Our podcast “The BundoranWeekly” is available each Friday morning.  Tourism Officer Shane Smyth hosts your weekly rundown of what’s happening in the town as well as chatting with some interesting guests about their life and times in Bundoran. Click the links below to subscribe on your favourite podcast provider.

 

 

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Episode 042 – 26th April 2019

This week Shane talks to Killian O’Kelly of Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat about the annual fundraising Soapbox Race which takes place on Sunday June 2nd. He also gives a rundown of what’s happening for this weekend in Bundoran.

To register for Darkness Into Light – www.darknessintolight.ie

To register as a volunteer for Bundoran’s Darkness Into Light – www.discoverbundoran.com/dil

To register a soapbox for June 2nd – www.bundoranlifeboatsoapboxrace.com/register

To watch the Nationwide report on the Bundoran commemorations of the last train, click here –
https://www.facebook.com/MrShaneSmyth/videos/2277792422434478/ or watch the full version here: https://www.rte.ie/player/series/nationwide/SI0000001172?epguid=IH000361290

To get in touch with the podcast email podcast@bundoranweekly.com or tweet @bundoranweekly. Also find is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bundoranweekly

Purchase our theme tune – The Man from Bundoran from the Songs of Erne album – https://songsoferne.com/

Listen to “042 – The Bundoran Weekly – April 29th 2019” on Spreaker.

Episode 041 – 19th April 2019

This week Shane talks to Anderson Keys General Manager of Waterworld who will open for their 28th season on Good Friday! He also gives a rundown of what’s happening for this Easter weekend in Bundoran.

To register for Darkness Into Light – www.darknessintolight.ie

To register as a volunteer for Bundoran’s Darkness Into Light – www.discoverbundoran.com/dil

To find out more about Waterworld check their website – www.waterworldbundoran.com – email info@waterworldbundoran.com for more information on the Swimming Centre courses.

Read about the beach sports line up at Sea Sessions – http://discoverbundoran.com/2019/04/sea-sessions-announces-beach-activities-for-2019-festival/

To register for the soapbox race on June 2nd – click here – http://bundoranlifeboatsoapboxrace.com/register/

To get in touch with the podcast email podcast@bundoranweekly.com or tweet @bundoranweekly. Also find is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bundoranweekly

Purchase our theme tune – The Man from Bundoran from the Songs of Erne album – https://songsoferne.com/

Listen to “041 – The Bundoran Weekly – April 19th 2019” on Spreaker.

Episode 040 – 12th April 2019

This week Shane talks to Operation Transformation’s Cathal Gallagher about his journey now that the show has finished. He also gives a rundown of what’s happening for this weekend in Bundoran.

If you have been affected by any of the issues in this week’s podcast, here’s some numbers that may be of use:

Pieta House – (074) 912 6594
Aware – 1800 80 48 48
Samaritans – 116 123

To register for Darkness Into Light – www.darknessintolight.ie

To register as a volunteer for Bundoran’s Darkness Into Light – www.discoverbundoran.com/dil

To get in touch with the podcast email podcast@bundoranweekly.com or tweet @bundoranweekly. Also find is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bundoranweekly

Purchase our theme tune – The Man from Bundoran from the Songs of Erne album – https://songsoferne.com/

Listen to “040 – The Bundoran Weekly – 12th April 2019” on Spreaker.

Episode 039 – 5th April 2019

This week Shane talks about the brand new Ballot Bins which have been installed at Main Beach Bundoran to encourage smokers to vote with their butt! He also gives a rundown of what’s happening for this weekend in Bundoran.

To register for Darkness Into Light – www.darknessintolight.ie

To register as a volunteer for Bundoran’s Darkness Into Light – www.discoverbundoran.com/dil

To register a vote for a ballot on the ballot bins – www.discoverbundoran.com/tidytowns

To read our blog on Easter camps click here

To get in touch with the podcast email podcast@bundoranweekly.com or tweet @bundoranweekly. Also find is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bundoranweekly

Purchase our theme tune – The Man from Bundoran from the Songs of Erne album – https://songsoferne.com/

Listen to “039 – The Bundoran Weekly – Friday 5th April 2019” on Spreaker.

