Top Photo from left Olusola Iginla – Charge D’Affaires Nigeria Embassy in Ireland, Amaka Okonkwo – founder eDundalk, Claire Ryan – St Louis Convent, Clr Maria Doyle – Chair Dundalk Municipal District Committee, Michael Gaynor – Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, and Ashimedua Okonkwo – Principal Solicitor at Cyril Solicitors & Co.
The Talk Show was initiated in March 2015 by Amaka as one of eDundalk platforms to raise awareness of unemployment issues faced by migrants in lreland . It is also used to inspire, encourage and empower the target group and bring communities together.
In the photo are Business Brunch presenters Stephen Murphy, Cathal Cassidy and Eamon O’Reilly.
Also part of the team were Mona Daly, presenter, Aidan Noone producer and Alan Byrne, sound engineer.
We are a community owned and run radio station and as you can see the level of engagement from business, community groups and individuals is substantial. Dundalk FM is 10 years broadcasting full time this year. We wish to say a big thank you to all our voluntary community broadcasters for their drive, enthusiasm and the background research that brings you something entertaining and local when you turn on your radio. Interested in joining us? See our membership page for details.
Gavin McLaughlin from the Dundalk Democrat was John’s guest on the Sports Academy. Gavin gave us descriptions of the stadium, the atmosphere at the match and the accompanying football talk and opinions of the travelling support.
In the second half of the show Dundak FC’s General Manager Martin Connolly joined the discussion and gave very important advice for everyone attending the return leg in Oriel Park on Wednesday 22nd July.
Tony Martin was Eileen Corcoran’s guest on the Arts and Culture Show on Saturday 11th July 2015. Tony shared his knowledge about Eoin O’Duffy and the 700 Irish Blue-shirts who went to support General Franco as part of the International Brigade in 1936.
Tony talks about people local to Dundalk who joined O’Duffy including Charlie Donnolly who arrived in Spain on the 7th January 1937. Charlie was a poet, a philosopher and a soldier from Dungannon and Dundalk. 7 people went out 6 died. Andrew Delayney Carlingford, Albert McIlroy possibly from Blackrock, Francis Duffy O’Brien, Alexander Madero, Union Street, John McAleenan, Sheeptown Newry and Archibald Lester Doran, Ardee.
There will be a Commemorative Walk in Omeath on 25th July
Dundalk FM would like invite you to a free Radio Documentary workshop on Wednesday June 23rd and June 30th at 7.00 pm. Open to everyone that has an idea for a radio documentary. We will demonstrate how to record and edit audio. For further info email firstname.lastname@example.org. All welcome.