103 Local Radio and Correspondent Rosario Buckley have been in touch with us regarding the excellent Sunday evening radio series entitled “Where the Road Takes Me”.  They have kindly offered to share advance notice of the content headlines of each programme.   This is very much appreciated as it guarantees that we shall not miss what are oftentimes most interesting programmes indeed wonderfully researched and very professionally presented by John Greene.   Here we share a summary of the next programme scheduled for this coming Sunday, 9th Oct. 2016 at 7pm  …  We thank John and Rosario for the important update.   And we’ve also learned from Rosario that Jimmy Reidy’s “Round the Fireside” on Monday, 10th Oct. at 9.50pm features Charlie Conway of Ballincollig and Friends.  Charlie has had lots of links with Banteer’s Glen Theatre.  (S.R.)

Here is a summary of the upcoming John Greene’s programme re Henry Ford:

“The story of Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company has been well documented. Born in the Greenfield Township of Michigan on July 30th 1863, he became a child genius and eventually one of America’s greatest industrialists. His first car, the inexpensive Model-T, made it possible for many middle-class Americans to own their first automobile.

What’s less well known is Ford’s Irish ancestry, and his connection with the village of Ballinascarthy. [read more …] “Upcoming Programmes on C103 Include Wonderful Insight into Henry Ford”

“Where The Road Takes Me” – c103 on Sundays at 7pm

Presenter John Greene of c103 Local Radio and Correspondent Rosario Buckley have been in touch with us regarding the excellent Sunday evening radio series entitled “Where the Road Takes Me”.  They have kindly offered to share advance notice of the content headlines of each programme.   This is very much appreciated as it guarantees that we shall not miss what are oftentimes most interesting programmes indeed wonderfully researched and very professionally presented by John Greene.   Here we share a summary of the next programme scheduled for this coming Sunday, 2nd Oct. 2016 at 7pm  …  We thank John and Rosario for the important update.  (S.R.):

Having retired in the last few years as a metal fabrication teacher at CIT, Pat Lynch now lives with his wife on Model farm Road in the suburbs of Cork City.

But, what now seems like a former life, Pat was once lead singer with two of the top Showbands in the country. This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene pays a visit to his home to hear his story and his music.

Pat was born in Bantry, but grew up in Blackpool on the City’s Northside. He was giving tap-dancing lessons as a teenager, and became known as ‘Cork’s Al Jolson’.

While playing support act at a dance one night, Pat was offered the opportunity of a lifetime to become lead singer with the Clipper Carlton Showband, who have since been credited with starting the whole Showband era.

Later, as lead singer with the Airchords, he reached number one in the Irish charts with ‘When we were young’.

In 1968, he was pipped by a point in the National Song Contest by Pat McGeegan, who went on to represent Ireland in the Eurovision, eventually coming fourth with ‘Chance of a lifetime’. [read more …] ““Where The Road Takes Me” – c103 on Sundays at 7pm”

Millstreet Features Again on “Round the Fireside” c103 Radio Tonight at 9.50

A reminder that Programme One of Two featuring Millstreet Community Singers plus Tom & Noreen Meaney will be broadcast tonight on c103 Local Radio at 9.50 to 11.00.  Programme Two is on next Monday night at the same time.  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
A reminder that Programme Two of Two featuring Millstreet Community Singers plus Tom & Noreen Meaney will be broadcast tonight on c103 Local Radio at 9.50 to 11.00 on Jimmy Reidy’s “Round the Fireside” series.  Many thanks to the very many people who kindly indicated their interest and delight regarding last week’s programme.  Tonight do listen out for lots more interesting  features including Valerie’s wonderful Edith Piaf’s song and a look back at the Walton Radio Programme of the 50s and 60s. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Audio: Millstreet Community Singers on Round the Fireside

Programme one featuring Millstreet Community Singers, interviews with Tom & Noreen Meaney, organised by Seán Radley, which was on Jimmy Reidy’s “Round the Fireside” show on c103 Radio last Monday night. Part two will feature next Monday evening.

