Well-known Mayo broadcaster and journalist, Michael Commins, is to launch a special commemorative DVD to mark the The Claremorris Main Street Gathering event held earlier this year.
The launch will take place in Claremorris Library at 7pm on Friday, 15th November, and all are welcome.
Produced by Frame Productions, the unique DVD features recordings of the day’s proceedings, and interviews with some well-known residents of Main Street, Claremorris, including Mattie Gilligan, Birdie Smyth, Ena O’Brien, Tom Cosgrove, Tommy Ruane, Michael Reidy and Cormac Hanley.
A collection of rare photographs of Claremorris throughout the decades is also included as well as a recording of the historical walk around the area which took place during the gathering.
A spokesman for the organizing committee said: “There was a wonderful reaction to the gathering in August and enquiries about the DVD have been pouring in from people who have been away for years.
“There will be music and refreshments so we expect the launch to be a very special and enjoyable occasion. It is also important to remind people that there is an open invitation to all with Claremorris connections as the town centre really belongs to everyone.”
Further information can be found on the Main Street Gathering Facebook Page or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DVDs are €20 and are available from Frame Productions.
Pictured above: Tommy Ruane who owns Ruane’s shop on Main Street, Claremorris, features in the DVD of The Claremorris Main Street Gathering.