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Tin Whistle

This Saturday, Claremorris Community Radio will broadcast a new play by local playwright Pat Macken.

Tin Whistle, a play about a changing Ireland and the arrival of ‘Bioenergy’, has been recorded by a group of local actors.  The play will be broadcast on Saturday next, November 25th, at 4pm.

It will be accompanied by a small collection of poems written  and read by the Pat:

  • Something a little American
  • Where the French never landed
  • Curroughadooey
  • To Hell with Salthill

The play and poems will be repeated the following day, Sunday 26th, at 2pm.

I, Patrick feat. Martin Casey

Listeners have the chance to listen to a classic creation from the CCR archive over the next few days when we will broadcast “I, Patrick“, a production written by and starring the late Martin Casey.

Produced by Martin Casey and Johnny Kirrane, this radio play was recorded for St. Patrick’s Day 2010.  To the best of our knowledge, it has not been aired since that year.

I, Patrick will be broadcast on Saturday next, December 10th, at 4pm and repeated on Wednesday, December 14th, at 2pm.

UPDATE: You can now listen to this show at www.mixcloud.com/claremorrisfm/i-patrick/

Live: 1916 Commemoration


The town of Claremorris will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising on Easter Sunday, March 27th.

The event, which starts at 12 noon, will feature a reading of the proclamation, recitals of poetry, the laying of a wreath at the town’s memorial and the inaugural performance of a play, ‘A Great Consolation’ by John Corless.

CCR will broadcast this event on Sunday.  We will be on air, live from the Square with host Johnny Kirrane, from 12 noon until 2pm.

Update: you can now listen back to the station’s coverage of the day on our mixcloud.