Episode 038 – 29th March 2019

This week Shane talks to Taralouise McCaughey who is the committee chair for Bundoran’s Darkness Into Light event which happens on Saturday May 11th. He also gives a rundown of what’s happening for this weekend in Bundoran.

To register for Darkness Into Light – www.darknessintolight.ie

To register as a volunteer for Bundoran’s Darkness Into Light – www.discoverbundoran.com/dil

To read our blog on Easter camps click here

To get in touch with the podcast email podcast@bundoranweekly.com or tweet @bundoranweekly. Also find is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bundoranweekly

Purchase our theme tune – The Man from Bundoran from the Songs of Erne album – https://songsoferne.com/

Listen to “038 – The Bundoran Weekly – March 29th 2019” on Spreaker.

Episode 037 – 22nd March 2019

This week Shane talks to Beckey-Finn Britton, Clean Coasts Officer for the region about the new Think Before You Flush campaign and how Bundoran is the first ambassador town in County Donegal. He also gives a rundown of what’s happening for this weekend in Bundoran.

To find out more about Think Before You Flush – www.discoverbundoran.com/tbyf

To register for Darkness Into Light – www.darknessintolight.ie

To register as a volunteer for Bundoran’s Darkness Into Light – www.discoverbundoran.com/dil

To get in touch with the podcast email podcast@bundoranweekly.com or tweet @bundoranweekly. Also find is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bundoranweekly

Purchase our theme tune – The Man from Bundoran from the Songs of Erne album – https://songsoferne.com/

Listen to “037 – The Bundoran Weekly – March 22nd 2019” on Spreaker.

Episode 036 – 15th March 2019

This week Shane talks to John O’Connell, Parade director for the Bundoran St Patrick’s Day parade about what can be expected from this Sunday’s event. He also gives a rundown of what’s happening for this weekend in Bundoran.

To find out more about St Patrick’s Day in Bundoran – www.discoverbundoran.com/stpatricksday

To register to take part in the St Patrick’s Day parade in Bundoran – www.discoverbundoran.com/parade

To register for Darkness Into Light – www.darknessintolight.ie

To register as a volunteer for Bundoran’s Darkness Into Light – www.discoverbundoran.com/dil

To get in touch with the podcast email podcast@bundoranweekly.com or tweet @bundoranweekly. Also find is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bundoranweekly

Purchase our theme tune – The Man from Bundoran from the Songs of Erne album – https://songsoferne.com/

Listen to “036 – The Bundoran Weekly – 15th March 2019” on Spreaker.

Episode 035 – 8th March 2019

This week Shane talks to Sea Sessions organiser Daniel Browne to get an update on how things are going for one of the biggest weekends of the year in Bundoran. He also gives a rundown of what’s happening for this weekend in Bundoran.

To register for Darkness Into Light – www.darknessintolight.ie

To register as a volunteer for Bundoran’s Darkness Into Light – www.discoverbundoran.com/dil

To find out more about St Patrick’s Day in Bundoran – www.discoverbundoran.com/stpatricksday

To register to take part in the St Patrick’s Day parade in Bundoran – www.discoverbundoran.com/parade

To get in touch with the podcast email podcast@bundoranweekly.com or tweet @bundoranweekly. Also find is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bundoranweekly

Purchase our theme tune – The Man from Bundoran from the Songs of Erne album – https://songsoferne.com/

Listen to “035 – The Bundoran Weekly – March 8th 2019” on Spreaker.

Episode 034 – 1st March 2019

This week Shane talks to Cara Bundoran Run race director Eamon Harvey about the final preparations underway for the event which happens next weekend. He also gives a rundown of what’s happening for this weekend in Bundoran.

To register for the Cara Bundoran run www.carabundoranrun.com

To register for Darkness Into Light – www.darknessintolight.ie

To register as a volunteer for Bundoran’s Darkness Into Light – www.discoverbundoran.com/dil

To find out more about St Patrick’s Day in  See More

 

Listen to “034 – The Bundoran Weekly – March 1st 2019” on Spreaker.

