On October 20th 2018 over 100 radio anoraks gathered in the Ballsbridge Hotel Dublin. The purpose was to meet and record oral history of the pirate radio era.
Eammon O’Connor is a radio enthusiast and ham radio operator from Raheny in Dublin 5. He is very well known to the AM pirate operators of the 1970s from his correspondence with stations. Eamonn spoke to Dónal Greene about his radio memories.
One of Ireland’s longest serving DJs and radio operators, Derek Jones sat down to tell his radio story, from AM Raidió Bhaile Átha Cliath (Radio Dublin) in the 1960s, to his long running SW station Radio Valleri, to Christmas FM and Retro FM. Derek also discusses his favourite radio memories including his nine years on Radio Caroline Dublin in Sutton.
On July 29th 2017, East Wall History Group held the Sarah Lundberg Summer School, this year focusing on another great interest of Sarah’s, pirate radio. In this edited interview Alan MacSimóin (RIP) talks to Maureen Maguire about political pirate radio in Ireland including Radio Sinn Féin. In this extract she talks about her time with Margaretta D’Arcy (Radio Pirate Woman) in Galway.
Aircheck of northeast Dublin Pirate Centre Radio recorded from 23:on 30 30.12.88 to 05:30 on 31.12.1988. On air overnight is Bobby Gibbson (aka Brian Greene). Centre had just finished broadcasting a live variety concert from its studio location at the Mid Sutton Community Centre from 8pm-11pm. The decision was taken to broadcast through the night for the last time before the closedown at midnight on the 31st.