Irish pirate radio audio archive

The Irish pirate radio audio archive was lucky to recently receive a donation of hundreds of cassettes belonging to the British radio enthusiast Leon Tipler who made valuable recordings of the Irish pirate scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s. We’ve begun digitising the collection, starting with Tipler’s acclaimed documentary series ‘The Irish Pirates’ focusing on the period 1979-1982. Many of the stations involved would have been heard by British DXers. The first part of ‘The Irish Pirates’ can be heard here:

We also recently featured the pirate radio of Galway in the 1980s:


John Walsh (Galway) and Brian Greene (Dublin) via WOR