We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme – Sunday, 3rd March 2019. (S.R.)
This week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, brings us to Gurranabraher, on the Northside of Cork City.
Accompamied by family and friends, John Greene pays tribute to John O’Shea, who was affectionately known as ‘The Singing Fireman’.
John who spent the first five years of his life in Ballymacthomas close to the Bells of Shandon, later moved to what was known as ‘The Red City’ in Gurranabraher. He passed away in February of last year at the age of eighty five.
Working initially as a farm hand for the famous Fr. O’Flynn, or ‘Flynnie’ as he was known as, John later pursued a full time career as a fireman.
But it was his work on stage as a singer and story-teller, that brought him notoriety all over the City and County.
On Friday, 5th Oct. 2018 at Cork’s School of Music, Union Quay the official launch of the Adrivale Painters Exhibition took place in the presence of many Artists, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork, Family and Friends including a visiting Bishop, famous Sports People and a gifted pianist from Ardmore, Co. Waterford. The official launch was performed by the Deputy Lord Mayor while the keynote address was superbly delivered by Seán O’Riordan (formerly of Drishane Road, Millstreet) in which he very especially praised the Art Teacher Supreme – Neil Kelleher of “Adrivale”, South Douglas Road, Cork. We very much recommend a visit to the excellent Exhibition before it ends in the School of Music at the end of this week. Below we share the first of a number of images recalling the most enjoyable launch which actually coincided with a wonderful Concert in the same building that night celebrating the Cork Folk Festival 2018. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
We have been successful in securing the Orchard Motorsport Cork 20 International rally for Millstreet, to be held on 4th, 5th & 6th October 2013. All competitors and spectators will hope to stay in Millstreet or as close as possible.
In order to be included in the accommodation list on the official Cork 20 website all registered and non-registered accommodation providers need to register on 086-1721142. Registration fee is €20 per room.
All registrations need to be completed by 25/3/13.
Please make cheques payable to Millstreet Development Group
Millstreet GAA are in the midst of supporting the Cork County Board promoted Clubs Fund Raising Draw with another new series underway. The draw acts as a fillip boost to the development of club facilities across the county in addition to enhancing the quality of Gaelic Games for youth at club and school level. The draws take place on a monthly basis and feature an array of attractive cash and other prizes. The club welcome new participants — a year’s subscription is €100 paid yearly or monthly. Further details on the draw are available from club officers, or from the Cork GAA Draw website
Where Does My €100 Go?
* €35 – Prize Fund & Admin
* €47 – Promoting Club*
* €18 – Grants/Developments/Coaching/CLCG Chorcaí
It’s good to know that a large amount of the money stays local, as well as having a large prize find of €575,000.