Episode 033 – 22nd February 2019

This week Shane talks to Bundoran Golf Club vice captain and chair of the organising committee of the ProAm which is taking place on June 7th. He also gives a rundown of what’s happening for this weekend in Bundoran.

For more on the ProAm see www.discoverbundoran.com/golf

To get in touch with the podcast email podcast@bundoranweekly.com or tweet @bundoranweekly. Also find is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bundoranweekly

Purchase our theme tune – The Man from Bundoran from the Songs of Erne album – https://songsoferne.com/

Listen to “033 – The Bundoran Weekly – February 22nd 2019.” on Spreaker.

Episode 032 – 15th February 2019

This week Shane talks to Aoife NiLochlainn, Public Policy Manager with Siro who have just announced that Bundoran will be one of the 6 towns in Donegal that will be rolled out with gigabit broadband before the end of 2019. This will mean Bundoran will have broadband speeds as fast as they have in Hong Kong!

More details at www.siro.ie

To get in touch with the podcast email podcast@bundoranweekly.com or tweet @bundoranweekly. Also find is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bundoranweekly

Listen to “032 – The Bundoran Weekly – February 15th 2019” on Spreaker.

Episode 031 – 8th February 2019

This week Shane speaks with Patricia Brennan of the Criterion Bar (now closed) on Bundoran’s Main Street. Patricia along with her late sister Nan were honoured by the Donegal branch of the Vintner’s Federation of Ireland for their service to the pub trade in Bundoran and the county on Thursday 7th of February at a ceremony at the Great Northern Hotel. They speak about times gone by and the changes in Bundoran since she and Nan started in the bar over 50 years ago.

Read a transcript of the interview here

To get in touch with the podcast email podcast@bundoranweekly.com or tweet @bundoranweekly. Also find is on Facebook

Listen to “031 – The Bundoran Weekly – February 9th 2019” on Spreaker.

Episode 030 – 1st February 2019

This week Shane talks to athlete and former race director with the Cara Bundoran Run Paddy Donoghue who gives his top tips if you’re preparing for the event on the 9th of March – even if you haven’t started training yet!!

Paddy has also done a blog on the best places to go running in Bundoran which you can read here – http://discoverbundoran.com/2018/11/top-places-for-running-in-bundoran/

We also mentioned that the Ronan Gallagher Band new single has been released – you can watchthe video here – https://youtu.be/34RhhH6Dn8M

Purchase our theme tune – The Man from Bundoran from the Songs of Erne album – https://songsoferne.com/

To get in touch with the podcast email podcast@bundoranweekly.com or tweet @bundoranweekly. Also find is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bundoranweekly

Listen to “030 – The Bundoran Weekly – February 1st 2019” on Spreaker.

Episode 029 – 25th January 2019

This week Shane looks forward to all of the great entertainment happening in Bundoran this weekend and looks ahead to events in February and also St Patrick’s Day.

The Annual St Patrick’s Day parade will take place on Sunday 17th March at 3:30pm from East End. Community groups, businesses, tourism attractions and bands are all welcome to participate on the day. If you would like to take part, please fill out the form on at www.discoverbundoran.com/parade. For further information email stpatricksday@discoverbundoran.com

To download a copy of the new Discover Bundoran brochure click here

To get in touch with the podcast email podcast@bundoranweekly.com or tweet @bundoranweekly. Also find is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bundoranweekly

Listen to “029 – The Bundoran Weekly – January 25th 2019” on Spreaker.

Episode 028 – 18th January 2019

This week Shane talks about the new season in Bundoran and plays the highlights of the brochure launch event which took place earlier this week in Bundoran Community Centre.

To read more on 2019 in Bundoran, watch the promo video and download the new brochure, see www.discoverbundoran.com/newseason

To get in touch with the podcast email podcast@bundoranweekly.com or tweet @bundoranweekly. Also find is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bundoranweekly

Listen to “028 – The Bundoran Weekly – January 18th 2019” on Spreaker.

Episode 027 – 11th January 2019

This week Shane talks to actress Caroline Harvey of RTE’s Fair City who is currently in Bundoran learning to become a surf instructor and lifeguard with the ETB and TurfNSurf.

