The Lift on iRadio with Dave Duke & Fionnuala Corbett will broadcast from Bundoran Tourist office live on Wednesday 14th August and then from The Wee Bar in Downings on Thursday 15th August. As part of their Summer iGoHome promotion, iRadio will make two stops in the hills of Donegal
The Idea behind iRadio’s iGoHome is to showcase the locations that their presenters love and to touch base with where they are from and where they grew up.
This is Dave Duke’s week and although a Leitrim man he has very strong connections with Dún na nGall.
He Attended School in Magh Ene Bundoran, He was a previous employee of BMG Hardware in Bundoran and was one time resident DJ of the famous Jumpin Jacks.
Shane Smyth – Bundoran Tourism Officer is looking forward to the occasion “We are delighted to welcome David back “home” to Bundoran this Wednesday with Fionnuala. We are excited to have the guys broadcasting “The Lift” from the tourist office here in town on the first day of our new festival “Bundoran’s Big Week by the Beach” and also #LoveDonegal day! Having gone to school here we know that Dave has a particular affinity to Bundoran and we are thrilled that he has chosen it as one of his “home” locations. We look forward to welcoming him, Fionnuala and the iRadio team to Beautiful Bundoran!”
As for the reason they are broadcasting from Downings? It seems Dave Duke fell in love with the place – “I was asked to play a gig in the Empire Nightclub here on the August Bank Holiday in 2017 and I had never heard of Downings before, and anyone I asked hadn’t heard of the place either. I decided to accept the gig and I still remember the first drive over Lake Salt, through Glen village and into Downings, I fell in love with the place almost immediately. Atlantic Drive, The Beaches, The Views, The Pubs, The People, I truly believe that Downings is Ireland’s best-kept secret and more people deserve to know about it.