Last update: 2013-07-01

Documentary on One: Innocence for Sale

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2013-07-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The issue of child trafficking into prostitution in the Philippines as a result of sex tourism, and how Irish missionary priest Fr. Shay Cullen has fought to combat the problem through his organisation PREDA (Broadcast 1990). …


Hear, See, Feel

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2013-06-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
How do you experience music when you can't hear? …


The Door Into the Dark

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2013-06-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A Waterford forge comes to life once more …


The Nore Bar (2006)

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2013-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
What happens when they turn off the TV in the Nore Bar, Kilkenny City every second Tuesday night?…


DocArchive: Beacon on the Sands (1990)

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2013-06-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Bill Long travels to the Kish Lighthouse off the coast of Dublin, on the occasion of it's 25th anniversary (Broadcast 1990). …


DocArchive: Battle of the Somme

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2013-06-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Lasting from July 1st to Novemeber 18th 1916, The Battle of the Somme was to become one of the defining moments of the First World War. The first day of battle alone saw the British Forces sustain some 60,000 casualties, including Irishmen (Broadcast 1989) …


An Angelman year

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2013-06-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Zac, Luke and Clara are three children living in Ireland. In America, another little girl they don't know - Molly Brockie - is undergoing clinical trials that could change all of these childrens lives. All have Angelman Syndrome - a rare genetic disorder. …


County London

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2013-06-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For the first time since the 1970s, 'County London' have advanced to the Connacht semi-final in the GAA Senior Football Championships. Maybe not a big deal here but over there, Robert Mulhern, author of "A Very Different County", says it matters a lot.…


DocArchive: Wilhelm Maestro (1989)

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2013-06-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Irish Army No.1 Band was formed in 1923 and its first Director was Colonel Fritz Brase. The band has performed at many major Irish ceremonial occasions since its inception. Here we look at the amazing character of its first director (Broadcast 1989) …


DocArchive: The Thin Green Line (1989)

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2013-06-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The 1948 Olympics, held in London, was the first games Ireland had taken part in since 1932. A major dispute between the Irish Olympic Council and the organising committee saw many Irish athletes barred from taking part in previous competitions. But why? …


DocArchive: Sands a hoor

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2013-06-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1989, fifty Gardaí travelled to Namibia on an overseas mission with the United Nations. The members who travelled were to become part of one of the UN's most successful mission, an historic moment for our national police force (Broadcast 1989) …


Lucia Joyce - Diving and Falling

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2013-06-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Imagine being the daughter of one of the world's most experimental and famous writers. Lucia Joyce was the troubled and talented daughter of James Joyce. Surrounded by bohemian life, he fragile mental health led to a long battle to regain her life. …


Racing The Tide

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2013-06-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
There's more to one Connemara beach than sunbathing. Omey Island is off the coast of Galway. At every low tide you can travel to the island across a magnificent, broad strand. Once a year, this strand is the location of one of Ireland's beach races. …


DocArchive: In Fond Memory

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2013-06-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This documentary looks at the war memorial park in Islandbridge, Dublin also known as the Irish National Memorial Gardens. Oficially opened in 1988, it pays tribute to the 49,400 Irish Soldiers who died in World War 1 from 1914-1918 (Broadcast 1989) …


DocArchive: Ruths Story (1989)

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2013-06-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The moving story of one girls battle in the final days of her life. (Broadcast 1989)…


DocArchive: Seawatch

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2013-06-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A look at the intricate system of services and personnel who make up the Irish Sea Rescue Services Organisation (Broadcast 1986). …


A Tale Told in Thread - The Ros Tapestry

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2013-06-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Invasions, battles, romance - centuries of history brought to life in 15 huge embroidered panels telling the epic story of the founding of New Ross, Co. Wexford in 1207. …


Irish Jack

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2013-06-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Why is this man Ireland's No.1 "Who" fan?……


DocArchive: All The Dead Voices (1986)

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2013-06-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A celebration for Samuel Beckett's 80th Birthday, recorded at the international Samuel Beckett Conference in Paris in April 1986 (Broadcast May 1986). …


No Bull In a China Shop (1986)

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2013-06-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An insight into the character behind soon to be Commander-in-Chief of the UN Observer Corps, Bill Callaghan (Broadcast 1986). …


DocArchive: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1985)

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2013-06-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A fly on the wall account that follows a weekend shift of a crew of The Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Service (Broadcast 1985). …


For Ever

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2013-05-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A story of co-parenting, of a parenting contract and the creation of a 21st century modern day family. Brian Kelly is from North Cork, Phoenix, the mother of his child is Chinese - and their daughter, Ever Elizabeth Jade Kelly is Australian. …


The Exam

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2013-05-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Listening to Anders Behring Breivik…


DocArchive: The Burning of Ennistymon

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2013-05-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A look at the ambush of the County Clare town of Ennistymon in September 1920. (Broadcast 1985) …


DocArchive: After Redundancy (Broadcast 1985)

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2013-05-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A insight into the effects of unemployment in the town of Cobh back in 1985. …


DocArchive: Bell, Bike and Saddle (Broadcast 1985)

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2013-05-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A look at the history of the bicycle and life as a cyclist in Ireland in 1985. …


The Undiscovered Country

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2013-05-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is a documentary about travelling theatre, about a childhood trauma, about a place on the border, and about a 70-something man's search for his father.…


31 Years of Memories

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2013-05-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Two men with Irish connections on opposite sides in the Falklands War. …


DocArchive: Minor Detail

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2013-05-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A look at one of the worlds most iconic cars- The Morris Minor(Broadcast 1985)…


DocArchive: What's on Sunday Mr Fitz?

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2013-05-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary on the first cinema to come to Mullingar and the role it played in the social history of the town. (1985) …


DocArchive: Barrios of Trujillo

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2013-05-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story about life in the shanty towns of Trujillo in Peru (Broadcast 1985)…


Songs My Mother Taught Me

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2013-05-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A 'documentary novel' by Chris Brookes about war brides – women, including Chris's own mother, who married allied servicemen during World War II. …


Dalkey Meals on Wheels

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2013-05-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A day out with the cooks, drivers and customers of the Meals on Wheels in Dalkey, Co. Dublin. (First Broadcast March 2006)…


DocArchive: Royal Hospital Kilmainham

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2013-05-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
When it was finished being built in 1684, the Royal Hospital was one of Ireland's finest buildings. When it came out of service in 1927 however, the building began to fall into disrepair. Here we look at what happened next. (1985) …


DocArchive: On The Rocks

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2013-05-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The work of a lighthouse keeper is something that few people are cut out for, although advances in technology mean the job is not as lonely as it was in the past. Keepers at Bailey Lighthouse tell their story. (Broadcast 1985)…


DocArchive: Robert Farren Remembered

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2013-05-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A look back at the life of Robert Farren. From his poetry to his time in broadcasting, this documentary takes a look at an extrordinary life. (Broadcast 1985)…


Over There - Green Cab

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2013-05-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A London taxi tour around the stories of the Irish in London, including the more recently-arrived. …


Banna Polar Bears

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2013-05-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Now that the weather's picking up, you may be thinking about going for a swim. But, no matter how hardy you think you are, you'll have to go a long way to match the Banna Polar Bears who swim every month of the year - even when the sand is frozen. …


DocArchive: Before the Beat

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2013-05-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A look at what was involved in training up the members of Ireland's Police Force in the 1980s. (Broadcast 1985) …


DocArchive: The Hidden River

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2013-05-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Bradogue river has always been associated with the Cabra area, in north Dublin - yet locals in Cabra know little of the river. It is concealed from the public gaze. This is the story of a 'hidden' river, that has been there forever (Broadcast 1985) …


DocArchive: Two New for Europe

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2013-05-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1984, Ray McSharry (Fianna Fail) and Mary Banotti (Fine Gael) became members of the European Parliament (MEP). For both this was unchartered territory - both stepping into the unknown. This documentary joins them on their journey (Broadcast 1984) …


Over There - The Green Line

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2013-05-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The London Underground has The District Line, The Circle Line and so on. "The Green Line" is a notional Tube line that Robert Mulhern has taken to find Irish stories in the UK capital: the "Mammy" away from home, the ex-prisoner, the retired drinkers. …


Twigs

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2013-05-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The artist who burns his art …


DocArchive: A Place in the Community

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2013-05-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Betty Purcell explores the stories of the medical practitioners and patients of St. Brendan's Hospital in Grangegorman, Dublin. (Broadcast 1984) …


DocArchive:The Irish Sugar Company

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2013-04-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The interesting history behind the Irish Sugar Company, and the many characters who have passed through its doors through the years. (Broadcast 1984) …


DocArchive: Inside Bacolod Prison

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2013-04-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Fr. Niall O'Brien gives us an insight into what life is like in Bacolod prison, located in the Philippines.We hear of how life in this prison is a far cry from that in Ireland, and the role that the church plays within the prison walls. (Broadcast 1984) …


Hark !

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2013-04-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
'Hark' takes our modern ears on a sound-rich journey through the acoustic world of Elizabethan England. …


Patricia Cantlon's Unique Guesthouse

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2013-04-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Patricia Cantlon runs one of Ireland's most unusual guesthouse: Cullintra House, Rower, Co. Kilkenny.…


DocArchive: Eye and Ear

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2013-04-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An exploration of the history of the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear hospital in Dublin. (Broadcast 1984) …


DocArchive: It Really Gets on my Nerves

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2013-04-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Mary Rose Doorly investigates how stress affects ordinary Irish people. What happens when our nerves get frayed? Can stress actually be good for us, in the right measures? (Broadcast 1984) …


DocArchive: There's No Robbers Here

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2013-04-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A look at life in Arbour Hill Prison. (Broadcast 1984)…


Dogman

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2013-04-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Martin McKenna’s career began in a hay barn in Limerick and ended up with three best-selling books about dog behaviour in Australia - he could not read or write but he would become known as 'The Dogman'. …


Ramble In

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2013-04-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Kerry tradition of rambling houses is revived twice a year in the community hall in Gleflesk. The hall is filled with antiques, an old-fashioned fireplace has been put in. There's a spotlight and a roving microphone and the night takes off. …


DocArchive: Top Dog

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2013-04-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
John Skehan takes a look at the world of dogs. (Broadcast 1984)…


DocArchive: You Can't Live on Love

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2013-04-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A fascinating insight into the recessional times which gripped Ireland in the 1980s and the housewives who had to learn to live with unemployed husbands. (Broadcast 1984)…


DocArchive: Music for Fun

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2013-04-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Des Hickey spends a night with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra as Ireland ring in a brand new year. (Broadcast 1984)…


The Echo Chamber

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2013-04-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Story of the Jihad Jane. 3 people go online, they meet in a chat room and their lives change forever.…


Mr. Greenland

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2013-04-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Adrian Vernon Fish loves composing and loves Greenland. He travels around Irish national schools telling wintry stories about the country while wearing a traditional Greenland costume and displaying handcrafted items from there.…


DocArchive: For Those In Peril on the Sea

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2013-04-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An account of the incredible history of Irish lifeboats, and the even more incredible men and women who are respond in the case of disaster. (Broadcast 1983) …


DocArchive: I Choose Denmark

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2013-04-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Francis Hackett is most well known for his work on Henry VIII but was also revered in Ireland and abroad as a critic and author of many autobiographies. This is the story of his fascinating life. (Broadcast 1983)…


DocArchive: Celts and Communication

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2013-04-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An account on the use of Celtic languages in the media across Europe and illustrates just how difficult it is for some countries to promote the use of their native tongue within broadcast media. (Broadcast 1983) …


Neither Nor

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2013-04-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The music and stories of a young Northern Irish jazz singer, Victoria Geelan. She's neither fully Catholic nor Protestant; neither blind nor partially-sighted. She sings jazz and blues in Derry where she is fondly referred to as a 'Fenian Jaffa'. …


Mill Creek Blues

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2013-04-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Fishing for Mark Twain in a dead river. …


DocArchive: Mary Mercers Legacy

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2013-04-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is the story of a remarkable building, which was home to a number of remarkable people - the Mercers Hospital in Dublin. (Broadcast 1983) …


DocArchive: Choirs at Sea

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2013-04-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story about some of the artists who attended and performed at the 91st Manx Music Festival.(Broadcast 1983) …


DocArchive: Florries Follies

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2013-04-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Florrie Rush-McGowan on her career in entertainment in America. In this programme from 1983, the 85 year old Florrie reflects on her life from the Easter Rising of 1916, to the stages of Speakeasies in Broadway. (Broadcast 1983) …


Two Miles An Hour

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2013-03-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Writer Eugene O’Brien takes a trip on a barge through the heart of the midlands, experiencing his home county in a different – and much slower – way than usual. …


The Curious Ear: Pink Day

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2013-03-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
How to get teenage boys to wear pink and high heels.. …


DocArchive: Wildlife Weekend

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2013-03-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An account of the first ever Wildlife Symposium to be held in Ireland which took place in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare in March 1983. …


DocArchive: The Communist Party of Ireland

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2013-03-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An account of the work of the Communist Party in Ireland in 1983, whose central goal is the ending of the capitalist system and implimenting a social system in which all means of production and distribution are publicly owned. (Broadcast 1983) …


DocArchive: The Sally Ann

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2013-03-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Salvation Army, affectionately known as the 'Sally Ann', was founded in 1865 in England. This is an account of their operations in Ireland in 1983, and the many social issues members found themselves offering assistance in. …


Frank the Poet - A Convict's Tour to Hell

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2013-03-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Originally from Cashel, Frank McNamara's songs and poems were spread through convict Australia by his fellow prisoners. Today a new generation of musicians regard him as giving Australia a tradition akin to the Mississippi blues. …


Michael Whelan - Air Corps Historian (2006)

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2013-03-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Michael Whelan's museum in a huge hangar at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel stores hundreds of artefacts but also thousands of stories behind those objects. …


DocArchive: 200 Years on the Nore

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2013-03-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
1983 marked the bicentenary of St. Kieran's College in Kilkenny, one of the Country's long standing educational institutions and one which has a very real sense of its long and historical past. (Broadcast 1983) …


Doc Archive: In the Public Service

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2013-03-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
One of Ireland’s largest and most powerful institutions – The Civil Service. An early 1980’s examination of this central core of power, and cog in the machine of development and growth (Broadcast 1982). …


Athy Is The 'Hood, Man

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2013-03-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
It's tough enough being a teenager, trying to work out who you are. But, say you're a teenager with African parents but you've grown up in Ireland. What are you? African? Irish? Or, a bit of both? And where is 'home'? Where you holiday or where you live? …


Big Brother Big Sister

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2013-03-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The joy of milkshakes, driving ranges and just 'chattin' '. Big Brother Big Sister is a programme where young adults meet up with young teenagers once a week for a year. How does it work and what are the benefits for both the adults and teenagers? …


DocArchive: I Try Not to Think of the Future

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2013-03-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of the closure of the Fieldcrest factory in Kilkenny in 1982. With high hopes for the factory and surrounding community we hear directly from those who were affected most by its closure and how it has impacted on their lives. (Broadcast 1982) …


DocArchive: The Marvellous Adventures of Cabeza De Vaca

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2013-03-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was a Spanish Explorer of the New World, and one of only four survivors of the 1527 Narváez expedition. This account of his life tells an incredible tale of many adventures, and indeed misadventures. (First Broadcast 1982) …


DocArchive: Bees and Their Keepers

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2013-03-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An account of the long history Ireland has with beekeeping and how bees are so important to the farmers of Ireland .From the financial gain, to every sting, we hear from people who are passionate about beekeeping in Ireland. (Broadcast 1982)…


Rhapsody in Bohemia

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2013-03-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Pomp rock's classical pretensions come under scrutiny in this palyful reconstruction of Queen's pop classic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. …


Card Club

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2013-03-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Back in 2006, card clubs and casinos were becoming popular. At the time, the government were making noises about regulating them and even closing them down. What was it like behind the closed doors? James Bond in a white dinner jacket? Eh...no.…


DocArchive: Ragmans Ball

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2013-03-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A journey through one of Dublins most historic areas, the Liberties. We meet some of its most revered residents and learn of its connections to the Titanic. (Broadcast 1982) …


DocArchive: Flight 3306 To Strasburg

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2013-03-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1982, Ireland had been a member of the EEC for 9 years, This account asks where did we see our relationship with Europe going at a difficult period for the Irish Economy? (Broadcast 1982)…


DocArchive: James Joyce - The Playboy of the Western World

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2013-03-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story, and legacy, of one of Irelands most celebrated talents, told on the centenary of his birth by an array of contemporary writers. (Broadcast 1982) …


The Orphans That Never Were

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2013-03-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of one of Ireland's greatest tragedies that occurred 70 years ago this week. 35 children died in a fire at an orphanage in Co.Cavan. But what exactly happened and why? …


Streets in San Francisco

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2013-02-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Duncan McNiff is an Irishman who's an amateur podcaster. He wanders the streets of San Francisco meeting and recording people with interesting stories. Like the old woman with the police car, the veteran with 'summer' teeth and the man with seven degrees.…


DocArchive: Centre of Paralysis of Silence, of Importance

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2013-02-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A look at the fascinating life of James Joyce. We learn why he had such a strained relationship with Dublin and gain an insight into the creation to some of his iconic works. (Broadcast 1982) …


DocArchive: Centre of Paralysis of Silence, of Importance

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2013-02-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A look at the fascinating life of James Joyce. We learn why he had such a strained relationship with Dublin and gain an insight into the creation to some of his iconic works. (Broadcast 1982) …


DocArchive: The Rebel Countess

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2013-02-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Countess Constance Markievicz is known for her participation in the 1916 rising and her time spent as part of the Irish Cabinet. Members of her family paint a picture of the woman behind the 'rebel'. …


DocArchive: The Making of an Orchestra

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2013-02-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Ever wondered what it takes to be a member of a world renowned orchestra? The Musicians of the RTESO reveal the hard work required along with an account of the orchestra's fascinating history. (Broadcast 1982) …


A Talent for Life: The Fergus O'Farrell Story

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2013-02-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of a gifted musician battling muscular dystrophy, which has robbed him of the ability to play guitar and piano but has never made him give up on his musical journey. A journey that has taken his songs from Kildare to Hollywood to Broadway.…


DocArchive: Paul Durcan's Mayo

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2013-02-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A look at the fascinating life of poet Paul Durcan. He talks us through his work and the experiences that have informed then, including being committed to a psychiatric hospital whilst a student at college. (Broadcast 1982) …


DocArchive: The Forthieth of Foot

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2013-02-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Mention the words "The Forty Foot" around Dublin, and almost anyone will know exactly what you are referring to immediately. This bathing area in South Dublin has become a sort of institute among bathers in the capital. (Broadcast 1982) …


DocArchive: With The Wind To Our Backs We Were Only Mighty

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2013-02-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An insight into one of Ireland's most eccentric traditions- the Strawboys of the West of Ireland (Broadcast 1981)…


DocArchive: Darkest Midnight in December

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2013-02-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Documentary about the tradition of singing ancient christmas Carols in Kilmore Church, County Wexford . (Broadcast Christmas Day 1981) …


A Knock On The Door

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2013-02-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of the kidnapping of German industrialist Thomas Niedermayer by the IRA in the 1970s faded from public memory – but affected one family for generations to come, with tragic consequences. …


DocArchive: Pipe that Song Again

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2013-02-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A hobby for some, a career for others, the men and women behind the craft of musical instrument making in Ireland and the painstaking trial and error that it takes to get the sound of a particular instrument just right (Broadcast 1981). …


DocArchive: Bantry Hold on for Dublin

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2013-02-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In the early hours of the of the morning on the 8th Jan 1979, tragedy struck just off the head of Bantry Bay when an oil tanker exploded on Whiddy Island. A look at the aftermath of this disaster which saw the loss of 50 lives (Broadcast 1981).…


DocArchive: Running Commentary

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2013-02-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
26.2 miles is a long way to run. Myles Dungan ran the Dublin City Marathon back in 1981. He takes us on the 26.2 mile journey from training to finish line and gives a play by play of his progress along the way (Broadcast 1981). …


DocArchive: Magdelene Laundry Institute in Galway for Outcast Women

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2013-02-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Single women who became pregnant and women who were unwanted by their families for other reasons were sent to the Mary Magdelene Home Laundry in Galway. (Broadcast 1992) …


Dads, Lads & Nicole

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2013-02-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Would you go along at 60mph, your backside millimetres from the road surface? This 13-year old girl would: Nicole aims to be a Formula 1 driver; but first, she has to make her way to the top of the go-kart drivers' table. At the moment, she's at No. 2.... …


Blue Cross Van

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2013-02-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Every Thursday night in a Dublin suburb, people form a queue on an empty footpath. The only clue to what they're doing is the line of pets at their feet. They are waiting on the Blue Cross mobile animal clinic. They have their pets and their stories.…


DocArchive: Seán Ó Riada - Life in Coolea

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2013-02-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
One of the greatest Irish composers of the 20th Century, Seán Ó Riada is best known for his work with Irish traditional music and the group Ceoltóirí Chualann. A portrait of the man by those who knew him in Coolea, Co Cork (Boradcast 1981). …


DocArchive: Forget not the Field

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2013-02-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
It is estimated that close to 12% of the American population has Irish roots. An insight into Irish-America at a time when Ireland was only beginning to realise the interest many Americans have in their Irish ancestry (Broadcast 1981). …


DocArchive: Town in Brittany

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2013-02-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Embracing all things Celtic, a look at the small town of Lannion in Brittany, home of the 1981 Celtic Congress, which was held to promote and celebrate the languages of the Celtic countries. (Broadcast 1981) …


Our Man in Westminster

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2013-02-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Enter the world of parliamentary plots, rumours and conspiracy. Paul Staines - aka Guido Fawkes - is the number 1 political blogger in the British Isles. Paul is viewed by some as a scourge, and by others as 'new media'. Paul is also an Irish citizen. …


Agape

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2013-01-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Every year, on the last Sunday in June, hundreds of people head out to the deserted island of Inchagoill on Lough Corrib in Co. Galway. They go for a Mass on the old monastic site and also for ‘Agape’, feasting. (2006) …


DocArchive: Raytown

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2013-01-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Everyone in Ringsend has a nickname. Even Ringsend has a nickname - "Raytown". Find out why in this documentary about a very unique Dublin neighbourhood by the sea. (Broadcast 1981) …


DocArchive: John Ennis

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2013-01-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For John Ennis, writing poetry is a kind of therapy - an internal impulse that he needs to satisfy. In this documentary he talks about his influences and why he writes the poetry that has won him many awards. (Broadcast 1981) …


DocArchive: Rabia-a: A Life in Islam

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2013-01-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Rabia Al Najairr grew up in a typical Irish Catholic family, but converted to Islam when she was still a teenager, giving up alcohol and changing what she wears. In this documentary she explains why she was motivated to do it. (Broadcast 1989)…


Oiled: A Portrait of Henrietta

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2013-01-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
She was muse to artists like Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud, she was known as the 'Queen of Soho', she toured with Marianne Faithfull and she lived for a time in a mansion in Laois - Henrietta Moraes lived a decadent but fiercely tragic life.…


Mag

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2013-01-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Mag lived in Wexford in the 1990s. She started to get pains in her stomach. She was assured she was not seriously ill and continued to work - including pulling a plough for her father. Then, the pains got worse... Presented by Ann Marie Duffin …


DocArchive: Burning the Bones of the Earth

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2013-01-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
On an unpublished memoir, this documentary tells the story of the life of a lime burner- seen through the eyes Matty McCaulife from Kerry and ‘the limeburner of Churchhill’ - an imaginary village between Macroom and Charleville in Cork (broadcast 1981) …


DocArchive: Knock Three Times And Ask For Joe

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2013-01-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
America was the only country outside of the world of Islam to attempt on a nationwide ban on the sale of alcohol and to try to transform a basic habit of millions of people – the story of speakeasies, moonshine and Prohibition (first broadcast 1981) …


DocArchive: This Island Nation

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2013-01-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
It was credited with saving the nation from food shortages, and Lemass said that we couldn’t have preserved our neutrality without it. The men who served with the Merchant Navy Fleet talk about their time at sea. (broadcast 2001) …


The Voices of Vern Nash

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2013-01-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A multi award winning portrait of an elderly jazz man and his long battle with schizophrenia. Vern has multiple voices that speak to him - and he talks right back. And then there's his accordian - and his humour - and the friendships he had and lost …


The Leisure Centre

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2013-01-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
January is a busy time for gyms and leisure centres but, who are the regulars? Portlaoise Leisure Centre has a stream of people through it beginning with children eating breakfast at 7 a.m. Irish life, as seen through a day in a leisure centre.…


DocArchive: Where There Is Light

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2013-01-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Jutting into the sea, surrounded by whitewashed walls, Hook Lighthouse is one of the oldest lighthouse towers in the country. Lorelei Harris meets the men who live their lives ‘under the light’ (broadcast 2000) .…


DocArchive: Limerick's Theatres

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2013-01-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Little Gerald Griffin Street in Limerick used to be called Playhouse Lane – such was the theatrical tradition in Limerick city. This documentary goes behind the scenes to discover this rich heritage. (broadcast 1981)…


DocArchive: Stand and Deliver

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2013-01-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For a stand-up comedian, the stage can be a very lonely place. And in 1981, there were few comedians in Ireland. This documentary goes on stage with the comedians of the moment. …


Dee

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2013-01-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The remarkable story from 2007 of an Irish nurse who emigrated to America and ended up living on the streets there. She eventually regained control of her life but not without losing her children and being attacked so badly that she now uses a wheelchair.…


DocArchive: The Loneliness of Old Age

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2013-01-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Being old in our society can be tough – apart from sickness and financial problems, many old people can feel isolated and lonely. This documentary was made in 1980 when people were only beginning to consider this as an issue. …


DocArchive: Irish Lights

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2013-01-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The wave-swept lighthouse has always had an aura of romance - but this documentary looks at the reality of an isolated life in often harsh conditions in the lighthouses around Ireland's coasts through the years.(Broadcast 1980) …


DocArchive: With Sincere Sympathy

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2013-01-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Most people who die leave behind a circle of people who will be going on what can be a long journey through grief. This documentary looks at bereavement from a personal and expert point of view. (Broadcast 1980) …


DocArchive: As Others See Us

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2013-01-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary on Cork - but not made by someone from the rebel county. Made by the BBC this is an insight into how others see Cork (first broadcast 1980) …


Waiting at the Railings II

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2013-01-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Before Christmas there was the excitment of them coming home - choirs, banners and cheering in the emigrants' airport arrivals. In January, it's a very different story - all about the parents left behind - waving goodbye to their emigrant children. …


DocArchive: Valley of the Writers

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2013-01-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1980, Ashford, Co. Wicklow became a popular destination for writers from all over the world. They arrived to nestle into their beautiful surroundings. But why? This documentary tells of the draw to "the Valley" for these writers (Broadcast 1980) …


"Ganbatte!"

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2013-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An Irishman moves to Japan and learns about the place and its people from other Irish already there: a fake Catholic priest, a teacher on TV and a Roscommon Sumo wrestler. (Made with support of BAI Sound and Vision Fund) …


Waiting At The Railings

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2012-12-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Christmas, Arrivals Dublin Airport. Who is waiting at the railings for returned emigrants? The woman who's hiding from her family, the mother who hasn't seen her 19-year old 'baby' in months. An national ritual with individual stories at the railings. …


Message in a Bottle

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2012-12-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The extraordinary story of Frank and Breda, an American GI and an Irish milk maid who 'met' via a message in a bottle which Frank threw overboard. In the early 1950s this story was a worldwide news sensation. 60 years later we find out what really happened …


DocArchive: The Show People

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2012-12-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Bird family are 'Show People'. They move from town to town across the country, selling rides like the dodgems and the merry go round at their travelling fairground. (Broadcast 1979) …


On A Christmas Morning

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2012-12-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A woman is rushed to a maternity hospital...in the same hospital, another woman dreamt she'd hold a baby girl, called Lili....across the city a family are seeing children in Australia opening Santy presents. The sounds of Christmas 2012.…


The Joy At Christmas

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2012-12-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In December 2011, a prisoner in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin recorded the sound of the place during the Christmas period, the meals, Mass, present-making and the thoughts of individual staff and inmates on the 'festive' season in jail. …


Dublin City Council Messiah

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2012-12-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
What links Handel's 'Messiah' and Dublin City Council. Well, there are lots of real links (it was written and first performed in Dublin, the annual open air 'Messiah' takes place beside the council HQ). There's one notional link, though. Have a listen.…


Take No More

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2012-12-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The extraordinary and desperate story of a standoff between teachers, subcontractors and parents. In September 2012, after 160yrs of waiting, Kilfinane in Co. Limerick got a new primary school - but in Nov 2012, a standoff ensued over unpaid bills. …


Talking Statue?

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2012-12-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Louis Wilson makes money standing still...very still. He's a 'human statue' in Dublin. He dresses up as writers James Joyce and Patrick Kavanagh and strikes a pose in Grafton St. What's it like? What happens if you have to sneeze or go to the loo?…


Superdog

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2012-12-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Eoghan Clonan is ten and like many children of his age, he really wants a dog but when Eoghan gets his new pet, it's not your usual four legged mutt. It's Superdog. …


Nightscapes - Earth

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2012-12-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Based on the Four Elements: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. A night-time earth soundscape from Northern Ireland - birth, taxis, death. Sounds from the Maternity Department , Ulster Hospital; Value Cabs taxi, Belfast and the Northern Ireland Hospice, Belfast. …


DocArchive: Who Is Izzy Baia?

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2012-11-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This radio documentary won a prestigious Prix Italia - a story giving an insight into the world of Kevin Whelan and his relationship with Brian, an autistic teenager in Galway (First broadcast 1997) …


Kenmare Street

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2012-11-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A story of famine, enforced emigration, New York tenements, politics and how a kid from the slums of the 'Five Points' got to name a street in Manhattan after his mother's homeplace - Kenmare. …


I Hate My Voice

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2012-11-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Rosaleen McDonagh has a speech impediment. It makes dealing with people difficult. She is often frustrated with others, sometimes blames herself but she can't or won't change how she speaks. …


A Silver Lining

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2012-11-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
As GAA clubs around Ireland are being devastated by emigration, the GAA abroad is thriving. A story about missing home and embracing new opportunities, as we follow the Stockholm Gaels attempting to defend their Scandinavian GAA Championship title. …


Nightscapes - Water

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2012-11-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Soundscapes from Northern Irish night-times based on the classical elements - Air, Earth, Fire and Water. In this episode, Water: fishing, crying, sailing. (Made with the support of the BAI Sound and Vision Fund.) …


The Boys of Foley Street

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2012-11-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This award winning documentary began in 1975 when Pat Kenny recorded with a group of young men from inner city Dublin. It was a subject Pat returned to again in 1988. In 2008, Ciaran Cassidy attempts to find out how these boys lives ended up. …


The Many Sides of Steve Menarry

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2012-11-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Steve, from England, lives in Donegal. He took early retirement from one high-pressure job on health grounds. Then, gradually he got another job, and another, and another....(2007)…


Love Letters From The Front

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2012-11-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
To mark Armistice Day 2012 - A story of love and war - based on a collection of letters written by Eric Appleby from the trenchs of WW1 to Phyllis, an Irishwoman, who waited and waited for Eric to return... …


Wrong Way Across The Atlantic

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2012-11-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
They went against the flow. Tom McDonough and Ned Hammell immigrated to Ireland from the US in the early years of the last century - they left America as children to settle in Ireland. Tom left before WWI, Ned during the Depression. How did they get on? …


No Place Like Home

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2012-11-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Life inside a 'wet' hostel - where residents are allowed bring in alcohol. Sundial House, run by DePaul Ireland, a long-term housing project in Dublin for men and women who have lived for long periods of time on the streets and have alcohol problems. …


Shellacked!

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2012-11-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
It used to be that you could varnish your nails - now you can have 'shellac nails'. It's a hard protection that makes the colour last. However, it's applied by a nail technician which sounds like a drawback, but it's not, there's a hidden benefit... …


Daft Horror Movies

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2012-10-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Horror movies that are so bad, they're good. Erik Threlfall is an expert on horror movies, trashy ones: 'Bloody Moon', 'Pieces', 'Slumber Party Massacre'. They scare you but they just make him laugh. Although, there is one thing that frightens him... …


One World: Team Vietnam - Let the games begin!

