Launching Clare FM – The Book


Clare FM is County Clare’s local radio station and it was launched on 10th September 1989. Ger Sweeney was the first voice on air at the station and he has written the story of launching Clare FM.

Launching Clare FM – The stories of those who launched Clare’s local radio station in 1989” is now on sale – details of outlets and online purchase can be found below.

There was a team of about 30 people working on a full time and part time basis at Clare FM when the station launched 30 years ago. These people tell their stories throughout the book outlining where they are from, how they got interested in radio, how they became part of the Clare FM team, their role in the launch, what they did at the radio station, why they left, where they went and what they’re doing today.

Clare FM was one of the first local radio stations to commence broadcasting in 1989. It was a historic event and the stories contained in the book outline just how eagerly the arrival of local radio was anticipated by the people of the county. Many positive changes came about because of it and these are teased out by those who were there to witness it happening. 

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Launching Clare FM retails at €15. Postage and Packaging is extra as follows:

Post to anywhere in Ireland €9, United Kingdom €11, Europe €11.50 and Rest of the world €15.50.

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County Clare outlets where “Launching Clare FM” is available

Killaloe The Forge Newsagent
Feakle Post Office
Scariff Post Office
Ennis Ennis Book Shop
Lahinch Lahinch Book Shop
Shannon Eason (McLoughney’s)
Kildysart Centra (Michaels)
Kilrush Leisure Centre, Francis St
Kilkee McNamara’s
Kilmihil Johnson’s Centra
Quilty Post Office
Miltown Music Makers of West Clare
Miltown Larkins
Ennistymon Banner Books
Corofin Minihane’s Centra

Limerick Outlets where “Launching Clare FM” is available

Limerick City O’Mahony, O’Connell Street
Parkway Shopping Centre Eason
Crescent Shopping Centre Crescent Bookshop

“Launching Clare FM” is also available at Kenny’s Bookshop in Galway