Check out https://isaireland.com/conferencesandevents/symposium/ for more details on this weekend’s event with the Transatlantic Connections Conference.

Watch the Discover Bundoran Review of the Year – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuxBi1GtSeg

To get in touch with the podcast email podcast@bundoranweekly.com or tweet @bundoranweekly. Also find is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bundoranweekly

Listen to “027 – The Bundoran Weekly – 11th January 2019” on Spreaker.

Episode 026 – 4th January 2019

This week Shane talks to Dr Niamh Hamill of the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland who will next week welcome students from Drew University to the annual Transatlantic Connections Conference in Bundoran. As part of this a special poetry event will take place.

More details at https://isaireland.com/conferencesandevents/symposium/

Watch the Discover Bundoran Review of the Year – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuxBi1GtSeg

To get in touch with the podcast email podcast@bundoranweekly.com or tweet @bundoranweekly. Also find is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bundoranweekly

Listen to “026 – The Bundoran Weekly – January 4th 2019” on Spreaker.

Episode 025 – 21st December 2018

It’s the final podcast before Christmas and of 2018! This week Shane talks to Tiernan Brady, host of the annual Christmas Quiz in the Chasin Bull this Sunday night. He also gives a rundown of what’s happening for the Christmas in Bundoran and into the new year.

Opening times over Christmas – http://discoverbundoran.com/2018/12/opening-times-over-christmas/
Public transport arrangements – http://discoverbundoran.com/2018/12/public-transport-over-christmas/
Events over Christmas – http://discoverbundoran.com/christmas/
Download the event guide here – http://discoverbundoran.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Event-List-20th-December-2018-6th-January-2019-FINAl-with-atlantic-and-live-Unsigned.xls-Compatibility-Mode.pdf

Listen to “025 – The Bundoran Weekly – December 21st 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 024 – 14th December 2018

This week Shane speaks with Niamh Hamill of the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland who are hosting the Atlantic Irish Fest in Bundoran in January and looks ahead to what’s happening in Bundoran in the week leading up to Christmas.

www.atlanticirishfest.com

Listen to “024 – The Bundoran Weekly – December 14th 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 023 – 7th December 2018

This week Shane Smyth talks to Canice Nicholas, joint MD at Cara Pharmacy who are the title sponsors of the Cara Bundoran Run which happens on the weekend of the 8th-10th March 2019. Registration is now open at www.carabundoranrun.com

For more on events in Bundoran over Christmas see www.discoverbundoran.com/christmas and for events year round check out www.discoverbundoran.com/events.

Listen to “023 – The Bundoran Weekly – December 7th 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 022 – 30th November 2018

This week Shane talks to Anderson Keys, General Manager of Waterworld Bundoran on the facility recently receiving Donegal’s National Quality Standard award from Ireland Active. He also runs down what’s happening in the town this weekend and over the coming weeks as we head towards Christmas.

Listen to “022 – The Bundoran Weeky – November 30th 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 021 – 23rd November 2018

This week Bundoran Tourism Officer gives a rundown of what’s going on in the town and starts looking forward to the festive season!

Listen to “021 – The Bundoran Weekly – November 23rd 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 020 – 16th November 2018

This week Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth is joined by Failte Ireland’s Máire Aine Gardner, Project Officer for the Wild Atlantic Way who talks about the Failte Ireland plans for 2019 and how they will affect Bundoran.

Listen to “020 – The Bundoran Weekly – November 16th 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 019 – 9th November

This week Shane Smyth talks to Killian O’Kelly of Irish Gap Year and TurfNSurf about the different winter educational opportunities that are available in Bundoran for the surfing industry as well as giving a run down of things happening across town for the weekend.

Listen to “019 – The Bundoran Weekly – November 9th 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 018 – 2nd November

This week Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth talks to Johnny Gallagher of Boxtie who perform a home gig this weekend. He also gives the rundown of what’s happening around the town.

Listen to “018 – The Bundoran Weekly – November 2nd 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 017 – 26th October

It’s a bank holiday weekend and we’re looking forward to our annual pumpkin carving competition and pumpkin parade next Wednesday! Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth is chatting to Maura Logue who is director of the event to let everyone know what to expect.