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2012-10-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Everyone got behind the Irish Paralympic team at the London 2012 games but we also had good reason to be cheering on another team - Vietnam. Irish Aid took the Vietnam team under its wing and brought them to Ireland for training (Funded by Irish Aid) …


One World: Under the Mango Tree

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2012-10-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Kiliwa is a community living with the aftermath of violence and child abduction by Joseph Kony’s Lord's Resistance Army. Della Kilroy records stories of survival in the Democratic Republic of Congo (This documentary was funded by Irish Aid) …


German Soup Kitchen

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2012-10-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In the week in which Angela Merkel put the frighteners on Ireland, The Curious Ear visits a place in Germany you may imagine didn't exist: a soup kitchen for hungry Germans, the Bahnhofsmission - the 'Railway Station Mission' in Berlin. …


If Music Be the Food of Life, Play On

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2012-10-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Three professional musicians go on the wards of Ireland's hospitals to make live music part of the healthcare experience, but for one, a tragic accident shows just how fragile life can be. (Part of RTÉ Big Music Week) …


Nightscapes - Fire

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2012-10-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Four classical elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Producer, Laura Haydon makes a series of programmes from Northern Ireland recording nighttime sounds using the classical elements as themes. This is the second in the series: Nightscapes – Fire. …


From Belief to Unbelief

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2012-10-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In September 1980, twenty young religious men entered a seminary in Milltown in Dublin. Thirty years later, three of them tell their personal stories of a a journey from believer to unbeliever.…


Marge: cleaning, cancer and Dolly Parton

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2012-10-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A woman's unexpected gift from cancer: Marge was obsessed with cleaning and tidying. That all changed in 1985 when she discovered a lump on her breast. A double mastectomy and implants followed. Slowly, she realised cancer had given her a new life. …


Thank you for having me (but I think you've been had)

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2012-10-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The brilliant hoaxer Campbell McComas and his 'career' as a bogus after-dinner speaker. He created almost 2,000 fake characters that shocked and tickled Australia for years. From ABC Radio's "Radio Eye" series. …


Picking No.11 at the Prince of Wales Hotel

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2012-10-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
What happens at a Gramaphone Society meeting? In 2007, the Athlone Gramaphone Society met every Tuesday evening. They played music for each other but also, turned out to be a pretty interesting bunch of people.…


Míne Bean Uí Chribín - My Granny

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2012-09-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
One of the most provocative and colourful public figures to hit the Irish airwaves in recent decades, who died lately. Even those who clashed with her had a grudging admiration for her tenacity. (Irish audio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland.) …


A Forty Second Street Story

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2012-09-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The shortest podcast we've ever published. Yet, it's full of character, tension and sound - just the kind of thing you're looking for in every full-length documentary. Sadly, we don't know the date or who the little girls are. (Irish audio - RTE Radio)…


Sex, flights and videotapes.

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2012-09-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
How Ambrose Gordon - a man who claims to have more girlfriends than Rod Stewart ran a profitable but illegal pirating business in London during the eighties. The videos were of the GAA Show 'The Sunday Game.' …


Donegal Football Sound Story

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2012-09-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Donegal are in the GAA All-Ireland Football Final. Sound recordist, Guillaume Beauron, who lives in the county, has made an homage in sound to Donegal football - recordings made at a local club game. (Short Irish audio documentary - RTE Radio Ireland).…


A Backwards Glance at The Ballroom of Romance

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2012-09-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A teenage obsession with an Irish TV movie that just won't go away. Éamon Little and Eugene O'Brien mark the 30th. anniversary of the RTE/BBC production, that coined the phrase, 'Will you come into the field, Bridie?' (Irish audio documentary-RTE Ireland)…


Meggers

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2012-09-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
It could be an insult or a term of endearment; it actually means, 'horseshoe-pitching'. Terry Flanagan is at a league final in Knockananna, Co.Wicklow and discovers it's as much about 'grub' and 'genuine boys'. (Short audio documentary; RTE Radio Ireland) …


Fighting on all Fronts

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2012-09-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Last April 42yr old Cathy Durkin went public to campaign for access to the cancer drug Ipilimumab or 'Ippy' - This documentary tracks Cathy's life from then until the end of her life. …


The Visit

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2012-09-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Joe Kearney has become lost in his own county, Kilkenny. Up and down lanes and by-roads looking for a man who, he's told, is a local legend, a fiddle player and philosopher: Jimmy Fanning. (Short Irish audio documentary; RTE Radio Ireland) …


A Farther Education

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2012-08-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
On a small island off the west coast of Ireland, three 13 year old boys are preparing for one of the biggest moments of their lives - leaving home. Inishturk has no secondary school so they must leave home to live on the mainland to get an education. …


Stasi & Google Maps

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2012-08-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Eavesdropping on eavesdroppers in Berlin while being eavesdropped upon. (50 Kilometres of Files; Rimini Protokoll). A short audio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland. …


Seen from a Distance

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2012-08-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
All around Ireland houses lie deserted. Zoë Comyns brings her family back to the cottage they own in Leitrim, where they lived when she was born, to sift through everything they left behind 35 years ago. …


Nightscapes - Air

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2012-08-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Four classical elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Producer, Laura Haydon makes a series of programmes from Northern Ireland recording nighttime sounds using the classical elements as themes. This is the first in the series: Nightscapes – Air.…


A Love That Slowly Grows - Tehran to Thomond

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2012-08-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A love story that begins in Iran, then moves to Pakistan, then to Canada - and finally to Limerick - A remarkable tale of love, revolution, persecution and separation. …


Drop Into The Archives

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2012-08-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
There are over 1,000 documentaries on the RTE Radio Documentary On One site - Ronan Kelly drops in on a couple. (A short audio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland.)…


The Wednesday Club

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2012-08-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
What's it like to be old? Well, every Wednesday a group of Dublin pensioners meet to enjoy life. Music is supplied by an inhouse band (all aged 80yrs+). They dance, they eat, they drink tea. And all the while they reflect on lives lived and how life is now …


Clonehenge

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2012-08-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Achill Island has a new tourist attraction: enormous, brutal and totally illegal. But it has fans: It's fun, healing, artistic, archaeologically-interesting, annoying, a place to write graffiti....anything you want, really. (RTE Radio documentary) …


Knowth Trowellers

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2012-08-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In the summer of 1962, archaeological excavations began on the megalithic site of Knowth, Co.Meath. In the summer of 2012, there was a reunion there of all those archaeologists and students who helped uncover this remarkable site. …


Fire and Water

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2012-07-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
By day, Feargus Callagy fits fireplaces; by night this Sligo man dreams of diving deep underwater on a single breath of air – Feargus is a freediver and can hold his breath for over five minutes. He's on a mission to get more Irish people into the ocean. …


Abandoned

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2012-07-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The forgotten victims of Japan's Tsunami and nuclear disaster: pets. Irishwoman, Kate O'Callaghan works to reunite pets from the exclusion zone with their owners. (Made by Julien Clancy with the assistance of the Sound and Vision Fund of the BAI). …


The Animal Gangs

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2012-07-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The so-called 'Animal Gangs' from the 1930's and 40's are a staple of Dublin folklore. Based around inner city Dublin, some remember them as Robin Hood figures who protected the poor - others remember brutal thugs whose nickname reflected their savagery. …


Bring Your Grandparents To School Day

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2012-07-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Pupils from the tiny two-teacher school in Kilrusheighter, Sligo, brought their grandparents to school. They didn't have to bring books or lunch, just stories from their own schooldays. (Short audio documentary - RTE Radio, Ireland) …


Blind Ambition

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2012-07-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of North Clare man Senator Martin Conway who, with just 16 per cent sight, recently became the first visually impaired Oireachtas member in living memory. …


A Gathering

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2012-07-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Colette Clarke is obsessed with finding her grandfather, Paul, about whom there are many mysteries. She never finds him but, instead, finds a whole new family. Reporter, Bríd McBride (short Irish documentary from RTE Radio Ireland)…


May the Best Queen Win.

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2012-07-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In March the last Alternative Miss Ireland beauty pageant was held. The biggest night in the Irish gay calendar was at an end. For this bizarre but fun show, we follow 2 competitors Paul and Sinead, as they battle for the coveted Medusa Crown of Shamrocks …


Great Limerick Run

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2012-07-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Why do people run in charity races? Reporter, Alison Turner, ran in the Limerick Fun Run with her recorder and discovered that a lot of the reasons are personal: friends, relations or neighbours with illnesses. (Short Irish documentary RTE Ireland). …


Layby of Dreams

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2012-06-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
During the Foot and Mouth crisis of 2001 you couldn't go to sporting or cultural events - you couldn't even go for a walk in the woods. But there was one place you could go - if you dared to dream. (Short Irish documentary - Dublin Airport - RTE Ireland)…


Undoing The Folded Lie

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2012-06-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
South African freedom fighter Kader Asmal lived in exile in Dublin for nearly thirty years. Born in 1939, he was the driving force behind the Irish Anti-Apartheid movement, and fought for freedom and democracy in South Africa. Kader died on June 22nd 2011 …


Schools Out Forever

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2012-06-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
One teacher rural schools, nearly all gone. Mantua NS, Roscommon closes June 2012. Fealeview NS, Limerick closed 2010. Both had enthusiastic teachers and confident pupils as you can hear in this report by Ronan Kelly from "Morning Ireland" in 2007. …


Border Beliefs

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2012-06-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A Hare Krishna Island Community in Fermanagh, a Celtic Shaman in Leitrim, a Tibetan Buddhist Centre and Jehovah Witness Hall in Cavan - all found within a 25 mile radius of the town of Belturbet in the border region of Ireland. …


Father's Day

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2012-06-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Bono, Imelda Kenny and Maeve Conran talk about their fathers: Bob, 'Gally' and Desmond; all since deceased. Bono slept beside his father as he died, Imelda learned to talk to her father and Maeve recorded one of her last visits to her father. (RTE Ireland) …


The Book Club

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2012-06-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of one of Ireland's oldest book clubs. On the 3rd Tuesday every month, 12 women in rural mid Cork, meet to discuss a book - and they've been doing this for almost 40yrs. This Book Club has sustained these women through much of their adult lives …


We wuz robbed!

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2012-06-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The fable of the Irish 1965 World Cup campaign games against Spain. A story of brilliance, luck and dodgy decisions as told by Dermot Corrigan. (A short Irish audio documentary from RTÉ Radio Ireland.) …


We've got a game to win

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2012-06-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
With Euro 2012 about to begin, John Kenny from RTÉ Sport looks back to Euro '88 - to a time when the Republic of Ireland qualified for their first ever major football tournament. The entire country came to a standstill - and celebrated like never before. …


Ber vs The Big Wheel

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2012-06-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Ber O'Sullivan wanted new kitchen presses. She bought a scratchcard. Three stars came up and she was drawn to go on Winning Streak. A good day out on TV? You bet. Money for new presses? Listen to find out.(An audio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland) …


Wexford Huskies

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2012-05-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Imagine being pulled by a dog across a truck-busy road. You don't have to imagine it, listen to this story from the RTE Radio Archives from 2003, in Oylegate, Co. Wexford. (A short Irish audio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland). …


Welcome to Holland

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2012-05-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A story of hope, hard work, love and courage. In 2004, Grace Harper was born a healthy baby but within a year, her life, and the lives of her family changed dramatically. What happens when your expectations of life change forever? You adjust - over time... …


Joyce not Jedward

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2012-05-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Ged Walsh is a housepainter with an odd-looking van. At first it looks like it's covered in gobbledegook words but when you look closer you see it's a rolling lesson in Irish literature. (A short Irish audio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland).…


Elvis and the Most Miserable Woman in Meath

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2012-05-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Whatever the weather, the Irish summer starts with the first country fairs. Last week, the Dunderry Country Fair took place in Co. Meath. Animals, fairground rides, stalls and one laugh after another. (Short audio documentary RTE Radio Ireland)…


Letter to Ann

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2012-05-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1984, Irish women wrote letters to Ann. She was a schoolgirl who had died giving birth in Granard, Co. Longford. The letters were read The Gay Byrne Show. 12 years after Ann's death, Lorelei Harris, a producer on the show, revisited the story. …


Two Boxes

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2012-05-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
One story is unbelievable, the other poignant: Two boxes, belonging to an English lord, Morpeth and an Irish orphan, Barbara McDonough. Two different boxes but both serving the same purpose - remembering. (Short Irish documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland.) …


The Secret Chicken Society

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2012-05-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
All around Ireland people keep show chickens - and with each one comes a dream - to become a National Champion. This is a glimpse inside the wonderful world of Irish show chickens - and their keepers - in the run up to the 2012 National Poultry Competition …


Litter Pickers

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2012-05-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Celtic Tiger wasn't all about making money and looking after No.1. There were some Irish people who made it their business to go around picking up other people's litter, as this report by Ronan Kelly from 2009 shows. (Short audio RTE Radio, Ireland)…


You Can Stick Your World Cup...

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2012-05-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Are the Irish still going on about Saipan 10 yrs later? Of course we are. Go down any street, into any pub and the whole Mick McCarthy vs Roy Keane row is ready to be debated. They may have moved on but have we? Ten years is a bit soon. A humourous listen …


Silly Scully

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2012-05-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A spoof caller, "Mr. Scully" with Gay Byrne on holidaying at home and why Brazil's soccer team were 'ballerinos'. We think this may be from 1973, Prescott's sponsored programme. (An audio short from RTE Radio, Ireland.)…


Our Women's Hearts

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2012-04-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
20 years after the release of Ireland's best selling home-grown album 'A Woman's Heart', Kiara Murphy explores the effect this one album had on three generations of Irish women.…


Don't Hang Up: Nightlines

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2012-04-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In the deep night a public phone box rings. It could be Margate in England, the Florida Everglades or a tiny town in New Zealand. But who will pick up? And will this complete stranger share their life under the cloak of darkness? (A BBC Radio 4 production) …


The Finer Points of W's

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2012-04-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A Whimsy of W's: shooting Weirs, Watching grass grow, Writing in stone, hanging out the Washing and Whistling. A series of random activities joined by only by the letter W. (A short audio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland.) …


Old School, New School

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2012-04-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
15 retired teachers from Ireland embark on a trip of a lifetime, as they travel to West Africa to bring over 500 years of teaching experience into the classrooms of The Gambia. A story of old life and new life, of hope, experience and a shared education.…


Ballroom Belles

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2012-04-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Brian Gallagher's mother, Mona, loves dancing. Her heydey was during The Emergency. It was a time of clothes rationing and when a man could complain if you refused a dance. Then, there's the great music. (A short radio documentary from RTE, Ireland)…


Unsinkable - Ireland's Titanic Village

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2012-04-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Will it sink? 100 years after 14 villagers left to travel on The Titanic, Lahardane, Co. Mayo, gets ready to commemorate the disaster. (An Irish audio documentary for RTE Radio, Ireland.) …


Dracula was Irish

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2012-04-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
100 years after Bram Stoker's death, DIT graduate, Fergal Browne finds the Irish influences on the "Dracula" story. (A short Irish audio documentary for RTE Radio Ireland.) …


Checking in at the Central Hotel

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2012-03-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Have you ever thought about what goes on behind the scenes when you stay at a hotel? This is the story of a day in the life of one Irish hotel - the Central Hotel in Dublin - now in its 125th year. Stories of poker bets, memorable guests and lots lots more …


Dan Joe's TV Station

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2012-03-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
50 years ago, Cork farmer, Dan Joe Kelleher, was helping RTE erect a TV transmitter on a nearby mountain. It gave him an idea: Why not erect his own transmitter and set up his own local station? Welcome to LTV Macroom. (From 2006 on RTE Radio, Ireland) …


My Bar Mitzvah in the Holy Land

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2012-03-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Jerusalem was a scene of sadness this week. In poignant contrast, a joyful visit to the city: 13-year old Irish boy, Coby Baker, went there to make his Bar Mitzvah....and to get sweets thrown at the back of his head. (RTE Radio Ireland documentary) …


Lanier Phillips - Survivor

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2012-03-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
How a 'joke' helped free a man from the racism of the U.S. Navy. The remarkable story of Lanier Phillips who survived a shipwreck and prejudice. He died last week and his story is told by Chris Brookes. (Battery Radio documentary for RTE, Ireland.) …


Rubber Swords

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2012-03-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
LARPing is a new 'sport'. Live Action Role-playing. Participants pretend to be mythical creatures the like of which you'd find in 'Lord Of The Rings'. Sounds crazy but suspend your scepticism and enjoy Robert McDonald's feature. (Audio documentary RTE)…


000 Ambulance

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2012-03-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Irishman, Les Dougan, worked as an emergency operator in Melbourne when, in 2008, radio producer, Kyla Brettle, eavesdropped on the kinds of calls he and his colleagues took. A tense, sometimes distressing listen. (ABC Radio on RTE Radio Ireland) …


Frank X Buckley

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2012-03-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
He's a former Jesuit, former hotelier, an art lover, gay, contracted HiV - what more can be said? Lots. (A short Irish audio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland) …


Frost is All Over

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2012-03-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Pearse Hutchinson was a fiercely interesting man with hundreds of stories to tell. He spent his life as a translator, a poet, a broadcaster and a writer - travelling around the world from the 1950's onwards. He passed away on January 14th 2012. …


Radio Broccoli

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2012-03-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An Irishman in San Francisco who relaxes from selling broccoli by going out and recording ordinary people with extraordinary stories: like the woman who makes erotic Barbies or the man who was the Naughty Santa. (An audio documentary - RTE Radio Ireland)…


On a Cape Clear Day

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2012-03-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Why move to a rock in the ocean? Cape Clear Island, the most southerly inhabited part of Ireland, is home to Chuck and Nell Kruger. 20 yrs ago they moved to the island to write, to host a storytelling festival and to become part of one pretty large family …


Batman Pyjamas

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2012-03-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Dublin poet, Colm Keegan, lived in a Ballymun tower block until he was 5 years of age. Despite that young age, he has vivid memories of the place. While the towers were being demolished, Colm brought reporter Daniel Carroll along for a visit to his past. …


"We've got your picture; now what's your name?"

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2012-02-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 2006, three people died tragically in the Dublin suburb of Firhouse. The media were criticised for distressing the local people with its behaviour; what actually happened was more nuanced. (A short Irish documentary from Ronan Kelly, RTE Radio Ireland). …


"No One Shouted Stop" - 40 years on

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2012-02-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1968, writer John Healy published a work that made Charlestown, Co. Mayo famous: "No One Shouted Stop: Death of an Irish Town". In 2007, to gauge the economic life of the town, RTE Radio reported on a day in the life of a local petrol station. …


Wedding Bus

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2012-02-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The priest who married a man to his dead fiancée....and other stories on the wedding bus from Manchester to Galway. (A short Irish documentary from RTE Radio Ireland - 2006) …


Clearing the Killing Fields

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2012-02-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of an unsung hero. Today, Irishman Carson Harte still battles the legacy of the Vietnam War and the Khmer Rouge Regime years after the wars are over. His aim? To get the wounded back on their feet in the most mined country in the world, Cambodia …


Satnav Rage

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2012-02-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
They're just little computers that sit on the dashboard to tell you where you're going. Except there's more: they have voices and irritating, intimidating 'personalities'. (A short Irish documentary from RTE Radio Ireland and ABC Radio Australia) …


Little Molly O'Neill

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2012-02-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
1922, Alice O'Neill and seven of her children are killed by a suspicious fire in their home. One child survives, 8yr old 'Little Molly'. Now, 90 years later, Molly's family finally tell the story of that night - as we discover what really happened. …


Lessons in Love: the Breakup

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2012-02-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Hate Valentine's Day? You'll love this: a student doc. on romantic break-ups. Ice-cream and a duvet...or laughing it off with the lads? Find out how the Irish like to leave a lover. (A short Irish documentary from Domhnall Marnell for RTE Radio Ireland). …


The Royal Irish

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2012-02-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In recent years, record numbers from the Republic of Ireland have joined the British army. Why? We join the 'Royal Irish' as they fight the 'War on Terror' against the Taliban - in one of the most dangerous places on earth - Helmand Province, Afghanistan. …


What Happened to Baby Peggy

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2012-02-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
At 19 months old, Diana Serra became a child film star in silent movies. She made $2 million in 1924. Her family lost it all and she had to go back to work again. The story of a bizarre childhood and the remarkable woman who emerged from it. (Jan 2006) …


New Beginnings

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2012-02-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A horrible topic: Female circumcision. But it's part of a joyful community ritual. How do you change one without losing the other. In Londiani, Kenya they're trying. It's not straightforward, especially with the men. (Producer: Mairead Cullen) …


The Continentals

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2012-02-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A really uplifting and feel good story. In the 1950s this Australian cabaret band were hugely popular at weddings/parties. They eventually split up. Now, 36 years on, aged in their 70s and 80s, the band has re-formed. However, not everything goes to plan …


Wetsuits in Athlone?

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2012-02-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
May 2005, producer, Ronan Kelly, came across three 13-year olds walking along the street in Athlone wearing wetsuits. Wetsuits!? In a town miles from the sea?! At the time, Irish Rail said that this report glorified crime. See what you think. …


Rita Ann and Mitzie Got Married

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2012-01-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A picnic in the woods, a walk on the beach - and a dream wedding. In the first year that civil partnerships for same sex couples were legalised, over 500 gay and lesbian couples tied the knot. Rita Ann Burke and Mitzie Murphy were one of those couples. …


The Busiest Month

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2012-01-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For the Houlihan family in Nurney, Co.Kildare, January is the busiest month. They make a centuries-old Irish traditional favourite. What is it? The clue is in their location and the fact that they have to have it ready for February 1st.…


My Dear Cousin

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2012-01-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A charming and simple tale of life told through letters written over 50 years between two cousins - Marie Rutledge from Dublin and her cousin in America. The letters are a personal history of time passing for two friends on opposite sides of the Atlantic. …


Don't try to tell Irish schoolboy jokes to a Nigerian woman

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2012-01-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Ronan Kelly attempts a bit of intercultural exchange on the streets of Dublin with a Nigerian woman, Majupe. She tells him about a time she had a boil on her bum - he counters with a joke about boils. Disaster. (Short radio feature from RTE Ireland) …


A Bullet for the General

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2012-01-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For 4 decades, Major General Hugh Tudor, scrupulously avoided publicity whilst living a careful quiet life in the shadows. But he lived in fear all his life - for during Ireland's most troubled period, he was the boss of the infamous Black and Tans outfit. …


"The Flying Enterprise"

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2012-01-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The dramatic story of a sinking ship, the captain who wouldn't leave her and the 8-year old schoolboy, Pól Ó Duibhir, who followed the saga on radio. (A short Irish documentary, presented by Ronan Kelly on RTE Radio, Ireland) …


The Sinking of the Saint Patrick

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2012-01-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
We go in search of the truth behind one of Ireland's worst Maritime disasters - the sinking of the St Patrick, a cross channel passenger ferry on the Rosslare-Fishguard route targeted by the German Air Force during WW2, resulting in the deaths of 30 people …


Because You Can't Smell Someone On Skype

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2012-01-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Ciarán got himself a new phone. On it he found a dating website. On that he found Kelly. Only problem - he's in Ireland, she's in the US. So, not much hope of romance then? Liam Nolan tells the story. (Short Irish radio documentary - RTE Radio Ireland) …


The Curious Ear: Not Bill Gates

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2011-12-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Freddie Stapleton and Graham Hickey look at windows rather than through them. Producer: Colette Kinsella. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland) …


One World: Catastrophe Level One

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2011-12-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
What's it like to live in a place where it hasn't rained in nearly 5 years? Welcome to Turkana, Northern Kenya, population 500,000. In 1961 the same thing happened and Irish nuns were amongst the first to arrive to help. 50 yrs on, nothing much has changed …


Ballymitty Drive-in Bingo

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2011-12-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Possibly the oldest drive-in bingo in Ireland - definitely the most fun. Sure, you can play in your slippers and not miss Corrie! (A feature from the mid-90's in Wexford by Ronan Kelly for 'Today with Pat Kenny') …


The Reindeer Santa Left Behind

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2011-12-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Last year, on Christmas Eve night, the most incredible set of circumstances led Santa to leave his injured reindeer, Blitzen, behind him in Wexford in the care of the Mulready family. This is the amazing story of how one Irish family saved Christmas. …


Sing Kilcormac!

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2011-12-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Lift up your hearts! Hear a village perform a cantata written just for them by composer, Vincent Kennedy and then there's an incredible story about two women and a statue. From Kilcormac, Co.Offaly, a short Irish audio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland. …


The Long Goodbye

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2011-12-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The award winning tender and loving story of a husband, Matt, and his wife, Mai, whose lives have changed entirely since Mai was diagnosed with alzheimers. This is a story of a solemn promise made in marraige 'In sickness and health, till death do we part' …


"Moscow" Joe's Weird TV

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2011-12-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
'Moscow' Joe McKinley was eccentric. His Co. Antrim house, inside and out, was bizarre. His appearance was eye-catching. He was, simply, fascinating. In this extract from "Morning Glory" in 2001, presented by Kay Sheehy, you can hear why. …


Sound Matters

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2011-12-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A journey into sound and how it plays such an influential, yet often undervalued role in our lives - we explore the many ways sound interacts with us, and how we interact with it. …


Kobe Luminarie

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2011-12-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
At the end of a dreadful year for Japan, Julien Clancy has found the people of Kobe have a most unusual way of remembering their tragedies and lifting their spirits. (A short Irish documentary from RTE Radio Ireland.) …


This is it, Kiddo

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2011-12-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The complex and emotional journey of one couple trying to complete their family and their ten-year dream. John and Mary are trying to have a baby through IVF and after many years, this is their last chance. A delicate story of life and hope …


Dave Time

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2011-12-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
You've heard of Greenwich Mean Time and Daylight Saving Time...but, Dave Time? It's an invention of one Dublin man. Actually, it's not, it's just that he's late all the time. Then there's the story of his granny checking out who he's sleeping with... …


Three Rivers - One Summer

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2011-11-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
One man's extraordinary promise to his dying father: that he would race in the Cork Lee Swim. Ger Philpott had swum competitively in pools but not in open water - he hated the idea. So, why did his father make this strange deathbed request? …


See, what you wrote?

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2011-11-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A group of 10 and 11-year olds quiz author, Brian Gallagher, at the ILAC Library, Dublin: how he writes, keeping tension, the characters' names and, yes, how much he makes from them. Producer, Ronan Kelly (Short Irish documentary, RTE Radio Ireland.)…


Last Summer in Grand Bruit

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2011-11-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A personal story from rural Canada, about a community under threat in an increasingly urbanized world and a tender story about the meaning of home. …


Millionaire

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2011-11-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A painfully-shy Irishman plucks up enough courage to go on a TV quiz show: he wins £250,000. This incredible award winning documentary from 2006 tells the story of Roger Dowds and the gameshow "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? …


Letter to Olive

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2011-11-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 2001, John and Olive Quinn went for a trip to Rosslare. Olive went for a swim in the sea and as John watched from the shore - it was the last time he would see her alive. This is a powerful story told through a letter written from a husband to his wife. …


Now, That's What I Call Local Radio!

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2011-11-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The incomparable local radio presenter, John 'The Man' Frawley. The 1980s had Top 40 music and mid-Atlantic accents; he understood the value of conversational radio to the people of Limerick. (A short documentary from 1994 by Curious Ear's Ronan Kelly.) …


Wanted: Kidney

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2011-11-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Regina Hennelly wants a kidney. She has been on the transplant list for over two years since being diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease in 2008. This is the story of the reality of life suspended on the transplant list and what happens in between. …


Slow Shopping

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2011-11-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A woman selling 'redneck wallets', a man selling marshmallow guns and an Irishman, in his 80s, selling Tayto. It's a day shopping in Portland Maine. Slow shopping. Drop into Mike Furey and have a chat - doesn't matter if you don't buy anything. …


Skelligs Calling

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2011-11-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
“We’re perched on this vertiginous rock, out somewhere in the Atlantic in almost total darkness, with some of the strangest sounds you’ll ever hear in Western Europe all around us…” Skelligs Calling is a beautiful sonic portrait of Skellig Michael. …


Oisín's Story

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2011-10-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
8 year old Oisín has a rare genetic disorder called Prader Willi Syndrome - this is the moving story of his birth, his life, his family and the people who love him. …


Breaded or Battered?

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2011-10-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
There's no sitting on the fence with the Wexford Town Rissole - the town is divided. Shane Dunphy has the story of the local chipper speciality. 'Delicacy' is too small a word for the lump of potato and herbs - it's a 'food grenade'.…


A Programme For and About You

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2011-10-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Do you remember life before phone-in radio programmes, texts or godhelpus Twitter? If you do, then you'll remember Frankie Byrne - sage agony aunt on Raidíó Éireann. Colette Kinsella tells the story of Frankie, her listeners, their tears and laughs. …


30,000 ft. for Shane

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2011-10-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Three years ago, Shane Geoghegan was murdered in Limerick - mistaken identity in a gangland attack. Nothing good comes of a tragedy like that? Not so, listen to Mark Quinn and the Shane Geoghegan Trust. (Go to rte.ie/doconone for the full documentary)…


From a Jack to a King

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2011-10-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A fantastically entertaining story with Ireland's No.1 Elvis impersonator, Kerryman Mark Leen. Full of humour, charm and lifes ups and downs, Mark's devotion to Elvis knows no bounds. From replica Graceland gates at his home right down to his velvet voice …


Big Music Docs

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2011-10-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The music documentary is a very special type of documentary. To mark Big Music Week 2011, we're bringing you a taster of the selection of music documentaries on the Documentary On One website. (A short radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland) …


From Brooklyn to Banja Luka

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2011-10-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An award winning documentary - of an international love story that will make you laugh out loud. He's from New York. She's from Serbia. They meet in Amsterdam and fall in love. They visit each others families - and only then realise how different they are. …


See off the Summer

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2011-10-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In Co. Meath they see off the Summer with competitive baking and animal husbandry contests. It all happens at the Oldcastle Show - producers Kate Garry and Derek O'Halloran went along to record the event. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE, Ireland) …


Desperately Seeking Sam

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2011-09-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A brilliant story of one fan's journey through the GAA football championship of 2011. Paddy Joe Burke is the ultimate inter-county fan - and a barber. Beginning in New York and ending in Dublin's victory, this is a story of football and of all things Irish …


All Those Funny Z's

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2011-09-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Many of the Polish people who came to work in Ireland during The Boom, have gone back to Poland. They didn't go alone; they took a few Irish people with them. One of those is Liam Nolan, who records his plunge into the Polish language and Warsaw. …


I Can Tell by Looking at You

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2011-09-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of just how little looks count - an Irish woman gets mixed up in an international identity fraud that involves huge sums of money being laundered. …


Tower of Time

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2011-09-22 Length: 10m 0s
The Famine Tower on the Hill of Allen in Kildare is a 60 ft. high dramatic landmark. It's been locked for years but recordist, Tom Lawrence, has discovered the interior is just as dramatic. (A short radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland.)…


Maurice - A Final Journey

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2011-09-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is a story of life and death - of a man, his partner and his family. Maurice Sullivan left his home in Galway for Malaysia in August 2010, never to return. His attack and the legal fighting that followed, have since been making headlines in Malaysia. …


One World: The Future of Food

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2011-09-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Fergal Keane explores how closely subsistence farmers live to famine in Ethiopia. In a country of 80 million people and 80% of the population dependant on agriculture, famine has been an almost constant presence in the country. (Made with Irish Aid) …


My Dad's Depression

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2011-09-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A really honest, tender, open and brave story. Much gets talked about depression and its sufferers. But what about the family that live with that person? This is Conor McGinnity's personal story of how his father's depression has affected the whole family …


Nancy Wake and Harry Potter

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2011-09-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of an extraordinary woman: Nancy Wake, WWII spy, French Resistance leader and saboteur who was determined to 'bugger up' the NAZIs. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland. Producer: Ronan Kelly) …


One World: Moving On

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2011-09-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Hilda Kawuki, the Ugandan aid worker who was kidnapped in Darfur along with Irish aid-worker Sharon Commins, has returned to development work. Producer, Elizabeth Laragy follows her during a week in her working life (With Irish Aid). …


Victim No. 0001

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2011-09-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
68yr old Fr Mychal Judge was the 1st official victim of the 9/11 attacks. As his true life story began to emerge, many sought to claim his heroic legacy - the Irish American community, the fire department, the Catholic Church and the city's gay community …


Conversations In The Dark

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2011-09-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Colette Kinsella captures a stunning soundscape: the sounds from Dublin Zoo at night. Most spectacular, the wolves; most endearing, the snuffling elephants. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland).…


One World: Groundhog - The Irish In Lebanon

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2011-08-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
As the Irish army re-deploy to the region, Barry Bracken follows the personal journey of two soldiers from early preparation through to their ultimate destination - Tibnin, South Lebanon. (An RTE Radio documentary made in partnership with Irish Aid.) …


Still Waiting for Joe

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2011-08-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
As we approach the 10th anniversary of 9/11, one Irish-American family still feels the loss of their son - 31 year old firefighter Joseph Hunter. This documentary follows Joe's story from the wilds of Connemara to Ground Zero in Manhattan.…


Joy of Afternoon Tea

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2011-08-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A luxury, necessity, ritual, habit? Carla Simpson evokes the divine pleasures of afternoon tea through sound, music and words. (A short Irish radio documentary made as part of the degree in Media Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology).…


One World: One City, One Day, Two Lives

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2011-08-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Ann-Marie Green tells the incredible story of two boys in Rio de Janeiro: Jonathan and Patrick, one rescued, one at risk. The story of anti-poverty programme designed to leaven the huge social disparities that exist there. (Made with Irish Aid) …


Logan Way - The Story of the Bulgers

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2011-08-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An exclusive interview with William Bulger, who for the first time since 1992, speaks out about his political career and his brother - notorious gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger. …


Cork City Memory Map

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2011-08-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Imagine being able to go up and touch the wall of a building and hear the stories associated with it. The Cork City Memory Map will be something like that for smartphones. Cliona O'Carroll of UCC Folklore Dept. and The Northside Folklore Project explains.…


One World: Malaria 2.0

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2011-08-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Microsoft's Bill Gates dreams of eradicating malaria; he's given millions to those working on the problem. In this fascinating story, Elizabeth O'Neill meets people receiving Gates' money, including a Dublin man with an invention inspired by spy movies. …


Breaking Records

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2011-08-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Can anything good come of riots? Maybe music. In the summer of the London riots, a new documentary from Delaney Hall on the New York riots of 1977 and their impact on hip-hop music. (Short radio documentary from inthedarkradio.org on RTE Radio Ireland)…


One World: Oil in Uganda - The trickle down effect

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2011-08-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The largest onshore oilfield in sub-Saharan Africa has been discovered in Uganda with the involvement of Irish-founded company, Tullow Oil. Tim Desmond asks who benefits from this discovery and will it change the lives of Ugandans? (Funded by Irish Aid) …


Through A Chink Too Wide...

