Ballygar Carnival Report

The Ballygar Carnival is back this year and our presenter Damien Finneran has been out and about in Ballygar this week chatting to locals about carnivals in years gone by. He spoke to Chairperson of the Ballygar Carnival Committee Conor Moran… He spoke to well known local community activist and musician Stephen Blake… He also spoke to local publican Marie […]

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Suck Valley Way Report

As the tourism industry gets going again after the pandemic several organisations are working hard to highlight the facilities available in County Roscommon. One of those groups is the Suck Valley Way. It’s chairperson is Councillor Tony Waldron. Last Saturday there was a tour of the county accompanied by authors Mike Lennon and Paul Connolly. Seamus Duke reports…

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Fr. Raymond Browne Interview

In 2018, Fr. Raymond Browne featured in our documentary, ‘Kilbride: Re-energising a Community in Rural Ireland’. The programme documented the actions of the people of the Parish and the subsequent re-birth of the community. Now for the first time, you can hear his full interview which shows his passion and can-do approach to life, which resulted in a thriving community […]

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John’s Dream Machine

John’s Dream Machine – John Tobin is 32 years old from Williamstown, Co.Galway. John has Cerebral Palsy but he didn’t let this stop him from achieving his dream of climbing Croagh Patrick. Thanks to friends, family and the community along with Roscommon Civil Defence, John ascended Croagh Patrick on the 10th September 2016. Now listen back to hear how such […]

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Casey’s Circle K Launch Interviews

RosFM were out in force for the launch of the Circle K brand at Casey’s Roscommon. Listen below to all of our interviews with the special guests on the day! SportsView’s Aidan Raftery interviews Irish International footballer Stephanie Roche: MixedBag hosts Robbie & Martina interview singer Derek Campbell about his career and latest single ‘My Beautiful Bride’: Something For The Weekend’s […]

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A Famine Doctor

A Famine Doctor – A Mimar Media radio documentary for RosFM Dr. John Harrison was a physician in the Roscommon Workhouse during the Great Famine. This documentary looks at his life, the medical practices at the time and the living conditions for the majority of the population during this dark period in our history. Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with […]

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Kilbride: Re-energising a Community in Rural Ireland

Kilbride: Re-energising a Community in Rural Ireland, focuses on a community which is representative of many rural Irish communities and their shared experience of decline. The parish consists of the main areas of Fourmilehouse and Derrane. Though a thriving area up until the 1970’s, the next decade brought change as the population decreased leading to School, Shop and pub closures in […]

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