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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 25th April 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

 Where The Road Takes Me

Next Wednesday April 28th is the centenary of the executions of four IRA Volunteers at what was then Victoria Barracks in Cork.

Patrick O’Sullivan and Maurice Moore who were arrested during the Clonmult ambush in East Cork, were executed with Patrick Ronayne and nineteen year old Thomas Mulcahy who were arrested at Mourneabbey five days earlier, during the War of Independence.

On ‘Where the road takes me’ this Sunday evening, John Greene  looks back at the Mourneabbey ambush and discovers that…… 

* The IRA had no escape plan.  (53 men –  made up from The Flying  Column and local volunteers)

* The unexpected arrival of the Manchester regiment confused the    Lancashires and allowed the Flying Column escape.

* The Black and Tans who were stationed nearby in Mallow were not  allowed to take part and why the British Railway Worker’s Union  were threatening all-out strike if they did.

* A spy was eventually identified and hunted, not only by the IRA, but  later also by ‘Free Staters’ during the Civil War.

The first of six casualties on the Local Volunteer side was Michael Looney who was shot twice on different occasions and died seven days later.  His nephew tells us exactly what happened. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 18th April 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

 Where The Road Takes Me

Never mind Clint Eastwood and the Bridges of Madison County.  This week on ‘Where The Road Takes Me’,  John Greene brings you Gerry Forde and the Bridges of Donoughmore.  Gerry has written an amazing book about the 71 bridges in the parish, but there’s more to it than meets the eye.

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 In Ovens we meet retired Engineering Designer, Draughtsman and Chartered Surveyor Michael Kiely, who explains the age-old method of Triangulation and how you can simply measure the distance to the sun, without actually having to go there.

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In Ruby’s Bridge, John Barrett tells us about his father the Travelling Harness maker and his Grandfather who worked for the Muskerry Tram Company.  We also hear about a collision between a Tram and a Steam Roller on the Carrigrohane Straight. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 11th April 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

 Where The Road Takes Me

After singer Sandie Jones passed away in September of 2019, it was necessary to organise a ‘GoFundMe’ account in order to fulfil her wishes to be brought back to Dublin, to be buried beside her parents. 

It was a sad end for an extremely talented and beautiful woman who rose to fame in 1972. 

When Joe Mac and Brendan O’Brien left the Dixies Showband to form Stage 2 in 1972, it was Sandie Jones who took over as lead singer with the Cork band.

She won the National Song Contest staged in the Cork Opera House the same year and then went forward to the UK to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest, coming 15th with ‘Ceol an Grá’. 

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,  John Greene is joined by her brother Tony Jones who emotionally  tells the story of his beloved older sister. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Easter Sunday evening’s programme – 4th April 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.) 

Where The Road Takes Me

In the second of a two-part programme on ‘Where the road takes me’ this week, John Greene once again invites you to join him on a virtual ‘here , there & everywhere’ tour of Mid Cork. 

Rosaleen Tonson-Rye tells us how her parents rebuilt their home near Crookstown, after the stately version had been burned in 1921.

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Now retired as a trainer himself, Jimmy Gordon tells us how he learned the ropes, or reins of his trade working for legendary horse trainer Vincent O’Brien at Churchtown.

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We hear how Noel lenihan, against advice, restored a children’s burial ground between Liscarrol and Buttevant.

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And……….

                            There’s tributes paid to deceased former contributors of the programme – Hubie Hurley of Farnanes and Johnny O’Mahony of Ballydesmond. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Easter Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 28th March 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.) 

Where The Road Takes Me

On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me, John Greene goes here, there and everywhere – virtually of course and observing social distancing if required – which it wasn’t.

They were regarded as helpful and kind landlords, but their stately home was still burned in June of 1921.  A visit to Ryecourt to meet Rosaleen Tonson-Rye is planned.

In the aftermath of a successful Cheltenham festival for the Irish, we pay a visit to the homeplace of legendary horse trainer Vincent o’Brien.

