Major documentary on Claremorris Agri SHOW to Premier on day of Cancelled 2020 Event

‘The Show: Claremorris Agricultural Show, Then and Now’ will be broadcast on Sunday, 2nd August at 7 pm, and repeated on

Last year Claremorris Community Radio started work on a major documentary about the Claremorris Show.

We followed entrants going into the 2019 show, and spoke to past and present entrants, volunteers and committee members about their involvement, their memories, and what the show means to them.

Thank you to everyone who gave their time for an interview for this ambitious project. We spoke to more than 20 people, and included as many as we could in the 60-minute programme.

The end result is a moving and fascinating insight into the life of the show – from decades past, right up to the present day.

A musical theme was specially composed for the documentary by local teacher and musician Priscilla Connolly, with additional music provided by local country performer and CCR presenter Michael Fox. The programme is narrated by Mary Costello.

‘The Show: Claremorris Agricultural Show, Then and Now’ will be broadcast for the first time at 7 pm on Sunday, 2nd August – which would have been the date of the 2020 show before it was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic – and repeated at 7 pm on Tuesday 4th August.

Foireann Raidió

L-R Eunice, Felicity, Taiwo, Elaine, Eileen, Halim, Valentina.

How do weddings and marriages in Ireland compare with those in other countries? In this special programme, we hear perspectives on the topic from eight women of different nationalities: Zimbabwean, South African, Irish and Nigerian.

These interviews were recorded by four participants in ‘Foireann Raidió’, a free Claremorris Community Radio training course supported by the Communities Integration Fund.

The interviewers are: Eunice Mvelase, Eileen Byrne, Valentina Obakpolor and Taiwo Ayinde.

The programme will air on Monday 27th July at 8 pm and repeat on Wednesday 29th July at 8 pm, on Claremorris Community Radio 94.6 FM.

If you are also interested in learning how to make radio, get in touch with the station!

Tune in to Claremorris Community Radio on 94.6 FM and on all good radio apps.

CHEF’S CALL TO CLAREMORRIS COMMUNITY RADIO LISTENERS

Celebrity chef, Donal Skehan.

A call has gone out to all Claremorris Community Radio 94.6 FM listeners seeking your finest…most creative…most enjoyed banana bread recipe.

The call has come from celebrity chef Donal Skehan – whose programmes on RTE television are well known to a whole new generation of young, cook-it-yourself meal-makers.

Celebrity chef, Donal Skehan.

Supporting him in his appeal are banana distributors Fyffes who have set up a special website to which listeners can send their entries. And remember: it’s your recipes that Donal wants…not the bread itself.

All details can be had online here, and the closing date for receipt of entries is July 27th.

Rewards and recognition are being offered across a number of categories…with prizes for Best Junior Baker; Best Styling; Best Ingredients; Best Vegan and Best Gluten-Free recipes.

Tune in to Claremorris Community Radio on 94.6 FM and on all good radio apps.

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