Sandra Donnellan interviews Claremorris native and the new Connaught Regional Fundraiser for the Cancer Fund for Children, Mary McHugh Murphy.

The Cancer Fund for Children was established in 1973 and the fund is responsible for the Daisy Lodge, which is a therapeutic centre for children affected by cancer and their families.

With the original site located in Co.Down, the Cancer Fund for Children is now looking to establish a new Daisy Lodge in Cong, Co.Mayo. It will be a brand new 16 bedroom facility set on 30 acres of land. It will also feature a dining area, a lounge area, a family centre, play areas and activity areas as well as beauty and therapy rooms. The Cancer Fund for Children is looking to secure €12.5 million for the new building through community and corporate fundraisers.

For more information on the fund and how to get involved, contact Mary McHugh Murphy at:

Link to interview here:

Mary McHugh Murphy, new Connacht Regional Fundraiser for Cancer Fund for Children (centre), pictured with charity supporters Jack Walsh (left) and his mother Majella (right).


Anthony McNicholas

This week on ‘The Way It Is’ on Claremorris Community Radio 94.6fm, your host Anthony McNicholas attended The National Ploughing Championships, in Ratheniska, Co Laois.

The programme features numerous interviews from many at the event, which give a real flavour of what the first post-covid National Ploughing Championship had to offer.

This is the first of two programmes, with the second airing next week on the same days and times.

So join us this evening Monday the 26th of September at 7 pm and if you miss it the show will be repeated on Wednesday the 28th of September at 5 pm and again on Friday the 30th of September at 1 pm.

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

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