And……..We recall a conversation with Hubie Hurley from Farnanes who passed away on February 9th last.  After his father died at a young age, Hubie’s mother pulled out all the stops to ensure all her family had  careers.  As a result, Hubie and his brother’ Pat’s talent is still on view in many churches today. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 21st March 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.) 

Where The Road Takes Me

Sixteen TV dishes attached to the walls and chimney of our house, eighteen remote controls, a television in every room and we still complain about nothing on Television. 

This week on Where the road takes me, John Greene invites three guests  to talk about the blissful days of the one and two-channel era. 

Former presenter of ‘Nationwide’ Mary Kennedy, Singer-Songwriter Tim O’Riordan and Aidan o’Rourke from Newcestown reminisce on the likes of ‘Green Acres’,  Mr. Ed.,  Kojak,  ‘Get Smart’  Wanderley Wagon’, ‘The Virginian‘, ‘The All Ireland Finals’,  rented televisions that almost filled a room, the famous blue paper and the rabbit’s ears..  (No animal cruelty was involved in the latter.)  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 14th March 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.) 

Where The Road Takes Me

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene speaks to Dr. Alan Desmond who was born and raised in Blarney.

Trained in CUH and Bantry General Hospital, Alan is now one of the leading young Consultant Gastro-Enterologists in the UK and leading Clinician at the Devon Gut Clinic. 

During his time at the frontline of the hospital’s Covid-19 wards he encountered many patients who were also suffering from Chronic diseases and thus limiting their chances of recovery. 

It’s time he says that people should know the facts about our Western diet and think seriously of adopting a plant-based food diet.

Easier said than done, as we Irish love our cow. 

However, Skibbereen based Nutritionist Majella o’Neill also joins in and offers a happy medium. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 7th March 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.) 

Where The Road Takes Me

In 1921 the IRA Hierarchy made an order that women who were found guilty of spying or collaborating with the enemy, were to be banished from their homeplace. 

However, some local Commanders rewrote those rules and executed at least three women who had crossed the line as they saw it. 

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene delves into the story of Beara woman Bridget Noble who was kidnapped by the IRA, held hostage for over a week and executed.  Her remains were never located.

We hear from author Seán Boyne who has written extensively about it and we also joined by musician and composer Skully, who wrote two pieces of music in memory of Bridget Noble.

We hear a recording of his Great Grand-Aunt Eva O’Sullivan, who, at only twelve years of age, was a member of Cumann na mBan at the time.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 28th Feb. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.) 

Where The Road Takes Me

After an horrific road accident in Iraq cut short his career as a trauma surgeon,  Dr. Mike Ryan joined the World Health Organisation in 1996 and went to work in their newly opened unit, dealing in epidemics and infectious diseases.

Born in County Sligo, but raised in Charlestown,  County Mayo, he comes from farming and merchant stock. This Sunday evening he speaks to John Greene on Where the road takes me. 

While we hear about life in war-torn countries fighting Ebola and SARS, the vast majority of the conversation turns to Covid 19. 

He is strong in the belief that, despite several warnings, we had our heads in the sand as to the seriousness of this disease.

How ‘Lockdowns’ should be a last resort if we have no other options and how there’s much more to fighting Covid-19 than getting our own doorstep clean.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 21st Feb. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.) 

After bringing you stories of battles on ‘Where the road takes me’ recently, we bring you a story of music this week on the programme. 

We also need to borrow that well worn cliché – ‘Even the sewing-machine was a Singer’ – because that’s the best way to describe the famous Keane family from Galway, most notably Dolores and Seán. 

This week, John Greene invites you to eavesdrop on a conversation with Seán Keane.  The story has everything – Happiness,  stress, loneliness, romance, heartbreak, legal battles that never seemed to end, but also success and of course music – plenty of it.

Overall, it’s the story of an extremely talented man, with a refreshing outlook on life. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 14th Feb. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.) 