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2011-08-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
...there comes no wonder. Kavanagh's line applied to story-telling, well-illustrated by two radio students': Diane McSweeney's story of a flamboyant funeral and Bernard Reilly's of a train passenger who listens in on others' conversations.…


An Irishman Chained to the Truth

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2011-08-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Delving into his family history, Allan Smith finds himself on a journey to Hollyood - his great great uncle Brian Desmond Hurst was the most prolific Irish film director of the 20th century - and Allan uncovers his adventures in Tinseltown. …


Star Boy

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2011-08-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An adventure without words - go on a magical audio journey with Joe Brennan's "Star Boy" and children in An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny during the 2011 Earagail Arts Festival. Music by Christofer Walker. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Ireland)…


One World: "Part of the Family?"

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2011-08-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Philippinas are prized as the "BMW" of domestic workers in Ireland. What's their experience? One woman's story of work in Ireland to build a small empire back home. Producer, Kay Sheehy. Part of the "One World" series in partnership with Irish Aid. …


Mat the Goalie

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2011-07-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Mat Greg loves a group of footballers he says are 'neglected': goalies. They get the blame, rarely credit and have one chance to be a hero: penalties. He talks of smells and mistakes. Learn about goalies and you learn about life. (Terry Flanagan reports) …


Ring Girls

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2011-07-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Their uniform is a bikini; their workplace is the boxing ring - the life of the 'Ring Girls'. …


Walk Around The Village

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2011-07-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Manchán Magann wanted to experience a different Africa so he went to a small village and stayed in a guesthouse. The night's entertainment included a tour around the village in the company of two boys who filled him in on all the gossip and characters.…


Kerry and the Tramp

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2011-07-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The untold story of Charlie Chaplin and how he found shelter and solace from the world on the edge of Europe, and why the locals of Waterville, Co. Kerry felt the need to honour his presence with a permanent statue on the sea front. …


Mine's A Pint

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2011-07-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The journey of a pint of blood from donation to patient - from vein to vein. Orla Rogers tells the fascinating story and hears from Susan who has every reason to be grateful to blood donors - so much so that her husband has made a particular pledge.…


Cork's Hidden Village

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2011-07-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A fabulously witty and charming journey into Cork City's English Market. Recorded over a year, this a story that weaves its way through two centuries - overcoming fires, famine, rebellion and war - culminating with a royal visit by the Queen of England. …


Made In Temple Bar

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2011-07-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Give some artists and producers a topic and ask them to come up with a Curious Ear - then sit back and enjoy. Temple Bar Cultural Trust commissioned 7 programmes for the Made In Temple Bar Festival - here are a few wonderful extracts. …


The House That Ronald Built

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2011-07-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Ronald McDonald House on the grounds of Crumlin Childrens Hospital in Dublin, provides a home from home for families of seriously ill children, as they attempt to create a semblance of a normal life in extremely abnormal circumstances. …


Sinking of Asgard II

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2011-07-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The incredible minute-by-minute story of the sinking of a tall ship. On Sept. 11, 2008, the "Asgard II" sank in the Bay of Biscay. Student radio producer, Stephen Long of DCU, tells the story of that night through eyewitness interviews.…


My Name is Lydia Foy

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2011-07-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Lydia Foy was born in 1947 and registered as a baby boy. When she realised her true identity, as a woman, she discovered something missing - a birth certificate. This is the story of a woman who has fought for her identity in life and in the legal system. …


Two Ears

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2011-06-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A wonderful tale of good farming, good radio and a voice from the past. Radio producer Tim Lehane found an old tape in his attic. It was the favourite piece of RTE agriculture journalist Joe Murray, about the early harvest in 1992. Joe died in May 2011. …


Cocaine Diaries: Story of a Drug Mule

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2011-06-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
August 2008, Dubliner Paul agrees with a local gang to conceal 6kg of cocaine in his luggage. He thought it'd be the easiest 15k he'd ever make. But not everything went to plan- landing him in the deadly and violent compound of Los Teques prison, Venezuela …


Hidden Sounds of Temple Bar

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2011-06-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Wildlife sound recordist, Tom Lawrence, takes his microphones into Dublin City Centre and the Temple Bar area to find some of the weirdest and creepiest sounds you're going to hear. (A short Irish documentary commissioned by Made In Temple Bar Festival) …


Don't Go Far - Grand Award Winner at 2011 New York Festivals

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2011-06-22 Length: 39m 7s
... Your Dinner's Nearly Ready! The mad adventure of two Dublin children in August 1985 who bunked off school, chanced a free ride on the DART and ended up in New York.…


Don't go far - Grand Winner@ 2011 New York Festivals

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2011-06-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
..... Your Dinner's nearly ready! The mad adventure of two Dublin children in August 1985 who bunked off school, chanced a free ride on the DART and ended in New York. …


In The Same Boat - Gold Award Winner at 2011 New York Festivals

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2011-06-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This documentary has just won a coveted Gracie Award from Beverly Hills, LA! We tell the story of forty women and two dragons who take to the water for the launch of a unique project for breast cancer survivors, Ireland's first dragon boat racing team. …


Los Preciosos - Gold Award Winner at 2011 New York Festivals

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2011-06-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A beautiful story of adoption from rural East Cork. Two children from Guatemala, Jacobo aged 4 and Natalie aged 5. Their father, Vittorio, is Italian. Their mother, Jools, is English. A family from three countries - making their home in a fourth, Ireland. …


The Long Walk of Brother Benedict - Gold Award Winner at 2011 New York Festivals

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2011-06-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A Catholic brother walks out of monastic life in Sydney leaving behind him 25 years of religious service and a pot burning on the stove. Linda Neil tries to solve the mystery of Brother Benedict and tells the story of a daughter's search for her father …


The Caretaker - Bronze Award Winner at 2011 New York Festivals

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2011-06-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is a classic who dunnit story? It was only in 1991 when priceless Islamic manuscripts came up for private sale around Europe - that questions began to arise. Those questions led a path back to the Chester Beatty library in Dublin to an insider theft …


The Age of Attraction - Gold Award Winner at 2011 New York Festivals

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2011-06-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Bill and Tom are two 'ordinary' men battling a sexual attraction to children they've never understood. They defy the stereotype of paedophiles as predatory monsters. This documentary goes behind the hysteria to tackle a very difficult subject - paedophilia …


Searching for Answers - Gold Award Winner at 2011 New York Festivals

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2011-06-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1975 and 1976 two fishing trawlers sank at the exact same spot off the coast of West Donegal with the loss of 11 lives. Over 35 yrs later, Helena Gallagher, a daughter of one of the men who drowned, goes 'Searching of answers'. …


Heroes of the Caribbean - Award Winner at 2011 New York Festivals

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2011-06-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
John Kenny (RTE Sport) tells the story of Irish Cricket. In particular, he looks back at the 2007 Cricket World Cup. After 150 years of being bowled out, the Irish cricket team bowled everyone over with incredible performances at CWC07 - A new era was born …


Dogfight: Conor and Charlie - Award Winner at 2011 New York Festivals

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2011-06-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
When the 2011 Irish General Election was called, Conor Lenihan and Charlie O'Connor were sitting TD's in Government. Battling through their 4 week campaign trail to retain their seats, the mood they faced was grim, the anger palpable and the outlook bleak …


Never No More: Maura Laverty Remembered

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2011-06-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Celebrity chef, agony aunt, novelist and the author of Ireland's first television soap Tolka Row: the remarkable life story of Maura Laverty who was a household name 50 years ago, one of very few women in Irish public life at that time. …


A Good Day At Blackrock

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2011-06-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A man fulfills a promise to his 13-year old self by visiting the place his grandfather died, Blackrock island, Co.Mayo. (A short radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland.) …


Survival of an Island

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2011-06-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
On Arranmore - one of the few inhabited islands off the Donegal coast - fishing has sustained a population for generations. Now, as the fishing industry there collapses under EU and Irish fishing laws, with it goes the life and community of the island. …


Amazing 'James Barry'

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2011-06-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Margaret Bulkeley wanted to become a doctor. It was the early 1800s and she didn't stand a chance. Unless.... she became a man..... And James Barry was one of the most brilliant doctors at the time..... (Extract of a Breege Brennan documentary) …


The Walsh Cassidys at Lissadell House

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2011-06-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This doc just won top radio prize at the 2011 National Justice Media Awards. In 2003, Edward Walsh and Constance Cassidy bought Lissadell House, Sligo to make the estate into a flagship for tourism - but after an 18 month legal battle, their dream is over …


Heel Toe Step Together

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2011-06-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A beautiful story. Forget your celebrity 'Strictly Come Dancing' - this is the real deal. A chance meeting in East London leads to an unlikely friendship through dance as 86yr old Bob teaches 28yr year old Katie to waltz. Gold Award Winner @ UK Sony awards …


Fryeburg Fair

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2011-06-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
You don't think of America for pilgrimages but, every year, thousands of 'pilgrims' head for the Fryeburg Fair in Maine. They go for the racing, the rides, the farm animals and the fast food. The sounds are fantastic and the sight of the draught horses... …


The Catacombs

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2011-06-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
'The Catacombs' was a night club that operated from the basement of 13 Fitzwilliam Place, in the centre of Dublin, in the late 1940's. It attracted a bohmemian crowd. This is a snap shot of being young and talented in the Dublin of the 1940's. …


The Diary of Leanne Wolfe

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2011-06-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A multi-award winning documentary. In 2007, schoolgirl Leanne Wolfe committed suicide. The morning of her funeral, her older sister discovered Leanne's diaries and to her horror, she discovered that her sister was bullied by 6 girls for the last 5 years …


Lost In Holland

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2011-05-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Getting lost can be fun. If you do it in HIlversum, Holland, you may come across a house with "Céad Míle Fáilte" on the front. It's owned by a Dutch couple who have fallen for Ireland so much, they want to move here. (Short radio documentary Ireland)…


12 Steps on Abbey Street

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2011-05-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Over 2,000 people visit the Dublin Central Mission every week. Some are dancing, some are praying, others are battling drug/drink/gambling/sex addiction and the list goes on - with a total of 56 groups meeting weekly. Come inside with us to find out more …


Foley

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2011-05-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of Jack Foley, a former dock worker who, when working at Universal Pictures, created a method of adding sounds to films, known now as the 'Art of Foley'. Every film now has sound dubbed in - yet the real sources of these sounds are unimaginable..…


Moneyless Mark

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2011-05-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
What would compel someone give away all of their material possessions, empty their bank account and commit to living a life with no money? Thrity-two year old Donegal man Mark Boyle has been living completely without money for over two years - by choice. …


Bray Roadshow

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2011-05-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Before package holidays, Bray, Co.Wicklow was the Blackpool of Ireland for holidaymakers. Sea, amusements and "Roadshows" - variety shows put on in temporary, 'fit-up' theatres in the town of music, dancing and one-act plays. Oooh, the memories and craic.. …


The 1916 Room with Dr. Garret Fitzgerald

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2011-05-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The 1916 room was set up with the premise of bringing 4 people back in time, and in their memories, to where they were in 1966, 50yrs after the Easter Rising, asking them what 1916 meant and what effect it had on their lives and families subsequently? …


The Annotated Jack

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2011-05-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This doc has just won a 2011 Prix Marulic award from Croatia. A tale of two "Jacks": one a hero of traditional folktales: the other a retired fisherman passing the time in his fishing stage spinning tales of his youth. You'll find them both in Newfoundland …


Obama on 145th Street

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2011-05-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The night President Obama got elected 145th Street in Harlem, NY city rocked. It was a night of talk, memory, partying and singing with the local community, some of whom could trace their roots back just a few generations to slavery in the Southern States. …


Olivia's Farm

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2011-05-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Ireland - a Farming Nation. But in the 21st century what's it like to be a single female farmer running a 200 acre farm? We follow 35-year-old Olivia Hynes, a beef and sheep farmer from Roscommon, as new life comes to her farm over the busy Spring period. …


Eulogy For A Sound

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2011-05-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
January 2011, foghorns went silent on Irish lighthouses. Student radio producer, Jason Murphy (www.boreenbroadcasts.com )weaves a lament with sounds, music and comments from Cork coastal people. See the amazing photo from photographer, 2c, on the website. …


TwitterOnTrial

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2011-05-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A unique documentary experiment that, with the help of five experienced Twitterers and one complete Twitter newbie, attempts to put the much talked about social networking service through its paces - #Twitterontrial by @patomahony1 and @RTEDocOnOne…


Obama '08

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2011-05-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
As Ireland becomes gripped by 'Obama mania' ahead of a visit by the 44th President of the United States, RTE's Fergal Keane travels back to 2008 when Barrack H. Obama went on the campaign trail - from the early primaries right through to the inauguration …


Mitchin' With Dylan

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2011-04-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Kevin Dolan, DCU student, tells the great story of Bob Dylan's 1965 song, "Like A Rolling Stone" and its impact on him as a teenager. (Radio people spend years trying to sound as laid back as Kevin does - something to do with listening to Dylan, perhaps.) …


An Extraordinary Affair

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2011-04-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of a scandalous liaison between two Irish women - Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby. Long before the civil partnership bill, were these lovers - two upper-class Anglo-Irish women from Kilkenny - the first ever lesbians to 'come out' in Ireland? …


A Convict of the Road

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2011-04-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
One of our most popular docs ever with multiple awards, this doc tells the story of Mick Murphy, winner of the 1958 Rás - a cycle race around Ireland. It's an unbelieveable story - broken collarbone, body-snatchers, stealing a bike, drinking cow's blood... …


Reluctant Comedienne

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2011-04-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Alison Spittle tells audiences that she's half-Traveller, half-English. She hates that - not her background, the fact that she uses it in her act - she feels she's stabbing her family in the back. A comedienne with a very Irish background.…


House

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2011-04-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In the early 1990's, dance music in Ireland was a strictly word-of-mouth thing with virtually no 'rave' music played on the radio. It was a scene based on insider knowledge of clubs and music. This story looks at the birth of the rave culture in Ireland …


Dr. Slotover Remembers The Rising

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2011-04-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
One of Max Leonard Slotover's earliest memory is of being stopped by an IRA man in St.Stephen's Green on Easter Monday 1916. His later memories are only slightly less exciting including a stint on The Gate stage with Orson Welles and lessons in drinking.…


Reflections on a Window

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2011-04-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Fr.Colm Kilcoyne is a retired priest living in his home town of Castlebar. Over the years he has returned again and again to the stained glass window in his local church; seeking answers in the stories there. (Short Irish radio documentary on RTE Ireland) …


Hidden Heroes of the Belfast Blitz

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2011-04-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
70 yrs ago, on Apr 15th 1941, Germany rained down bombs on Belfast - part of their WW2 offensive on Britain. The hidden story of that night is how the Republic of Ireland put its neutrality at risk by sending its firemen to help their northern brethern.…


Open FM

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2011-04-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Summer 2010, 70 people got together in a hotel. They thought they were running a gay radio station until a man in a brown suit with great hair came into the room and said they would communicate with The Universe. Not just a gay station but a joyful one. …


Mighty Mac - Prix Europa Winner 2009

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2011-04-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This doc won Best Radio Documentary in Europe for 2009. One of our all time great listens - this story has everything. Limerick man, Ger MacNamara ia master upholsterer and world champion power lifter, and we join him as he embarks on two challenges. …


Ballyfin - A boarding school memory

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2011-04-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An award winning intimate, poignant and beautiful documentary from John Quinn as he remembers back to his 5 years at boarding school in the Patrician College, Ballyfin, Laois in the 1950's. A window into the Ireland that once was and largely dissappeared. …


Vinyl Fantasy

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2011-04-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
No-one ever says "Come around and listen to my latest download". D.I.T. student, Robert McDonald marks the passing of vinyl - its decline began when he was still a child. Featuring Irish radio legend, Pat James. (The Curious Ear - short Irish radio docs.) …


Did Michael Keogh Save Hitler?

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2011-04-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Irish man Michael Keogh claims to have saved Hitler's life before he became 'Führer'. Could this be true? Could a Carlow man, who left home at 16 and lived a life of pseudonyms, disguise, conspiracy and war have had such an impact on modern history? …


Beneath the pfffff...

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2011-04-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Nick Coleman, Guardian music journalist, loses his ability to hear music. He tells producer, Yvonne Nolan. "I can hear beneath the pfffff a drowning choir, accompanied by a tiny monkey playing a teeny pipe organ..." (The Curious Ear, Broadcast 2008) …


The Curios Here

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2011-03-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
At the International Art and Antiques Fair in Dublin, dealers talk about the business: Stupid mistakes they made, clever deals they pulled and whether or not you can persuade anyone to buy anything. This is amusing, from the inside out (The Curious Ear) …


Raving Loons vs Northside Nightjars (The Curious Ear)

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2011-03-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Forget your Formula 1 or the All-Ireland - these guys chase around looking for half a bird. The annual Dublin Bird Race for birdspotters. Terry Flanagan goes along. Guess how many they spot in a day, 10, 30, 50? No, much much more. (Radio documentary)…


My Dad

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2011-03-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
What is to be a single dad: by getting unique access to the intimate relationships between three single fathers and their children, this documentary is delves into the personal and emotional side to single or separated fatherhood. …


To Love Two Countries

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2011-03-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
St. Patrick's Day, New York: A story of four witnesses to history; the adventures of leaving Ireland on ships, the friendships and matches, the Irish dancehalls and Saint Patrick's Day in the city where it probably has most resonance: New York. …


Julie's Patrick's Day (The Curious Ear)

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2011-03-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
St. Patrick's Day Parade 2011, Monaghan Town (A short Irish documentary from RTE Radio Ireland)…


Licking King: Oscars Well (for Today with PK)

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2011-03-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Mick Malone, widower, 87, has a dream....Jessica and Oscars are part of it. (A short feature from the home of radio documentaries in Ireland) …


More Irish than the Irish Themselves

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2011-03-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In the last 100 years, we Irish have struggled with our native language. Now in 2011, less than 5% of us speak it on a daily basis. This is a story of passion - from 'non-Irish' people who see the beauty in the language and have been inspired to learn it …


Groundhog & Mirror (The Curious Ear)

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2011-03-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Jane O'Connor's story of her final years with her mother. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland.)…


Statuesque (The Curious Ear)

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2011-03-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Maeve Taylor can be seen standing outside the Custom House, Dublin for the past 60 years. (A short Irish documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland.)…


Bonesetter TD (The Curious Ear)

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2011-02-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Thomas Burke's strange pact with the people of Clare. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland) …


Meat Factory Ear Worms (The Curious Ear)

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2011-02-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An award winning documentary from Richie Beirne as he reveals the techniques he used for dealing with a mind-numbing job on the killing lines. (A short radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland) …


The Curious Ear: Soundtory

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2011-02-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Electroacoustic composer, Guillaume Beauron's take on Tory Island off the coast of North West Ireland. It's a very remote island, just two and a half miles long and three quarters of a mile wide. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland.) …


The Curious Ear: Delaney's Bikes

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2011-02-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An Irish bike shop that's nearly as old as the bicycle itself... Producer: Nancy Previs (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland) …


Sex Slave: A Survivor's Story

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2011-01-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Iris is a 32yr old woman with a difficult past - a number of years ago, she was kidnapped and trafficked into the enforced world of prostitution. This documentary tells her harrowing story. …


Election 2011 - The Count Day

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2011-01-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
At the end of the 1st count day - As Ireland prepares for a new government, this is a mix of the highs and lows of a day that saw a seismic shift in the political landscape of Ireland. A new era has begun - Compiled from RTE Radio 1's election coverage …


The Curious Ear: What Can You See?

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2011-01-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Look out over the rooftops of Cairo with Colette Kinsella. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland)…


On the beach at Banna

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2011-01-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Recorded over five days at Banna Beach in Kerry, this story follows 9yr old Brian Spillane as he takes part in a surf camp for autistic children. Trying new things can be extremely difficult for children with autism. Surely this will be a challenge too far …


The Curious Ear: Junction 16

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2011-01-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Farmer turned church minister, Trevor Stevenson, looks down on a motorway junction and reminisces. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland).…


The Curious Ear: Gleeless

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2011-01-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
What are US High Schools really like? (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland.) …


City of Tents

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2011-01-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
January 12th 2010, an earthquake hits Haiti killing over 230,000 and making 1 million homeless. 1yr on, this documentary focuses on the life of St.Gerard's, a Haitian school run by the Redemptorist Priests and funded by the Irish charity Misean Cara. …


The Curious Ear: They're Not All Gone

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2011-01-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Paula Carroll's stories of traditional musicians in Co.Clare (Funded by the BAI Sound and Vision Fund). A short radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland.…


8 Years On

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2011-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A multi award winning documentary telling the story of a mother and son after a life seperated by drug addiction. Lynda Barton was born into 1960's Ballymun in Dublin, tried drugs at 13 and soon after had 2 babies. Her son Chris finally re-unites with her. …


The Nightsingers of Brighton

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2010-12-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Every year, villagers in a tiny village in Newfoundland ring in the New Year with an 18th century New Year's carol brought over from Europe with the first Irish and English settlers. This is a story of keeping beautiful old traditions alive and kicking. …


The Curious Ear: Lumps of Coal

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2010-12-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Stories of bold children and vindictive Santys. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland.)…


JG Farrell: 149 Days in the Life Of

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2010-12-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
JG Farrell - the 2 time Booker winning author moved to West Cork in March 1979. Shortly after, he drowned while fishing. Using interviews of neighbours, family and friends - this documentary tells the story of those 149 days in the life of JG Farrell. …


The Curious Ear: Planespo...Aviation Enthusiasts

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2010-12-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A view from the layby beside the runway at Dublin Airport by Sarah Jane and Keith Redmond. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland.)…


Turn Right At Colorado Springs

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2010-12-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Two miles high in the thin air of the Rocky Mountains, a group of Irish people arrive on a volunteer mission to repair the legendary Colorado Trail. This is a tale of high adventure, generosity of spirit and selfless gallantry. …


The Curious Ear: Ice Road Trucker

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2010-12-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Dave Miller's CBC Canada programme about Alex Debogorski who drives trucks across Northern Canada's frozen lakes making deliveries to diamond mines. (A short radio documentary from Canada on Irish Radio, RTE Ireland)…


The Curious Ear: Girls On Wax

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2010-11-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of female DJs as told by Louise Noone. (Made as part of the Media Arts Course in the Dublin Institute of Technology.) A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland.…


Fr. Paddy - A Young Man on a Mission

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2010-11-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary about 36-year-old Fr. Paddy Byrne, exploring one man's view on the challenges and complexities of life as a priest in 2010. …


The Curious Ear: Making My Coffin

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2010-11-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Winifred Thompson is cutting willow to weave her own coffin. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland.) …


Yola - Lost for Words

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2010-11-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The search for a lost language called Yola takes Shane Dunphy from a sunken island in Wexford harbour to the heart of rural Dorset and the ancient pathways of Cornwall. …


The Curious Ear: The Sound of Science

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2010-11-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The science club from Moyle Park College, Dublin visit a science lab for Science Week 2010. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland) …


The Curious Ear: "World's First Programme on an iPhone (Possibly)"

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2010-11-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A gimmick? Yes, but worth a try - this entire programme was recorded, edited and sent for transmission on a smartphone. (A short Irish documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland.)…


The Little Cross of Bronze

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2010-11-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Every county in Ireland, except one, has at least one winner of the Victoria Cross. This radio documentary delves into this little known aspect of Irish history to find out who these men were and how they won the most prized award for gallantry. …


The Curious Ear: We're told they're bad for us....

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2010-11-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
We're told they're bad for us.... but they're worth the price of beauty - right? (Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad) …


The Curious Ear: Winter

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2010-11-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Evelyn McClafferty uses voices, music and sounds to evoke the meaning of Winter. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland) …


The Runners - Prix Europa Winner 2010

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2010-11-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This radio documentary has just won a coveted Prix Europa - voted Best Radio Documentary in Europe for 2010. This is the story of a 'runner' - a child who escaped from industrial schools - Christy Fagan and the man - Jemmy Gunnery - who helped him escape. …


The Curious Ear: Blue Door

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2010-10-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of a man who kept the front door of his cottage open for 30 years... (A short radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland.)…


The Curious Ear: Royal Canal

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2010-10-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Six miles of stories from the newly-reopened canal. (A short Irish documentary from RTE Radio Ireland)…


The Curious Ear: Littoral Living

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2010-10-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Rachel Ní Chuinn's audio essay on the inter-tidal zone. (A short Irish documentary from RTE Radio Ireland)…


From Baltimore to Barbary - The Village That Disappeared

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2010-10-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about the pirates who raided a quiet coastal village in West Cork and sold villagers into slavery in the Ottoman Empire in 1631. …


Love Notes

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2010-10-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary celebrating 40 years of the National Youth Orchestra and all it has brought to its members: a passion for music; enduring friendships, first loves and marriages, great pieces of music, hard work and hard play. …


The Curious Ear: Big Music

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2010-10-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
There was a time people whistled on the street.... (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland)…


Stuart Rosenblatt - The Keeper of the Faith

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2010-10-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This radio documentary maps and explores Jewish Ireland, and our guide is Dubliner Stuart Rosenblatt author of the 16-volume Rosenblatt Series. …


The Forgotten Visit

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2010-09-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The US presidential visit that seems to have faded in collective memory, despite the fact that it had people lining the streets - Richard Nixon's trip to Ireland in 1970 is remembered in this radio documentary. …


The Curious Ear: Ten Tiny Audio Bombs - Part 2

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2010-09-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Artists making radio during the Dublin Fringe Festival 2010... (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland.) …


The Curious Ear: Ten Tiny Audio Bombs - Part 1

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2010-09-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Artists making radio during the Dublin Fringe Festival 2010... (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland.) …


The Curious Ear: Tom Shaw

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2010-09-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The life and thoughts of retired farmer and uranium miner, Tom Shaw…


Your Long Journey

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2010-09-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of the unique bond between a father and son - Danny and Connor Hughes in County Louth who run two shops side by side is told in this radio documentary. …


The Unknown Nomad

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2010-09-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The life of Meme, a nomad in the Himalayas, as he witnesses modernisation coming to the mountains, is explored in this radio documentary, recorded over four years. …


The Runners

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2010-09-15 Length: 22m 52s
Christy Fagan was a 'runner' - the name given to children who escaped from Industrial Schools. This radio documentary tells the story of Christy - a boy sent to Ferryhouse Industrial School and the man - Jemmy Gunnery - who helped him escape.…


The Curious Ear: Crom Regatta 2010

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2010-09-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For the first time in 97 years, a regatta on Lough Erne with a poignant history. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland)…


Bullfight at Inchicore1

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2010-09-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
What lengths will a parent go to relieve their child's suffering? In this radio documentary, Eddie 'the Bull' O'Connor has has decided to offer himself as the headline event in a cage-fight in order to raise money for his sick daughter. …


No Stuntman Is An Island

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2010-09-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In this radio documentary - the story of Paschal Whelan, the only full time resident of Omey Island and one-time professional wrestler and a stuntman. …


Little Star

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2010-09-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A really great story. In the 1930s, when film was going from silent to speech - Jean Darling was one of the biggest child stars of the era. A member of Hal Roach's Little Rascals and star of Laurel and Hardy, Jean now leads a very different life in Dublin …


The Curious Ear: Love Spectrum

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2010-09-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
From first kiss to a long marriage - extracts from Caroline Foran's and Hannah Quinn's documentaries. (A short Irish documentary from RTE Radio Ireland).…


Lives Less Lived

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2010-09-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1950's Ireland a young woman entered a psychiatric institution. Two years earlier she had been raped. Almost 60 years later, she is an elderly woman and still in a psychiatric institution - in fact she never left. This radio documentary is her story. …


Birdy

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2010-08-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about a German paragliding champion who survived being sucked into a storm that pulled her higher than Mount Everest. …


The Curious Ear: Waiting for...

