New show: The Lie of the Land

Croagh-PatrickMayo’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.

CCR AGM on July 31st

The Claremorris Community Radio AGM will be held at the radio station in the Town Hall, Claremorris on Wednesday 31st July 2013, starting at 7.30pm.  Elections to the board will take place at the AGM.

To ensure that the station truly reflects the community, half of the station’s Board of Directors (which is made up of up to 14 people) must represent clubs and organizations in our area and half must represent volunteers. There are approximately five Board meetings throughout the year, lasting about an hour and a half each and the demands are not great. The role of the board is to ensure that the station is meeting the needs of the community it serves.

In participating in the governance of the station, you can have a real input into the future direction of the organization and, as a community-run, not-for-profit group, we strongly feel that volunteer participation in the governance of the station is hugely important.

In order to be considered for a position on the Claremorris Community Radio board of Directors, or to be able to vote for volunteer representatives to be co-opted onto the Board, volunteers must be full members of Claremorris Community Radio. Being a full member means that you have regularly contributed to station activities over the past year and that you have paid your membership fee for 2013 or are exempt.

Nomination forms are available from the station or can be emailed to you on request. If you would like to nominate yourself or a fellow volunteer to sit on Claremorris Community Radio’s Board of Directors, the form must be returned to the station no later that 4pm on Monday 29th July 2013.

If you have questions or if you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact Kevin Griffiths at the station on 094 9373737 or by email at

Update: You can now download the nomination form by clicking here.

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