In the immediate aftermath of the War of Independence and the signing of the Truce, it wasn’t victorious stories of Kilmichael, Crossbarry and Tooreengarive that were spoken of, but instead the IRA’s worst defeat in a single engagement. 

In the Battle of Clonmult on February 20th 1921, the IRA lost fourteen volunteers, seven of whom were shot dead after they had surrendered.  Two more were later executed.  A local community was traumatised and the East Cork Flying Column was no more. 

Join John Greene on this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, as we follow the sequence of events during the battle and the many strange decisions that led to it.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 7th Feb. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.) 

Linking up with historian and author John L. O’Sullivan, John Greene resumes his journey through the parish of Ballinhassig on this week’s edition of Where the road takes me. 

There’s a visit to the Half-Way village, where we discover that the bricks on the railway bridge,  built in 1846, are held together with butcher’s blood. 

Born in 1795, local poet JJ Callanan’s poem ‘The Recluse of Inchydoney’ is listed in a book of all time greats by Seamus Heaney.   There’s a visit to his ancestral home of Baile na Bearna.  (Bare-Nah)

And…….

                     We visit the ‘Priest’s Leap’ where the infamous and evil Seán Dearg Nash was, on this occasion, foiled in his attempt to hang every priest from the gates of his home at Brinny Cross.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 31st Jan. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

This Sunday evening in the first of a two part programme on ‘Where the road takes me’,  it’s a pre-lockdown journey through the vast parish of Ballinhassig.

John Greene begins in Ballinhassig, where police shot dead eleven people during a faction fight in 1845.  However, there was little time to dwell on the tragedy, as the famine came hot on its heels and provided more to worry about.

Later, but not far away, the McCarthy family move to London after being evicted from their home.  Their son Liam is born.  His name is now synonymous with Michael Collins and Sam Maguire.  As a result, the local GAA pitch is named in his honour and the cup for the winners of the All Ireland senior hurling championship bears his name. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 24th Jan. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

This Sunday evening on Where the road take me, John Greene goes on a virtual Journey to Newmarket, where he discovers a high octane start to the War of Independence one hundred years ago in the area. 

Local historian and author Donie Murphy outlines the background to murders, reprisals and houseburnings, as we take a closer look at both the Tooreengaraibh and Meelin ambushes of January 1921.

We also hear how the spoils of war enabled one group of IRA volunteers make it to the Church on time.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103 Features “The Butter Road”

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 17th Jan. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,  John Greene concludes the two part programme on the Cork Butter Road and the elusive man who built it in 1747.  Kilcummin based genealogist Rachel Foley traces  the background to John Murphy from Castleisland. 

Singer Seán Ó Sé wonders if his Grandfather was the first courier in Irish history.  (Carrying butter to the Cork Buttermarket for his neighbours from the Beara peninsula with horse and cart.) 

And after thriving worldwide as an industry for 150 years, the Cork Butter market unbelievably failed to move with the times and paid the price for it.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103 Features “The Butter Road””

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103 Features “The Butter Road”

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 10th Jan. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

In the middle of the 18th century, Kerry was making a name for itself in tourism circles.  There was a desire in Cork to connect with their nearest neighbours.

As the road network was virtually non existent, a John Murphy from Castleisland was commissioned to build a 56 mile long stretch of road linking Killarney with Rathmore, Millstreet and Cork City.

He would have to include a total of 24 bridges along the way and raise the money himself to do so. 

Having completed the work, Murphy was in financial ruin, but his road network helped one industry to thrive and flourish.

‘The making of the Butter Road’ – the first of a two part programme. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103 Features “The Butter Road””

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 27th Dec. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

The 2015 movie The Revenant, was known for more than its storyline,  with several actors and crew leaving the set because of the gruelling conditions,  the demands of its director and running unnecessarily over budget.

When stuntman and actor Glenn Ennis signed on,  he would never have realised that his three minute cameo in the film would bring him fame and be one of the main talking points of a movie that was not always historically accurate.