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2010-08-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Two stories of women waiting for men: a soldier at war and Bono from U2. (A short radio documentary from RTE Ireland.)…


The Curious Ear: The Lonely Funeral

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2010-08-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An edited extract from Michele Ernsting's documentary for Radio Netherlands Worldwide about municipal funerals in Amsterdam. (An short Irish documentary series from RTE Radio Ireland.) …


Songs from the Inside

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2010-08-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This award winning documentary gained exclusive access to inside the confines of Cork Prison to meet with guitar teacher Noel Shine and his students who are all serving prisoners. This is an unexpected story of talent from a teacher and his prisoners …


Agatha Christie's Final Mystery

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2010-08-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about how Dubliner John Curran's fascination with Agatha Christie has changed his life - and brought a new Hercule Poirot story to the world for the first time in 30 years. …


The Curious Ear: Nobody's Child

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2010-08-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Wexford town's answer to Molly Malone...Maggie Hurley. (A short radio documentary from Irish radio, RTE Radio 1, Ireland.) …


Biking Viking

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2010-08-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An almost unbelievable documentary about the life journey of Peter O'Connor who has transformed himself from outlaw biker into a Celtic clan leader, film star and perhaps... just perhaps, the last High King of Ireland. …


The Bundoran Express

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2010-08-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about a journey along the much-loved old Clones to Bundoran railway line that ferried holiday makers and pilgrims to the west.…


The Release

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2010-07-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In the aftermath of homicide, what happens to those left behind? And what happens when the families of victim and perpetrator are separated by only a field? In 1997, 20-year old Marc O'Keeffe was stabbed on the field outside his home in Tallaght, Dublin. …


I Could Have Danced All Night

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2010-07-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
One of the last great characters of Co Clare, for decades Michael Tierney could be seen walking the streets of Ennis delivering newspapers on his daily round recognised by his wigs, hats, his choice of jewellery, or the smell of perfume as he walked by. …


The Curious Ear: Close Call

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2010-07-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Featuring an extract from Kate O'Flynn's documentary about two climbers who got into difficulty in Co. Wicklow (made for the DIT Media Arts course). Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad. …


I Could Have Danced All Night

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2010-07-26 Length: 32m 18s
A radio documentary about the life of the late Michael Tierney, a man described as one of the last great characters of County Clare.…


The Curious Ear: Lough Neagh Speaks

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2010-07-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The remarkable underwater recording of Dr. Tom Lawrence of DCU. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland)…


The Curious Ear: Carlow's Rowdy Pensioners

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2010-07-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
OAPs in Carlow waking the neighbours for the Bealtaine Festival. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland) …


The Curious Ear: Bus Stories

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2010-07-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Extracts from two documentaries on Dublin Bus - 20 years apart. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland) …


The Curious Ear: Better than Harry Potter

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2010-07-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The magical relationship of Theresa and Ron MacMillan. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland) …


One Evening in July

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2010-07-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about how a swim on a summer's evening at Dublin's Forty Foot changed one man's life forever. …


One Hundred Years of Names

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2010-07-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Every personal name has a story. Behind the top 100 Irish baby names list is a fascinating portrait of a changing country.This fascinating and beautiful documentary looks at the names we give our children and what our names say about all of us. …


Double D and a C

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2010-07-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is a glimpse into the lives of three women still mourning their husbands deaths - but they refuse to live their lives as widows, and together, strengthened by their friendship, they aim to live their lives to the full. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad. …


The Curious Ear: Shoes Fit For Dancing

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2010-07-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Natalia McCarthy's charming documentary on 87-year old Michael Yeates who has run a shoe repair shop in Clontarf for the past 50 years. Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad. …


The Curious Ear: Foes Reunited

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2010-07-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Northern Irish teenagers are spreading sectarian hatred using social networking sites like Bebo. Produced at the BBC in Belfast for Radio 4 by Rachel Hooper; reporter, Andy Martin. Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad. …


The Curious Ear: A Particular Love

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2010-07-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Sara Paul's short documentary from the Salt Institute - "A Stop Along The Way". (Short radio documentarires from RTE Ireland.) …


Are You Tony Sheridan?

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2010-07-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about a self-confessed 'Irish Vagabond' Tony Sheridan. In his turbulent and rich life he has worked with the Beatles, entertained the troops in Vietnam, played with Elvis Presley's backing band - all that and far more. …


Orangeman in Dublin

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2010-07-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about three members of the Dublin and Wicklow Loyal Orange Lodge …


The Curious Ear: Man You're Green

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2010-07-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Extracts from Nancy Previs' and Derek O'Halloran's programmes about alternative approaches to food. Full shows on rte.ie/doconone. (Irish radio documentary)…


The day they became men - How the story changes

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2010-07-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For years Leinster rugby has been overshadowed by its stronger, more successful country brother, Munster. May 2009, Leinster beat semi-finalists Munster and go on to win the Heineken cup. But does Leinster rugby have what it takes to move beyond the pale? …


Looking for Fairytale Castles

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2010-07-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This award winning doc tells the story of Jenny Tyrell who was adopted in 1972. But, Jenny was almost 9 before she found out she was adopted. In this story, Jenny and her birth mother reunite and speak candidly about the hurt and pain and the love. …


The Curious Ear: Rare 'Oul Times

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2010-07-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The memories of one Dublin family, by Louise Kenny of IADT, Dun Laoire (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Ireland.)…


Gentle Genius, Forgotten Poet

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2010-07-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about Cork singer songwriter Ger Wolfe. Described by others as a genius, a poet, and even a prophet, Ger Wolfe possesses a rare ability to capture the hearts and minds of his listeners. …


DocArchive: Letter to Ann

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2010-06-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This award winning doc tells the story of Anne Lovett, a 15yr old schoolgirl from Granard, Longford, who died giving birth beside a grotto in 1984. Her baby son also died. Her death began a national debate about unmarried mothers (Broadcast 1996) …


Siege at Jadotville

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2010-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An award winning documentary telling the story of a company of Irish troops who in 1961 came under siege at the isolated post of Jadotville, Congo and were forced to surrender to authorities in the province of Katanga. …


Bachelor's Last Waltz

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2010-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Jimmy Fleming was never meant to dance again. The 72-year-old bachelor farmer had a heart attack on the dance floor a couple of years back and the doctor warned him to take it easy. This is a story of dancing at the crossroads. …


The Curious Ear: Novena

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2010-06-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A Limerick tradition that stops the traffic once a year. Producer Ronan Kelly. (A short Irish documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland)…


Suburban hideaway

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2010-06-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An award winning documentary that gives an insight into how a family copes after they discover their son sexually assaulted and raped two young school girls. He is now currently serving a ten year sentence in Arbour Hill Prison, Dublin. …


Achill Island Mobile Bank (The Curious Ear)

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2010-06-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Jim Foody, driver and Anne McKnight, teller, take the Ulster Bank Mobile Bank around Achill Island twice a week. (2007) (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland)…


There Was Love

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2010-06-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about two friends going through divorce in Ireland. Ann and Trish record their experience of divorce over a year. …


The Curious Ear: A Taught Sound

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2010-06-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The sound of tension during exam time at Ardscoil na Trionóide, Athy, Co. Kildare. (A short Irish documentary from RTE Radio Ireland.)…


Mad About Ned

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2010-06-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about 80 year old Traveller man Ned McDonagh whose passion for singing lifts spirits wherever he goes. Ned has not had an easy life but he can still rise above hardship and grief to sing his heart out. …


The Curious Ear: Harpie

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2010-06-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The remarkable story of a woman who braved intimidation to spread the word about harp music. (A short Irish documentary from RTE Radio Ireland.)…


A Fair Exchange?

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2010-06-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary telling the story of a group of Irish businesspeople who are trying to bring clean water to the village of Illili Darartu - where the low price of coffee has led to many farmers switching instead to growing a narcotic plant called khat. …


The Curious Ear: Obsession

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2010-06-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Erica Mills meets four people who are obsessed about "Supernatural", gaming, tattoos and Liverpool. (An Irish radio documentary from the MAIJ course in DIT.) …


The Curious Ear: Flower War

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2010-06-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Gerald Flower bailed out of an RAF bomber over liberated Holland in 1944 - the wind blew him back over German lines and into the hands of the Gestapo.…


Deadly Sleeper

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2010-06-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This award winning documentary tells the story of 54-year-old Ray. Ray's family have suspected for a long time that something is wrong. Could it be that he suffers from Sleep Apnoea, a disorder where the sufferer frequently stops breathing during sleep? …


The Loneliness of the Goalkeeper

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2010-06-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An award winning documentary about the pressurised life of a goalkeeper, the one member of the football team who spends ninety minutes looking at the backs of his teammates, where one mistake can send him from hero to zero in a matter of seconds. …


With These Hands

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2010-06-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This multi award winning documentary tells the story of the world class virtuosic guitarist Eric Roche and his younger brother Bryan. It documents their relationship and brotherly bond. This is a story of love, music, life and brotherhood. …


The Curious Ear: Through African Ears

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2010-05-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A group of programme-makers from fomacs.org tell the kind of African stories rarely heard in Ireland. (A short radio documentary from Irish national radio in Ireland) …


The Curious Ear: Shatila

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2010-05-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Derek O'Halloran gathers sounds and surprising impressions on a visit to the Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. (A short radio documentary from Irish national radio in Ireland) …


Dustcatchers (The Curious Ear)

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2010-05-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Those little gee-gaws that people keep in their houses. They'd never appear in an interior design magazine, but they mean something special to the owners. Producer: Susan O'Loghlin. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland) …


The Curious Ear: The Toastie Train

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2010-05-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Three men who commute to work every day in Dublin....from Limerick…


The Dead News Network

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2010-05-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about Anne, a 37 year old mother from Kildare who talks to spirits every day. Anne is a medium and conveys messages from the dead to the living.…


The Curious Ear: Don't Bring Sweets

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2010-05-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A group of Irish Travellers visit a group of former lepers in Ethiopia…


Return To Ypres

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2010-05-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary retracing the steps of three men who fought in World War I, including Dubliner Captain, Maurice C Walker. The Walker family visits the now-peaceful fields of Flanders where so many soldiers lost their lives almost a hundred years ago. …


The Long Evenings

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2010-05-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A charming look at rural life, past and present by Breandan O' Ciobhain. …


Secrets and Lies

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2010-05-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Elizabeth O'Halloran's (36) life changed from a chat in a pub in Huddersfield at a relatives funeral. Nobody is certain where Elizabeth came from and nobody knows what happened to her Irish mother. All that is certain are the secrets and lies. …


The Search for Edna Lavilla

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2010-05-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An award winning documentary from Australia, in which a woman traces the history of her grandmother who died as a result of a backstreet abortion. …


DocArchive: Fading Echoes

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2010-05-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An award winning documentary that looks back at the boys who sold newspapers like the Evening Echo and Evening Herald on the streets of Cork and Dublin during the 1950s. (Broadcast 2003) …


The Curious Ear: People First, Music Second

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2010-04-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of two Irish music sessions; one in California, one in Waterford. (Recorded by Susan O'Leary of radioballads.com and RTE Radio's Jacqui Corcoran.) …


The Curious Ear: On Summer

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2010-04-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Evelyn McClafferty evokes the mood of the season to mark May 1st. (A short radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland)…


Shuffle Up and Deal

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2010-04-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This documentary tells the story of life as a professional poker player. Told through three Irish poker players: two of Ireland's best known professional players, Andrew 'the Monk' Black and Padraig 'Cantona' Parkinson and poker club owner Joe O'Neill.…


The Curious Ear: Stuck In A Big Lift

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2010-04-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of a group of Irish air passengers stranded in Istanbul during the Icelandic volcanic eruptions of April 2010. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Ireland) …


David Hughes' Greenmarket (The Curious Ear)

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2010-04-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
David runs a market in a very unusual place. (2007) (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland)…


My Bones Won't Rest Here

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2010-04-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary telling the story of how, over 60 years ago, an cousin's wedding changed one Irish man's life by acting as the catalyst to send him on a journey to the United States where he found love, hope and a resting place for when he dies. …


What's Love Got To Do With It

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2010-04-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about domestic violence and the scars it leaves on both its victims and perpetrators. Two women-survivors of domestic violence give us a glimpse into what life was like with a violent man, and one male perpetrator tells his own story. …


Jungle Is Rough

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2010-04-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary telling the story of Brian and Michelle who both have been diagnosed as schizophrenic. Brian is a voice hearer. It is the story of how they cope on a day to day basis, the story of how they met. It is a love story. …


The Curious Ear: Mullingar Military Museum

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2010-04-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Lt.Col. Arthur Armstrong and Gunner Noel Poynton in a new museum that tells the story of Irish military history through various donated items.... …


Witness At Checkpoint 300: My Time in Bethlehem

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2010-04-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary telling the story of Galway woman Barbara Walshe as she spends a three-month term as a human rights observer in the West Bank, seeing conditions at Checkpoint 300 and life for Palestinians and Israelis on both sides of the 8 metre wall. …


Axels of Evil

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2010-04-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A sign of the times and how much we've all changed. Were we really this 'out of touch' in just 2008? Born and bred out of 21st century Ireland.The real question is, "If SUVs seem to be so universally loathed, why are their sales in Ireland on the increase? …


Marrying Out - Part 2 - Between Two Worlds (The Children)

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2010-03-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Part 2 of a two part documentary about pre-multicultural Australia where marrying across the Protestant/Catholic Divide was to consort wth the enemy. Yet from the 1890s to the 1960s, one in five Australian weddings was a mixed marriage. …


Marrying Out - Part 1 - Not in Front of the Altar (The Spouses)

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2010-03-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Part 1 of a two part documentary about pre-multicultural Australia where marrying across the Protestant/Catholic Divide was to consort wth the enemy. Yet from the 1890s to the 1960s, one in five Australian weddings was a mixed marriage. …


The Curious Ear: Berlin Salad

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2010-03-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Brenda Tobin gets a taste of the German capital courtesy of artists, MJ Whelan, Declan Clarke and Myles Claffey. (A short radio documentary from Irish radio in Ireland.) …


Downtown - Pete Hamill's Manhattan

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2010-03-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary featuring acclaimed journalist and novelist Pete Hamill talks about his enduring love affair with the 'skinny little island' of Manhattan and his career in newspapers in the most exciting city in the world. …


The Curious Ear: The Turn in the Road Tells a Tale

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2010-03-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Briain Mac An Bhaird follows stories on the roads and fields of South Monaghan. (An Irish radio short documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish short radio documentaries.)…


The Curious Ear - Magnetic Mary & The Angels

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2010-03-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Two shopkeepers who sell religious and spiritual artefacts but provide much more to their customers. A short radio documentary from RTE Ireland …


The Carberrys - Running in the Family

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2010-03-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An award winning doc on the Carberrys, one of Ireland's most famous horse racing dynasties. Grand National winning jockey and trainer Tommy Carberry is joined by his wife Pamela and 4 of their children Paul, Philip, Nina and Peter - all champion jockies. …


The Curious Ear: Shopping in Mullingar with Michael Harding

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2010-03-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A wander through the town of Mullingar in praise of Polish women, Midlands chat, Lady Diana and traffic wardens. A short radio documentary from RTE Ireland. …


Two hundred shaves a day

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2010-03-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about the life of eighty year old Mayo man, Larry Hingerton - one time barber to the stars and musician.…


The Long Strike

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2010-03-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The fascinating story of how, in 1968, on the Roscommon Leitrim border, the miners of Arigna went on strike for a five day week - a strike that divided the community when twelve men crossed the picket lines. …


Soul Wings

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2010-03-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
One of our most popular docs - A story of recovery - "I'm meant to be here, I'm meant to tell this story. It may help somebody else. I wasn't meant to die and I wasn't meant to go mad from drink which so many people I know have done" Thomas Kinsella. …


The Balloon in Brosna

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2010-03-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Con Curtin, a Kerry fiddle player and self-proclaimed living legend, is a unique character. Every year the Kerry village of Brosna holds a festival in his honour. Apprenticed as a blacksmith, he left for London at an early age. Con passed away in 2009 …


My Cappoquin Chickens

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2010-03-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
As the Celtic Tiger era neared its end in 2008, many factories and businesses began to close. This story follows Ned Morrissey, a chicken grower from Cappoquin, County Waterford, as he prepares what could be his last batch of chickens. …


Photo Rally (The Curious Ear)

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2010-03-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A group of motorcyclists who go around Ireland taking photos of their bikes at 24 landmarks. (2008) Producer: Susan O'Loghlin (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland) …


The Curious Ear: Hot Irishman

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2010-02-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Radio producer, Colette Kinsella, meets an elderly Irishman who hasn't given up on looking for love; he's in an Irish Centre in New York and uses a drink called "Hot Irishman" to introduce himself.…


Ten Minutes From Kenema

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2010-02-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about Elayne, Nancy and Sombo, three pregnant women who gave birth in different countries with very different outcomes. We travel from Ireland, the safest place in the world to have a baby, to Sierra Leone, one of the most dangerous. …


Stopped By Swans (The Curious Ear)

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2010-02-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Colette Kinsella has found a place in Dublin it's very hard to pass without stopping...(2007) (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland) …


The Curious Ear: Grand Dock Stories

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2010-02-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Three stories from three men who live on boats in Dublin's Grand Canal Docks; Nigel, 'Brew' and Séamas. (Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad.)…


Behind the mic

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2010-02-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Hip Hop has traditionally been the music of the working classes, a vehicle for self expression for those that need it the most. This is a confronting doc with hardcore language about a young hip hop Irish act from Ballymun, Dublin, Urban Intelligence. …


The Curious Ear: The Smell of Life

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2010-02-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Paddy Plunkett leads us, by the nose, down the Liberty Lane of his childhood. (An Irish short radio documentary from RTE, Ireland.) …


The Curious Ear: Neltah Tells A Love Story

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2010-02-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Neltah Chadamoyo tells the engaging story of her sister and a man named Taurai. A story of love, charm and sadness. …


Bright Lights Small Village

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2010-02-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A candid and often humorous radio documentary which goes behind the scenes of a Limerick amateur drama production to capture the compelling journey from the first readings through to the emotional final performance. …


The Curious Ear: "Silence" by Joan Schuman

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2010-02-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A sound art and documentary piece about a couple who choose to live in silence. (www.joanschuman.com)…


Mary

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2010-02-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is the colourful and initimate story of Mary Murphy, an extraordinarily talented woman with an intellectual disability, who never lets this stand in the way of what she wants to achieve in life. …


The Script of Hurt

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2010-02-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The early 1950's are remembered in Mayo for their All-Ireland Gaelic football wins. However these dates also mark the beginning of 58 years of wandering around in the football wilderness as the county has failed to win a single Sam Maguire Cup since then. …


21 Years and 8 Days

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2010-02-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
August 2006, Gary Douche (21) was beaten to death in the holding cell of Mountjoy Prison, Dublin. He was violently attacked by another inmate in a hot, overcrowded cell. The details of his death were front page news. This documentary begins with his death …


Rebel City Reverts

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2010-02-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Three Cork born Muslims relate their experiences of finding Islam, practising their religion in their home town, and worshipping at their Mosque, on an industrial estate on the outskirts of the city.…


Anatomy of a Recession - The 100 Days

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2010-02-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Back in the heady days of the affluent Celtic Tiger, it wasn't until 2008 that we began to get a sneaking sense that things were seriously starting to go wrong. This is the story of the first 100 days of Irelands recession and fall of the Celtic Tiger. …


The Tattie Hokers - The Migrant Workers of North Mayo

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2010-02-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary that tells the stories of migrant workers from North Mayo and their journeys to Scotland to pick potatoes during the 20th century to earn a meagre living and support their families at home. …


The Brady Bunch

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2010-01-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This radio documentary takes you down a long and winding road to a small village in County Monaghan to meet the larger than life and renowned Irish horse trainer, Oliver Brady - a 'small man' competing in the 'Sport of Kings'. …


About A Pop Song (The Curious Ear)

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2010-01-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Learning all about the 2007 Sugababes hit, "About You Now". (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland)…


Generation X Factor

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2010-01-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Jedward-mania hit the country in the autumn of 2009. This radio documentary looks at life inside the pop bubble - and what happens when the bubble bursts, talking to previous Irish contestants of the competition.…


The Curious Ear: Peter Healy Luthier

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2010-01-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Peter Healy makes stringed instruments and invites groups to his home to play them. Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad. …


Song From The Slum

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2010-01-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This radio documentary is the story of Steo from the northside of Dublin and of Simo, a young homeless man from the streets and slums of Nairobi who find a common language though music and hip hop. …


The Curious Ear: National Gallery Volunteers

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2010-01-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A shorter radio documentary. Three volunteers from the National Gallery in Dublin talk about their favourite paintings in the gallery. …


The Curious Ear: Vladimir's website

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2010-01-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Curious Ear: Vladimir's website oontz.ru. Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad. …


Mr Farren Goes to Brussels

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2010-01-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary in which a Donegal family travel to the EU in Brussels in search of answers to their daughter's tragic death. Eight and a half years after her death, Sinead McDaid's family feels that all avenues in Ireland have been exhausted. …


The Curious Ear: Dead Snow

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2010-01-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An extract from a series of podcasts about James Joyce's short story, "The Dead"...shorter radio documentaries on Irish radio from Ireland and abroad.…


A Piece of Cloth

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2010-01-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An award winning documentary that tells the story of Gorey schoolgirl Shekinah Egan, who, at 14, found herself at the centre of a controversy over the wearing of the hijab. Could this young Wexford girl make a difference in standing up for her beliefs? …


Death in Kerry

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2010-01-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary that tells the Story of 'The Field' and how a dispute between two farmers over bog land in mountainous rural Kerry, Ireland, during the 1950s culminated in Richard Harris's nomination for an Oscar in 1991. …


On Hunting

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2010-01-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Man and the hunt are inexorably linked - we are the hunter of the world and those around us. County Longford programme maker John O'Connell follows a group of hunters in Northern Australia as they hunt for Asiatic Buffalo. This story begins in a swamp. …


After Belfast: Father Aidan in Paris

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2010-01-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Fr Aidan Troy spent 7yrs in Belfast where his ministry spanned the time of the infamous Holy Cross Protest Walks and a blight of suicides. In 2008, Fr Aidan was sent to a new parish in Paris. This documentary follows his first year of life in Paris …


The week to come

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2010-01-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary told by those who took part in the 1916 Rising. It is made from archive recordings made by Proinsias Mac Aonghusa in the 1960's, broadcast during the 50th anniversary commemoration as The Week of the Rising (Broadcast 2006) …


This is Maria McCrae

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2010-01-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This award winning doc tells the story of an incredibly difficult journey. Of how 22 year old Maria Macrae spent most of her life trying to find her brothers and sisters. This doc recieved a special mention at the 2009 Prix Italia for courage in journalism …


How Macroom Remembers

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2010-01-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Politics in Ireland, like most other countries, has a long memory. We visit the Cork town of Macroom that still remembers the Irish Civil War. Even today in the run up to election time, those civil war memories mark a huge divide between FF and FG support …


Mary X - A partial life

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2010-01-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is not just a story of an intellectually disabled woman and her family's struggle to find her nine children. It's the story of the failure of the state towards one woman, her children and her entire extended family …


The Sweep and the Philosopher

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Two unlikely men meet to swap jobs. One is a 70-year-old chimney sweep, who left school at 13, the other a professor of philosophy at UCD. The professor cleans a chimney while the sweep delivers a talk to the Philosophical Society at UCD. …


Leaving Care

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For most, an eighteenth birthday is an important birthday. Even more so for young people who have grown up in care - this is the day that state care for them ends.This radio documentary tells the stories of how some of them are struggling to survive. …


Beethoven and Me

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
What happens when a professional musician begins to lose her hearing? This is what happened to Elizabeth Petcu, who was a flautist in the RTE Concert Orchestra for more than 25 years.…


Pat's University Challenge

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
20 years after it became a fully fledged university in 1989, Pat O'Mahony returns to his old alma mater, Dublin City University. Living on campus for Freshers Week, Pat finds out how the place has changed since his student days in the mid-1980s. …


The Fathers House

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An intimate and powerful story of heroin, hurt and friendship - of how four dads - John, Jimmy, Paul and Mousey -found a way to live with their child's addiction. …


The Curious Ear: The Neighbours At 52

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Neighbours At 52. Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad. …


Pieces Of The Wall

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Twenty years after the extraordinary event of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Martin Duffy, an Irish writer and film-maker living in Berlin, meets Irish people who have been living in West Berlin since its days as a walled-in city. …


The Starry Frame

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of one farming family, the Irwins, from Co. Tyrone, who were part of the great Irish diaspora left behind during the emigration of the mid 19th century. …


Silver Stars Unplugged

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An award winning documentary that goes behind the scenes of a theatre production at the Dublin Theatre Festival. 'Silver Stars' is performed by an all male gay cast and was originally commissioned by Bealtaine, the celebration of creativity in older age. …


Ruth's Coin

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The September 11th attacks changed the world forever. 2,976 victims and the 19 hijackers died in the attacks. This is the story of one victim, Cork-woman, Ruth Clifford McCourt, who died in World Trade Centre, New York on September 11, 2001. …


The Long Way Home

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Keiko was a male orca who starred in the three Free Willy movies. This documentary charts Keiko's journey from a Mexico city amusement park to the Westman islands in Iceland where he is preparing for freedom - on his way back home. …


The Curious Ear: Dole Volunteers

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Unemployed people who volunteer to help new visitors to the Social Welfare office in Tallaght, Dublin. (Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad) …


A Strange Blessing

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The joy that heralds the arrival of a Hijra is a regular part of India's special occasions. The sight of their masculine features wrapped in a female sari is one that surprises many. What is more surprising is that homosexuality is still illegal in India …


The Curious Ear: Grand Art

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Two great stunts from the late 1990s. Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad. …


Curious Ear Gold Party

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A new form of Tupperware party…


The Auction

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
'Victor Mitchell's' Auction House in Roscrea, Co Tipperary is widely respected amongst 'those that know' in the antiques trade. And in this documentary, we get to know a few things about the business. To which room shall the rocking horse return? …


O Commemorate Me

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Marking the centenary of his birth, this documentary is based primarily in Patrick Kavanagh's birthplace of Iniskeen and in other towns in South Monaghan featuring events as the inauguration of the National Kavanagh Day and the Raglan Road Festival. …


Life with a catch

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is the story of Zeta Woods, a 26 year old woman diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune response attacks a person's central nervous system. Zeta lives every day as the last - no matter what, life goes on. …


Gone too soon

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Cormac McAnallen died of SADS, Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. Cormac was an icon of modern-day Gaelic football. Every death is a painful reminder of the unwelcome end for us all. It is even more harrowing when a young person and the promise of life is taken …


Tullaghmurray Lass

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
February 14th 2002 at 3.40am, the Tullaghmurary Lass set sail from Kilkeel Harbour, Co. Down for a day fishing trip. Within a few hours the ship sank with the loss of three generations, Michael Greene, his son Michael and his grandson, also called Michael …


The strange thing I am

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary on Pádraig Pearse who was born on 10th of November 1879 and died on the 3rd of May 1916. Pearse was an Irish teacher, barrister, poet, writer, nationalist and political activist who was one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916. …


The Blues and the Candy stripes

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The last time Belfast soccer club Linfield FC travelled to the Brandywell, the home of Derry City FC, was January 25th 1969. The two sides found themselves on opposite ends of the social spectrum in a time of civil unrest - 26yrs on, they meet again. …


Speaking of grief

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Air India Flight 182 was operating on the Toronto-Montréal-London-Delhi-Bombay route. On 23 June 1985, it was blown up in midair, by a bomb, just off the south coast of Ireland. Many of Shalini Sinha's close family friends were affected by the crash. …


Playing with Pride

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This documentary tells the incredible story of a young girl's gaelic football team from Dublin's inner city Sheriff Street, during the run-up to a Cumann na mBunscoil semi-final during the month of November. …


Leaving Breaffy

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
If 1996 was the best year of Noel Forde's life, 1997 was the worst. In '96, as Chairman of the Mayo County Football Board, he brought his side to its first All-Ireland Final in years and he met the love of his life, but Noel was a priest-1997 was difficult …


Just as there are parentheses within sentences

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
First published at the age of 17, Desmond Hogan was critically praised from the outset. He won a Hennessy Award and, with Niall Jordan, founded the Irish Writers Coop, which published his first novel, The Ikon Maker-yet he's an enigma amongst Irish writers …


Wexford Heimat

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Falkenthals, Gunter and Karin and their parents became refugees in the wake of the Second World War. Their father was from what is now Poland and their mother was an ethnic German from Riga. They came to Wexford so their father could remain a farmer. …


Unfamiliar Families

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary on the lives of two women as they wait for the Zappone Judgement. Unfamiliar families explores the difficulties and challenges faced by same sex couples in Ireland. (Broadcast 2005) …


The sky ran away

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary with Tommy McKearney, a 1980's Provisional IRA prisoner - and John Nixon - a then member of the INLA - A story of two men's experience of their years on the blanket and the inevitability of hunger strike. …


The last brigadista

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary on Irish man, Ned Murphy, believed to be the last survivor of the Irish Brigade which fought for Franco in the Spanish Civil War. This is Ned's story, told in his own words and those of his family. …


Recruits

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 2006, we gained exclusive and first time access to record the highs and lows of a platoon of young men as they try to make it through their basic Irish army training over a period of four months. …


Judith's best friend

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This documentary was recorded in Belfast against a backdrop of recent riots but the riots might as well be a million miles away. Judith comes from a good family, went to a good school and is attending university in Glasgow. Judith's best friend is Jesus. …


Walking on Water

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Janet Gray is a blind Northern Irish Water Skier and 3 times World Champion. In 2003, she nearly died in an horrific water skiing accident. This documentary follows Janet as she defies medical convention and makes a comeback to competitive water skiing. …


A Father's Story

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is a story of survival. 20 years ago, Jerry Dennehy was told to say goodbye to his family. In this documentary, he talks openly with his daughter, Susan Dennehy, about his battles, his unusual methods of coping and the 'curse of an interesting life'. …


What-you-may-call-it, Drugs and liver transplants

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is the story of the 1960's Dublin beat group The Movement. They had a hit single in 1967, before implosion. Their story reads like an apocryphal tale of Ireland in the 60's. This is a tale of rock and roll, of lost innocence, of what might have been. …


The Swilly

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Lough Swilly Bus offers a network of services to some of the most remote parts of Donegal. Departing Derry City, the route travels along the old railway route of the Lough Swilly Railway Company. This is the story of the people who use the Swilly bus. …


The orphans that never were

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
On February 23rd 1943, a fire in St Joseph's industrial school in Cavan Town, an orphanage run by an enclosed order nuns caught fire. 35 orphans and one elderly woman died that night. This is the story of the people who died and those who were left behind. …


The Guest

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Cellist Richard Groocock lost his young son to suicide. Kevin, a promising trombone player, was 20 when he took his life. This documentary tells his story and explores whether music can still be played and enjoyed in a family whose core has been shattered. …


The Glen road to Carrick

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Fiddle player Paul O'Shaughnessy's revisits The Glen area of Co Donegal which, as a child, was a place of formative experience for him. This documentary is an exploration of a musical style told through this tune and the memories of those who've played it. …


Rumours from Monaghan

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Senator Billy Fox was murdered on the night of March 11th 1974. Five members of the Provisional IRA, were sentenced to life for the killing. The story of Billy Fox is largely forgotten. This documentary attempts to find out what really happened that night …


Mary and Manor Street

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Mary Gurr had been a promising footballer - offered professional trials in her youth. But she died an alcholic and homeless. Here, the Gurr family describe the helplessness of watching a cherished family member slowly die on the streets of the Dublin city. …


Markey

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Markey Robinson was born in Belfast in 1918 and died in 1999, aged 80. Markey was a prolific Irish artist with a distinctive naïve expressionist style. His main passion was painting, but he also produced sculptures, and designed some stained glass panels. …


Like the wings of a butterfly

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Emma Fogarty lives with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a painful genetic skin disorder which causes her skin layers to separate and blister at the slightest touch. This is a glimpse into the world of Emma and her family - the world of Dystrophic EB. …


Indian Ocean tsunami - One Year on

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This award winning documentary tells the story of 23 yr old Wexford man, Michael Murphy who lost his life in the Indian Ocean tsunami. Michael's mother, Theresa, his sister Anne Maria and his two brothers Paul and Kevin, speak publicly for the first time. …


Dreaming of prawns

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Susannah G is a prawn fishing trawler based in Dunmore East, Waterford. The skipper, Denis Harding, has 4 in crew. Heading for 'The smalls', a fishing ground 55 miles off the Irish coast, would this turn out to be just another typical trip at sea? …


Closing the Gaiety in Carrick on Shannon

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of the final night at the Gaiety Cinema in Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. In 1997 it was fully refurbished with new seating, a new screen and state of the art Dolby Surround sound. But it was never going to be that easy-and now its gone forever …


A woman called Auntie

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is a documentary that tracks child trafficking routes. We travel from Dublin Airport, to the start of one of the routes, to the border points and on to the markets of West African capital cities where adults force children to work as modern day slaves …


A light from the Grave

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is a story of mystery - of the 18th century grave of Father Andrew Mullen in Offaly. Fr William Dempsey, has made it his life's work to have Father Mullen beatified. But why in 21st century Ireland is Fr Mullens grave still visited for hope and cures? …


A dream for Fatima

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1995 the residents of Fatima Mansions, one of Dublin's most notorious and deprived communities, came together with the start of a dream. This story tracks that dream as it becomes a reality in 2005. Leaving behind the past, it's all about the future now …


Dead People Don't Matter

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
On the night of September 18th 1988 Anne Gillepsie and her mother Annie were shot dead in the car park of Sligo General Hospital by John Gallagher, Anne's estranged boyfriend of three and a half years. John Gallagher was found guilty but insane in 1989 …


The French Connection

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is the story of two great estates, one in Monivea, County Galway - the other in Simbirsk, Russia. It is also the story of the woman who owned those two estates - Kathleen Ffrench - and her cousin Rosamunde ffrench. …


An Injury For Life

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Ned, Dermot and Noel, who live with an acquired brain injury, are cared for within the Macroom house in Co. Cork, one of the assisted living services operated by Acquired Brain Injury Ireland.…


Like Feathers on the Breath of God

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Séamus Kelly visits various people for whom the singing of hymns holds great importance. "It's the power of sound and how a sound can bring you back to a memory, to a space in yourself which is above and beyond the here and now." - Noirín Ní Riain. …


Blessed be the Fruit of the Loom

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Bridie Burns, a former factory worker at the Fruit of the Loom sewing factory in Donegal goes in search of the ‘factory girls of Morrocco’. …


There's only one George Best

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Recorded on the day that the legendary George Best was buried. This story follows two groups of mourners, the first a group of lifelong supporters from Galway, the second, a father and son from East Belfast. This was a day of soccer, love and spitiruality …


Children on the Veranda

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary that meets Rosemary Conry, who as a little girl, spent 3 years lying bound and strapped to a bed, a victim of the TB epidemic that was rife in Ireland in the 1940s. …


Two Ladies of Galway

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary in which Anne and Catherine Gregory, grand-daughters of Lady Augusta Gregory, revisit Coole in Co. Galway. They talk about the tree where visitors carved their names and share memories of visits to Coole by George Bernard Shaw and W.B. Yeats. …


The Cons are Coming

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This documentary tells the story of the annual visit of a family from America and England to their homeplace in Ballyjamesduff in County Cavan. …


There's a Darkness on the Edge of Town

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
19 members of the travelling community in Tallagh have died in 18 months through death by suicide. This documentary goes behind the statistics to look at the human stories of those most affected. …


Be Prepared!

