Applications invited for Sound and Vision Round 37

Dundalk FM is now accepting applications for Round 37 of the Sound and Vision 4 Funding Scheme.

The deadline is strictly 5.00 pm on Tuesday 15th September 2020 and completed applications should be emailed to

The Application Form and Guidelines are available on the website on this link:  Sound and Vision

Our Sound and Vision Committee will assess the applications on Wednesday 16th September.

Sound and Vision 4 (“the Scheme”) is a funding scheme for television and radio programmes, developed under the provisions of the Broadcasting Act 2009 (“the Act”). The objectives of the Scheme are:

  • Develop high-quality programmes based on Irish culture, heritage and experience,
  • Develop these programmes in the Irish language,
  • Increase the availability of programmes referred to above to audiences in the State,
  • Represent the diversity of Irish culture and heritage,
  • Record oral Irish heritage and aspects of Irish heritage which are disappearing, under threat, or have not been previously recorded, and
  • Develop local and community broadcasting.

To achieve these objectives, the Scheme offers grant funding to new television and radio programmes which deal with the themes of

  • Irish culture, heritage and experience;
  • Improving adult or media literacy;
  • Raising public awareness and understanding of global issues impacting on the State and countries other than the State
  • Any of the above in the Irish language.

The scheme is financed from the Broadcast Fund which comprises 7% of the annual net receipts from television licence fees.


The History of the Automobile Association in Ireland

AA Broadcast time poster

You can listen to Dundalk FM’s latest documentary maker Irene Kane’s programme “The History of the Automobile Association in Ireland” on the link here.

After it was aired on Sunday 28th January 2018, we received this appreciative email from Donal Woods, a Dundalk man living in London. Thanks for your kind words, Donal.


Mon, 29 Jan 2018 21:25:43 +0000


Automobile Association
I’m a regular listener to Dundalk FM. I live in London and find it keeps me in touch with home being formerly from Dundalk.

I happened to be listening yesterday and there was a documentary on about The Automobile Association of Ireland. I found this not only interesting but extremely well presented and researched. Compliments to Irene Kane and all involved in this documentary. Keep up the great work.
Kindest regards
Donal Woods


St Brigid and Faughart Shrine Documentary

Dolores Whelan invites you to listen in to a special documentary about St Brigid of Faughart on Saturday 13th January at 9am.

The programme will be repeated on Sunday 14th at 5pm.

In this programme she speaks to Dr Mary Condren who tell us about the importance of recovering the Divine Feminine into the narrative of our lives.

Dr Alison Lennon brings us around the Graveyard at Faughart and talks about the Medieval church, and other artefacts including Brigid’s Well.

Fr Tom Hamill tells us about the mindfulness that reflecting on the words and life of St Brigid evokes.

At the St Brigids’s Stream, Maura Lennon, May Coyle and Delores have a conversation about Brigid, spirituality and sacredness and peacefulness of Faughart Shrine.

There is music from Ann McDonald and Eithne Ní hUllacháin.

A Podcast of the show will be available on the Dundalk FM homepage from Monday 15th January 2018.

St Brigid and Faughart Radio Doc


Wee Binnian Walkers 13-08-17

A 30 minute radio documentary recorded with the Wee Binnian Walkers on Sunday 13th August 2017 at their 30 year Celebration Bar B Que at Meel Mór Lodge.

Recording and Editing: Alan Byrne

With the co-operation of the  Wee Binnian Walkers Committee.

I’m privileged to have met you.

Wee Binnian Walkers Radio Doc 2017

Celebrate 30 years of walking with the Wee Binnian Walking Festival by Peter Kirk.

The Wee Binnian Walkers are inviting anyone with an interest in Hillwalking to come along to their annual Festival which is taking place this year on the weekend of Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September. The Walk H.Q. for Registration is based in the Town Hall, Church Street, Warrenpoint.

In addition to three days of walking, this year’s Festival hosts two events. On Friday 22nd Sept which is Culture Night we have an evening with Michael Fewer in the Warrenpoint Town Hall at 20.00. Michael will regale us with stories of his hillwalking exploits throughout Europe. Michael has written and animated numerous books ranging across hillwalking, natural and human history. Admission is free. On Saturday night 23rd Sept we hold a Blister Ball in the Whistledown Hotel in Warrenpoint. This is where the true Social spirit of the Club shines. Make new friends and loosen out those tired muscles. So, shake off the wet rags and put on the glad rags for a two-course dinner and dancing until late. Then up for a walk the next morning!

The Festival Brochure, is available on the club website and the Wee Binnian Walking Festival Facebook page.

Tickets for Walks and Blister Ball are available online from

The Wee Binnian Walkers are, celebrating 30 years of walking, this year. The group established in 1987 bases itself in the heart of wonderful walking country, encompassing the Mournes, Cooley’s and the Ring of Gullion. The group takes its name from one of the smallest peaks in the Mournes, Wee Binnian which shelters on the southern side of Slieve Binnian. The spirit of the Wee Binnian Walkers Club is reflected in the Club motto “The Social Club that Walks”

In November 1987, Veronica McCann, who, at the time, was a lifestyle tutor with the “Change of Heart” coronary prevention programme in Newry began with 11 women. The club evolved very gradually and developed a reputation for promoting walking in relation to physical, social, emotional and mental well-being. By 1994 the Club had grown to 60 members and the first Wee Binnian Walking Festival was held; its success established the club firmly on the National hill walking circuit.  There are now over 150 members from Dundalk, Drogheda, Newry, Monaghan, Dublin and Belfast and new members are always welcome. Club Walks take place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month. Four different grades of walk are offered each varying in length, height gain and difficulty. The club has a pool of thirty leaders with both mountain skills and first aid training. Veronica is Honorary President of the Club and 30 years on is still an active hill walker; she is a wonderful example of the benefits of hillwalking and the inspiration behind the club’s longevity.

To ensure an enjoyable experience, the Wee Binnian club advise festival attendees to choose a walk matching their mountain walking experience and level of fitness. Weather conditions can change and deteriorate rapidly in the mountains. For this reason, all walkers must have proper hillwalking equipment and clothing e.g. Hiking boots/ hiking shoes (not trainers), rain coat and rain trousers, spare clothing, hat and gloves. Denims must not be worn. A rucksack should be carried containing enough food, water and hot drinks to last throughout a four to five-hour hike. All this will ensure a more comfortable and enjoyable experience on the hills particularly if the weather takes a nasty turn.

Further information can also be obtained from the Club Secretary NI 0044 7592 393801 or  ROI 00353 86843 4440

here’s a special request for Eoghan Bailey…

For Veronica…

Come with me on a journey among the ‘C’

and we’ll look together for McCann within

Close your eyes, breathe slow, Wee will Binnian

to look together for McCann within.