New Community Policing Unit in Claremorris: Garda Sgt Tony Lavery Talks to John Whittle

On 9th May, John Whittle was joined in the Good Morning studio by Garda Sgt. Tony Lavery of the new dedicated Community Policing Unit in Claremorris.

Sgt. Lavery talked about the activities associated with community policing, which include school visits, Community Alert, Neighbourhood Watch, and Business Watch.

He explains that they would also visit vulnerable people living alone, for example.

Despite his many administrative duties, Sgt. Lavery emphasised the importance he places on being visible on the street, and on engaging with the public: “They are our eyes and ears,” he says.

Also discussed was the new Community Alert covering Claremorris West, which includes the townlands off the Balla Road, and how Community Alert schemes work.

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

Claremorris Community Radio

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