The Ripple Effect…

The 6,800-kilometre Ripple Effect, from a Traumatic Disaster will be aired on Claremorris Community Radio on Monday next, May 7th, at 6pm. It will also be repeated on May 11th at 1pm.

This programme celebrates the heroic sacrifice, made by Michael Conroy and his close friend Peter Sherridan, who gave their lives in attempt to rescue stranded miners in the Spectator Granite Mountain Mine Disaster, in which 168 men perished.

Michael was born in Murneen, Claremorris and Peter hailed from Co Monaghan. Their story is told by family and friends who celebrated this great event with a service of remembrance in Michael Conroy’s native parish church.

Taking part were:

  • Jarlath Sweeney
  • Antoinette and T.J. Keane
  • Rev. Fr. Martin O’Connor
  • John and Geraldine Sweeney
  • Michael Edward Peter Conroy
  • Gerard and Mrs. Sherridan
  • Michael and Ann Corcoran
  • Maeve McEvoy
  • Fionnbar Toal
  • Malachy and Mrs. Monaghan
  • Kevin Bourke (Mayo Cherishing the Irish Diaspora)
  • Pat Quinn (Former Governor of Illinois)
  • The Smith Family (Choral Music)
  • Mining Hardship Music links from The Elders and The Decembrists
  • Pat Keane, Production and Narration