Recordings featuring Donegal


The official closedown of WABC Radio with Paul Bentley and all the station staff on air on December 30th 1988.

The recording starts at 2.30pm.


Radio North

Donegal pirate Radio North from December 31st 1988

Broadcasting from Carndonagh in Co Donegal, Radio North had been on air for two years when new legislation was introduced forcing all pirates off the air at the end of 1988.

Scheduled to close at midnight on December 31st, this recording off 97.9MHz starts during their final show with Mickey Henry at 11.04pm.


North West Community Radio

Donegal pirate North West Community Radio from December 31st 1988

The last few minutes from North West Community Radio, who were based in Buncrana, Co Donegal.

We join Mary Gallagher on air at 11.45pm with the station due to switch off at 12 midnight to comply with new legislation.


WABC Radio recorded off 954kHz on February 10th 1991 starting at 11.46am.