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary about 8 young scouts from Killaloe Co. Clare , took part in a survival weekend at Ruan, Co. Clare as part of the Clare County Shield Scouting competition, held last May. …


Bite Down on That Gumshield

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary that looks at the life of St Saviours Olympic Boxing Academy, in Dublin's inner city. The late Darren Sutherland, the Olymic Bronze medalist, is one of their most prized graduates. …


The Clare Champions

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
1995 was the first ever Ireland hurling success for Co. Clare. This documentary tracks both the success of that year and all that went before it - the curse of Biddy Early, Ger Loughnane's training methods and the irrepresible Anthony Daly. …


Stories from the Underground

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This story charts the changes that occurred in the tiny rural farming community of Tynagh in the west of Ireland from the 1960s when it became the location of one of the most important mines in Europe. The mines changed the way of life forever. …


World Draughts (The Curious Ear)

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The 2007 World Draughts Championships in Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Among those there: a man paid by his government to teach draughts to children and a man who was blown up in Scotland. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland)…


The Square Bench (The Curious Ear)

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Who sits on the public benches in The Square shopping centre, Tallaght, Dublin? (2008) (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland)…


Tango? Why? (The Curious Ear)

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
It doesn't seem right. Independent, career-women going to a dance hall to be led around the floor by their male partners. Brenda Tobin reports. (2007) (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland) …


Ports (The Curious Ear)

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
How do you get a bunch of teenagers to jump into freezing cold water? Well, you tell them some outrageous lies; that's what outdoor education instructor, John "Ports" Porter does. (2007) (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland) …


Peggy the Postmistress (The Curious Ear)

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Peggy is on holiday - her first in 39 years. Well, it's not a holiday; it's retirement. Since the late 1960's, Peggy Moloney's been the postmistress in O'Callaghan's Mills, Co. Clare. (2008) (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland) …


Patricia, Mary and Mary-Lou too

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
What happens behind the cut and thrust of politics? Back in 2007 election, three female candidates were running for 1 seat in Dublin Central. Would any of them get a seat? Patricia McKenna (Greens), Mary Fitzpatrick (FF) and Mary Lou McDonald (SF). …


Maria's Schooldays (The Curious Ear)

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Four twenty-something women recall the good and bad of an Irish convent secondary school which they left in 2001. (Broadcast in 2008) (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland) …


ElectionTime 2 (The Curious Ear)

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
ElectionTime - Guess the year again? A look back at a general election in years gone by. Have times changes? Have votes changed? Has anything changed? Guess the year and hear for yourself what if anything has changed …


ElectionTime - (The Curious Ear)

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
ElectionTime - Guess the year? A look back at an Irish general election in years gone by. Have times changes? Have votes changed? Has anything changed? Guess the year and hear for yourself what if anything has changed …


A Day With The Dutch (The Curious Ear)

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Three unusual stories from the Netherlands: A restaurant with beds...a museum where they lock you in a shipping container...and students whose homes are containers. (2007) (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio, Ireland) …


The Curious Ear: Under Stands

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Those at the match in Croke Park but not watching it. Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad. …


The Curious Ear: Ancient Jokes and Hot Gossip

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Philip Matyszak's book of stuff you didn't learn in school about the Ancients ... Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad. …


The Curious Ear: The Secret Life Of An Australian Mother (ABC Radio National)

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Curious Ear: The Secret Life Of An Australian Mother (ABC Radio National)…


The Curious Ear: The Place I Call Home

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Place I Call Home (extract) - Ann Henning. Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad. …


The Curious Ear: Oh! What A Day In The Park!

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Oh! What A Day In The Park! Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad. …


The Curious Ear: New Voices 2009

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Extracts from student documentaries. Included are programmes on Garbage, synaesthesia, the rhythm of street sounds in Dún Laoghaire and the assassination of a pianist. Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad. …


The Curious Ear: Joe Brown's Liffey Swim

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Joe Brown's Liffey Swim. Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad. …


The Curious Ear: Dan Daly

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Dan Daly, one of the last of Ireland's boring men. Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad. …


The Curious Ear: Candidates

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2010-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Colin Murphy follows four immigrant candidates on the campaign trail during the 2009 local elections. Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad. …


The Georges

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2009-12-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Georgiana Domsa is eight. She came to Ireland when she was three, to join her father George and her mother Georgette, who had already set up home in Dublin. This is the story of a day in the life of a Romanian family living in Dublin (Broadcast 2005) …


The appeal of the midnight court

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2009-12-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Appeal of the Midnight Court is a special documentary made by Cathal Póirtéir for RTÉ Radio 1 to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Clare poet Brian Merriman. …


Stories from the black republic

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2009-12-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Through the stories of the people who lived through the regimes of Papa Doc and Baby Doc Duvalier, 'Stories from the Black' Republic traces the horrors of the Dubaliers' private army the Ton Ton Macoutes on the island of Haiti. (Broadcast 2005) …


Songmakers

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2009-12-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary on contemporary comic songmakers in the traditional idiom featuring the songs of Michael Marrinan, Sean Mone, Robbie McMahon, Tim Lyons, Con O'Drisceoil and Brian O'Rourke. (Broadcast 2005) …


Hitler's Nemesis - Georgi Zhukov

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2009-12-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
May 1st 2005, marked the 60th anniversary of Marshal Georgi Zhukov's victory in the Battle of Berlin in the Second World War. This is the story of a Russian man, a now largely neglected figure in the West, who brought about Hitler's downfall. …


DocArchive: The children at the bottom of the garden

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2009-12-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An amazing documentary by John McKenna about being told by his mother on her deathbed that the children she lost at birth were buried at the bottom of their garden. This is a story of 1950s Catholic Ireland and the burial of the unbaptised (broadcast 1995) …


Changing Faces

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2009-12-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Clarie Taylor was born in his grandmother's caravan during an afternoon circus show. His family moved the day after and since that time he's travelled from village to village with his family's variety act as the circus clown, "Fiery Daniels". …


DocArchive: Wake me when I'm dead

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2009-12-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary about the dead, dying and death - told by the undertaker Thomas Lynch who is is an essayist, poet and funeral director of Lynch and Sons funeral home in Milford, Michigan. (Broadcast 2002) …


DocArchive: Martha Graham - Mother of us all

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2009-12-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Martha Graham, an American dancer/choreographer, was regarded as one of the foremost pioneers of modern dance. She invented a new language of movement and used it to reveal the passion, the rage and the ecstasy common to human experience. (Broadcast 1991) …


DocArchive: With the wind to our backs, we were only mighty

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2009-12-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In this story, Jim Fahy investigates the strawboy traditions on Achill Island, off the coast of West Mayo. From music to dance from weddings to 'talent' competitions to family rivalry, why has this tradition become so popular? (Broadcast 1981) …


DocArchive: The Hudson Letter

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2009-12-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary with a difference - Derek Mahon's acclaimed poetry sequence of The Hudon River is read by a stellar cast including Stephen Rea and Dawn Bradfiled and put to a soundtrack of New York sounds with specially composed music (Broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: Swansong of a Toad

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2009-12-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Dick Warner travels to west Kerry, one of the last habitats of the native Irish natterjack toad who is thought to be an immigrant from the end of the Ice Age. Dick soon discovers that the toads are in a battle for survival. Is it too late? (Broadcast 1990)…


DocArchive: My Eskimo Friends

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2009-12-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1990 Irish woman Geraldine Osborne decided on an adventure - to move with her young family to an entirely new world - Ellesmare Island far up in Northern Canada. Deep within the artic circle, she became part of the local Inuit community (Broadcast 1990) …


DocArchive: Good Job Base

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2009-12-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Shannon Airport is unique in location and in the history of aviation. Of all European Airports it's situated at the most western point, making it the ideal stepping stone between the old world and new. This is the story of its early days (Broadcast 1991) …


DocArchive: Fire in the Earth - Poetry and Mythology

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2009-12-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Poet David Whyte unravels the role of poetry and mythology in life. Author of six books of poetry, David grew up with a strong, imaginative influence from his Irish mother in the valleys of his father’s Yorkshire. He now lives in the US (Broadcast 1993) …


DocArchive: Excuse To Be Evil

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2009-12-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is the story of two sisters who spent their childhoods growing up in a Satanic cult. This is challenging listening, sometimes upsetting, sometimes unbelievable - but all true. What is it like to live with 'Satan' everyday? (First broadcast 1990) …


DocArchive: First Language

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2009-12-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A surprise to many, Dublin is Ireland's largest Gaeltacht and the area where the most amount of people speak Irish/Gaelic on a daily basis. But what is life like for a family bringing up children speaking Irish in the Dublin of today? (Broadcast 1991) …


DocArchive: Behind the pipes

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2009-12-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Kenneth Jones has dedicated his life to building pipe organs. We visit Ken at his home, learn about the history of the organ and also hear him play some of the instruments he made including the organ at Dublin's National Concert Hall (Broadcast 1991) …


DocArchive: By the Strands of Magilligan

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2009-12-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Magilligan is a penninusla in Co. Derry with a unique history. Unusually, it is an area of Northern Ireland where the population is made up in the majority of families who are 'pre-plantation' stock. As a result, Irish still survives there (Broadcast 1975) …


DocArchive: House Strictly Private

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2009-12-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Irish Wake is one of the iconic traditions associated with family, community and death - at least it used to be. From its origins back to an ancient Jewish custom, the wake which was part of every parish, has now sadly almost died out. (Broadcast 1975) …


DocArchive: The Mind Travellers

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2009-12-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
What happens to people who have 'out of body experiences' and why does it happen to them? We examine some of the various theories behind 'physical separation' and the academic work done on this area at a research Lab in Arizona, U.S.A (Broadcast 1975) …


DocArchive: Beer, Beer, Glorious Beer.

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2009-12-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
All you will ever need to know about one of our most popular tipples - beer. A look at the history and science of beer brewing through the ages. (Broadcast 1979) …


DocArchive: Fingers numb faces aglow

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2009-12-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The enchanting story of a 7 year olds boyhood memories of Christmas in Co. Roscommon. Memories flood back filled with conversations, smells, tastes, humour - and all the magic of the festive time of year (First broadcast 1995) …


DocArchive: The Park Danes

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2009-12-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Residents of the park area in Limerick have seen a lot of change - this documentary talks to the eclectic group of people that go there every day. …


DocArchive: A Palestrina Christmas

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2009-12-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
15 years ago, Mary Curtin spent Christmas with the Palestrina Choir of St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Dublin. From 1982 until the Christmas of 1995, Ite O'Donovan was the choirs director. This documentary follows Ite's last weeks with the choir (Broadcast 1995) …


DocArchive: Dadland

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2009-12-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary that offers a very intimate portrait of what it is like to be part of an Irish farming family in rural Ireland - like all families, Richie Beirne's is no different - it has its ups and downs (Broadcast 1996) …


DocArchive: Christmas in an Alien Land

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2009-12-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The personal stories of three people spending Christmas in Ireland who will be missing their homes in New York, Melbourne and Nigeria this (First broadcast 1999) …


DocArchive: Quick Quick Smile Smile

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2009-12-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The modelling scene in 1970s Ireland was tough - work was scarce and pay was variable, models had to provide all their own accessories from shoes to tights and hats - and you had to get to jobs in the midst of a petrol shortage. (first broadcast 1975) …


DocArchive: Churchill and Ireland

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2009-12-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
His earliest childhood memories were of the Phoenix Park - and Winston Churchill described the years he lived beside the Viceregal Lodge in Dublin as the happiest years of his life. A look at Churchill's relationship with Ireland. (First broadcast 1974) …


DocArchive: The Moles of Moneenroe

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2009-12-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Castlecomer in Kilkenny is synonymous with coalmining. In 1802 alone - there was eighteen working pits and the miners who worked there were known as the ‘Moles of Moneenroe.’ (Broadcast 1979) …


DocArchive: The Sons Of Molly

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2009-12-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The ‘Molly Maguires’ were a 19th century secret society of Irish descent who were accused of kidnappings and other crimes in the rural coalmining areas of Pennsylvania. (Broadcast 1979) …


DocArchive: Pedals and Pebbles

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2009-12-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Stone mad! Geology meets architecture when Mary Mulvihill takes her tape recorder and bicycle around Dublin to view some little-known stones in buildings and sites around the city (Broadcast 1995) …


DocArchive: Heart of Grace

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2009-12-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A powerful story about the recipients of donor hearts, by Ireland's longest heart transplant survivor Bill Long. (Broadcast 1995) …


DocArchive: Guns and Roses

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2009-12-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Every day for six months these women must wear a uniform and carry a gun. This documentary follows four women soldiers on duty with the Irish army in the Lebanon (Broadcast 1994) …


DocArchive: Gerry's Left Leg

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2009-12-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A personal story of disability with an honest and lively portrait of a man named Gerry O'Brien - a teacher in CBS Monkstown in Dublin who has no arms and just one leg. (Broadcast 1992) …


DocArchive: Bound by Regulations

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2009-12-16 Length: 42m 23s
Hiring fairs, where young farm labourers and servant girls were selected for work, were common throughout the 19th and the early 20th centuries. This documentary looks back to the hiring fairs that took place in Strabane, Co Tyrone (Broadcast 1995).…


DocArchive: Back from the Brink

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2009-12-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1975, Khmer Rouge forces entered Phnom Penh, Cambodia and defeated the ruling Lon Nol Army. Pol Pot declared 'Year Zero' and began his reign of terror. This documentary looks at how the Cambodians are recovering from the Pol Pot years (Broadcast 1994) …


DocArchive: Ferns in Gorthaganny

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2009-12-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
John Scally traces the history of an unmarked children's graveyard in Co. Roscommon, believed to be a burial ground since famine times (Broadcast 1994) …


DocArchive: Yeee Haaa

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2009-12-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Dick Warner visits the wild west to discover bunkhouses, poets and other aspects of cowboy culture (Broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: Voices in the Air

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2009-12-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Orla Burke meets some of the people who ring into radio talk shows and asks what it is that turns some people into "serial callers" (Broadcast 1997)…


DocArchive: That Lady

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2009-12-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The life and works of Limerick born novelist and playwright Kate O’Brien (1897-1974) featuring dramatised excerptsof the works of O'Brien (Broadcast 1997)…


DocArchive: Somalia - River of Hope

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2009-12-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In the early 1990's, a devasting famine that claimed up to 300,000 lives in Somalia. In this documentary Roisin Boyd travelled to Somalia with the then Minister for Foreign Affairs David Andrews to see the aid operation first hand (Broadcast 1992) …


DocArchive: Mama's Baby

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2009-12-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Four year old Charlotte was born with Rett's Syndrome - a rare neurological disorder resulting in physical and intellectual disability. It occurs in girls almost exclusively, and affects one in ten thousand births. (Broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: Lost Innocence

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2009-12-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Annie Maguire was jailed in 1976 with five members of her family and a family friend. She was alleged to have passed nitro-glycerine to the IRA in the seventies to make bombs. She talks about the events that changed her life (Broadcast 1996) …


DocArchive: Darkness of the Soul

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2009-12-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Ann-Marie Power visits Cordoba in Andalusia Southern Spain in search of the core of flamenco and its influences (Broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: Markets Without Middlemen

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2009-12-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The battle between market stall holders and big business and how the tide of business has obliterated the small man, the donkey and cart and the street singer whose music is drowned out by the sound of the delivery lorries. (first broadcast 1975) …


DocArchive: World of Women

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2009-12-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In this documentary from 1980, Marian Finucane travelled to Copenhagen for the second United Nations World Conference on Women where delegates gathered to assess the progress in women’s rights and equality. …


DocArchive: Baby on the Way

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2009-12-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In this revealing documentary we go behind the scenes at the Coombe Women's Hospital in Dublin to explore the world of pregnancy, from the anti-natal clinic to the birth of a child in the delivery room. (Broadcast 1977) …


DocArchive: Priests Leaving

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2009-12-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In the 1970s numbers of priests were declining in their thousands. Former priests discuss their reasons for leaving - often the isolation and lonliness that they felt as a result of celibacy. (First broadcast 1974) …


DocArchive: InterchurchMarriages

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2009-12-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1975 the 'mixed marriage problem' was such a divisive issue in Ireland that a conference was held to try to figure out what should be done if a Catholic and a Protestant wanted to get married (first broadcast 1975). …


DocArchive: Meltdown

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2009-12-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Three Mile Island accident was a partial nuclear meltdown which occurred at the Harrisburg power plant in Pennsylvania on March 28th, 1979. It was the worst accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant history. (Broadcast 1979) …


DocArchive: To A Nunnery Gone

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2009-12-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Thirty years ago, nuns played a prominent role in Irish society especially in the education and the medical sectors but what was daily life like for these women? (Broadcast 1979) …


DocArchive: To the Island - Mary O'Malley in Inishmore

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2009-12-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary profiling Galway-based poet Mary O'Malley and her writers workshop on Inishmore. …


DocArchive: Talking to Bricks - A Portrait of Norman Porter

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2009-12-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about Norman Porter, Unionist and winner of the Ewart-Biggs Award (Broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: Strawboys

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2009-12-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about the Strawboy tradition in County Sligo (Broadcast 1998)…


DocArchive: Silver Strings

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2009-12-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about Donegal Herring Gutters (Broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: My Mother and the Poet

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2009-12-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In this radio documentary, we hear the story of Brid Manifold, who discovered that her mother Deirdre had a romantic involvement with poet Patrick Kavanagh before marrying Brid’s father (Broadcast 1993) …


DocArchive: Mount Street Club

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2009-12-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about the Mount Street Club founded in Dublin 1934 (Broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: I Don't Remember Me

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2009-12-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about the effects of M.E. on sufferers (Broadcast 1998) …


DocArchive: Don't Shoot the Messenger

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2009-12-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about the role of the government press secretary by Niall Doyle (Broadcast 1999) …


DocArchive: Days of the Servant Boy

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2009-12-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about hiring fairs, the life of the servant boy and the modern day small farm (Broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: Vanished and the Banished

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2009-12-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Northern Ireland was plagued by civil unrest from the late 1960s until the Good Friday agreement of 1998. During a period which became known as the troubles, many people either vanished or were forced into exile. This is their story (Broadcast 1996) …


DocArchive: To Boston and Back

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2009-12-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Back in the days when air fares were unattainably high - America literally seemed like a million miles away. And so in 1959, Norris Davidson headed off on a journey of a lifetime - an adventure - to Boston and back in just 3 days (Broadcast 1959) …


DocArchive: Ripples in the Teacup

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2009-12-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
From a different era - an insight into the changing role of women in the Japanese workforce (Broadcast 1992) …


DocArchive: Retreat of O'Suilleabhain Beara

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2009-12-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of the epic historical march of O'Suilleabhain Beara from West Cork to Leitrim through the counties of Limerick, Tipperary, Offaly, Galway, Roscommon and Sligo in 1603 (Broadcast 1980) …


DocArchive: A & E - Accident and Emergency

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2009-12-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An exciting 'fly on the wall' documentary about the accident and emergency department of the Mater hospital, Dublin (Broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: Voices from a Vanishing World

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2009-12-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Jim Fahy recalls some memorable encounters with people from big houses in the west of Ireland (Broadcast 1991) …


DocArchive: The Story of Woodbrook (David Thompson's Book)

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2009-12-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary inspired by the novel 'Woodbrook' by David Thompson (Broadcast 1986)…


DocArchive: St. Patrick's Purgatory Lough Derg Pilgrimage

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2009-12-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In this documentary we hear the sounds and words that tell the story of the Lough Derg Pilgrimage, Co Donegal (Broadcast 1991) …


DocArchive: Scenes from a Return Journey

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2009-12-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In this radio documentary, writer Anne Kennedy takes a glimpse at the past, present and future through encounters in a Californian summer (Broadcast 1992) …


DocArchive: On the Earth Below

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2009-12-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary on the life of Irish folk singer songwriter Liam Weldon, presented and produced by Julian Vignoles (Broadcast 1994) …


DocArchive: Glen and Me - Lifeline and Death Row Prisoner

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2009-12-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In this radio documentary Hilary Huges shares her experience of letter-writing and visits to Glen, a prisoner on death row (Broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: Flying for the Silver Screen

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2009-12-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about the Irish Air Corps officers who flew for films shot in Ireland during the 1960s (Broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: A Butcher's Tale

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2009-12-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary telling the story of the changing world of Eugene Kierans, Master Butcher (Broadcast 1989) …


DocArchive: Man from Carrickmore

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2009-12-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of Josephy McGarrity (1874-1940), the Tyrone-born Philadelphia businessman and ardent patriot who was a key player in the fight for a free Ireland (Broadcast 1979). …


DocArchive: Bulls Wool Coats and Nail Boots

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2009-12-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Fifty years of the Forsa Cosanta Aitiuil, or FCA, is commerated in this documentary (Broadcast 1996) …


DocArchive: All Things Bright and Beautiful

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2009-12-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of the acclaimed 19th-century hymn writer, Mrs Cecil Frances Alexander (Broadcast 1995) …


DocArchive: Leave Your Hat At The Sound

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2009-12-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Achill - the largest island in Ireland, an inspiration to writers and artists for its wild Atlantic shorelines and its wide open spaces - and a place where men once raced up mountains to win a wife. (first broadcast 1974) …


DocArchive: The Burning of Bridget Cleary - Witch Burning 1895

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2009-12-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A grisly story about the torture and murder of Bridget Cleary in Tipperary in 1895, whose husband believed her to be a witch or possessed by the fairies (Broadcast 1995). …


DocArchive: Shamrock Bar - The Irish in Moscow

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2009-12-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Moscow might not be the most obvious spot for an Irish pub - especially back in the early 1990's. This is the story of Moscow's transition to a market economy and the Irish involvement in the city at that time. (Broadcast 1993) …


DocArchive: Orange The Purple and The Blue

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2009-12-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Proinsias O'Conluain delves into the world of the Orange Order, its history and its role into the future (Broadcast 1973) …


DocArchive: Neccessitys Child

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2009-12-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This documentary tells the story of inventors and their inventions in Ireland in the early 1980's. Made and broadcast in an era of huge emigration and unemployment, it's a story of challenge, creativeness and sheer stuborness sometimes (Broadcast 1983) …


DocArchive: Knowth, Dowth and Newgrange

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2009-12-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Boyne Valley Mounds at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth in Co. Meath in Ireland were built around 3200BC - making them older than Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. This documentary tells the story of them (Broadcast 1982) …


DocArchive: In the Shadow of Death

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2009-12-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Countess Mary de Galway O'Kelly was born Mary Cummins in Dublin in April 1905. She was teaching in Brussels during the German invasion of May 1940 and soon became involved with the Belgian resistance in World War II. (Broadcast 1993) …


DocArchive: A Question of Faith

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2009-12-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is the story of a family's reaction to the news that their daughter has chosen to become a Catholic nun. In entering a convent, she has chosen to enter into an enclosed order - virtually shutting herself off from the outside world. (Broadcast 1993) …


DocArchive: Unwritten Ireland

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2009-12-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The rich oral history of Ireland could have been lost had the Irish Folklore Commission not preserved them for generations to come. From 1935-1971 they collected a treasure trove of photos, music and stories from all over Ireland (First broadcast 1974) …


DocArchive: Gordon Bennett Race

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2009-12-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Gordon Bennett Cup Race was the biggest annual motor race in the world in the early 1900s. Automobile clubs around the world competed. In 1903, in unusual circumstances, it became the first ever international motor race held in Ireland (Broadcast 1974) …


DocArchive: To End It All

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2009-12-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Ireland has one of the highest rates of suicide in Western Europe. It’s one of the major issues affecting Irish society but why is this and what can be done? (Broadcast 1979) …


DocArchive: Mengistu's shadow

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2009-12-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
From 1990 through to 1995, Ethopia journeyed from dictatorship to democracy. Helen Shaw visited Ethopia in 1990 when the country was under the dictatorship of Mengistu Haile Mariamand. 5 years later she returns to see how life has changed (Broadcast 1995) …


DocArchive: With the Irish in the Middle East

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2009-12-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
30,000 Irish soldiers have been deployed since 1978 as peacekeepers for the UN in the Lebanon attempting to keep the peace in one of the most volatile regions on the planet. (Broadcast 1978) …


The Curious Ear: Vladimir's E-mail

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2009-12-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Sounds and stories from Sergiyev Posad, Russia. Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad. …


DocArchive: Flight of the Enola Gay

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2009-12-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The 'Enola Gay' was the bomber plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in August 1945. This documentary meets the navigator of that deadly journey - Theodore 'Dutch' Van Kirk. 50 yrs, has he any doubts on their catastophic actions? (Broadcast 1995) …


DocArchive: Every man an Einstein

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2009-12-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1978, John Skehan set out to capture how the young people of Ireland view the scientific future of the world. Did anyone predict that the world would be such a difference place by 2010? (Broadcast 1978)…


DocArchive: Church and State

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2009-12-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1978, Karol Wojtyla, a Pole was elected Pope John Paul II despite the fact that that at the time his homeland was under communist rule and an aesthetic state. (Broadcast 1978) …


DocArchive: Fish Culture

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2009-12-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
As an island nation and for time immemorial, fishing has been part and parcel of Irish life. As times changed and needs changed, fishing and fishermen have changed too. The 'iasc' as we call them are hugely important for many communities (Broadcast 1985) …


DocArchive: Sonny's Story

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2009-11-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Radio documentary on songwriter and musician Sonny Condell. Presented by Dave Fanning, produced by Julian Vignoles. (Broadcast 1982)…


DocArchive: Shame on the Titanic

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2009-11-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A dramatised radio documentary on Bruce Ismay, owner of the Titanic who found refuge in Connemara. (Broadcast 1987) …


DocArchive: Satellite to Nenagh

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2009-11-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In this radio documentary, Ronan Kelly takes us behind the scenes of RTÉ's coverage of the 1992 General Election. (Broadcast 1994) …


DocArchive: No Meadows in Manhattan

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2009-11-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An award winning documentary by the writer Brian Leyden, inspired by a short story of rural decline, produced by Julian Vignoles. (Broadcast 1991) …


DocArchive: If You Don't Want A Catholic

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2009-11-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary that tells the story of a Belfast woman’s pilgrimage to see her idols Glasgow Rangers playing Celtic (Broadcast 1993)…


DocArchive: Georgie

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2009-11-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about the death of Georgie Moore at West Kensington Station in London in 1972, as told by his sister Peggy (Broadcast 1994) …


DocArchive: Tommy's Story

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2009-11-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Tommy Walsh talks of the last days of his wife Jo who died from cancer in November 1993 and recalls happier, earlier years. (Broadcast 1995) …


DocArchive: The Swallow From Egg to Africa

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2009-11-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Eric Dempsey looks at the amazing journey of the swallow, which sees in the space of five months, the bird go from being an egg to arriving in Africa. (Broadcast 2004)…


DocArchive: Rock Of Ages

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2009-11-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
John Quinn experiences the magic and mystery of Skellig Rock, the monastic settlement off the south-west coast of Kerry (Broadcast 2003) …


DocArchive: Soviet Voices

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2009-11-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1973, Sean MacReamoinn travelled to the Soviet Union to view everyday life. He looked at places of cultural significance, thriving communities, religion, sports, hard working conditions, peoples rights and a state coming to terms with its warfare past …


DocArchive: Invisible Prince

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2009-11-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
From Huguenot nobility Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu was a 19th century Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of his period and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. (Broadcast 1973) …


DocArchive: Disaster at Whiddy

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2009-11-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The French oil tanker Betelgeuse exploded in West Cork, at the offshore jetty of the Whiddy Island Oil Terminal in January 1979. 50 people lost their lives. This is the story of that disaster - broadcast just 10 days after the explosion. (Broadcast 1979) …


DocArchive: Simple Simon lives here

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2009-11-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This doc traces the birth of the Simon Community in Ireland. We meet the people whose vision helped shape a community for the homeless of Ireland. In the early '70s Simon offices were opening up all over - Cork, Dublin, Galway, Belfast (Broadcast 1973) …


DocArchive: When the trees were green

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2009-11-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A dramatised account of an 8yr who was first diagnosed with appendicitis, then rediagnosed with cancer - and given just weeks to live. It turned out that both diagnoses were wrong - and that's only the start of the story (Broadcast 1979) …


DocArchive: This man had kept a school

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2009-11-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
St Enda's School, or Scoil Éanna, was a school for boys set up in 1908 by the Irish nationalist Patrick Pearse. Pearse, a leader of the 1916 Easter Rising, believed the Irish educational system taught Irish children to be good Englishmen. (Broadcast 1978) …


DocArchive: The Cowslips

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2009-11-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The cattle way of life in Dublin is a way of life that now only exists in memory. From fairs and farms throughout Ireland, cattle arrived into Dublin each week - being driven through the streets and into the milking parlours. (Broadcast 1978) …


DocArchive: On The Roslea Pad

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2009-11-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Roslea is a village in Co. Fermanagh surrounded by small lakes and the river Finn. About 500 people live there. Former US President Bill Clinton claimed his forebears came from Roslea. This is the history, lore and music of Roslea (Broadcast 1973) …


DocArchive: The Political Death of a Religious Man

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2009-11-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1681 Oliver Plunkett, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, was the last in a series of Irish martyrs executed for their faith by the English crown. In 1975, he became the first Irishman granted Sainthood in almost 700 years (Broadcast 1973) …


DocArchive: The Age of De Valera

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2009-11-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Recorded during the Merriman Summer school of 1973, this is a documentary discussion on Eamon De Valera. We discuss and listen to extracts of his speeches that span 50yrs and examine one of Ireland's most well known political individuals (Broadcast 1973) …


DocArchive: Scattery of Senan

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2009-11-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Scattery Island Cathedral and monastery was an early Christian place of pilgrimage in the Shannon estuary, Co.Clare. Named after St. Senan, the Bishop and confessor who founded the monastery, much of the buildings still remain (Broadcast 1978) …


DocArchive: Out of the Darkness

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2009-11-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
What's it like to have eyes but not be able to see? What's it like to live in a world of black, where your ears guide you through the world? This documentary examines blindness - yesterday, today and tomorrow. (Broadcast 1979) …


DocArchive: Island Exodus

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2009-11-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Western Islands off the coast of Mayo were, for years, home to thousands. But over time the population declined gradually - today only a few remain on these remote islands. This documentary tells the story of the islands abandonment. (Broadcast 1978) …


DocArchive: Alive, Alive O

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2009-11-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1970's Ireland, the fishing industry was growing, yet fishermen 'battled' with foreign trawlers. We visit the port of Killybegs in Dongeal who wait for the government to impliment a 50 mile limit within Irish shores for foreign trawlers (Broadcast 1977) …


DocArchive: After the Fleadh

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2009-11-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Fleadh Cheoil is an Irish music competition run by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCÉ) each year. The premise of the competition is to find the best players/singers of Irish traditional Music. The 1969 fleadh was held in Cashel, Co. Tipp (Broadcast 1969) …


DocArchive: A Servant of God

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2009-11-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
John Charles McQuaid (1895–1973) was the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland from December 1940 and February 1972. This is his life story and of how he was viewed by his friends, historians, colleagues and those around him (Broadcast 1973) …


DocArchive: After Bloom

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2009-11-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1973, an International James Joyce symposium was held. It attracted speakers from the world over. The language used, its place in popular literature, the places, the characters and the humour are all aspects of Joyce's work discussed (Broadcast 1973) …


DocArchive: The Smith - A Mighty Man

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2009-11-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
What is the difference between a farrier and a blacksmith? In this documentary, we go in search of this answer - finding out along the way that these two related trades have more in common than we might think (Broadcast 1977) …


DocArchive: Night with a Showband

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2009-11-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
"The Indians" are a showband who, you've guessed it, played music and dressed up as Indians. This documentary chronicles one weekend with "The Indians" where we learn of the highs and the lows of life on the road as an Irish showband (Broadcast 1978) …


DocArchive: Coping in Crisis

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2009-11-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In the late 1960's and early 1970's as the troubles in Northern Ireland were deepening, many lost their lives. This documentary focuses on the community and social workers who helped the bereaved through the tragic events of the troubles (Broadcast 1977) …


DocArchive: Why Doesn't Someone Explain?

