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Murder of Fr Jordan available in our online shop

Fr Jordan cover.inddThe Venerable Walter Fulgentius Jordan, an Augustinian Friar from Ballyhaunis who was murdered in 1649 in Holywell whilst saying mass.  Stories about the murder lived on in the locality, and in 1960 were investigated by famous historian Professor FX Martin and Dr. George Maguire, Claremorris.  They discovered an account of this tragedy in a book published in 1654 in Belgium.

Based on their work, a team in Claremorris Community Radio produced an exciting and vibrant account of the death of this almost forgotten martyr.  This programme was first broadcast here on August 16th.   Contributors include Professor Mícheál Ó Siochrú, TCD, Dr. Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin, UCD, Michael Kelly, Fr Kieran Waldron, Archivist of Tuam Archdiocese, Paul Waldron, Fr David Kelly, Archivist of the Augustinian Order, and the late Tom Waldron, Chairman of Claremorris Historical Society.

In the weeks since the broadcast, interest in the community regarding the documentary was so high that the station decided to create a book to accompanying it.  This book, which was launched on Monday, October 19th, costs €10 and includes a free CD of the original radio documentary.

We are delighted to announce that the book is now available in our online store.  To get your copy, please visit the following link: ccr946.ie/product/murder-of-fr-jordan/

The Comparative Arts Programme

film-studiesA new multimedia project begins on Claremorris Community Radio tonight. The Comparative Arts Programme, presented by John Farragher, will be the first in a series of shows which are part of a wider multimedia project taking place in Claremorris this Autumn.

Claremorris Book Club, Claremorris Film Society and CCR will all be linked for the next three months, with a series of events based around a selection of famous works of literature and their film adaptations.

Throughout September, October and November To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, The Grapes of Wrath and A Christmas Carol will be the subjects of film screenings, book club readings and discussions and a series of radio shows.

The first of those will be broadcast tonight. It is entitled ‘The value of literature’ and features extracts of a talk by Arnold Weinstein, an academic and expert on the value of literature.

The Comparative Arts Programme will be broadcast at 8pm on the second and third Wednesdays of the next four months. For more info, please visit www.nonprophetfestival.eu