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Claremorris Agricultural Show 2018

The 100th Claremorris Agricultural Show will take place at the Claremorris athletics track on Sunday next.

This famous event will be bigger than ever this year. It will include the first Connacht Truck Show, a fashion show, wrestling, sand sculptures, bubble soccer, showjumping (including the Puissance), dog handling, arts and crafts exhibitions and a cooking demonstration by popular chef Adrian Martin and even more.

Claremorris Community Radio will be broadcasting live from the Show from 12 noon to 3pm. Tune in on Sunday afternoon to hear our presenters Ed Coulson, Eleanor Prendergast and Catherine Lavery as they explore the many stalls and exhibits of the show.

The station itself will also have a stall this year, and we welcome any and all to call in for a chat, or to make a request. Look out for Bridie Sheeran and Chay Dawkins, who will be at the stall throughout the afternoon.

For more information on the Claremorris Agricultural Show, visit www.claremorrisshow.com

New playground and a bat colony

It’ll be a busy day at Claremorris Community Radio.

Minister Michael Ring will be in town this morning to open the new MUGA (multi-use gaming area) at Clare Lake.  He will also visit the recently-completed plaza at back of the town square.

Catherine Lavery will be reporting live from the opening, live on our Facebook page.  You can tune in from 11am.

A recording of Catherine’s interview with Minister Ring will then be broadcast as part of today’s Live at 2 show.

At 12 noon today, we will broadcast the first documentary created by our member Ed Coulson.  To mark Go Wild in Galway 2018, (part of National Biodiversity Week), Ed visited Moore Hall recently and spoke with Ruth Hanniffy of the Vincent Wildlife Trust.  Ruth told him all about the colony of Lesser Horseshoe Bats at Moore Hall.

The one hour long programme will be aired today at 12 noon and repeated tomorrow (Saturday 26th), again at 12 noon.

The Ripple Effect…

The 6,800-kilometre Ripple Effect, from a Traumatic Disaster will be aired on Claremorris Community Radio on Monday next, May 7th, at 6pm. It will also be repeated on May 11th at 1pm.

This programme celebrates the heroic sacrifice, made by Michael Conroy and his close friend Peter Sherridan, who gave their lives in attempt to rescue stranded miners in the Spectator Granite Mountain Mine Disaster, in which 168 men perished.

Michael was born in Murneen, Claremorris and Peter hailed from Co Monaghan. Their story is told by family and friends who celebrated this great event with a service of remembrance in Michael Conroy’s native parish church.
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