Grass­roots Radio fea­tured on local Irish news­pa­per

We are delight­ed to see Grass­roots Radio fea­tured on The South­ern Star, a local Irish news­pa­per cov­er­ing the area of Cork. With a brief descrip­tion of the project, the arti­cle focus­es on the ben­e­fits that Grass­roots Radio is bring­ing to the com­mu­ni­ty in Bere Island. Bere Island Projects Group is indeed one of the project part­ners, which was recent­ly award­ed a tem­po­rary broad­cast licence form the Broad­cast­ing Author­i­ty of Ire­land, which projects offi­cer John Walsh says will allow the com­mu­ni­ty to broad­cast for two hours every Sun­day. Accord­ing to Walsh, Grass­roots Radio:

is a great project for Bere Island to be involved in, and this will ben­e­fit not just the island com­mu­ni­ty, but the whole of Beara and the Bere Island dias­po­ra. There’s a huge poten­tial for this project, not just for Bere Island but for oth­er islands and rur­al com­mu­ni­ties through­out Ire­land.

The project has indeed fos­tered sev­er­al activ­i­ties with the island com­mu­ni­ty, includ­ing two days of radio train­ing ses­sions with the Com­mu­ni­ty Radio Forum of Ire­land, which a num­ber of islanders took part in, and they are work­ing on plans to involve the island’s youth with pro­posed pro­gramme con­tent from the Bere Island Nation­al School and tran­si­tion year stu­dents in Beara Com­mu­ni­ty School.


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