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Presentation to residents of Ballyhaunis Direct Provision

Last night, Claremorris Community Radio chairperson Pat Keane and trainer John Nolan travelled to Ballyhaunis to present certificates to the students who recently completed our QQI Level 3 course in Media Expression.

11 students completed the course, during the months of September and October 2018. Lessons took place both in the Ballyhaunis Direct Provision Centre and at the studios of Claremorris Community Radio.

Claremorris Community Radio congratulates all the students who completed the course. They are: Kim Agyemang, Mavis Kenosi Alom, Sameera Chaudry, Olufunmilayo Fabunmi, Vivian Fasanmi, Mariam Gooding, Daniel Kabongo, Fathi Mohamed, Owodunni Mustapha, Agyeiwa Owusu and Mwawi Silungwe.

As always, the students completed an hour-long radio programme as part of their submitted work during the course. If you missed the broadcast of this excellent and interesting production, it is still available on our online archive at

Claremorris Community Radio would like to thank Bridgestock Ltd., Mayo Intercultural Action and South West Mayo Development Ltd. for their assistance and cooperation in the running of this course.

Doc Workshop tonight

Paul Wright, who has previously delivered two workshops here on the Sound & Vision programme, is returning to Claremorris this evening, February 13th, to deliver a talk on “A brief history of grace in Ireland, from a community radio perspective”.

The talk will take place in the Dalton Inn and will begin at 7pm.

Here is the timetable of the workshop:
First 55 minutes – speaker Paul Wright talks [using audio samples from past radio docs]
Next 10 minutes – Q & A
Next 20 minutes – refreshments break.
Next 25 minutes – participants divide into groups in order to devise their rough-draft plan/ treatment for their own draft radio project focusing on a story of grace / “the best of human nature”.
Final 10 minutes – Analysis of work done by groups and constructive feedback.

All participants will be given a hand-out, containing the essence of lecture/workshop.

January Team Meeting

Thank you to all who came to our social afternoon on 19th January. The I-to-I produced a plan for a social activity that is really appropriate for Team Members. You can read more about this in our ‘On Air‘ newsletter. This was followed by a very enjoyable and informative ‘Hands on Help’ during a live radio show and then we went along to the Lighthouse Cafe for coffee and cakes – and some of us had a meal, too. It was all a lot of fun and the company was fantastic, of course! 

Next up is our January team meeting. This is for all staff, members and associates of Claremorris Community Radio and is a chance for everyone to get updates on the Radio’s progress, to give their own news and to join in the discussions.  The meeting will take place on Thursday, 31st January, at 7pm in the radio studios.

Agenda: Update from Board; Reports from sub-groups – Membership, Finance and any others; Report from Staff; News from Team Members – any Team Member (Staff, Member, Associate) can contribute; Discussion of points raised by any Team Members.