Listen to “017 – The Bundoran Weekly – October 26th 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 016 – 19th October 2018

This week Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth talks to singer/songwriter Charlie McGettigan who grew up in Ballyshannon and started his musical career here in Bundoran, that saw him go on to win the Eurovision Song Contest! He talks of his memories of playing here in the 50s and 60s

Listen to “016 – The Bundoran Weekly – October 19th 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 015 – 12th October 2018

This week Shane speaks with Tom Sigafoos of the Allingham Arts Festival which happens in Ballyshannon next month (November 7th – 11th) and gives a rundown of the weekend’s events.

Listen to “015 – The Bundoran Weekly – October 12th 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 014 – 5th October 2018

This week Shane speaks with Daniel Browne of Sea Sessions. Even though the event is 9 months away, preparations are still well and truly underway! He also has the rundown of what’s happening in the town over the coming week.

Listen to “014 – The Bundoran Weekly – October 5th 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 013 – 28th September 2018

This week Shane talks to surfer Richard Fitzgerald on the continuing popularity of surfing as a hobby and sport. Bundoran is Ireland’s #SurfCapital and will also host the Irish National Surfing Championships this weekend!

Listen to “013 – The Bundoran Weekly – September 28th 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 012 – 21st September 2018

On this week’s episode Shane talks to Paul Fallon, Waste Infrastructure Programme Manager at Irish Water about the new wastewater treatment plant that was opened last week in Bundoran and tells him what it means for the town.

Listen to “012 – The Bundoran Weekly – September 21st 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 011 – 14th September 2018

On this week’s episode we talk to John O’Connell of the Atlantic Apartotel and the Institute Of Study Abroad Ireland who tells us why the Dutch are invading Bundoran this weekend and also about a great event that’s coming up this January in Bundoran in association with the Milwaukee Irish Fest!

Listen to “011 – The Bundoran Weekly – September 14th 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 010 – 7th September 2018

This week Shane Smyth talks to Micheal McMahon, chairperson of Bundoran Tidy Towns about the work of the volunteer community group and the work that they do year round in Bundoran.

Listen to “010 – The Bundoran Weekly – September 7th 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 009 – 31st August 2018

On this week’s episode we hear from local historian Emmett Travers who talks about the fight for the Right of Way in Bundoran in 1868 which could have crippled the town had the court decision gone the wrong way. Listen below and read more in an extract from Marc Geagan’s book “Dancing By The Sea”

Listen to “009 – The Bundoran Weekly – August 31st 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 008 – 24th August 2018

Listen to “008 – The Bundoran Weekly – August 24th 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 007 – 17th August 2018

Listen to “007 – The Bundoran Weekly – August 17th 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 006 – 10th August 2018

Listen to “006 – The Bundoran Weekly – August 10th 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 005 – 3rd August 2018

Listen to “005 – The Bundoran Weekly – August 3rd 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 004 – 27th July 2018

Listen to “004 – The Bundoran Weekly – July 27th 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 003 – 20th July 2018

Listen to “003 – The Bundoran Weekly – July 20th 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 002 – 13th July 2018

Listen to “002 – The Bundoran Weekly – July 13th 2018” on Spreaker.

Episode 001 – 6th July 2018

Listen to “001 – The Bundoran Weekly – July 6th 2018” on Spreaker.

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Weekly Bundoran Podcast launched

A new podcast called The Bundoran Weekly has been launched by Discover Bundoran. The podcast will complement the existing weekly video. The video appears each Friday at 11am on Facebook, Twitter and You Tube. The podcast will give a rundown of what’s happening in the town. Shane will also talk to residents and visitors about their time in the seaside town.

Host Shane Smyth said ‘We’ve been doing the weekly video report every Friday since January 2018 and we felt that the time was right to launch the podcast. We restrict ourselves to around 2 minutes for the video. We’ve often felt that we could do with longer to interview people about events or other things happening in the town. The podcast will also create an archive of material for future generations.’

Available

The podcast is available on the iTunes platform each Friday or via the website www.discoverbundoran.com/bundoranweekly.

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