Summer Time on Horizons

As we come into Summer, Horizons will take on its usual Summer format of special Feature Programmes, which will run for six weeks from the 22nd of July. Here’s a taster of what you can look forward to.
Sunday the 22nd of July, “In Conversation with Nora Cunningham”.  Athea woman Nora Cunningham talks about her background in working with Accord and progression to working as a counselor; her ideas on the Church; dealing with her brother Fr Jerry Roche’s murder in Kenya; and her struggles with Parkinson’s Disease.
Sunday the 29th of July, “Reflecting on 91 Years – Micheál O’Sullivan”: Mary chats with Ballylongford-born Micheál O’Sullivan whose long life and many achievements in volunteering were celebrated with huge enthusiasm by 5 different organizations in Listowel recently.                                                 Sunday the 5th of August, “Teresa Galvin – Meeting the Monks”; SOL, or, the Servants of Love, are a group of men and women monks living together in celibacy in Co Wicklow. Teresa Galvin spent a fascinating weekend in their company, finding out all about their writing, their singing, their meditating, their restaurant and the benefits of eating raw food.
On Sunday the 12th of August, “Out of Africa – Fr Pat McCarthy”: Fr Pat McCarthy, originally from Rathmore, now based in Ballydesmond, is celebrating his Golden Jubilee this year.  He reflects on 50 years of priestly life, which saw him move from Ireland to Africa and back again, and, which also saw great changes in the priesthood in Ireland.
Sunday the 19th of August – “Our Stories – St Patrick’s Community Mission”.  Hear the testimonies of these remarkable people, young men and women living in poverty, chastity and obedience together, regularly travelling to different parishes to spread the Gospel of Christ.  Listeners to Horizons heard their founder, former gangster John Pridmore talk in May when the Mission came to Duagh.
Sunday the 26th of August – “Jack Roche’s Borderline View”: Jack Roche is a Rockchapel man whose passion for rural development has led him to know the highroads and by-roads of Cork and Kerry and has taken him to many countries around the world, bringing them the benefit of his experience with the LEADER rural development agency.  Jack also talks to Mary about historical events, the morality of honesty and his very successful promotion of traditional Irish music and dance.