Welcome to the Irish Pirate Radio Recordings website

a collection of pirate radio cassette tapes With the 30th anniversary of the closedown of the Irish pirate radio stations coming up on 31st of December this year (2018), there will no doubt be a number of events to mark the occasion.

There will probably be a resurgence of interest in recordings of the Irish radio pirates, in fact, I'm still amazed at just how many people took the time, all those years ago, to make tape recordings of the pirate stations, probably without realising the lasting interest there would be in them.

All those recordings are now are very important part of the history of Irish Radio, a history which many people have more or less forgotten about now. But an important part of Irelands broadcasting history which should never be forgotten.

To help keep the memories alive, I have personally built a very large collection of recordings of the Irish pirate radio stations, and have enhanced their quality if needed, then I have transferred them all over to the digital mp3 file format.

A look through this website will show you that I haven't just jumped on the bandwagon, and have in fact been interested in the pirate stations since then were active, way back in the 1980's, visiting the studio's, making recordings and working and owning a number of these very same radio stations.

So, if you are interested in collecting these old pirate radio recordings, then you have come to the right place, where you can get in touch with other like-minded collectors, giving you the opportunity to sell or swap your recordings with other collectors, thereby sharing your collection with "new friends" and at the same time enlarging your own collection.

This is a personal "hobby" website, run by an individual, and is not a commercial enterprise. I don't sell my recordings, preferring instead to swap recordings with other collectors, with the sole intention of sharing the interest and increasing my own collection of recordings.

So I invite you to take a look around the website, get in touch if you want to ask any questions or to swap recordings with me or other collectors.

This page was last updated on Tuesday 23 January 2018.