To honour Martin Casey, who passed away recently, this weekend CCR will rebroadcast two shows in which he features prominently.
Land of the People, a documentary dealing with the history of the Irish land question, will be broadcast on Saturday at 4pm. Martin played a lead role in the creation and production of this programme.
On Sunday at 12 noon, you will have another chance to listen to Martin’s appearance some years ago on Recollections with Roderick Maguire.
Both of these shows will also be repeated: Recollections at noon on Monday, Land of the People at 2pm on Tuesday.
Mayo’s geological landscape holds the story of land’s connection with place and cultures, which today lie oceans apart. The long and turbulent geological history of the West of Ireland, which stretches back hundreds of millions of years, contains tales of colliding continents and the fusing of North America with parts of this island.
It is on this geological landscape that flora, fauna and human settlement developed in Mayo, most famously demonstrated by the dated evidence of pastoral farming at Céide Fields some 5,700 years ago.
Claremorris Community Radio’s new five-part series, The Lie of the Land, exposes the history of Mayo, both geological and archaeological. Produced and presented by Darren Regan, this informative and enthralling series will start broadcasting on Saturday next, August 13th, at 2pm.
If you miss the show, don’t worry, The Lie of the Land will also be repeated on Fridays at 5pm.