The Bundoran Weekly

The Bundoran Weekly

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Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth hosts a weekly rundown of what’s happening in Bundoran, County Donegal, Ireland for the weekend and weeks ahead.
037 - The Bundoran Weekly - March 22nd 2019
Mar 22 • 15 min
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…
036 - The Bundoran Weekly - 15th March 2019
Mar 15 • 13 min
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…
035 - The Bundoran Weekly - March 8th 2019
Mar 8 • 21 min
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…
034 - The Bundoran Weekly - March 1st 2019
Mar 1 • 15 min
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…
033 - The Bundoran Weekly - February 22nd 2019.
Feb 22 • 16 min
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…
032 - The Bundoran Weekly - February 15th 2019
Feb 15 • 17 min
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…
031 - The Bundoran Weekly - February 9th 2019
Feb 8 • 23 min
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…
030 - The Bundoran Weekly - February 1st 2019
Feb 1 • 16 min
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…
029 - The Bundoran Weekly - January 25th 2019
Jan 25 • 8 min
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…
028 - The Bundoran Weekly - January 18th 2019
Jan 18 • 11 min
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…
027 - The Bundoran Weekly - 11th January 2019
Jan 11 • 18 min
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…
026 - The Bundoran Weekly - January 4th 2019
Jan 4 • 9 min
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…
025 - The Bundoran Weekly - December 21st 2018
Dec 21, 2018 • 16 min
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…
024 - The Bundoran Weekly - December 14th 2018
Dec 14, 2018 • 11 min
This week Shane Smyth talks with Dr Niamh Hamill of the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland who are organising the Atlantic Irish Fest in Bundoran in January. He also gives a rundown of what’s happening in Bundoran for the weekend and in the days leading up…
023 - The Bundoran Weekly - December 7th 2018
Dec 7, 2018 • 16 min
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…
022 - The Bundoran Weeky - November 30th 2018
Nov 30, 2018 • 13 min
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…
021 - The Bundoran Weekly - November 23rd 2018
Nov 23, 2018 • 9 min
This week Bundoran Tourism Officer gives a rundown of what’s going on in the town and starts looking forward to the festive season!
020 - The Bundoran Weekly - November 16th 2018
Nov 16, 2018 • 16 min
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. Purchase our theme tune - The…
019 - The Bundoran Weekly - November 9th 2018
Nov 9, 2018 • 20 min
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…
018 - The Bundoran Weekly - November 2nd 2018
Nov 2, 2018 • 17 min
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. Vote for Bundoran in the Independent Travel Awards here -…
017 - The Bundoran Weekly - October 26th 2018
Oct 26, 2018 • 13 min
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…
016 - The Bundoran Weekly - October 19th 2018
Oct 19, 2018 • 20 min
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…
015 - The Bundoran Weekly - October 12th 2018
Oct 12, 2018 • 17 min
This week Shane Smyth talks to Tom Sigafoos, chair of the Allingham Arts Festival which happens in our neighbouring town of Ballyshannon from November 7th to 11th. Find out more at www.allinghamfestival.com Watch this interview here -…
014 - The Bundoran Weekly - October 5th 2018
Oct 5, 2018 • 20 min
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. Purchase our theme tune - The…
013 - The Bundoran Weekly - September 28th 2018
Sep 28, 2018 • 18 min
As the Irish National Surfing Championships are about to be held in Bundoran this weekend, Shane talks with local surfer and business owner Richie Fitzgerald about surfing in Bundoran and more. Read more about this weekend’s event here -…
012 - The Bundoran Weekly - September 21st 2018
Sep 20, 2018 • 14 min
This week Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth talks to Paul Fallon - Wastewater Infrastructure Programme Manager Irish Water about the opening of the new multi million euro wastewater treatment plant in the town and what it means for Bundoran. Read more…
011 - The Bundoran Weekly - September 14th 2018
Sep 13, 2018 • 18 min
The Dutch are coming! This week Bundoran Tourism Officer gives the run down of what’s happening in town for the coming week and talks to John O’Connell of the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland and Atlantic Apartotel about their visitors for this weekend…
010 - The Bundoran Weekly - September 7th 2018
Sep 6, 2018 • 17 min
It’s the first weekend in September but there’s still plenty happening in Bundoran. Tourism Officer Shane Smyth gives the weekly rundown and talks to Bundoran Tidy Towns chairman Micheal McMahon about the good work that the community group is doing to…
009 - The Bundoran Weekly - August 31st 2018
Aug 30, 2018 • 15 min
Bundoran’s Tourism Officer Shane Smyth looks ahead to the week of events and things to do and also speaks to local historian Emmett Travers about the historic Right of Way court case which almost crippled the town in 1868.
008 - The Bundoran Weekly - August 24th 2018
Aug 23, 2018 • 15 min
Episode 8 of the Bundoran Weekly sees Shane Smyth visit Bundoran Golf Club and talk to professional David Robinson about his 35 years there and how popular the sport is. He also has a rundown of this weekend’s events in Bundoran.
007 - The Bundoran Weekly - August 17th 2018
Aug 16, 2018 • 19 min
This week Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth looks forward to the visit of RTE’s Ryan Tubridy to Bundoran to broadcast his show next Tuesday and he also gets a guided tour of the new Bundoran museum from Chair of Magh Ene Historical Society Val O’Kelly.
006 - The Bundoran Weekly - August 10th 2018
Aug 9, 2018 • 18 min
Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth hosts The Bundoran Weekly with the lowdown on what’s happening in and around the town. He’s also joined by special guest Phil Coulter who performed in the town last week and tells him about his very special memories of…
005 - The Bundoran Weekly - August 3rd 2018
Aug 2, 2018 • 13 min
Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth hosts episode 5 of The Bundoran Weekly. There’s lots happening for the bank holiday weekend which he’ll tell you about. He is also joined by Peter McIntyre from the Allingham Arms who recently celebrated 25 years in…
004 - The Bundoran Weekly - July 27th 2018
Jul 26, 2018 • 8 min
Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth gives a rundown of what’s going on in Bundoran this weekend and looks ahead to the August Bank Holiday!
003 - The Bundoran Weekly - July 20th 2018
Jul 19, 2018 • 10 min
It’s Street Party and Classic Car Show time in Bundoran! Tourism Officer Shane Smyth guides you through the weekend’s activities with the help of Ocean FM’s Francie Boylan. For more on everything happening in Bundoran click on…
002 - The Bundoran Weekly - July 13th 2018
Jul 13, 2018 • 9 min
This week Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth gives the lowdown on things happening in Bundoran for the weekend and week ahead. He also speaks to Donal McGettigan who will be running the Vintage and Classic Car Show on Sunday July 22nd in the West End…
001 - The Bundoran Weekly - July 6th 2018
Jul 8, 2018 • 2 min
This week Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth comes from the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Ballyliffin Golf Club! Plenty happening in Bundoran though too including: Mike Denver, Ciaran Rosney, Eamon Jackson & Cliona Hagan at the Allingham Arms Bundoran.…