Playing the part of a grizzly bear protecting her cubs, the ferocity and horror of his attack on Di Caprio, made it the most talked about film piece of the year.  Questions were also asked if the bear had molested Di Caprio.

This week on Where the road takes me, Glenn Ennis talks to John Greene about how this gruelling scene was done,  the dangers of stuntwork and  – Tom Cruise – the only actor who does his own stunts. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 20th Dec. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

On Where the road takes me this week, John Greene is joined by former lead singer with Dé Danann Eleanor Shanley and classical guitarist John Feely. 

Both discuss their careers and how combining their various music styles produced a beautiful album – ‘Cancion De Amor’. 

We also hear about a local collaboration which resulted in a history of bands and music in Bandon over one hundred years.

Former members of the Ritz Showband and ‘Southern Comfort’Michael McCarthy and  Jerry Larkin have just published a book which leans heavily on a photographic history of a town with a lengthy tradition in all types of music, musicians and bands.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 13th Dec. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

It’s a virtual journey to the village of Crookstown this week on ‘Where the road takes me’, as John Greene goes to meet members of the local Social Club.

Having had to cancel the majority of their planned events during the year, the club decided to diversify and produce a valuable social history of the village and surrounding areas.  The end result is a book entitled ‘The way we were’

On the programme this week we meet historian and author Michael Galvin who outlines the course of the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919, which claimed 20,000 lives in Ireland.

We hear about Poulanargid Harrier Club whose first outings one hundred years ago were in earshot of the Kilmichael Ambush.

And……….

                      In Aherla, we speak to hurley maker and repairer Ted o’Mahony who also played minor, junior and senior hurling with Cork.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 6th Dec. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

On this week’e edition of Where the road takes me, retired Detective Chief Supt. John O’Brien who is originally from Kileady,  Ballinhassig rejoins John Greene to speak about his Garda career from 1968 to 2006. 

Up for discussion this week…………

* ‘Dublin Jimmy’ your typical career criminal of the time.

* The complex and costly Smithwick Tribunal.

* The criminal Justice system – How well is it working.

And…..

The new Operating model for the Gardaí,  the proposals which John O’Brien believes are intrinsically destructive and posing an existential threat to the Garda Síochána.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 22nd Nov. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

Saturday November 28th next is the centenary of the Kilmichael Ambush, an event that would prove to be not only militarily significant, but historically as well. 

Where the road takes me remembers the event as John Greene is joined by Historian and author Meda Ryan and Joe Creedon from Inchigeelagh. 

Local filmaker Brendan Hayes from Dunmanway talks about his documentary –  ‘Here’s to the Boys – Kilmichael – One hundred years later’.

Because of Covid 19, Brendan has had to scupper his plans to Launch and show the documentary to the public on the weekend of the centenary.  It will be shown at a later and appropriate date.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 15th Nov. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

On this week’s ‘Where The Road Takes Me’,  John Greene puts the finishing touches to ‘The Christy Ring Story’, continuing and concluding with the final part, in what was a two part programme. 

Just like the death of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, most people also remember where they were when news of Christy Ring’s death broke.  Contributors to the programme recall how they received the sad and tragic news……… 

And…..

Mr. Sherif Sultan, a professor of vascular surgery based at the Galway Clinic, looks at some of the possibles, as to why a seemingly fit, strong and healthy man, who never smoked or drank,  suffered a fatal cardiac arrest at the age of 58.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 8th Nov. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,  John Greene brings you the first of two programmes entitled ‘The Christy Ring Story’.   As well as looking at the hurling aspect of his life, the programmes also delve into Christy Ring the person. 

Contributors to the programmes include………….

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh.

Former Tipperary hurler and manager Babs Keating.

Former Glen Rovers and Cork Inter County dual player Denis Coughlan.

Dr. Con Murphy, and author of ‘Christy Ring-Hurling’s Greatest’ – Tim Horgan.

