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New show: Tobar an Dúchais

Irish-CultureA new show will debut today on CCR at 5pm, Tobar an Dúchais.

Its host, Seána Redmond, has a great love for the Irish culture and will celebrate this each week with Irish music, history, the arts and heritage. Seána aims to spread the love for her country with others and highlight just how great this little island of ours is.

In programme 1: On this weeks show, Seána and her guest Fearghal Breathnach will be discuss Theobald Wolfetone, the founding of the United Irishmen and the 1798 Rebellion in Wexford. Plenty of great Wexford Ballads of ’98 will be played! This week Seána visited the Píobairí Uilleann where she spoke to Gay McKeown about the organisation and he also played a lovely slow air on the pipes. The show will also feature an interview with Caoimhe Ní Ghormáin in the Old Library in Trinity College about the Book of Kells and the fantastic building they have there. Bainigí súp as!

Culture Day broadcasts

culture-nightAs part of Culture Day/Night on Friday, September 20th, Claremorris Community Radio will broadcast a series of documentaries produced by the station.

These special one-off day of documentaries starts at 11am and continues right through until 9pm.  The programmes being broadcast are:

  • 11am: Edward Delaney – A lasting impression
    Examining sculptor Edward Delaney’s fascinating life and taking a detailed look at his work and its place within society today.
  • 12 noon: From Bothar Garbh to Mount Street (part 1)
    Examining the history of one of Claremorris’s most important streets.
  • 1pm: From Bothar Garbh to Mount Street (part 2)
  • 2pm: Narcotics to Knock
    A documentary focusing on drug and addiction problems in rural Ireland.
  • 3pm: From the hanging fields to the learning fields
    A documentary about Claremont House and the dramatic transitions which it has witnessed over the years.
  • 4pm: Matchmaking in Lisdoonvarna
    A documentary about the famous matchmaking festival which takes place in the Clare town each September.
  • 5pm: The People’s Courts
    Documentary on the Dáil Courts which existed in Ireland from 1920-24.
  • 6pm: Race to Reform
    The story of Claremorris’s once-famous race course, its dereliction and conversion into an important facility for the community.
  • 7pm: The day the Pope came to Knock
    Telling the story of Pope John-Paul II’s visit to Knock in 1979
  • 8pm: Town Hall Story
    The story of the Town Hall in Claremorris.

More to follow…