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2009-11-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The turbulent and often violent landscape of Northern Ireland in 1973 (first broadcast 1973)…


DocArchive: On Yonder Hill

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2009-11-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Michael O'Donnell follows the hunt, and finds out what it is that makes people go fox-hunting. With songs and tales from those who hunt in Keady. (First broadcast 1973) …


DocArchive: Sport and the Irish

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2009-11-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Kieran Sheedy documents the Irish sporting landscape of 1973. With contributions from Michael O' Heithir, Bill Twomey, Phil Greene, Cyril White, Pat Fanning and Jack Rooney. …


DocArchive: Wildcat on the Kish

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2009-11-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Irish sea seperates the islands of Ireland and Britain. In 1977 Maxwell Davis explored this sea - from the Kish sand banks about 7 miles off the coast of Dublin to the gas fields below the sea bed to the environs of Dublin Bay (Broadcast 1978) …


DocArchive: Tip of the Icebeg

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2009-11-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1978 Jim Fahy visited Greenland where he learns of the Eskimo peoples way of life and how they've adapted to 20th century living in the ice and snow. Stories of cultural gatherings to hunting and gathering to the night lights (Broadcast 1978) …


DocArchive: The Settled Family

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2009-11-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is the story of a former traveller family now living happily in the west of Ireland. A minority community indigenous to Ireland, travellers have existed on the margins of Irish society for centuries. (Broadcast 1978)…


DocArchive: Glenlea

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2009-11-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A journey to the heart of the Glenlea Valley in Co. Kerry in a documentary by Pat Feeley, looking at the history and folklore of the place, as well as the present for people who live there who meet and play cards together (First broadcast 1977). …


DocArchive: The Gralton Affair

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2009-10-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Jim Gralton was born in Leitrim in 1886. His political beliefs saw him join the Revolutionary Workers Group, the forerunner to the Communist Party of Ireland. In 1933, Jim became the only Irishman to be deported from his own country. (Broadcast 1973) …


DocArchive: Bird Trappers

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2009-10-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This documentary explores the curious and controversial hobby of Bird Trapping and tells us of the passion, patience and dedication needed to be an expert in catching and trapping a bird out in the wild (Broadcast 1978) …


DocArchive: Rue Rosemary

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2009-10-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The history of herbs in Irish folklore, where their uses ranged from traditional remedies, ointments, tonics, insecticides, dying materials, and flavouring food to divination (Broadcast 1977) …


DocArchive: Gorgeous Gael - Jack Doyle Remembered

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2009-10-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Cork born Jack Doyle, known as “The Gorgeous Gael”, was a Hollywood actor, an accomplished tenor, and at one time a contender for the British Boxing Championship. This is his story as told by those who knew him (Broadcast 1979). …


DocArchive: The Long Evenings

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2009-10-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
When a day’s work was done in rural Ireland, isolated communities were made more isolated by the darkness of the long evenings. This charming doc, full of songs and stories, looks at the tradition of house gathering in times past (Broadcast 1973). …


DocArchive: Tyne Pilots

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2009-10-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A history of the Tyne Pilots, whose specialist knowledge of the River Tyne and navigational skills were required to steer passenger ships from North Sea, up the river Tyne and into port (Broadcast 1978). …


DocArchive: Two Tons of Hot Air

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2009-10-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A programme to mark the 10th anniversary of the Dublin Ballooning Club, looking at the sport of hot air ballooning in Ireland - from how balloons are made and how they are flown to how balloon pilots compete in International competition (Broadcast 1977). …


DocArchive: Mischievious Priest

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2009-10-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Dubliner Peter Talbot (1620 – 1680) was a man of strange contradictions - a rare mixture of priest, ex-Jesuit, Bishop and diplomat. Bad press followed him like the plague, not only during his own lifetime, but ever since (Broadcast 1973). …


DocArchive: The 20th Dáil

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2009-10-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1973 after a break of sixteen years, Fine Gael returned to power in a National Coalition government with Labour, under the leadership of Liam Cosgrave. John Bowman presents a special programme on the day of the election of the new Taoiseach and 20th Dáil. …


DocArchive: I Was Hungry

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2009-10-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Lack of material resources, lack of education, lack of opportunity, inadequate income - a documentary from nearly 40 years ago about breaking the cycle of poverty and hunger in Ireland (Broadcast 1972). …


DocArchive: The Jersey Link

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2009-10-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For thousands of Irish people, it was full stop when they reached the sunny Channel Island of Jersey - an emigration destination since the 1840's linked to the building of St Catherine’s breakwater and escape from the potato famine (Broadcast 1977). …


DocArchive: A Mass of Difference

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2009-10-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary on the religious community of Taize in the south of Burgundy, France. Taizé is the home of an international, ecumenical community, founded in 1940 by Brother Roger. (broadcast 1992) …


DocArchive: Bob Bernen From the Blue Stacks

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2009-10-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In the early 1970's American-born author and classical scholar Robert Bernen swapped his academic gown, for a working sheep farm in the hills of Donegal (Broadcast 1977). …


DocArchive: Vietnam - A Country Not a War

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2009-10-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This documentary tells the story of producer Chris Erickson's personal perspective on the Vietnam of today (Broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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2009-10-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary by Lorelei Harris about the founding of a Carmelite convent in Nairobi, Kenya. We hear from the nuns themselves, and members of their community. (Broadcast 1999) …


DocArchive: Under The Wing Of

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2009-10-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Kaye Mortley, an Australian long-time resident of France, looks at love and lonliness in the city of Quasimodo. (Broadcast 1999) …


DocArchive: Not Just Spare Parts

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2009-10-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary about the scandal concerning the disposal of deceased children's organs in Irish hospitals. (Broadcast 2000) …


DocArchive: Country Vet

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2009-10-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The day to day life of a vet on call, 24/7, in all weather and all terrain, in a rural area of the West of Ireland (Broadcast 1978). …


DocArchive: Unlaced - A Passion for Shoes

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2009-10-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A toe tapping documentary that explores the desire for beautiful shoes that transforms us magically into the creatures of our imaginings - whether it be for stiletto heels, patent leather, or silk slippers enclosing tiny bound 'lotus' feet (Broadcast 2002) …


DocArchive: From Galway to Graceland

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2009-10-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Graceland is the birth place of Elvis Presley - a large white-columned mansion set amongst an estate at 3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard about twelve miles from Downtown Mississippi. This is the story of that house and the people who visit it (Broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: True Adventures of a Blubber Woman

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2009-10-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary that follows a kissogram as she works - so what is life really like for a kissogram in 20th century Ireland? (Broadcast 1995) …


DocArchive: The Internationalists

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2009-10-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In the 1980s a significant number of Irish people, students, workers and unemployed, went to Nicaragua to assist the Sandista revolutionary effort (Broadcast 1999) …


DocArchive: I Love You Love Lonely Hearts Club

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2009-10-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Adrian Smyth finds out what lonely hearts clubs are all about. He visits a Dublin friendship club and down in Kilkenny, he learns from some members what the club does and why they became involved with it. So, what's love all about? (Broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: Freefalling Funny Man

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2009-10-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Michael O'Kane observes the would-be comics night world as he follows his friend over a 6 month period from pub joker to the dizzy and scary heights of London's comedy store. The stand up comic is 31 year old Dubliner, James Gouldsbury (Broadcast 1999) …


DocArchive: Dear Old Daddy

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2009-10-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Lord Haw-Haw was the nickname of a 'DJ' who worked on the English language propaganda radio program Germany Calling broadcast by Nazi German radio to audiences in Great Britain during WW2. This is a documentary about his Galway connections (Broadcast 1999) …


DocArchive: Deadly Hopscotch

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2009-10-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary recorded in Ireland about the streets of Ireland - of how random street violence blights and destroys young lives. (Broadcast 2000) …


DocArchive: Cats and Dog Collars

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2009-10-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Since 1795 St. Patrick’s College Maynooth has been the National Seminary of Ireland. It has a proud and unique tradition of service to the Church in Ireland and throughout the world. This is a story of priesthood and the famed Maynooth cat (Broadcast 1999) …


DocArchive: Come Back to Afghanistan

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2009-10-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
US teenager Hyder Akbar travels to Afghanistan to the province of Kunar, where his family is from and where his father is working as governor. In this audio diary, Hyder has amazing access to all sorts of things few reporters get to see (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: The Dismissal of Eileen Flynn

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2009-10-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1982 Ms Flynn was dismissed from her teaching job at a Convent in New Ross, Co Wexford - unmarried with a baby son, she was living with the baby's father. This is Eileen's story "for failing to maintain the Catholic ethos of the school" (Broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: That Others Might Live

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2009-10-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Irish Air Corps is the air component of the Irish permanent Defence Forces, based at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, Co. Dublin. Approximately 850 men and women serve in the Air Corps. This is the story of the Irish Air Corps. (Broadcast 1996) …


DocArchive: Sounds Like Capetown

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2009-10-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A short radio documentary that presents a montage of sound impressions of the South African city, Capetown (Broadcast 1994) …


DocArchive: Moving Towards Krishna: A Tale of Love and Sorrow

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2009-10-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of Ann's quest for a truly godly life which has led her to the ancient tradition of Krishna worship and the Irish Hare Krishna movement. (Broadcast 1990) …


DocArchive: If You Know Your History

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2009-10-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The history of Celtic Football Club is pretty unique in football in that it was conceived out of wish to raise money for charitable purposes. That was way back in 1887. One hundred years on, this documentary look back and forward at Celtic (Broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: Herman

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2009-10-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Herman is a bachelor farmer in Co.Galway. This documentary looks at his life on the farm, how he keeps his animals, his attitude to marraige, havesting through the emergency in times gone by. This is a story of a man content with life (Broadcast 1992) …


DocArchive: Bus Home Long Distance Buses

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2009-10-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For many of us long distance bus journeys are part of our lives - returning home or heading to far flung places. Each journey has its own story. In this short doc we hear the stories from both travellers and long distance bus drivers. (Broadcast 1996) …


DocArchive: Angels in Heaven

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2009-10-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For parents, losing a child can be devastating. In this documentary we hear from parents who have had to bury their children - their lasting memories, the keepsakes they cherish, the sadness that never leaves them, their ideas on death. (Broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: Heart of the Mater

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2009-10-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This radio documentary about the tragedy, the trauma and the triumph of a heart transplant operation recorded in the Mater Hospital. (Broadcast 1990) …


DocArchive: Rebel Angel

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2009-10-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This award winning doc tells the story of heroin - a highly addictive drug - and one addicts fight against it. Its abuse has repercussions that extend far beyond the individual user - sometimes having a devastating impact on society (Broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: From the Miners to Posterity

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2009-10-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Miners talk about their work and their experiences mining in Arigna, Leitrim. They talk about the conditions in the mines before unionisation, the dangers, including diseases and accidents and the family tradition among miners. (Broadcast 1972) …


DocArchive: Meeting the Idol

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2009-10-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Boyzone are one of the most successful bands ever to emerge from Ireland. A four-piece vocal pop group comprising of Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Keith Duffy and Shane Lynch. This is the story of one fans story about meeting her idols. (Broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: Left Wing

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2009-10-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
It's generally accepted that about 10% of the adult population are left-handed, and that left-handedness is more common in males than females. So is left better than right or right better than left? 'Leftys' believe there's only one answer (Broadcast 1994) …


DocArchive: Irija

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2009-10-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This radio documentary follows Latvian woman Irija De Paor as she returns to the country that she left over 40 years ago as a refugee. Irija went on to work in England, marry an Irish man and make Ireland her home (Broadcast 1996) …


DocArchive: Attempt at a Homecoming

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2009-10-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A look at the early perceptions of South African life, relations between whites/ blacks and coloureds. The documentary then moves to the present day to assess the effects apartheid has had on the self-confidence of blacks (Broadcast 1994) …


DocArchive: Holy Angels

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2009-10-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A moving documentary about the Holy Angels burial plot in Glasnevin, one of the few cemeteries that allowed stillborn babies to be buried in concentrated ground. Over 50,000 infants were buried there up to the 1970’s. (Broadcast 1999) …


DocArchive: Reluctant Surrender

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2009-10-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Boland’s Mill in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock played an integral part in the 1916 Rising, when it was occupied by republicans led by Eamon De Valera. This documentary from 1972 features remarkable first-hand accounts of those involved in the rebellion. …


DocArchive: Stamp Collecting

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2009-10-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The world of stamp collecting, from the serious philatelist to the general collector, the first day covers and the thematic series (Broadcast 1978). …


DocArchive: Home Status

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2009-10-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
What it is like to be an asylum seeker in Ireland? This documentary features a Zairean woman and a Bosnian-Moslem refugee. They talk about leaving their home, their feelings on flighing to Ireland and how they keep in touch with home (broadcast 1996) …


DocArchive: Death and Nightingales

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2009-10-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Eugene McCabe was born in 1930. His novel Death and Nightingales is described by some as 'a deeply moving, powerful and unforgettable book'. A farmer for most of his life, here he talks about resuming writing in 1993 after a 13yr break (broadcast 1994) …


DocArchive: After Peter - Life of a Lockerbie Widow

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2009-10-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
How Elizabeth Delude has coped in the two years since the death of her husband Peter in the Lockerbie air disaster in 1987 (broadcast 1990) …


DocArchive: I want to Hold Your Hand

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2009-10-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Gay couples and individuals talk about their relationships, how their families react, how they try to set up ordinary family units, prejudice and lack of support (Broadcast 1996) …


DocArchive: Alexis Soyer

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2009-10-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of French chef Alexis Soyer, one of the most celebrated cooks in Victorian England, who tried to alleviate the suffering of the Irish poor during the Famine by setting up soup kitchens and teaching them how to eat cheaply (Broadcast 1978). …


DocArchive: Stain Upon the Silence

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2009-10-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Samuel Beckett is the famed and revered Irish avant-garde writer, dramatist and poet who notably penned Waiting for Godot and a host of other works. Beckett's work offers a bleak outlook on human culture. (Originally broadcast in 1991) …


DocArchive: Quiet Please

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2009-10-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary recorded on and about an Irish movie set. (Originally broadcast in 1997) …


DocArchive: Ninety Years a Corkman

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2009-10-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In this documentary - ninety year old John Walshe of Doneraile who was born in 1877- talks about William Burke, Canon Sheehan and Charles Stewart Parnell. (Originally broadcast 1967) …


DocArchive: Nicer than Spice

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2009-10-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A colourful documentary on three girls as they prepare for their debutants ball - a rite of passage out of secondary school. (Originally broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: Nesting Instinct

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2009-10-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For generations, women gave birth at home but with the advances in medicine, almost all now head for a hospital. So why is it that some still women choose to give birth at home? A documentary on home births. (Originally broadcast 1998) …


DocArchive: Forging Traditions

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2009-10-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary telling the story of the national folk theatre - Siamsa Tire in Tralee. (Originally broadcast in 1991)…


DocArchive: Butler's Bottle

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2009-10-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary on the controversial method of treating alcoholism pioneered by Irish American Pat Butler. (First broadcast 1989)…


DocArchive: A Royal Journey

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2009-10-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary which takes a journey from one end of the royal canal to the other. (Originally broadcast in 1990)…


DocArchive: Two Solitudes

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2009-10-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Opinions and issues surrounding Canadian unity and Quebec separatism (Broadcast 1978).…


DocArchive: Orange and Green in a Land of Black and White

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2009-10-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A Dublin school and a Belfast school join forces in rugby. This is 1995 Ireland - and the first time that an Catholic and Protestant school team toured together. This historic tour takes them to South Africa and on a trip of a lifetime. (Broadcast 1995) …


DocArchive: Poet and Preacher

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2009-10-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Belfast born William Robert Rodgers, known as Bertie, is best known as a poet - even though he was an essayist, a book reviewer, a BBC radio broadcaster and script writer, a lecturer and teacher as well as a former Presbyterian minister! (Broadcast 1972) …


DocArchive: A tale of Seán and Mick

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2009-10-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is the life and times of Seán O'Casey and his family through the memories and thoughts of their neighbours. O'Casey was an Irish dramatist and memoirist and the first Irish playwright of note to write about the Dublin working classes. (Broadcast 1968) …


DocArchive: The Irish Post

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2009-10-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
“If it’s Irish in Britain, we’ve got it covered” - a profile of The Irish Post newspaper established in 1970 to report on news affecting the Irish diaspora in Britain (Broadcast 1978). …


DocArchive: Tartan Skirts and Tins of Salmon

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2009-10-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1970’s Ireland, the most popular items to shoplift were tartan skirts and tins of salmon! A look at the rise in shoplifting from the perspective of the shop owner, and how it became part of 'retail shrinkage' (Broadcast 1977). …


This American Life - aka Teenage Embed

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2009-10-01 Length: 21m 36s
Californian teenager Hyder Akbar's radio diary in the rural Afghan provice of Kunar…


DocArchive: The Newfoundland Connection

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2009-10-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Cathal Póirtéir discovers some of the connections which, since the 1700s have linked the South-east of Ireland with Newfoundland's Talamh an Éisc. Farmers, fishermen, storytellers and musicians help tell the story (Broadcast 2003) …


DocArchive: The Jonah Project

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2009-10-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Triston Jonah was born deaf, with a heart problem and partial blindness. Later he was diagnosed with autism. This is the story of a search for a school for Jonah - which led to setting up a small self-funding school for autistic children (Broadcast 2003) …


DocArchive: The Fiddler's Frenzy

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2009-10-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In The Fiddler's Frenzy, Aoife Nic Cormaic presents a bi-lingual documentary about fiddle players and the magic of fiddling in Ireland - clár dhátheangach a bhreathnaíonn ar an ndraíocht a bhaineann le ceol na fidile. (Broadcast 2003) …


DocArchive: The Chaplain's Diary

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2009-10-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is a story of female political prisoners. The inspiration for the documentary came from a book by Raymond Murray called Hard Time: Armagh Gaol 1971-1986, which recounts his time as Catholic chaplain in Armagh Gaol from 1971 to '86. (Broadcast 2002) …


DocArchive: Mermaids Out of Water - Nuala Ni Domhnaill agus an Mhuruch

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2009-10-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The best known living poet of the Irish language, Nuala Ni Domhnaill draws upon images from Irish folklore. An important recent image has been the mermaid - symbols of cultural and personal trauma, communities in transition and denial (Broadcast 2003) …


DocArchive: Living To Tell The Tale

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2009-10-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Every year hundreds are killed in road traffic accidents. Thousands more are injured - but we rarely hear these stories. This documentary meets with survivors of road traffic accidents, some of whom have suffered devastating brain injuries (Broadcast 2003) …


DocArchive: Ice

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2009-10-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Life in Newfoundland is full of ice. It's everywhere - underfoot, hanging down, pointing up. In this radio documentary Lorelei Harris brings us an audio-visual feature about living with and the place of ice in Newfoundland life. (Broadcast 2003) …


DocArchive: Gael Linn

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2009-10-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For 50 years Gael-Linn has been to the fore in promoting Irish language and culture projects including music, film and language courses. This documentary is a celebration of 50 years of Gael Linn. (Broadcast 2003) …


DocArchive: Enemies of the State

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2009-10-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For over 20 years Kathy Sinnott and her autistic son Jamie Sinnott lived in a world of pain, bewilderment, courage and perseverance. This is the stories of the journey Kathy went on through the Irish courts to fight for her sons education (Broadcast 2002) …


DocArchive: Confession

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2009-10-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary about confession as a cultural phenomenon in modern Ireland. Catholics believe that confession is an outward sign of absolution - the inward grace is the reconciliation of the penitent to God (Broadcast 1996) …


DocArchive: Becoming Hugo Hamilton

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2009-10-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This bilingual documentary tells the story of how Dublin-born Hugo Hamilton made sense of his own story and went on to become a novelist and short story writer and most recently the author of his just published memoir - The Speckled People (Broadcast 2002) …


DocArchive: All Those Wasted Years - Saol Amú

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2009-10-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A bilingual documentary about drug addiction that ravages Dublin and its surrounds. (Broadcast 2003) …


DocArchive: Abbeyleix Unplugged

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2009-10-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In April '02, fiddle player Angela, jazz singer Dorothy and guitarist Jonathan travelled to the District Hospital, Abbeyleix, Co Laois. 6 weeks later a public theatre performance took place. This documentary tells the story of that journey (Broadcast 2002) …


DocArchive: A Walk in the Pyrenees

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2009-10-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In September 1940, German Jewish philosopher Walter Benjamin walked over the Pyrenees to escape from occupied France into Spain, from where he planned to journey to Portugal and then the United States. Frances Donoghue retraces his steps (Broadcast 2003) …


DocArchive: A Knuckle in Your Back - A Note in Your Ear

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2009-10-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Many of Ireland's best know female voices once stood in the lines of the Young Dublin Singers Choir. This documentary hears some of their stories which we born in one of the finest young choirs this country has to offer (Broadcast 2003) …


DocArchive: A Complex Cocktail of Love Hormones

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2009-10-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The title of this doc is taken from the French Obstetrician Michel Odent who speaks of a time when women had to release a "complex cocktail of love hormones" in order to give birth. This story is about women who choose to have homebirths (Broadcast 2003) …


DocArchive: Promised Land of the Saints - Real or Imaginary

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2009-10-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In this award winning documentary, Newfoundland producer Chris Brookes sets out in a boat of his own for what he calls "a 21st century radio archeology project, excavating the chronicle of Saint Brendan and his epic journey in 484AD." (Broadcast 2003) …


Doc Archive: If It's Sunday It Must Be Ireland

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2009-10-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
42 American tourists embark on a coach trip around Ireland. But what attracts them to the Emerald Isle? What do they make of what is on offer, and of our Céad Míle Fáilte? (Broadcast 1977)…


DocArchive: Pope in Ireland

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2009-09-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Originally broadcast in 1999, this documentary tells the story of John Paul II's visit to Ireland in 1979 and the lasting impression that it left with many. the Pope's visit still accounts for the single biggest gathering of Irish people in the world …


DocArchive: Up the Church

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2009-09-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Village life - This is a trip down memory lane into the life, pastimes, games and customs of the village of Upperchurch in North Tipperary. Like every village around Ireland, it has its own characters, its own way and its own peculiarities (Broadcast 1972) …


DocArchive: Alone in Belfast

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2009-09-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
During the Northern troubles, thousands were interned. The is the story of the families left behind. From hunger strike to interrogation to brute force to just missing home, families struggled with these issues on an almost daily basis (Broadcast 1971) …


DocArchive: Tomorrow we'll gather rushes

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2009-09-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Padraic Colum was an Irish poet, novelist, dramatist, biographer, playwright, children's author and collector of folklore. This documnetary was made to celebrate his 90th birthday in Decemeber 1971. Within a matter of weeks, Padraic died (Broadcast 1971) …


DocArchive: The Coarb of Patrick

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2009-09-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Cardinal Tomas O'Fiaich served as the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland from 1977 until his death in 1990. This documentary tells of the man and his work as seen by his contemporaries. (First broadcast 1977) …


DocArchive: Paddy the Cope

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2009-09-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Ever wonder about the origin of the name 'the Cope' in Pat the Cope Gallagher? The story of Patrick 'the Cope' Gallagher who died in 1966 and his place in the Irish co-operative movement. (First broadcast 1977) …


DocArchive: My Father Rudolf Hess

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2009-09-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about the infamous Nazi Rudolf Hess as told by his son Wolf Rudiger Heiss. (First broadcast May 1995). …


DocArchive: The Hurling Men (Part two)

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2009-09-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Part two of the 1973 radio documentary on Hurling. (First broadcast 1973) …


DocArchive: The Hurling Man (Part One)

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2009-09-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Part one of the 1973 radio documentary about the the game hurling and its impact in Ireland. (First broadcast in 1973)…


DocArchive: Tribute to General Mulcahy

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2009-09-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Richard James Mulcahy (1886–1971) was an Irish politician, Army General and Commander in Chief, leader of Fine Gael and Cabinet Minister. He fought in the 1916 Easter Rising and as Chief of Staff of the I.R.A during the War of Independence (Broadcast 1971) …


DocArchive: For better, for worse

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2009-09-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The iconic Lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival runs each September in Clare, but this only began in 1978. For centuries before that, Irish people have gone into arranged marraiges or being partnered off by a matchmaker. A tale of Irish love (Broadcast 1973) …


DocArchive: From Cyclinder to Disc

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2009-09-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of the Gramophone record. From 1856 people have been trying to put voices and music onto a recordable device so they could listen at their leisure. In 1877, Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, the beginning of a new aural era (Broadcast 1973) …


DocArchive: One Potato, Two Potato, Three

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2009-09-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This documentary was recorded in the 1977 ‘hula-hoop season’. Pat Ingoldsby goes looking for the street songs and games sung and played by Dublin children, in what is now a fascinating oral history of the city. (First broadcast 1977) …


DocArchive: When Everyday is Good Friday.

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2009-09-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary where Joe Duffy talks to people who are living out of passion everyday becuase of suffering or loss. (First broadcast April 2001)…


DocArchive: Voice from an Empty Classroom

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2009-09-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In the mid 1980's in a small village in Galway, a school teacher had a falling out over teaching Irish. As a result, she turned up to school for months on end - with no pupils to teach. This is the story behind that incident (Originally broadcast in 1988) …


DocArchive: The Mossy Banks

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2009-09-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary on the men who earned a living working on Irish bogs. (First broadcast in 1975) …


DocArchive: Pagan Flames

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2009-09-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Keryman Sean Healy has been a turf-cutter, a railway worker and a farm labourer. Throughout his life he has written poems about people and places that were around him and about the ancient gods and pagan ways. (First broadcast 1977) …


DocArchive: Silenced Voice

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2009-09-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary on the great Irish soprano Margaret Burke Sheridan who graced many an opera house around the world including the famous 'La Scala'. (First broadcast in 1981) …


DocArchive: Pottles of Paddington

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2009-09-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary on radicalism movement in Ireland and beyond during the ninety sixties. (First broadcast in 2001) …


DocArchive: Drawing from Life

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2009-09-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about a life drawing class in Dublin. What happens when a naked man or woman trots into your classroom - and you have to paint them on canvass? (First broadcast April 2001) …


Doc Archive: Days and Nights of the Fit Ups.

