Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this week to sprinkle lots of festive cheer and seasonal goodwill across Ireland in the run up to the Christmas season!

Christmas FM is back on air on 28th November 2018 at 1pm

Radio station will raise awareness and funds for charity partner Temple Street Children’s Hospital

Brian O Driscoll, Ambassador for Temple Street, says funds will help buy new ventilators and incubators for critically sick children


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Break out the Christmas decorations and get in the holiday spirit as Christmas FM is back on air at 1pm this Wednesday – 28 November 2018!

Tune in to sing along to some of your favourite Christmas classics and hear a host of familiar radio voices, who will be volunteering their time to bring you round-the-clock Christmas tunes and sharing special Christmas memories and festive updates. The station will be broadcasting live on the radio and online at

This year, Christmas FM will be raising awareness and funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. The radio station’s goal is to raise over €200,000 which will go towards giving the gift of life to over 1,000 critically ill babies and children in Temple Street. Funds raised will be used to purchase new state-of-the-art incubators and ventilators, helping to ensure that sick children have access to the very best paediatric equipment when they need it most. 

Brian O’Driscoll, Temple Street Ambassador, said:

I would like to thank everyone at Christmas FM for choosing Temple Street Children’s Hospital as its beneficiary this year. All funds raised will buy much-needed new ventilators and incubators that will help doctors and nurses care for the young patients at the hospital. I hope that Christmas FM listeners all across the country will get involved this December and help make this vital new equipment a reality for children who need it most at Temple Street.”

Christmas FM also has a number of sister stations which are available globally, helping to sprinkle Christmas cheer right across the globe! 

  • Christmas FM Classical plays ‘Classical and Carols’. The station brings you the best in Classical Christmas music mixed with a wide range of festive carols
  • Christmas FM Classicsplays ‘Classics and Crooners’. It’s a mix of classic, pre-1970s Christmas songs from Bing to Frank and Nat to Eartha
  • Christmas FM North Poleis Santa’s Official Radio Station. Broadcasting from a studio on top of the North Pole State Building (the tallest building in the North Pole), the station brings the magic of Christmas to the world

Christmas FM is funded through sponsorship and run each year by more than 100 volunteers on-air, devoting hundreds of hours of their time.

Cadbury, Coca Cola and Dunnes Stores are premier FM sponsors. The station will broadcast from the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin who has kindly given the studio space for free. 

Garvan Rigby, co-founder of Christmas FM, says: We are delighted to bring Christmas FM back on-air for our eleventh year. We are beyond delighted to have reached this point and want to thank each and every one of our listeners who have supported us on our journey and in turn, supported each of our chosen charities. We would like to thank Dunnes Stores, Coca Cola and Cadbury who have come on board as sponsors for 2018. We’re really looking forward to getting on air and beginning our fundraising so we can help provide the very best medical equipment this Christmas to many deserving children.”  

Denise Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of Temple Street Foundation says: “Christmas is such a special time in Temple Street and it is so important to us that sick children who will spend the festive season in our wards experience that joy and magic. That’s why we’re thrilled to have been chosen to be Christmas FM’s charity partner this year. Not only will the station help to bring festive cheer to our little patients and their families at a difficult time, but the funds raised will allow us to purchase vital life-saving ventilators and essential incubators that seriously sick children in our critical care wards rely on. We hope that you will listen in and support this very special fundraiser. By donating, you will become part of the extraordinary circle of care that surrounds each sick child in Temple Street.  We are hugely grateful to our wonderful Ambassador Brian O’Driscoll for his support and for joining us to celebrate this year’s launch. From everyone in our hospital – we wish all Christmas FM listeners a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!”

The main radio frequencies for Christmas FM are Dublin City and County 105.2FM, Cork 106.7FM, Galway 87.7FM, Kildare 88.1FM, Sligo 95FM, Kilkenny 104.3, Letterkenny 105.7, Limerick 105.5FM, Midlands North 101.6FM, North East 99.4FM, South East 103.8FM, Tralee / Killarney 105FM, Wicklow North 99.5FM, Wicklow South 106.6FM, and Ennis/Clare 105.2FM.

Christmas FM will also broadcast on Virgin Media Channel 900. 

Christmas FM is also available online at and you can follow the station on Facebook at


Christmas FM – Bringing You The Magic Of Christmas