Clonmellon DJ a hit with the listeners
One of Clonmellon’s local celebs is Dermot Henry keeps everyone guessing on Saturday nights with his Saturday Night Quiz on Clonmellon Community Radio.
Dermot co-presents the Saturday Night Quiz, which was originally titled the quarantine quiz during the first lockdown.
He also presents his own one-man show each Friday from 9pm till late where he takes requests and dedications and always has a story or three to tell.
Dermot came joined the station earlier this year, and with his previous experience behind the microphone, was an instant hit.
“The banter that is had during the quiz both on the chatroom and in the studio is electric, it's a real buzz during these stressful times,” says Clonmellon Community Radio founder Steven McKenna.
"I started getting into music and by that I mean the radio when I was about 13 years old, back then we would have listened to cassette tapes,” explains Dermot.
“I remember listening to music on my Sony Walkman. I used to love watching the ITV chart show on Saturday mornings, it got me hooked on music and music trivia.”
Dermot started doing DJ work back in 1992 and his first gig was on Valentine's weekend.
“Public speaking is not a problem when you've worked in retail for almost a decade..sales and hire..I did shift work in the mid to late 90s.
“I was lucky enough to work as an extra on a few TV programmes, Vikings, Game of Thrones, The Savage Eye and more. When you work as an extra you have to remember your place...its in the background.
“I also enjoy taking part in local drama and variety shows, doing sketches and playing characters with Brownstown and Killallon Drama groups.”
Dermot also works for Causey Farm on various different types of jobs from actual
farming to playing a Victorian Butler for themed parties, as well as set building and scaring for Farmaphobia at Halloween, and for the Causey Christmas Experience.
Catch Dermot Henry on www.clonmelloncommunityradio.com.