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2009-09-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary on the era of travelling theatres which visited the towns and villages of Ireland a long time ago. (First broadcast 1989) …


Doc Archive: Crocodile O'Beirne

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2009-09-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about Dublin born naturalist Tom O'Beirne and his work in Australia. Tom was a man ahead of his time who travelled around the world learning his trade. (First broadcast 1991) …


DocArchive: The Burning of Cork

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2009-09-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary on the burning of Cork in December 1920 during the war of independence as recounted by men who were on the streets on that faithful night. (First broadcast April 1960) …


DocArchive: Pink On Green

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2009-09-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For generations, Ireland has struggles to grasp change. Homosexual acts were illegal in Ireland up until the summer of 1993. This radio documentary tells the story of a blossoming gay scene in Ireland. (Broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: A Girl called Maria

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2009-09-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This award winning documentary tells the story of a young woman who kept a diary of a time when she battled with depression and her own life. Then, in 2001, she was tragically murdered in Belfast. (Broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: Two Tongues of the Dragon

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2009-09-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Welsh is a language that is still fluently spoken by almost 25% of people in Wales. That's in excess of 600,000 people - and so Welsh is referred to as a 'Living Language'. But where did the language originate and how has it survived? (Broadcast 1972) …


DocArchive: Sweet Bells Jangled

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2009-09-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Our mental health is a vital part of all of us, in our day to day lives and across our entire lifetime. In this documentary from 1971, sufferers of mental illness speak openly and honestly about their experience, treatment and care. …


DocArchive: No Man Knows or Cares

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2009-09-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An insight into 1970's emigration by the Irish to London - Donncha O'Dulaing visits the Benburb Base, a home away from home to help the young Irish get set up with work and accommodation and integrate into the community (Broadcast 1971) …


DocArchive: Oftner You Come - Killarney

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2009-09-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
1000s of words have been written and sung about Killarney. From the horsedrawn jaunting cars to the boatmen of the Gap of Dunloe and the blacksmiths at Muckross House, tourists in 1977 were coming to Killarney to step back in time. (First broadcast 1977) …


DocArchive: Celtic Six

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2009-09-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Scotland, Wales, Brittany - and Ireland: "the Celtic Six" taking part in the PanCeltic Festival, first started in 1971 by a man called Con O'Connaill who had the idea of promoting the shared culture. (First broadcast 1977) …


DocArchive: Ready Ready Go

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2009-09-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
What would possess any sane person to jump out of airplanes on a regular basis? Conor McNally has done over 300 skydives and is hooked on the speed, the freedom and the 'aloneness up there' (first broadcast 1977). …


DocArchive: Jubilee for Children

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2009-09-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
UNICEF is the world's leading organisation protecting the rights of children. It's primary aim is to reach a day when no children die from preventable diseases. This doc was made 30yrs ago, celebrating the 25th anniversary of UNICEF (Broadcast 1971)…


DocArchive: Dublin for Myself

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2009-09-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A profile of Irish writer and poet James Stephens (1880-1950), known for his novel 'The Charwoman's Daughter' and his many retellings of traditional Irish myths and legends (Broadcast 1970). …


DocArchive: Panorama USSR

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2009-09-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In a country where every shop is state-owned and where every day a long queue of people winds around Red Square to see the body of Lenin , this documentary finds out about the realities of life in the USSR. (First broadcast 1977) …


DocArchive: This Place Speaks To Me - Daingean Reformatory

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2009-09-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Dublin actor/musician Don Baker spent 2 years at Daingean Reformatory in Offaly from 1963 to 1965. 35yrs after leaving, Don revisits the now notorious institution. This is a story of a damaged childhood and the man who grew out of it (Broadcast 2000) …


DocArchive: Cardinal From The Falls

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2009-09-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Cardinal William Conway played a key role in the social, religious and political life of Northern Ireland - this documentary, made in the year of his death, looks back on his life (Broadcast 1977) …


DocArchive: Voicejazz

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2009-09-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
"Voicejazz", a radio documentary produced by Eithne Hand, is an exploration of the shape of a piece of jazz music using a number of key voices almost as separate instruments in an ensemble (Broadcast 2002). …


DocArchive: The Cellist of Sarajevo

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2009-09-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary on the life and music of Vedran Samilovic (Broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: Pighomage

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2009-09-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary by John Quinn in celebration of the pig - and they are animals to be celebrated! (Broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: Fragments of Sharon

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2009-09-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In this radio documentary Sharon Murphy talks about being a black woman in a white society and about using her songs and music to express herself. (Broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: Boghomage

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2009-09-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary by John Quinn in celebration of the bog (Broadcast 2001)…


DocArchive: After Death

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2009-09-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Fanny Parnell was a poet and patriot who died aged 34 in 1882 in USA. Her body was laid to rest temporarily in a Boston vault in expectation of being brought home to Ireland. 190 years later, this story finally lays Fanny to rest (Broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: Death of a Farmer

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2009-09-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This award winning documentary tells the story of farmer Tom Oliver from Riverstown, Cooley, Co.Louth who, in July 1991, was murdered by the IRA. On July 18th that year, Tom aged 37, went out to tend to a cow calving. He never came back (Broadcast 1992) …


DocArchive: Two Lord Mayors

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2009-08-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Broadcast to mark the 50th anniversary of their deaths, this is the story of Tomás MacCurtain and Terence MacSwiney, both Lord Mayors of Cork in 1920. Those close to the men speak of their life, beliefs, work activities and their deaths. (Broadcast 1970) …


DocArchive: Mutiny at Solon

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2009-08-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Connaught Rangers (1881-1922) was an Irish regiment in the British Army. In June 1920 whilst in Solon, India - 5 men from the 1st battalion began a protest against British atrocities in Ireland - ending in death and long imprisonments (Broadcast 1970) …


DocArchive: End of Term

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2009-08-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The final day of term at Glentstal Abbey School, a boarding school in Limerick is a busy time for staff and students as they prepare for holidays. (Originally Broadcast 1977)…


DocArchive: All the Queens horses

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2009-08-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Michael Curtin from Clare worked in London as a farrier - a trade dedicated to equine hoof care. Amongst the many horses that Michael shod were Queen Elizabeth II's - including her own horse, Burmese. A quirky Irish link to the Monarchy (Broadcast 1980) …


DocArchive: The Olympia Story

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2009-08-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Olympia theatre is one of Ireland's major theatres and live venues with a rich history stretching back to 1878. (Originally broadcast 1977)…


DocArchive: Darkly Grows the Quiet Ivy

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2009-08-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A snapshot of life in the village of Ballinafad, County Sligo as a small rural community copes with emigration and stagnation. (Originally Broadcast 1975) …


DocArchive: The Calligraphers' Song

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2009-08-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about different ways of seeing the Book of Kells (Broadcast 2002). …


DocArchive: The Ballyfermot Co-operative

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2009-08-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about the 1952 Ballyfermot Co-Operative by Michael Carolan (Broadcast 2001)…


DocArchive: Referendum

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2009-08-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary diary of the month leading up to the 2002 abortion referendum (Broadcast 2002).…


DocArchive: Opening the World

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2009-08-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about the Anne Sullivan Centre for Deaf Blind young adults (Broadcast 2002). …


DocArchive: In the Shadow of New Forest

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2009-08-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary by Seamus Kelly about the New Forest estate in County Galway and the people who lived and worked there (Broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: Corner of Paradise

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2009-08-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary on Florence in Italy on love and literature (Broadcast 1999). …


DocArchive: The Quiet Novelist

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2009-08-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
E.M Forster is known for novels like Howard's End, A Passage to India and A Room With a View exploring themes of class differences and sexuality. In this documentary Elizabeth Bowen and Sybil Thorndyke explore his life and works. (First broadcast 1970) …


DocArchive: The Rainforests of Costa Rica

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2009-08-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In this radio documentary, Eanna Ni Lamhna travels to the rainforests of Costa Rica (Broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: Special Olympics

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2009-08-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In this radio documentary Richard Collins tells the history of the games from inception in 1968 to the present day and interviews Eunice Kennedy Shriver founder of the Special olympics (Broadcast 2003). …


DocArchive: If I Forget Thee O Jerusalem

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2009-08-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about the Dublin based lecturer and Israeli peace activist Ronit Lentin, set against events in Israel/Palestine during March and April 2002 (Broadcast 2002). …


DocArchive: Forbidden Voyage

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2009-08-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary tracing the solo voyage by American anthropologist Dr Earle Reynolds through the U.S. Pacific nuclear testing zone (Broadcast 1998)…


DocArchive: Family Portrait

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2009-08-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about Kenneth Nolan who has been in full time care due to his intellectual disability since he was seven years old (Broadcast 1999). …


DocArchive: Caring for Mam

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2009-08-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A beautiful radio documentary about a young carer and her mother (Broadcast 1999). …


DocArchive: A Tap on the Shoulder

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2009-08-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary profiling Gusty Spence, former UVF leader turned peace-maker (Broadcast 1996)…


DocArchive: Saint Anne

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2009-08-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Shrines all over the world are named for the mother of Mary - this documentary looks at the devotion to St. Anne from the holy land to France to Canada. …


DocArchive: The Limerick Soviet

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2009-08-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Limerick Soviet was a self-declared soviet that operated for twelve days in Limerick in April 1919. (Originally Broadcast in 1974) …


DocArchive: Every Inch an Irishman

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2009-08-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A portrait of the composer and conductor Charles Villiers Stanford. (Originally broadcast 1974) …


DocArchive: Rare Ben Johnson

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2009-08-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Benjamin Jonson was a 17th century English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor best known for his satirical plays. A man with an insatiable appetite for controversy, in this drama/documentary, we look back on his life and works (Broadcast 1974) …


DocArchive: Hunting with the crowd

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2009-08-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary that goes inside the social studies class in Mountjoy Prison in Dublin and sees what if any impact it can make. The prison, nicknamed The Joy, is a closed, medium security prison and one of the oldest in Ireland (Broadcast 1998) …


DocArchive: Historical Society Trinity

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2009-08-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Established in 1770, the Trinity Historical Society is the oldest undergrad debating society in the world and has a long and eventful history. It has hosted guest speeches from some of the most influential figures in the public sphere (Broadcast 1970) …


DocArchive: Movement on Rock

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2009-08-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary which explores the world of the rock climber through the face of Clogwybdu'rarddu in Wales, graded a virtually impossible E9 climb. Enter into an esoteric world where ropes, picks and champions are all that matters (broadcast 1998) …


DocArchive: From Clooneen To Ilkley Moor Ba'tat

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2009-08-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about family mythologies in Ireland (broadcast 1999) …


DocArchive: Something Changed

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2009-08-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about the artist Brian McGuire and the effect of his art classes in the maximum security prison located in Portlaoise - a prison which houses Ireland's most dangerous criminals (Broadcast 1998) …


DocArchive: The Larkin Way

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2009-08-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of social and industrial change in Ireland inspired by the life and work of Labour Party politician and trade union official James Larkin Junior (First broadcast 1969). …


DocArchive: Response - 50 Years of the Legion of Mary

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2009-08-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Legion of Mary- a volunteer organisation for lay Catholics has grown from its Dublin foundation in 1921 to having three million members worldwide (Originally Broadcast 1971). …


DocArchive: Irish Mail

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2009-08-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
One of the earliest docs in our archives, the story of the famous 'Irish mail' route - London to Dublin - the main connection between Ireland and London in 1950's Ireland. A journey of land and water with everything and anything onboard. (Broadcast 1954) …


DocArchive: On The Mitch

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2009-08-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland Length: 1s
Why do kids skip school? In this doc, mitchers reveal why they mitch and parents and teachers talk about children who decide for themselves to take the day off school. (first broadcast 1977)…


DocArchive: The Men of Inishark

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2009-08-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In October 1960, the last remaining inhabitants of Inishark evacuated the small island off the coast of Connemara. In this documentary, the former islanders talk about their memories of life on Inishark. (originally broadcast 1968) …


DocArchive: Remembering Eoin

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2009-08-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Eoin 'The Pope' O'Mahony was an Irish barrister and politcal satirist. An Honorary life member of the TCD philosoph, he occassionally broadcast on Radio Eireann. He tried and failed to be nominated in the '52 and '66 presidential elections (Broadcast 1970) …


DocArchive: Ulster at the Crossroads

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2009-08-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland Length: 1s
In 1968, the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association was born - a rally was held, then followed the first civil rights march in Northern Ireland. This documentary examines the rise of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement (Broadcast 1988) …


DocArchive: The O'Dea Story

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2009-08-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland Length: 1s
Jimmy O'Dea was one of Ireland's most legendary comedian and actor. Made ten years before his death in 1965, this documentary looks back on 20 years of his comedy, songs and sketches including his most famous creation - Biddy Mulligan (Broadcast 1954) …


DocArchive:Moran of the Leader

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2009-08-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary on David Patrick "D.P." Moran (1869 - 1936) who was a principal proponent for the early 20th century "Irish-Ireland" nationalism through his journal ‘The Leader’. (First broadcast in 1966) …


DocArchive: The Permanent Way

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2009-07-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary on railway men as told by people who have worked the tracks, telling the story of rail transit in Ireland from steam to electric. (Broadcast in 1985) …


DocArchive: The Bissextile Problem

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2009-07-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary on the history of leap years, examining the topic and the people who are affected by the bissextile problem. (originally broadcast 1965) …


DocArchive: The Count at Durrus

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2009-07-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of Florimond Comte De Bestereaux (1836-1904) of Durrus Co. Clare. As told through the vivid memories of the locals that surrounded him during his time there. It was first broadcast in 1966. …


DocArchive: The Man from Carrickmore

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2009-07-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of Joseph McGarrity, the Irish American business man who was a leading figure in the Irish independence movement in the early years of the 20th Century. …


DocArchive: View from Ballyherragh

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2009-07-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The extraordinary within the ordinary. Ballyherragh is a tiny village on the Atlantic's edge in West Clare - and this story tells 80 years of that village's life. The farm, the priest, the matchmaker, the 'Tans', the turf - and the people (Broadcast 1982) …


DocArchive: Battle of Carrickshock

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2009-07-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Battle of Carrickshock toook place in 1831 in south Kilkenny. It was borne out of a tithe tax that was enforced despite difficult harvests. And so the peasants revolted - against what they saw as greedy landlords and greedy clergymen (Broadcast 1983) …


DocArchive: Dray Horses of Dublin

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2009-07-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
It was the job of sturdy dray horses to pull a heavy load. Into the 1900s, the dray-men were part of Dublin street life delivering coal, and working the fruit and vegetable markets (Broadcast 1979). …


DocArchive: Lifting the Veil

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2009-07-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A Nun's Life - four former nuns talk about life in the convent, and life outside it as they make the transition from convent to the outside world. For some, depending on age or circumstances, their new life can present major problems. (Broadcast 1999) …


DocArchive: Retreat

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2009-07-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Having been inspired by the lifestyle of a group of Tibetan monks visiting the West of Ireland, Sonia Kelly founded the Cloona Health Centre in 1969 - a detox retreat located in Westport, Co Mayo (Broadcast 1979). …


DocArchive: Strangers in Ireland

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2009-07-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Huguenots remembered 300 years after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, when French Calvinist Protestants were persecuted and alienated by a Catholic monarchy, causing many of them to flee the country, some settling in Ireland (Broadcast 1985). …


DocArchive: Bound by Regulations

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2009-07-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Irish Fairs are where you meet and trade. But from the late 1700s until the 1940s, hiring fairs also took place - a fair where farmer and labourer arranged work - an employment exchange! This is the story of the one in Strabane Co. Tyrone (Broadcast 1995) …


DocArchive: Taste of Grass Roots

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2009-07-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In July 1980, Joseph Brennan, the Fianna Fail TD in Donegal, died - triggering a by-election. Four candidates battled it out. Clement Coughlan of Fianna Fail won - but his tenure was cut short. In 1983, he was killed in a traffic accident (Broadcast 1980) …


DocArchive: Remembering Parnell

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2009-07-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Charles Stewart Parnell was an Irish Nationalist who led the fight for Irish Home Rule in the late 1800's. This documentary pieces together first hand accounts of Parnell and his life. Parnell was an Anglo Irish protestant born in Wicklow (Broadcast 1962) …


DocArchive: Where the Fisherman Strays

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2009-07-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The hard won battle for the right to fish on Lough Neagh, which belonged to a succession of aristocratic families, until they were bought out by a local co-operative in 1972 (Broadcast 1978). …


DocArchive: Fire and Ice

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2009-07-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The land where ice and fire dominates the way of life - a perspective on Iceland as seen by those who go to visit, and the side of life as experienced by those who live there (Broadcast 1978). …


DocArchive: The Magic Rod

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2009-07-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The mystery behind the ancient art of water divining, used for thousands of years for locating well, springs and other water sources (Broadcast 1978). …


DocArchive: Vietnam Wall

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2009-07-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Vietnam War was fought from 1955 to 1975 with a death toll exceeding 2 million soldiers and civilians. This is an essay in music and voice on the American experience of that war - centred around the War Memorial Wall in Washington DC (Broadcast 1988) …


DocArchive: Baldoyle Racecourse

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2009-07-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For most of the 20th century, Baldoyle was famed for its racecourse, a seaside track in County Dublin that witnessed many stars in its history, both on the Flat and over Jumps (Broadcast 1979). …


DocArchive: Bring Me a Unicorn

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2009-07-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001), pioneering aviator, writer, and spouse of Charles Lindbergh, as told through her letters and diaries (Broadcast 1998). …


DocArchive: Come on the Banner

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2009-07-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A history of the G.A.A in County Clare, from its origins in 1884 when Clareman Michael Cusack lit the torch that led to the founding of the organisation (Broadcast 1984). …


DocArchive: The Presidency and the Presidents

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2009-06-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Oct 2011, the 9th President of Ireland will take office. In this documentary, we travel back 52yrs to the day that Eamon De Valera was inaugurated as the 3rd President of Ireland. This is the story of the first 21yrs of Irish Presidents (Broadcast 1959) …


DocArchive: Samoza Sandinista and Beyond

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2009-06-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Nicaragua was ruled for four decades by the Somoza dynasty. This is the story of how the people overthrew an oppressive regime in 1979 - and what happened next. (First broadcast 1983) …


DocArchive: Like Flies to a Light - FBD Milk Rás

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2009-06-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Covering 1247 kilometers over 8 stages, the Irish FBD Milk Rás, now in it's 59th year, is one of the longest amateur stage races held annually in the world. In 1996, Roy Willoughby tracked the race as the cyclists fought it out for glory (Broadcast 1996). …


DocArchive: In Fond Memory

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2009-06-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
May 2011, Queen Elizabeth II, whilst on a visit to the Islandbridge War Memorial Gardens, bows her head to honour the 49,400 Irish soldiers who died in WW1. Opened in 1988, this is the story of the garden and the soldiers they honour (Broadcast 1989)…


DocArchive: Who's a Pretty Boy Then?

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2009-06-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
From pigeons to hens, we meet the people whose passion in life is keeping birds (first broadcast 1982) …


DocArchive: The Sligo bus

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The North Sligo rural transport scheme initiative is helping those living in isolation to get out and about, go shopping and visit their relatives. Kay Sheehy takes the bus herself and meets those availing of the service. (Broadcast 2005) …


DocArchive: The Road to Polnagollum

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This documentary takes an underground journey in the Polnagollum cave system beneath the Burren, Co. Clare. The system has been carved out of limestone by a series of underground rivers. What is life really like in the Irish underworld (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: The black-tailed Godwit

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary in search of the black-tailed godwit, a large wading bird. Ornithologist Jim Wilson, travels to Iceland in search of the black-tailed godwit. The black-tailed godwit is a large wading bird that breeds in Iceland. (Broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: The Argentina Connection

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In the early 1800s a large migration of Irish farmers settled on the Pampas of Argentina. Joe Murray travells to Argentina and discovers his cousins and many other Argentinos who trace their connections to families still farming in Ireland (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: Stuck for words

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Stammering affects 45,000 people in Ireland, 80% of which are male. In this documentary Michael Carolan allows time and space to meet at talk with stammerers about the bullying, the loneliness and their fears. (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: One May day

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
May 17th 1974, one of the most tragic events of the Troubles took place-three no-warning car bombs exploded in Dublin City Centre at 5.30pm, and another no-warning bomb exploded in Monaghan Town at approximately 7pm. 34 people were killed. (Broadcast 2004) …


On the white death trail

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Tuberculosis was the public health scourge of the first half of the twentieth century in Ireland. Michael Carolan surveys its effects with reports and interviews in this documentary (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: On the street

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An impression of street life in one area of Paris from the award winning documentary maker Kaye Mortley. (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: No place for the weak-hearted

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Storms can develop quickly and without warning. High winds and treacherous waves are frequent along the Irish coastline. When ferries, tawlers and yachts get caught at sea or when lives are at risk, they call on the Irish lifeboat services (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: Love letters from the front

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary telling a beautiful story of love and war based on a collection of letters writtern to an Irishwoman during World War I. (Broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: Look at the Camels

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Paddy O'Gorman takes a trip to the United Arab Emirates where some 4,000 Irish people have, for whatever reason, made it their home. This is the story of some Irish people who work, rest and play in the the middle eastern sun (Broadcast 2003) …


DocArchive: When the bloom was on the flax

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This documentary focuses on the tradition and history of flax growing and the linen industry in Ireland. The contributors include the late poet John Hewitt on the rhyming weavers of Co. Antrim. (Broadcast 1978) …


DocArchive: The two sides of Dolly's Brae

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
On the morning, of July 12th 1849, the Protestant Orange order peacefully marched thorugh Dolly's Brae, an exclusively Catholic village in Co. Down.However, on their return journey home that evening, a fight ensued. (Broadcast 1985) …


DocArchive: Mucho Corazon

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A Dutch man visiting Havana falls in love with a Cuban woman, but their path is blocked at every turn. Recorded in Amsterdam, The Hague, The Netherlands and Havana and Holguin in Cuba. This is a story of love and European Immigration (Broadcast 1998) …


DocArchive: Ithaca

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary about the island of Ithaca in myth and reality. Ithaca is an island located in the Ionian Sea, Greece, with an area of 45 sq. miles and a little more than three thousand inhabitants. (Broadcast 1999) …


DocArchive: Down with jazz - Anti jazz campaign of the 1930's

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
January 1st 1934, Fr. Conifrey led a march through Mohill, County Leitrim, in which demonstrators shouted "down with jazz" and "out with paganism" and called on the government to close the dance halls and ban all foreign dances in Ireland. (Broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: Death by drowning

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Every year countless lives are lost around the coast of Ireland. This is a story about fishing families who have lost their loved ones to the treacherous waters off the Irish Coast.(Broadcast 2002) …


DocArchive: Classmates of Pinochet

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary about Chile during the period of the military junta. Producer, Jan Diego Spoerer, lived for many years as a refugee in Chile. He came from a prominent Chilean family and went to the same school as Pinochet. (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: Chanter bag and bellows: Family notes

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This documentary explores the rich musical history of an extraordinary Belfast family, the McPeakes, from humble beginnings when Francis Joseph McPeake, born in 1885 became the first piper in Belfast for 116 years (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: D Day 60 years on - The forgotten heros

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
To mark the 60th anniversary of D-Day, Derek Davis visits the Normandy Beaches where the Allies stormed ashore on June 6th 1944. He talks with some of the survivors, the Irish, who were part of the massive seaborne assault. (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: Dossers Priest

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2009-06-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The everyday life of Father John Cusack, an Irish priest from County Cavan who looks after London's down and outs in the 1980s. …


DocArchive: The Story of Knock

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2009-06-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
It was the brainchild of Monsignor James Horan - Knock Airport. This is the story of how an idea became reality, despite the objections from those who thought the idea was a crazy one, and what the airport has brought to the West (Broadcast 1985) …


DocArchive: In search of Paddy Finucane

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2009-06-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of Brendan "Paddy" Finucane - the Dublin born RAF wing commander pilot. By 21, Finucane was the youngest Wing Commander at war, a highly decorated WW2 RAF pilot, the scourge of the German Air Force and a hero in the Britain (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: Primrose and blue

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2009-06-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Primrose and Blue tells the story of John Scally as he vivdly recalls memories of his childhood in 1960's Roscommon in Ireland. This is a window into the Ireland gone by - into a different time in an almost different country (Broadcast 1995) …


DocArchive: Constant present

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2009-06-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
More than one-in-eight people in Ireland suffer from a condition that causes frustration, withdrawal, anger and suffering and yet it is hidden, invisible. In Constant Present, Michael Carolan talks to people with chronic pain. (Broadcast 2003) …


DocArchive: Come on Brigids

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2009-06-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary that charts the progress of the Dublin based St. Brigid's Senior Football team through the 2004 AIB club championship. (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: A century of learning in Kerry

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2009-06-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A story that documents over 100 years of eduction whilst traceing the evolution of the VEC in Kerry from its origins in Technical Instruction (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: Wolf - Spirit of the Wild

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2009-06-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In this documentary from the Mooney Goes Wild team, naturalist and author, Eric Dempsey fulfils a lifelong ambition when he comes face to face with one of the world's most elusive creatures, the Wolf. (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: The tin box

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2009-06-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Upwards of 300,000 Irish men and women fought in the Great War. This documentary is about the memories of the children of these people - and a personal journey for Mary Russell whose father fought in the Great War (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: The Arctic Fox

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2009-06-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In this documentary from the Mooney Goes Wild team, ecologist and lecturer Eanna Ni Lamhna looks at the life of the Arctic Fox. Turning white in winter to blend in with the white background of snow is a very successful adaptation (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: Kingfisher - King of Fishers

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2009-06-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In this documentary from the Mooney Goes Wild team, Dr Richard Collins explores the mysterious world of the kingfisher. Some creatures are so ridiculously beautiful that they just don't belong in the real world. (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: Heartland

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2009-06-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary set in Ireland and South Africa about Afrikaners that tells the story about the Verwoerd family, descendents of H.F Verwoerd, the Prime Minister of South Africa widely regarded as being the architect of apartheid. (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: Gibraltar

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2009-06-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary about a journey to Gibraltar - the southern border of Europe and the plight of refugees passing through there. (Broadcast 2002) …


DocArchive: Fallow deer

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2009-06-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In this documentary from the Mooney Goes Wild team, biologist and Secondary schoolteacher, Terry Flanagan looks at that most majestic of animals that roams the Phoenix Park in Dublin, the Fallow Deer. (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: To the stonebreakers yard

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2009-06-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary about Kilmainham Gaol and its place in Irish history. Built in 1792, Kilmainham Gaol is Ireland's most famous disused prison. It held, throughout the years, many famous Nationalists and Republicans (Broadcast 1999) …


DocArchive: The Stonies

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2009-06-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary on Irish stonemasons, stonecutters and sculptors. (Broadcast 1978) …


DocArchive: The rising that didn't take place

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2009-06-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary by Prionnsias O Conluain about what didn't happen in Ulster in 1916 - whilst the rest of Ireland was uprising against home rule, Ulster remained subdued. (Broadcast 1966) …


DocArchive: Sometime in New York city

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2009-06-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Julian Vignoles visited New York for the first time in 1987 during a hot week in June. He brought a tape recorder with him and "Sometime in New Yor City" was the result. This documentary is a fast-moving audio montage of the great city. (Broadcast 1987)…


DocArchive: Peader O'Donnell

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2009-06-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary with Peadar O'Donnell on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Peadar O'Donnell (1893-1986) was an Irish novelist and political activist and a major figure in the history of the Irish. (Broadcast 1983) …


DocArchive: No surrender

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2009-06-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Lorelei Harris goes marching with the York Road No Surrender Band on the 12th July and speaks with band members. (Broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: In search of time

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2009-06-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Documentary on the nature of time and how its measurement by the clock influences our lives (Broadcast 1988) …


DocArchive: Early house

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2009-06-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary that goes to bed and wakes up in one of Dublin's early opening pubs - The Cobblestone. Ireland is 'famed' for its drinking culture - but why would anyone want to go drinking at 7am? (Broadcast 1999) …


DocArchive: Irish Mail

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2009-06-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Made 57 years ago, this is the story of Irish mail, and the pivotal link between London and Dun Laoghaire port in Dublin. Before the age of technology, the written letter and the Dublin London link was key as Irish mail travelled the globe (Broadcast 1954) …


DocArchive: Grand Canal and Canals of Ireland

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2009-06-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Ireland has has a long and rich history of inland nagivation through its canals. Over time they've transported people, goods, animals and much else besides. The working days of the canals are largely over, so sit back and enjoy the scenery (Broadcast 1981) …


DocArchive: Four in a row

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2009-06-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
What does it take to become a pop radio DJ? Almost 30yrs ago, four djs tried to answer that question - Simon Young and Larry Gogan from RTE Radio 2, Janice Long from BBC Radio 1 and Declan Meehan from Capital Radio London. Top tips..... (Broadcast 1985) …


DocArchive: Readin' and Writin'

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2009-06-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This documentary is about what many people take for granted – being able to read and write (first broadcast 1985). …


DocArchive: Three Rock Mountain

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2009-06-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Three Rock Mountain is 450 metres tall. Located on the edge of Dublin City, it's the ideal site for radio and television transmitters. This is a portrait of the Mountain as seen through the eyes of those who have lived at the foot of it all of their lives. …


DocArchive: The Lino Crossing - Tales Of The Observed

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2009-06-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is a challenging documentary made by Mary Duffy, disabled artist and ex radio producer. This is a rare insight into the lived life of the disabled-unvarnished accounts of the struggle for rights, for tolerance, for acceptance, for love, for respect. …


If you're new here, listen to this - it'll give a flavour of what we're about

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2009-06-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is a montage of clips from over 30 of our documentaries. It gives a flavour of the type of stories we tell and the type of people involved in telling those stories. …


DocArchive: Home Is The Hero

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2009-06-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1963, a descendent of famine emigrants returned to his ancestral home - President John F. Kennedy arrived in Ireland to a rapturous and emotional welcome (first broadcast 1985). …


DocArchive: When time stood still

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2009-06-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
When Sergeant John Parish dived into the water in the Greek port of Piraeus in April, 1941, life changed forever. Behind him there was chaos; the "Hellas", a ship that was evacuating Allied forces and civilians from Greece, had been bombed (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: The lost world of Art Ó Laoghaire

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2009-06-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An exploration of the death of Art Ó Laoghaire and the lament written by his wife Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill, 'Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire'. One of the greatest laments ever written, this poem captures the life and death of Art in 1773 (Broadcast 2003) …


DocArchive: A Martin Lavan Story

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2009-06-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Martin Lavan went on the run to the USA in 1922 following his involvement in the Irish Civil War killings in Mayo. He became a lawyer, grew wealthy, was a colourful pillar of the community in Brighton, Michigan and a vocal republican. (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: American Indians

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2009-06-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Donncha O’Dulaing goes to America and talks to native Americans that live on reservations in St. Louis about what it is like to be born and bred on a reservation (first broadcast 1985). …


DocArchive: Our Father, Séamus Ennis

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2009-06-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Séamus Ennis is revered as one of Ireland's best known Uilleann Pipers and Music Collectors who amassed thousands of tunes before his death in 1982. In this documentary he is remembered by his son Christopher and his daughter Catherine. (Broadcast 1988) …


DocArchive: They were our Ecstasy

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2009-06-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
On Nov 7th 1963, The Beatles paid their first visit to Dublin to play two concerts at the Adelphi cinema. Mania ensued. The key people involved in that memoral day and night look back and share their experience of the Beatles in Dublin (Broadcast 1993) …


DocArchive: I remember Henry Ford

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2009-06-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of Fords in Cork. For generations this was a hugely successful company with an amazingly loyal workforce. Everything dates back to the Model T - yet despite surviving through most of the 20th century, its days were numbered (Broadcast 1982) …


DocArchive: Sounds From Inner Space

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2009-06-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This documentary listens in on the sounds that can be heard under the sea – the squeaking, creaking, groaning, singing, whining noises of aquatic life (first broadcast 1985). …


DocArchive: Fairy, Faith and Folk

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2009-06-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The belief in Fairies who hover about the physical world in a harmless way - that is, unless they are disturbed (First broadcast 1984). …


DocArchive: What Do You Say To Someone Who Is Dying?

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2009-06-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
From denial and anger to bargaining, depression and acceptance, the process people go through when they have been diagnosed with a fatal illness is discussed by doctors, nurses and social workers in this documentary (First broadcast 1984). …


DocArchive: Aspects of America

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2009-06-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1971, Seán Mac Réamoinn, set out to examine contemporary life in America. What he found was a country full of character, with a difference approach to life, but with its problems too. Makes for pretty interesting listening 40 yrs on.... (Broadcast 1971) …


DocArchive: De Valera Remembered

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2009-06-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Sean Macentee and De Valera first met in Dartmoor Prison in July 1917. It was the beginning of a long friendship and time spent together in politics. John Bowman presents a documentary remembering De Valera and the birth of Fianna Fail. (Broadcast 1982) …


DocArchive: Albert and Adolf were friends

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2009-06-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Between 1932 and 1939, Dr Adolf Mahr, a Nazi Archaeologist occasionally based in Dublin, and his Jewish friend, philanthropist Albert Bender, exchange dozens of letters - and some of these survived - detailing an extraordinary era (First Broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: Leeside Clinic

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2009-06-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Jack Lynch was a TD for 33 years and served for two terms as Taoiseach but each week he held a clinic for his constituents in Cork to deal with their queries. (Broadcast 1978) …


DocArchive: Irelands Polar Stars

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2009-05-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Joe Duffy recalls the Antarctic expedition of Ernest Shackleton from Kildare and Tom Crean from Kerry, and talks to their relatives, friends and admirers, and those re-creating their Odyssey (First Broadcast 1996) …


DocArchive: Messing About on the River

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2009-05-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Shannon – Ireland’s largest river is the centre of booming boating holiday industry which attracts thousands of tourists who get the opportunity to chart their way through the waterways on a break they will never to forget. (Broadcast 1980) …


The Curious Ear: Falling Slowly Is Banned

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2009-05-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Staff at Walton's music shop are so fed up listening to 'Falling Slowly' that they have banned customers from playing the song while trying out the instruments. Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad. …


DocArchive: Ireland takes Wing - 21 years of Aer Lingus

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2009-05-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
As Aer Lingus celebrates its 75th birthday in May 2011, we travel back 54yrs to hear a story which told of its more youthful 21st birthday! Different times, a different era, different planes and different challenges but the same Aer Lingus (Broadcast 1957) …


DocArchive: One Man's Century

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2009-05-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Dubliner Alf McKenzie was born in 1897 and offers a unique perspective on the 21st century. It’s a life that takes in the 1916 rising, depression era Chicago, the Blitz in London and India under British rule. (Broadcast 1980) …


DocArchive: Gillie

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2009-05-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Two men in a boat - Frank Reilly and Conn McCool - go trout fishing on Lough Mask. Frank is the angler, deciding the method of fishing and taking advice from Conn - the Gillie, supplying the knowledge of local conditions. (Broadcast 2000) …


DocArchive: Transocean Airway history of Aer Lingus

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2009-05-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
As Aer Lingus celebrates its 75th anniversary in May 2011, we return to 1983 to a time when the Irish American transatlantic routes were critised for their loss making. But the Irish American link is one which has always been valued (Broadcast 1983) …


DocArchive: Tour of Duty

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2009-05-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The British government sent army troops into Northern Ireland during the summer of 1969. Eleven years on - this documentary talks to disenchanted British soldiers stationed in Derry on their ‘Tour of Duty’. (Broadcast 1980) …


DocArchive: Day on the Bog

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2009-05-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
As the current cutting of turf debate rages in the Ireland of 2011, we travel back 15yrs to spend a day on the bog in Co. Meath. The conversation flows through age old traditions and characters and is only interrupted by cups of tea (First broadcast 1996) …


DocArchive: All the lonely People

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2009-05-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Humans are social animals; it is our nature to be so. We strive towards being part of social groupings. But not everyone finds themselves in that position. What happens when we 'loose' family and friends and live life on our own? (First broadcast 1994) …


DocArchive: Time Piece

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2009-05-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Time passes us all by - day and night. But what of time itself? When did it come about? How did it come about? Where are its origins? We meet people whose whole lives are spent working with time, studying it or indeed explaining it! (First broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: Some Rain Later

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2009-05-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
It began in very primitive circumstances centuries ago but meteorology - the science of weather forecasting has evolved over the years into a highly sophisticated operation. (Broadcast 1980) …


DocArchive: When You're Old and Grey

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2009-05-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Nazareth Home is a retirement home that caters for senior citizens in Malahide. It’s a friendly and close community that lives side by side as they grow old and grey together. (Broadcast 1980) …


DocArchive: Return to Foley Street Dublin Bootboys

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2009-05-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Pat Kenny returned to Foley Street in 1988 to find out what had happened to the bootboys who were originally featured in a 1975 doc. Thirteen years later after boyhood interviews, Pat went back and found that life had its ups and downs (Broadcast 1988) …


DocArchive: What's Another Inch.