Encouraging Millstreet Website Support Received

Today, while shopping in Millstreet an uplifting further gesture of support for our work on the Millstreet Website was received.   Following our recent church gate collection for the combined funding of both our Museum and Website it’s totally encouraging to note the response our appeal has received from loyal followers of our Website living elsewhere in Ireland and across the world in such a generous and concrete manner.  The relative of one such kind follower (who wishes to remain anonymous) donated €50.00 towards the support of our website.  Míle buíochas for this much appreciated gesture.   This contribution will be added to our overall fund as we continue to share such news as the following:

Millstreet Community Singers together with Tom and Noreen Meaney joined us at Freemount Heritage Centre for two recordings of Jimmy Reidy's "Round the Fireside" series which we were asked to coordinate during which a special tribute is paid to the late Tom Goggin.  The first programme on c103 local radio is scheduled to be broadcast on Monday, 29th Aug. 2016 at 9.50pm while the second one is being transmitted on Monday, 5th Sept. at 9.50pm.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Members of Millstreet Community Singers together with Tom and Noreen Meaney joined us at Freemount Heritage Centre for two recordings of Jimmy Reidy’s “Round the Fireside” series which we were asked to coordinate during which a special tribute is paid to the late Tom Goggin. The first programme on c103 local radio is scheduled to be broadcast on Monday, 29th Aug. 2016 at 9.50pm while the second one is being transmitted on Monday, 5th Sept. at 9.50pm. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Bealtaine Festival Features on c103’s “Round the Fireside” Monday Night

Jimmy Reidy's wonderfully popular "Round the Fireside" series tonight places focus on the upcoming Bealtaine Festival in Duhallow.  As noted in our photograph (which was taken by Photographer Supreme - Sheila Fitzgerald) lots of local inputs in the programme which begins at 9.50pm and ends at 11.00pm.  A second programme has also been recorded at Freemount's Heritage Centre which will be broadcast on Monday, 23rd May 2016 at 9.50pm.  Do enjoy the splendid blend of chat, music, song and poetry in tonight's transmission.  The Show has also been recorded by William Fitzgerald for later transmission on LTV2 Millstreet.  Click on the image to enlarge.
Jimmy Reidy’s wonderfully popular “Round the Fireside” series this Monday night places focus on the current Bealtaine Festival in Duhallow. As noted in our photograph (which was taken by Photographer Supreme – Sheila Fitzgerald) lots of local inputs in the programme which begins at 9.50pm and ends at 11.00pm. This second programme has been recorded at Freemount’s Heritage Centre and is being broadcast on Monday, 23rd May 2016. Do enjoy the splendid blend of chat, music, song and poetry in this transmission. The Show has also been recorded by William Fitzgerald for later transmission on LTV2 Millstreet. Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Steven on Homelesness in Charleville

Steven O’Riordan was interviewed by Patricia Messenger on C103 about a homeless family in Charleville which he came across while canvassing for last week as a candidate for Cork North West in the 2016 election. Listen to the interview below (14 mins long):


[read more …] “Steven on Homelesness in Charleville”

September is Suicide Awareness Month

The Street Fleet were there from 10am to 11:30am this morning, and have moved onto Macroom

World Suicide Prevention Day takes place on September 10th. On that night there is a world-wide campaign to light a candle near a window at 8 PM to show your support for suicide prevention to remember a lost loved one and for the survivors of suicide.

We at C103 have candles for our listeners to light at 8pm and the Street Fleet will be travelling around the county handing out the candles. The Street Fleet will be in Millstreet and Macroom on this Wednesday the 9th.

– from C103.ie

“Round the Fireside” on c103 Tonight Relates to Bealtaine Festival 2015

Pictured at the recent recording of "Round the Fireside" with Jimmy Reidy at Freemount Heritage Centre where the theme was the launch of Bealtaine Festival 2015 coordinated by IRD Duhallow.  The programme is scheduled for transmission tonight (Monday, 27th April) on c103 at 9.50pm.  Happy Listerning!  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Pictured at the recent recording of “Round the Fireside” with Jimmy Reidy at Freemount Heritage Centre where the theme was the launch of Bealtaine Festival 2015 coordinated by IRD Duhallow. The programme is scheduled for transmission tonight (Monday, 27th April) on c103 at 9.50pm.  Re the Kanturk Historical Walking Tour – there is a slight error in the official booklet – that walk takes place on Wednesday, 20th May at 2.30pm.  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Changes to the C103 Regional Reports

Some may not have noticed, but at the end of Eily’s Regional Report this week she notes: “Please take note that my weekly report will no longer be heard live on radio, except for a 30 seconds snippet, which will be heard at 10.30 on Tuesday mornings. After that my full report can only be accessed online, C103.ie. I believe that all the reports from round the county will be run starting at 10.30 on Tuesdays. I am sorry for all the people who aren’t online. However the new change will mean that people at home and all over the world will now be able to get the reports live from wherever they are at any time. Poor consolation I know for all those who don’t have computers. Modern methods always come at a price, unfortunately.”
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