We also hear from Glen Rovers Camogie Club President – Nora Newman who recently celebrated her 90th birthday. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 1st Nov. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

Between 1959 and 1979 the three Williamson brothers along with Victor Sullivan, plied their trade as the Bluebell Quartet around the dance-halls of Cork and Kerry mainly.  Sadly, both Eddie and Harry Williamson are since deceased. 

This week on Where the road takes me, Victor Sullivan and Willy Williamson join John Greene on a whirlwind virtual tour of their favourite venues and recall the stories associated with them. 

Being attacked by a mad cat, saving the occupants of a house and the house itself from a fire, and the night everybody seemed to be dancing without their clothes on, are stories up for discussion.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 25th Oct. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

In 1946, a nine year old boy on holidays on his Grandmother’s farm on the Beara peninsula, unearths a revolver from the ground while driving a horse-drawn harrow.  Even at such a young age, Victor Sullivan is aware that his find is part of a secret that adults refuse to speak about and children should not concern themselves with.

Seventy five years earlier, in 1871, nine year old Johnnie Gill is involved in a farm accident that leaves him unable to walk, stand or sit for the remainder of his life.  Deemed a cripple, he is shut away in an upstairs  tiny chamber to prevent him from bringing shame on the family.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, Victor Sullivan joins John Greene to talk about the amazing story of Johnnie Gill – his Grand-Uncle.  It’s a story of how one brave man overcame his disability and challenged the extreme social prejudices of two centuries. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 18th Oct. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene heads for the kitchen to meet TV Chef, author and Co-founder of Ballymaloe Cookery school Rory o’Connell.   

Slow roast shoulder of lamb, proper scrambled eggs and the health benefits of bone broth are up for discussion.

We also discover that his frustration hasn’t waned over poor ingredients, and he still finds chaotic and ‘war-zone’ type kitchens offensive. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 11th Oct. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

After being diagnosed with throat cancer, Michael was advised to put his affairs in order.  Fortunately, Michael had completely different plans for his future. 

Almost fifty years later he fulfills a lifelong dream to build a wooden boat.  He also throws in a few obstacles of his own to make it more challenging – like knowing nothing about boat-building and not visiting any hardware store for materials of any kind. 

On ‘Where the road takes me’ this Sunday evening,  John Greene travels to Burnfort in North Cork, to hear one man’s amazing story of determination, a belief in the involvement of a higher power, and how everything in life is mapped out for us, on the day we are born.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 4th Oct. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

‘In conversation with Dr. Con Murphy’ concludes on ‘Where the road takes me this Sunday evening at 7. 

Dr. Con who served in the dug-out as medical doctor to the Cork senior hurlers and footballers will look back at over forty years service to the GAA in Cork. 

Billy Morgan, Kevin Hennessy, Ciarán O’Sullivan and former Meath coach Seán Boylan will also contribute to the programme as well.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 27th Sept. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

On ‘Where the road takes me’ this Sunday evening, both presenter and guest share some common ground to begin their conversation.  Both have strong Bere Island connections. 

Arguably the GAA’s most famous general practitioner, Dr. Con Murphy joins John Greene to chat about life in the Cork hurling and football dug-out for over forty years. 

In a two part programme, former Cork goalkeeper and coach Billy Morgan, former Midleton and Cork senior hurler Kevin Hennessy, and former Meath coach Seán Boylan also contribute to the programme.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 13th Sept. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

The four part series ‘The Makers and Collectors’ continues this Sunday on Where the road takes me at 7.

The series looks at the musicians, composers and collectors who have contributed to the survival of Traditional Irish Music down through the years.

In Part 3, John Greene visits Ardgroom on the Beara peninsula and the town of Skibbereen to find out more about Canon James Goodman.

Goodman who was a Church of Ireland Rector, was also a staunch Unionist.

This amazing man who was a fluent Irish speaker and lecturer, managed to collect and catalogue over 2,300 Irish tunes and songs during the latter half of the 19th Century. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″