Community Airtime 2021

Community Airtime is supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development through the Louth Local Community & Development Committee (LCDC).

Community Airtime

Dundalk FM is inviting Community and Sports Groups to promote themselves on air.

Community Airtime promos are one-minute infomercials that we broadcast daily and are aired free of charge.

We will help you to write your script and to record the voiceover. Groups are welcome to email in a recorded promo to

For further information, or to request assistance in how to script and record a promo, please email or phone 042-9395100.

Carlingford Heritage

Louth Mavericks American Football Club

Louth Volunteer Centre

  • Did you know that volunteering can be very beneficial for your physical and mental well being?
  • Research shows that volunteers report increases in confidence and interpersonal skills, increased sense of belonging to their communities, better life satisfaction, reduction in depression symptoms and that volunteers even live longer!
  • At Louth Volunteer Centre, we offer a support and guidance service to individuals and Volunteer Involving Organisations to reach their individual and collective goals.
  • As our communities re-open, there are lots of volunteering options available at
  • We also run monthly Exploring Volunteering sessions via Zoom on the last Saturday of each month.
  • Find out more about these sessions and other Louth Volunteer Services at, email us at or search Volunteer Louth on social media.

SOSAD Dundalk

  • Here in SOSAD Dundalk we are working to support you and your mental health.
  • We offer free professional counselling, crisis interventions, a 24 hour helpline, online messaging support service.
  • All of our services are delivered from our office at 42 Jocelyn Street, Dundalk.
  • You can contact us on 042-932 7311 or find out more on our website
  • During Lockdown we made sure to keep in contact with all our volunteers and staff.
  • We organised TeaTime Chats, where we opened Zoom rooms to everyone in the organization to join us for a cuppa and a chat about how we all were.
  • The support was brilliant for all of us.

Women’s Aid Dundalk

  • Women’s Aid Dundalk would like to thank the wider Dundalk community for their ongoing support throughout these uncertain times, including our wonderful staff team and volunteers.
  • We would also like to remind you that we are still here to offer support and information to women and their children who are experiencing domestic violence.
  • Phone our 24-hour confidential helpline today to speak with our team on 042-933 3244.
  • We understand that it is not always possible to speak on the phone, so help is also available at
  • If you need support in applying for domestic violence court orders, pop into our drop-in clinic in the Dundalk courthouse between 9:30am and 1pm, Monday to Thursday.
  • We are also offering support groups to any woman who is currently or who has previously experienced domestic violence – visit the Women’s Aid Dundalk Facebook page or call our helpline to register your interest.

 Dundalk Youth Centre

Simon Community Dundalk

  • Since 1973 Dundalk Simon Community have been working with people who are currently experiencing homelessness, or who through no fault of their own are at risk of becoming homeless.
  • We have been providing a wide range of services and unfortunately, the demand for our services is growing daily.
  • Our services include:
    • A 30-bed emergency hostel for adults
    • 10 transitional housing units with supports for 21 individuals
    • 7 long term houses for residents who have moved on successfully
  • We also have a day centre; unfortunately due to COVID-19 our day centre will remain closed until further notice.
  • The Simon charity shop in Yorke Street is the main fundraiser for the Dundalk Simon Community.
  • Anyone wishing to donate to the Dundalk Simon Community can do so by contacting us at 0429339583 or Online –
  • At the moment we have clients moving on, we are appealing for good quality TV’s & DVD players. Call us at 0429339283
  • Dundalk Simon Community would like to thank the local community for your continued support.

MAD Youth Centre

St Patrick’s Soup Kitchen

  • St Patrick’s Soup Kitchen and Food Parcels has been in operation for approximately 24 years in Dundalk.

  • During that time the soup kitchen has been open 7 days a week for a hot meal, a sandwich or for simply a bit of company.

  • We ask no questions about peoples circumstances.

  • Unfortunately the soup kitchen is closed at the minute due to the covid restrictions but the food parcels are still operating.

  • The Food parcels are in operation about 5 years every Friday morning from 10.30am to 11.30am with one food parcel per family available in the grounds of St Patrick’s Church

  • If you would like to receive a food parcel just turn up on Friday morning during that time.

  • If you are interested in volunteering, please leave you’re contact details in St Patrick’s parochial house or phone 042-9334648.

  • Garda vetting will be done with each volunteer before they start.

  • St Patrick’s Soup Kitchen and Food Parcels is a registered charity.

Zoom Training Sessions


Wednesday 28th April 2021 3.00 pm to 4.15 pm.

Wednesday 30th  June 2021 3.00 pm to 4.15 pm.

You will learn how to

  1. Check audio and video settings for your device – whether it is a Laptop, PC, mobile phone or tablet/iPad.
  2. How to use the chat function, share a screen and play music in the background.
  3. And we will discuss the equipment choices that will make it easier for others to hear you such as
  • Lapel Microphones
  • USB Microphones
  • Headsets
  • or audio kits that come with a microphone, a mic windshield, a set of headphones and an External USB Sound Card.

This Community Media Project is called ‘Community Airtime’ and is supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development through the Louth Local Community & Development Committee (LCDC).

A-Z Conference Calling for Community Groups Content.

The Conference Call Screen

  • Join a meeting.

  • New Meeting.

  • How to Schedule a Meeting.

  • How to send an invite to participants.

  • How to set up a Contact List or Group for easy group calling.

Different ways to access a Conference Call

  • Laptop.

  • PC Desktop.

  • iPad/tablet.

  • Mobile Phone.

Checking your Video Settings

  • Virtual Background.

  • Green Screen.

  • Use of natural and artificial light.

Checking your Audio Settings

  • Built in Mic.

  • Lapel Mic.

  • Speakers.

  • Headphones.

  • Wireless /Bluetooth Headsets.

  • External Sound Card. Mic suspension arm and mic.

  • Using an Equalizer

  • Playing music in the background.

  • Muting your microphone.

Format a Meeting

  • How to share an Agenda.

  • How to type minutes. live on screen.

  • How to share a webpage.

  • How to show a time. Clock.

  • How to use the Chat function.

How record audio for a meeting.

  • One track v separate voice tracks.

  • How to evaluate a meeting /score sheet.

  • Transcription Software.

Troubleshooting Q and A

Health and Safety/Risk Audit


  • Do you need to change your Standing Orders or Memorandum and Articles of Association in order to allow online participation in Meetings?


Would your community group like a Community Airtime Radio Promo?

We will help you to write your script and to record the voiceover.

Sample Community Airtime Programme Script

‘This is (name) from (Community group) and this is how we promote the Keep Well Initiative in our organisation:

By Keeping active


By Staying connected


By Switching off and being creative


By Eating Well


By Minding your mood


 April 28th Downloadable documents

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the workshop on Wed 28 April. Please find the video of the course available on a private link on youtube here : April 28 Zoom Workshop Video Link

The powerpoint slides can be found here: Cat workshop

If you or your community group is interested in broadcasting a 1 minute message to all of our listeners for free please contact and we would be more than happy to help.