A delegation representing community groups from the Rosses area of Donegal have visited ICR fm in Carndonagh to watch and learn.
Members of Rosses Community Development Project, a network of community groups, were on a fact-finding mission to the local community station as they are planning to establish their own service in the Rosses.
Welcoming the group to ICR, Chairperson Raymond Doherty said that it was great to see other communities in Donegal following ICR’s lead and showed the reputation that the local station has.
He told us: “ICR is a fantastic community resource and its success is a result of the hard work of all involved, particularly our volunteers. It gives you a sense pride too when other communities look to us to learn how to create similar service in their own areas.”
The group had a constructive and rewarding series of meetings with board members, management, staff and volunteers at the station to learn at first-hand how a community station operates.
Norah Breslin, Rosses CDP Co-Ordinator, thanked everyone at the station for all their support, advice and encouragement. “We want to achieve what ICR has done and know that we can learn a lot from their experiences. ICR has been broadcasting for over 11 years now and has a great reputation.”
South West Donegal Community Radio has also been very successful. (More information here http://swdcr.ie.) The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland may look to secure the future of radio with more regional stations, backed up by small very local community stations.
Pictured above: ICR Chairperson Raymond Doherty welcoming Rosses CDP Co-Ordinator Norah Breslin to the station
Pictured below: Rosses CDP group in ICR studios.