Maghera mountain

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Coordinates: 52°58′07″N 8°43′06″W / 52.968554°N 8.718311°W / 52.968554; -8.718311 Maghera (Irish: Cnoc an Ois) is a 400m high mountain[1] located in the north of County Clare, Ireland. It is home to one of 2RN's main transmitters, as well as some other mobile phone and independent radio stations.


Maghera, which opened on 10 September 1963, was one of the original five Telefís Éireann main transmitters the others being, Mullaghanish, Kippure, Truskmore and Mount Leinster. The transmitter originally carried the 625 line television service on VHF channel B, changing to channel E in 1999, with UHF channels being added in 1996 and 1999.[2] Maghera's service area is the West of Ireland, covering counties Clare and Galway, as well as parts of counties Limerick, Kerry, Cork, Tipperary and Mayo. Today the transmitter broadcasts the Irish digital television service Saorview and the national FM radio networks from a 147m mast.

Current transmissions[edit]

Digital television[edit]

Frequency UHF kW Multiplex
690 MHz 48 160 Saorview (Mux 1)
746 MHz 55 160 Saorview (Mux 2)

Analogue FM radio[edit]

Frequency kW Service
88.8MHz 160 RTÉ Radio 1
91.0MHz 160 RTÉ 2fm
98.4MHz 160 RTÉ lyric fm
93.2MHz 160 RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
96.4MHz 5 Clare FM
100.6MHz 160 Today FM
104.6MHz 50 4fm
107.6MHz 20 Newstalk


  1. ^ Mountain Views. "Maghera". Mountain Retrieved 06/11/2012. 
  2. ^ Irish TV. "Maghera Transmitter". Retrieved 06/11/2012.