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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Tomorrow is going to be a very busy day for Claremorris Community Radio. Saturday, May 5th, is Mayo Day and, to mark the occasion, a group of our members will be in attendance at the flagship event, Made of Mayo in Ballinrobe Racecourse.
The outside broadcast will commence at 12 noon and will run right through until 4pm. Catherine Lavery, Anthony McNicholas, Ann Urich, Ed Coulson and Eleanor Prendergast will be on the ground at the event, interviewing stall holders and anyone else of interest.
At 6pm, Michael McLoughlin will host a three-hour special live music show, from our studio one. Michael will be joined by Pat and Anthony Staunton, Paul Greenan, Branco O’Keeffe and many other local musicians. The show will be broadcast from 6pm right through to 9pm.
Later that night, the first Sports Roadshow of 2018 will take place in the Claremorris GAA Clubhouse.
This weekend the Claremorris GAA Club are honouring the county championship teams of 1964-65. At 6pm Claremorris will play Salthill-Knocknacarra for the Seán McManamon Cup. Then, at 9pm, the county championship winning teams will be presented with special trophies to mark their achievements. This presentation will be covered live, on our Facebook page, by the station.
It will also be recorded for transmission – which will take place on the following day, at 5pm.