Remembering with affection, our radio colleague Philip O’Brien.

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We wish to remember and appreciate a caring and compassionate colleague who passed away on Friday 22nd March 2024, Philip O Brien.

Philip signed up for our ‘Speaking Up For A Change’ Course in October 2015 and later took on the role of Tuesday morning presenter of Town Talk. His wife, Brenda said that he enjoyed working on his script and selecting appropriate tracks early in the morning before the show. Philip’s appreciation of music shone through, and he recorded the third programme in the ‘Alphabeats’ series and chose the year 1992 in the ‘100 Years of Music’ series. If a presenter was unable to come in, Philip made himself available and often presented the Afternoon and Drive Time Shows.

When Dundalk FM hosted the CRAOL National Community Radio Day on 18th June 2021, Philip and Michael Murray interviewed presenters from Galway, Kilkenny, Dublin and Limerick.

If you didn’t know something, Philip was the go to person and if he didn’t know, he would find out. He was a great conversationalist, and a great voice to listen to. He had stories and anecdotes to accompany his impressive knowledge of local, national and international affairs which he shared on the Saturday morning Brunch programme. Philip will be affectionately remembered by Dundalk FM staff, presenters and listeners.

Our thoughts are with his wife Brenda, son David and daughter Emma.

Alan Byrne

24 March 2024

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