We are getting so excited here in the Athlone Community Radio offices, only 3 more sleeps to go to our big event when €urovision fever comes to the Prince of Wales Hotel at 8pm. Tickets are only €5 each and are available from our offices or by text on 087 936 4974. Thanks to all our participants who have agreed to take part, come along and support them as they need your votes on the night.

    Caroline Coyle is a poet, writer, artist and researcher with an interest in community engagement through the arts.

    She is a member of the Community Awareness and Engagement Commitee at Athlone Community Radio and also sings with ‘The Higgs Bosons’.
    Caroline states that ‘Athlone Community Radio is such a wonderful asset to our community herein Athlone town. It reaches out to to various groups, local, national and international, records high quality programmes about local people and archives our heritage for posterity, The station, it’s employees and volunteers showcases the fantastic original talent in this town, launching music cds and giving people in our community an opportunity to record their talent, such as singers and songwriters, playwrights, poets’.  Caroline will sing “It’s for You” the song that was performed by Niamh Kavanagh in Norway during Eurovision 2010

    Performing as Butch Moore from back in 1965 and singing “Walking the streets in the Rain” we have our very own Volunteer Seamus McKenna.

    Seamus presents Accelerate every Monday between 5 & 6pm on Athlone Community Radio but for one night only you can catch him as a €urovision star in the Prince of Wales this Friday March 24th.


    Gerry Flynn, a native of Athlone, will be singing “Rock n Roll Kids”.
    Gerry has been a volunteer with Athlone Community Radio for several years and has been a regular contributor to the Thursday Mix. Rumour has it Gerry is hoping to have a special guest join him on the night. Pop down to the Prince this Friday night and give him your support.


    “I’m 29 and I have lived in Athlone all my life. I am currently in 1st year studying social care practice for my degree. I am a qualified carer for the last 2 years.
    I have always enjoyed singing and dancing and I competed in a dance competition in London when i was 16 with dancezone. I have always had a passion for the art of music and I’m excited to be taking part in the €urovision as it’s a great opportunity and fantastic to help one of our local community projects. Come along and support me at the Prince of Wales Hotel this Friday Mar 24th at 8pm.”
    Sinead will be performing “Only Teardrops” by Emmelie De Forest who represented Denmark in 2013.


    “My name is Annemarie Meares as ye know the eurovision takes place on the 24th of March in the Prince of Wales Athlone. It’s to raise funds for Athlone Community Radio 88.4fm. Lately they became a part of my special needs daughters time out and she loves to go to the radio station and be able to express herself in a different way and chat and sing with the great team at the radio station. She came home so excited about going each week, they are doing great work there and deserve support to keep them up and running so I feel that taking part in the €urovision is a joy to me.

    I was asked to take part in the show and gladly accepted. So on a final note all the support that ye can give will be greatly appreciated. So come along on the night and support them and hear me sing, and don’t forget to vote for me.”
    Annemarie will be performing “Hold me now” sang by Mr Eurovision Johnny Logan back in 1987 where he won the Eurovision for the second time.




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    €urovision fever is coming to Athlone on Mar 24th at Prince of Wales Hotel at 8PM. Ticket is ONLY for 5€. We have 10 participants who are eager to perform songs from the Eurovision. Come along on the night and join in the fun. They need your votes to make them the winner and win the cash prize of €200.

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