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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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