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Local Elections Town Hall

A ‘Town Hall’ Style Meeting will take place on Monday 20th May 2019 at the Town Hall, Claremorris, at 9.00 pm.

This event will be hosted by Claremorris Community Radio.

Invitations have been sent to all Local Election candidates in the Claremorris Municipal District. This is your opportunity to come along and hear the candidates make their final pitch.

The event will be chaired by Pat O’Rourke, a former president of the ICMSA, an independent and very competent chair, who comes from outside the province.

Everybody is most welcome, and entry is free of charge. Further enquiries to Claremorris Community Radio at 094 9373737 or by email to

Living in the Country

The students who completed the Women in Radio course, with their tutor John Nolan.

What’s it like to live in the Irish countryside, especially if you come from a different place originally?

That’s one of the questions posed in a radio programme created by the students who recently completed the ‘Women in Radio’ course here in the station. In the show, we hear from Rory and Carina, two people who have moved to Mayo in recent years, about why they did it and what life has been like since.

The show also features an interview with Kevin McGuire, a local historian, on what life in this area was like in times past.

This very interesting programme will be broadcast on Claremorris Community Radio on Wednesday, May 15th, at 5pm. It will be repeated on Saturday next (the 18th), again at 5pm.

Update: You can now listen to the programme on our mixcloud. The address is

The Way It Is: Fair Deal

Next week’s The Way It Is here on Claremorris Community Radio 94.6m will discuss the Fair Deal Scheme.

Under the Fair Deal Scheme every person will make a contribution to the cost of their long-term care, based on their means.  The State will pay the balance. 

Host Anthony McNicholas’s special guest is Alison Keane, Solicitor at Michael Keane & Co. Solicitors, James Street.

The program will be transmitted on Monday 15th April at 4pm and repeated on Wednesday 17th April at at 8pm and again on the 19th April at 8am.