CRY104fm is the proud hosts of this year’s annual CRAOL Feile which will take place from the 23rd to the 25th of May this year.
CRAOL(Community Radio Forum of Ireland) is the representative, co-ordinating, lobbying, training, and support group for the Irish Community Radio Movement. It is the umbrella organisation for the twenty four fully licensed Community Radio stations throughout Ireland, and a raft of ‘aspirant’ community radio stations at different stages of their development.
The annual Community Radio Féile is an important event for community radio stations nationwide which offers an opportunity for Community radio practitioners to come together and share experience, skills and knowledge through specially designed workshops along with networking events.
Excitement is building in Youghal in advance of this year’s Féile, which will be a very special event for Community Radio Youghal who will also be celebrating their 35th anniversary in existence serving the town Youghal and the surrounding Rural Areas.
In conjunction with CRY’s 35th birthday celebrations, the station will be broadcasting live from The Walter Raleigh Hotel in Youghal over the course of the weekend which will be where the majority of the 18 workshops and seminars will take place on the Saturday and Sunday.
This year’s Feile will get underway at Clancy’s Bar and Restaurant in Youghal on Friday the 23rd at 9pm when the annual CRAOL achievement awards will be given out and will run until Sunday lunchtime when the final seminar will end.
In what will be a timely boost for the local economy the Youghal Feile will see over 150 delegates from radio stations around the Country descend on the seaside town for this three day event and it is testament to the growing reputation of CRY104fm nationally that Youghal was chosen to host this year’s event in what will be a celebration of CRY104fm and Community Radio throughout Ireland .