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2009-05-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Plastic surgery is a now a billion dollar industry but is this a symptom of a society that has lost the run of itself and its obsession with beauty and perfection? (Broadcast 1980) …


The Curious Ear: Through Cairo Airport

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2009-05-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A short documentary made especially for RTE Choice by independent producer, Colette Kinsella. Shorter Irish audio documentaries from radio in Ireland and abroad. …


DocArchive: Rose - A Day in The Life

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2009-05-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Rose Aherne is many things to many people. A general legend around the Camden Street area. She is a practical joker, cleaning lady and the star of this charming documentary. (Broadcast 1987) …


DocArchive: Teresa of Calcutta

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2009-05-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Jim Fahy travels to Calcutta to meet Mother Teresa and see the work she is doing there (Broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: On the Street Where they Sell

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2009-05-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For generations, especially on market days, Irish towns the breadth and length of the country would be taken over by street traders or hawkers as they were known who would set up their stalls to bargain with locals. (Broadcast 1977) …


DocArchive: Here be Monsters

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2009-05-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For centuries, strange creatures have been sighted in the Clifden area in Galway. And so in 1979, Myles Dungan went to investigate. Noted in history, could these creatures still exist? Could it be possible to get a glimpse of them? (First broadcast 1979)…


DocArchive: Low Hills in the Evening

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2009-05-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
What will happen any us when we grow old? Where will we live and whom will we live with? This documentary goes inside the nursing homes and institiutions of Ireland, meeting both residents and their carers, to look at elderly life (First Broadcast 1993)…


DocArchive: Giant on the Lagan

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2009-05-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Belfast was once the greatest shipyard in the world. This is the story of those glorious days stretching back to the 19th century. In particular, the Harland and Woolf yard is renowned for building the Titantic and many other ships (First Broadcast 1978) …


DocArchive: This Man Had Kept a School

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2009-05-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A bilingual documentary on Scoil Eanna - the boy’s school founded by 1916 leader Padraig Pearse. The school would prove to be a success but would never escape the shadow of its founder, its financial woes, relocations and police raids. (Broadcast 1979) …


DocArchive: The Birth of The Express

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2009-05-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
‘The Express’ was a regional tabloid set up in Louth in 1978 and this bilingual documentary charts the creation of the publication; from the initial idea, to the very first edition and its delivery throughout the region. (Broadcast 1978) …


DocArchive: Pighouse at Cornafean

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2009-05-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Mrs Phyllis Faris opened a museum in 1968 in a disused pighouse at her home in Cornafean, Cavan after receiving an inheritance and was to build it up over the years to become one of the biggest tourist attractions in the North East. …


DocArchive: Mayday Mayday

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2009-05-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A celebration of the first day of an Irish summer in song, word and music. (Broadcast 2002) …


DocArchive: Radio Graffiti

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2009-05-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary presented by the late Gerry Ryan on the rise of The Beatles from skiffle boom to rock in the late '50's in Liverpool (Broadcast 1980) …


DocArchive: No Time To Be Twenty One

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2009-05-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary presented by the late Gerry Ryan on the heroes, villains and victims of the Irish "New Wave" rock scene of the early 1980s. (Broadcast 1981) …


DocArchive: Father Cares - The Last Days of Jonestown

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2009-05-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland Length: 1s
In 1978 the deaths of 909 Americans in a forced group suicide and the murder of five people including a congressman in Guyana focussed the world’s attention on the cult of the People’s Temple and their shadowy leader the Reverend Jim Jones (Broadcast 1983) …


DocArchive:Sister Has Gone to the Races

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2009-05-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An enclosed order of Carmelite nuns in Tallow, Waterford have to raise four hundred thousand pounds to build a new monastry. A task many people thought would be impossible. (Broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: The Ghosts of Oven Lane

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2009-05-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The poet Michael Coady tells the story of his Great Grandfather who emigrated from Oven Lane in Carrick on Suir over a hundred years ago. (First broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: Globetrotter

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2009-04-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary by Dick Warner on an incident packed bus trip from London to Kathmandu. The five thousand mile journey includes stops in Greece, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. (Broadcast in 1979) …


DocArchive: Away to the War

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2009-04-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The late Dr Aidan MacCarthy (1914-1995) from Castletownbere, Co. Cork recounts his extraordinary experiences from Dunkirk to Nagasaki as an RAF medical officer during World War II (Broadcast 1995). …


DocArchive: Plague House Orchestra

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2009-04-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Tobacco smoking is one of those habits full of contradictions. Smokers know of the myriad of complications from smoking cigarettes but choose to continue to smoke for a variety of reasons. This is a story of love and hate - of tobacco..... (Broadcast 1998) …


DocArchive: Irish Hospital in Baghdad

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2009-04-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Ibn al-bitar Hospital was run solely by Irish medical staff for the Government of Iraq during the 1980's. A combination of tragedy and comedy, the hospital provided a high standard of care to Iraqi citizens during the Iran Iraq War. (Broadcast 1985) …


DocArchive: Homegrown Wings

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2009-04-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The passion for flying that began in someone’s backyard. A documentary by Madeline O’Rourke about some of the enterprising people who managed to build viable aircraft in domestic hangers (Broadcast 1998). …


DocArchive: History on Wheels

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2009-04-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Wolsley, Silver Stream, Lanchester, Model T - collectors of veteran and vintage cars share their passion for their motors. Enthusiastic members of motor clubs around the country organise events throughout the year to showcase their cars (Broadcast 1985). …


DocArchive: Jews of the East End

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2009-04-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
After the assassination of Alexander II in 1881 there was a wave of pogroms in southern Russia against the Jewish community. This led to a large increase in Jews leaving Russia. Many fled to England and settled in the East End of London (Broadcast 1980) …


DocArchive: The Man Behind the Stories

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2009-04-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Known as Ireland’s master storyteller, Eamon Kelly (1914-2001) described the art of the Seanachaí as the oldest one-man-show-on earth, holding his audience spellbound in intimacy of the firelight in the homes of rural Ireland (Broadcast 1980). …


DocArchive: Horse Handler Horse Healer

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2009-04-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A portrait of 72 year old horse breaker from Limerick, Davy Hogan, who was known far and wide in equestrian circles for his 'sixth sense' for training and taming horses (Broadcast 1978). …


DocArchive: On the Raft, All at Sea

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2009-04-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An award winning documentary about the experience of three generations of asylum seekers It uses the metaphor of the famous 19th century painting, The Raft of the Medusa which depicts shipwrecked survivors clinging to a raft adrift at sea (Broadcast 2002) …


DocArchive: Even The Walls Are Sweatin'

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2009-04-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary about one of the last functioning Irish ballrooms – the Charlestown Ballroom in County Mayo which had its final night in 1997.…


DocArchive: Return to Salzburg

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2009-04-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
On 4 May 1945, two days before the World War II came to an end, American troops took control of Salzburg, Austria. Former G.I. soldier Norman Smyth returns to Salzburg 40 years after its liberation to reflect back on war and his actions (Broadcast 1985). …


DocArchive: Lacrymosa

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2009-04-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The most intense and difficult experience that most of us will ever know is the journey through the process of grieving after the death of a loved one. In this documentary people speak of their experience of death and the grieving process. (Broadcast 2000) …


DocArchive: Appleby Horse Fair

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2009-04-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Each year the town of Appleby is filled with the sound of hooves and the sight of bow top caravans as it plays host to one of the biggest and oldest horse fairs in Europe (Broadcast 1978) …


DocArchive: In a Strange Land

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2009-04-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A Finn, an American, a French man, and a Greek tell of their experience as immigrants to Ireland in the early 1980's (Broadcast 1981). …


DocArchive: Jame Gandon's Dublin

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2009-04-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Some of Ireland’s finest building such as the Custom House and the Four Courts were designed by architect James Gandon, who worked in a classical, Palladian style in the late 1700s (Broadcast 1984). …


DocArchive: Tribute to Liam O'Flaherty

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2009-04-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Liam O'Flaherty, an Irish novelist and short story writer, was a major figure in 20th century Irish Culture. Born on the Aran Islands, Liam was a native Irish speaker. Many of his works have the common theme of nature and Ireland. (Broadcast 1984) …


DocArchive: Pearse's People

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2009-04-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Pádraig Pearse was an Irish teacher, barrister, poet, writer, nationalist and political activist who was one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916 - which resulted in his death. This is an account of his family background and of his family members. …


DocArchive: Congo Chronicle

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2009-04-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A chronicle of the Irish army's first major peacekeeping deployment in June 1960 when the U.N. requested an Irish force to be sent to the fledgling country of The Congo (Broadcast 1984). …


DocArchive: Wine, Women and Turnips

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2009-04-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The skill, the kit and the enthusiasts behind the craft of homemade wine (Broadcast 1983). …


DocArchive: Man of Commitment - Sean Mac Entee

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2009-04-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A tribute to Seán Mac Entee (1889-1984), politician and moving force in the Irish Government from independence until the 1960s (Broadcast 1984). …


DocArchive: A Belfast Game

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2009-04-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This incredible story charts two decades of life and death in a Northern Ireland football team during the troubles. RTE’s entry into the 1989 prestigious Prix Italia, this story was adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber into ‘The Beautiful Game’ (Broadcast 1988) …


DocArchive: Fishamble Street, Then and Now

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2009-04-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Fishamble Street within the old Dublin walls dates back to the 14th century. It's been the site of a fish market, an open-air slaughterhouse but is most famous as the site of the first performace of Handel's Messiah. A journey through time (Broadcast 1988) …


DocArchive: Spreading the News

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2009-04-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Irish News Agency was set up in 1949 to channel Irish news worldwide, particularly on the issue of partition. However, foreign editors would not buy what they perceived as government propaganda and the agency closed in 1957 (first broadcast 1988). …


DocArchive: Jogging For The Mind

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2009-04-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
It was 1920s America when crosswords became the latest craze to sweep libraries across the country. Initially some hoped that it would be a short-lived fad. But the crossword was here to stay (first broadcast 1988) …


DocArchive: Vanishing Bookshops

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2009-04-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Visiting a bookshop is a cultural experience, like visiting an art gallery than the local green grocer. A documentary made during the last recession about bookshops under threat (Broadcast 1982). …


DocArchive: Dam-burst of Dreams

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2009-04-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The extraordinary story of Irish poet and novelist Christy Nolan, who made a remarkable career despite being unable to walk, talk, or use his hands (Broadcast 1981). …


DocArchive: The Pigeon Fanciers

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2009-04-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The joy behind the hobby of pigeon keeping. We meet the dedicated pigeon fanciers who are keeping the ancient sport of pigeon racing alive, hear why they do it, and how they do it (Broadcast 1982). …


DocArchive: Irish Down Under

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2009-04-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary based on the 1983 bicenntenial conference on Irish-Australian links held in Kilkenny - examining the importrance of Irish pioneers, the social advance of the Irish, and intermarriage blurred distinctions. (Broadcast 1983) …


DocArchive: Factory Lives - Digital

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2009-03-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of the closure of Digital in Galway in the 1990s that left a city and its workforce devastated. Presented by Rachael English (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: Cusack - An Acting Life

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2009-03-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Cyril Cusack, one of Ireland's best loved actors, had an illustrious career staring in 90 films and 60 theatre productions. This is the story of Cyril's life in his own words with contributions from his 1st wife Marie and Siobhan McKenna. (Broadcast 1986) …


DocArchive: Heaven's Reflex

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2009-03-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In the mid-1700’s, driven by the 4th Viscount of Kenmare, Killarney began to develop as a town and simultaneously as Ireland's first visitor destination. The Killarney Valley has since been recognised far and wide as “Heaven’s Reflex” (Broadcast 1981). …


DocArchive: Curtain Up

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2009-03-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Oliver Goldsmith’s comedy ‘She Stoops to Conquer’ is one of the few 18th century plays to have an enduring appeal, and is still regularly performed today. We go behind the scenes of a performance at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin (Broadcast 1982) …


DocArchive: Noah's Park

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2009-03-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The relationship between man and beast is an age old story. But what happens when you mix the professional and personal? This is the story of keepers and their animals at Dublin Zoo. Elephants,Giraffes, Lions - not just animals but friends (Broadcast 1986) …


Docarchive: The National Concert Hall

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2009-03-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1981 the long-standing dream of many Irish music lovers was realised with the opening of the National Concert Hall on Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin. Ian Fox looks at the history of the building and talks to those involved in setting it up. (Broadcast 1981) …


DocArchive: The Belle of Ould Cork

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2009-03-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Cork Opera House went up in flames in 1955, when a fire destroyed the whole building within hours. It was a dramatic ending to 100 years of stage history. The loss of the iconic Opera house had a huge effect on the city and its peoples (Broadcast 1985) …


DocArchive: Songs my Mother taught me

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2009-03-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of a British war bride in Canada and her grown son, Chris, who retraces his own path in life via his mother's unusual history. Chris' parents marraige was a deeply unhappy one and he, the only child, would bear its scars (Broadcast 1998) …


DocArchive: From the outside in

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2009-03-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary which marks the first 50 years of the Irish Dept of Social, Community and Family Affairs tracing its past, present and future. By 2015, it's estimated that the number of welfare dependants will exceed those paying taxes (Broadcast 1998) …


Jimmy Obama on RTE Choice

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2009-03-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Extracts from two programmes on RTE Choice last night: "It's a Wonderful Life", a BBC documentary on Jimmy Steward and Barack Obama from a news conference on "All Things Considered" …


DocArchive: Shirley Goldfarb - An American in Paris

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2009-03-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
When American-born artist Shirley Goldfarb died in Paris in 1980, most of her work was simply stored in her studio. She left New York in 1950 moving to Paris. This documentary examines the life and work of the well-known water colourist. (Broadcast 1998) …


DocArchive: Sawdust in their veins

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2009-03-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Living a nomadic existence, circus life is like a small town on wheels keeping 60 to 70 people together for the duration of an 11 month tour. This documentary records the thoughts and emotions of various members of an American style circus (Broadcast 1998) …


DocArchive: I don't remember me

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2009-03-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Myalgia Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) is a complex and debilitating physiological illness. This documentary meets with M.E. sufferers - One of the greatest problems they have is that they appear perfectly normal but are in hidden terrible pain (Broadcast 1998) …


DocArchive: Float like a butterfly, Sting like a bee

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2009-03-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary that delves into the gruelling but rewarding world of the Matt Talbot boxing club in Dublin by following one 14 year old local lad, Patrick Dennan, who wins the Dublin boys title and qualifies to box at the National stadium (Broadcast 1998) …


DocArchive: Factory Lives - The Price of Bacon

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2009-03-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In the fourth programme in the ‘Factory Lives’ series, “The Price of Bacon” tells the story of the closure of the Castlebar Bacon Factory in the 1980s.(Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: Here we go, here we go

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2009-03-23 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
We all know the boyhood dream of growing up and dreaming of playing for Man Utd or Liverpool or some other big team. But what happens when that dream starts to become a reality? Des Cahill tracks some players in search of fame and fortune (Broadcast 1987) …


DocArchive: Tree Sixty Four

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2009-03-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary about the treetop protests that gripped the Irish psyche in the late 1990’s when a nature reserve in Co Wicklow became the focus of attention as a national primary route was upgraded to a dual carraigeway (First broadcast 1998) …


DocArchive: In Search of Refuge

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2009-03-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The late 1990's was a time when refugees became an issue of debate in Ireland. Since 1995, Ireland has hosted over 9,700 refugees. This documentary looks at the then situation for refugee/asylum seekers within Ireland (Broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: Bantus, The Boers and The British

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2009-03-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Rodney Rice gives a snapshot of apartheid in South Africa - a time when the system of separation denied some 22 million South Africans the right to vote, and a host of other human rights in the land of their birth. (Broadcast 1981) …


DocArchive: Joxer in Jerusalem

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2009-03-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Juno and the Paycock is a play by Sean O'Casey set in the working class tenements of Dublin in the early 1920s, during the Irish Civil War period.This is the story of when the Gate Theatre in Dublin took the play all the way to Jerusalem (Broadcast 1985) …


DocArchive: Smelter for Ireland

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2009-03-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Ireland is the largest producer of zinc in Europe, and among the top ten producers in the world. The opening of Tynagh Mines in 1965 and Tara Mines in 1970 prompted a debate about the need for a national zinc refining plant or ‘smelter’. (Broadcast 1980) …


Listen to Movies: Colm Tóibín & "Chinatown"

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2009-03-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A preview of Sinéad Egan's new series, "Moments of Joy" on RTE Choice - quality speech, quality sound, quality radio …


DocArchive: Follow that dream

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2009-03-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary about two lifelong Elvis fans, husband and wife Maurice and Maureen, who after a letter each from Elvis in 1960 realise a lifelong ambition to visit his home - Graceland - on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his death (Broadcast 1998) …


DocArchive: Who Cares?

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2009-03-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Mental illness is something which can affect any of us at any time. Medical help is always part of treatment. But what about human help and help within our locality? This documentary looks at the reality of mental health care in communities(Broadcast 1987)…


DocArchive: They never married

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2009-03-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Familial, societal and indeed our own expectations lead most of us to look for someone to spend our life with. But there are many who choose to live a life on their own. Is choosing to be single not just as acceptable as being married? (Broadcast 1986)…


DocArchive:A Hunting we will go

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2009-03-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary that joins a foxhunting group. What happens behind the scenes when hounds, horses, people and a fox meet up for a day? Frances Shanahan hired a horse and went over the fences in Co. Meath with the Tara Harriers to find out (Broadcast 1998) …


DocArchive: Star Spangled Football

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2009-03-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In this documentary Mick Dunne tells the story of the 1947 All Ireland football final between Kerry and Cavan which was played in the Polo grounds in New York – the only All Ireland final ever to be played outside Irish shores (First broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: St. Patrick was a Mayoman

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2009-03-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Des Hickey follows a group of archaeologists and researchers who travel by helicopter to sea stack of Dun Bhriste, the site of a legend about St. Patrick and Cromduff. The group are the first humans to land on the island in about 600 years (Broadcast 1981) …


DocArchive: Song Collector

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2009-03-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary on the last professional traditional song collector in Ireland, Tom Munnelly. Over his lifetime, Tom is estimated to have collected over 20,000 songs-the largest collection of traditional song ever compiled by any one person (Broadcast 1984) …


DocArchive: Left Alone

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2009-03-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Every night, the doorways of city centre offices and the portals of churches are occupied by people sleeping rough. But what is the reality of life on the street? (Broadcast 1986) …


DocArchive: George Redmond Gentleman Piano Tuner

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2009-03-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is the life story of 83yr old George Remond from West Cork. He spent his lifetime tuning pianos for the great and good of Ireland - meeting many seasoned performers such as John MacCormack, Beniamo Gigli and Magaret Burke Sheridan (Broadcast 1990) …


DocArchive: At Heaven's Door

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2009-03-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland Length: 1s
This is a story of human survival and hope. Three survivors of tragedies speak of their own destiny - Debbie MacGuinness was involved in the Stardust fire, Larry O'Brien was onboard the Zeebrugge ferry and Maura MacDaid is from Belfast (Broadcast 1990) …


DocArchive: Personal Approach

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2009-03-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
As Ireland became firmly embedded within the EEC, in the late 1970's Terry Stewart moved his family from Ireland to Brussels. This story is a personal approach to their life in Brussels - a new life - an EEC political working life (Broadcast 1980) …


DocArchive: The sinking of the Graf Spee

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2009-03-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Irishmen serving in the British Navy recount the sinking of The 'Graf Spee' - a German battleship at the helm of the German fleet in WW2. Weighing in at over 16,000 tonnes, she was a feared predator - until the British Navy sunk her (Broadcast 1980) …


DocArchive: Inner City Island

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2009-03-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1973, RTE Radio One Producer Seán Mac Reamoinn set out to capture life in the North Wall and Sherriff Street area of Dublin city. …


DocArchive: Factory Lives - Ferenka

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2009-03-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Ferenka was once a factory in Limerick - a stable resource of employment. But in 1977 it closed down leaving in its wake a depressed and mournful workforce. (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: There's still coal in Coalisland

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2009-03-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Coal has been mined in Tyrone since the mid 1600's and when it comes to the town of 'Coalisland' in East Tyrone, its name tells the story. Travel into the past, present and future of coal mining in N. Ireland - through generations of time (Broadcast 1979) …


DocArchive: Factory Lives - The Price of Leather

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2009-03-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Peter Woods tells of the closure of the Rawson’s Boot Factory in Dundalk in the 1960s. (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: It happens silently in the night

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2009-03-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
It took Ireland generations to fully open up to the sexual abuse of children within the state. Before the lid was blown open on this area in the late 1990s, this documentary made ten years earlier paints the full circle of child sex abuse (Broadcast 1991) …


DocArchive: Irish Brent Goose Expedition

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2009-03-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Every October, 90% of the entire world population of Brent Geese fly into Dublin Bay on their annual migration. In this documentary, we follow them on their 4,000km journey from Bathurst Island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago to Dublin (Broadcast 1985) …


DocArchive: Far Cry

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2009-03-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Mary Benson was a South African writer and antiapartheid activist. She rejected her privileged upbringing as a white in South Africa to campaign against her country’s racial policies and lived in voluntary exile in London from the 1960s (Broadcast 1991) …


DocArchive: Out of the dark

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2009-03-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The value of education in prisons is often debated worldwide. Made over 25 years ago, this is the story of education in Irish prisons, from both the educators and from the prisoners themselves. Education can be the key to rehabilitation (Broadcast 1985) …


DocArchive: Old Yellow Gloves

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2009-03-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Raymond Chandler was an Anglo-American novelist and screenwriter who had an huge stylistic influence upon the modern day private detective story. His main fictional character, Philip Marlowe, is considered the 'perfect' private detective (Broadcast 1991) …


DocArchive: Headwaters - Cruising on the Shannon

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2009-03-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Shannon is Ireland's longest river. This documentary takes a relaxing and beautiful cruise on the upper Shannon, from Carrick on Shannon through to Knockivar lock to the Islands of Lough Key in Co. Roscommon. All aboard! (Broadcast 1991) …


DocArchive: Dying with Love

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2009-03-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Every day around the world people die. This documentary focuses on the last days of peoples lives and the help, support and love that can ease the passing of someone in the home environment or in a hospice (Broadcast 1991)…


DocArchive: Sunlight in the Garden

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2009-03-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Louis MacNeice CBE (1907–'63), an Irish poet and playwright, was part of the generation of "thirties poets" which included W. H. Auden. His work recieved wide public praise during his lifetime due to his relaxed, but socially aware style (Broadcast 1973) …


DocArchive: Zimbabwe

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2009-03-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1976, Dick Warner travelled to Rhodesia to witness the last days of white rule. After a plan was initiated by the US and UK governments, Zimbabwe was born with a new name, a new identity and with a black majority rule. White Mans rule had come to an end …


DocArchive: Dismissal of Fr Michael O'Hickey

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2009-03-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Fr O'Hickey was an Irish Catholic priest and a Professor of Irish at Maynooth College. In 1909 he clashed with the Bishops and establishment over his belief in Irish and duly dismissed. However, Fr O'Hickey didn't go down without a fight.. (Broadcast 1979) …


DocArchive: Factory Lives - Lockes

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2009-03-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Paddy O'Gorman tells the story of the closure, in 1953, of Locke's Distillery in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath. (Broadcast 2004) …


RTE Choice Blog - Anyone know this spoof caller to Gay?

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2009-03-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
No, it's not Pele. Have a listen and have a laugh. Someone suggested the caller was an RTE Radio producer, named Tony who went on to work in television in East Africa. Any suggestions to choice@rte.ie. …


DocArchive: Famine in Ethiopia

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2009-02-22 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1974, after severe drought, Ethiopia was devasted by famine. Up to an estimated 1 million were left dead. Still under the rule of Emperor Haile Selassie, Ethiopia was an inhospitable destination both politically and geographically (Broadcast 1976) …


DocArchive: Nobody ever went to America to learn how to kill a pig

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2009-02-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is an absolute must listen - a window into the Ireland that once was - and is perhaps gone forever? One of our real oldies but goldies - a documentary about how to kill a pig in rural Galway in the late 1970's. (Broadcast 1978) …


DocArchive: Ancient and Fraternal Order

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2009-02-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A journey into the realms of Catholic belief... The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) is an Irish Catholic fraternal organisation. Members must be Catholic and either Irish born or of Irish descent. Its largest membership is now in the US (Broadcast 1976) …


Colin Murphy interviews Henry Woolf for Sunday Tribune 22 February 2009

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2009-02-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Colin Murphy interviews Henry Woolf for Sunday Tribune 22 February 2009 …


DocArchive: The Bargemen

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2009-02-20 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
What is it about Bargemen? Do they choose the lifestyle or does it choose them? The last working barge passed through the Grand Canal in 1960. Yet the stories, memories and lifestyle still live on amongst these bargemen and their families (Broadcast 1976) …


DocArchive: Moving

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2009-02-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about Edel and Fergus, an urban couple, who decide to move out of their cramped house in Dublin in the middle of the Celtic Tiger years to give their two children Sorcha and Cian, a better life in the country. (Broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: Season

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2009-02-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Cricket fanatic Conor O’Callaghan tells the story of cricket in Ireland and gives a poetic account of his own obsession with the sport (Broadcast 1996) …


DocArchive: Colmcille - The Real National Apostle?

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2009-02-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Saint Colmcille was born in Donegal on December 7th, 521, the son of a chief related to princes then reigning in Ireland and Scotland. Today, many Irish and Scottish are still devoted to St Colmcille and absolutely revere him. But why? (Broadcast 1974) …


DocArchive: Mona's Isle

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2009-02-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Isle of Anglesey is the largest Welsh island. Anciently know as the Isle of Mona, it lies off the north west coast of Wales. Connected to the mainland by two bridges, it has a unique 'personality'. It also has very strong Irish ties (Broadcast 1976) …


DocArchive: Saints Alive

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2009-02-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
What is a saint? What characteristics does a person need to achieve this distinction? Are there too many saints already? This radio documentary, first broadcast in Easter Week 2003, looks at sainthood in the time of Pope John Paul II. …


DocArchive: Tibetans

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2009-02-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about a culture and religion in exile, recorded at the time when it had just been announced that the Dalai Lama was to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990. …


DocArchive: Close The Door

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2009-02-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of the "fallen women" who spent most of their lives in the old Magdalen home and laundry, the Convent of Our Lady of Refuge on Lower Sean MacDermott Street, who were largely forgotten by the outside world. (Broadcast 1990) …


DocArchive: The Three Candles

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2009-02-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Colm Ó Lochlainn was a printer, collector of Irish ballads and a piper. He founded his own press, 'At the Sign of the Three Candles Press' in 1926. He wrote and published 'Irish Street Ballads' in 1939 and More Irish Street Ballads in 1965 (Broadcast 1976) …


DocArchive: Rue des Irlandais - The Irish in Paris

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2009-02-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary about the vibrant Irish community in Paris and the historic Rue des Irlandais, talking to Irish men and woman who have made this city their home (Broadcast 1989). …


DocArchive: Hayfoot Strawfoot Dancing Masters

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2009-02-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For centuries 'Dancing Masters' travelled throughout Ireland from village to village, teaching Irish dance to all they met. They were flamboyant characters, wore bright clothes and carried staffs. Now long gone - their history lives on (Broadcast 1976) …


DocArchive: Sing Whatever Is Well Made

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2009-02-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A radio documentary commemorating W.B. Yeats on the 50th anniversary of his death. William Butler Yeats (June 1865 to January 1939) was an Irish poet and dramatist, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. (Broadcast 1989) …


DocArchive: Nivita

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2009-02-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is the story of Nivita, an all-girl band from Cork whose three members Niamh, Anita and Carmel and a twenty-month baby girl Emma were tragically killed when their car crashed just outside Charleville Co. Cork in October 1999 (Broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: Loving Never Stops

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2009-02-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The erosion of memory is something we all fear. For those left watching, there's nothing worse than seeing loved ones fade away. Alzheimer's is most often diagnosed in over 65's and there's an estimated 26 million sufferers worldwide (Broadcast 1993) …


DocArchive: Suicide - A Cry for Help

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2009-02-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Each year worldwide, over one million people commit suicide. This documentary meets with people who have attempted suicide and lived to tell the tale. We also hear from the bereaved left behind. Why does anyone want to end their own lives? (Broadcast 1992) …


DocArchive: Breaking Up Is Never Easy

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2009-02-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For most people in life, love is at the core of living. Sharing one's life with a significant other is nearly expected. This documentary tells a story of people who choose differently - to opt out of their marriages - and begin a new life (Broadcast 1993) …


DocArchive: Apocalypse Now

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2009-02-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Tropical rainforests are 'jewels of the Earth'. Responsible for 28% of the world's oxygen turn over, rainforests are home to over 50% of all species in the world. So why are we cutting them down and threatening the ecology of the world? (Broadcast 1992) …


DocArchive: WitchCraft

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2009-02-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Witchcraft, the use of supernatural or magical powers, moves between fact and fiction depending on the believer or non-believer. We've heard the stories of witches in league with the Devil. But what of witchcraft in Ireland? We investigate (Broadcast 1976) …


Euro Guru

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2009-01-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This documentary, The Euro Guru, looks back on some of the highs of fifty glorious years of the song festival in the company of Paul G. Sheridan. Paul describes himself not as a fan but an aficionado. (Broadcast 2005) …


DocArchive: Flight Of The Bremen

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2009-01-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Until 1928, no one had flown from East to West over the Atlantic. In 1927, ten unsuccessful flights were attempted - 7 lives were lost. Finally, in April 1928 a 3 man crew succeeded, one of whom was Irish man Captain James C. Fitzmaurice. (Broadcast 1992) …


DocArchive: The Lewis Folk

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2009-01-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Isle of Lewis lies off the West coast of Scotland. It's said Scottish islands share a kindred Gaelic spirit with the Irish. In 1976 Kieran Sheedy went to investigate and unearthed a community that worked by day and danced by night - well, not quite... …


DocArchive: If The Statues Stopped Moving

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2009-01-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In July 1985, in the village of Ballinspittle, Co. Cork, a grotto statue of the Virgin Mary came alive and moved. As news of the phenomenon spread, thousands of pilgrims and spectators arrived. 7yrs on, we return to see life in the village (Broadcast 1992) …


DocArchive: The Staunchest Priest

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2009-01-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Fr. Michael O’Flanagan was born in 1876 near Castlerea, Roscommon. Known as 'The Republican Priest', he was president of Sinn Féin from 1933-35 but was expelled from the party for participating in a Radio Éireann (2RN) broadcast in 1936 (Broadcast 1976) …


DocArchive: Another Country

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2009-01-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For everyone of us, the day will come when we hang up our working boots-no matter how important the job-and enter the world of the retired. This documentary tells a story of retirement, examining the ups and downs of a slower pace of life. (Broadcast 1992) …


DocArchive: Immortal Memory

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2009-01-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Robert Burns known in Scotland as simply 'The Bard' was an 18th century Scottish poet and a lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide. This documentary examines his life and works. (Broadcast 1992) …


DocArchive: Going, Going, Gone

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2009-01-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Auction Houses have come to the fore in recent times. The thrill of the bargain never fails to draw a crowd. In 1976 Kieran Sheedy attended Malahide Castle, Dublin, as its contents were auctioned off. If only we could buy those items at 1976 prices today! …


DocArchive: Boss Croker of Glencairn

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2009-01-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Richard Croker (1843-1922) was an American politician born in the village of Blackrock, Cork. At the helm of the Democratic Party political machine, he became extremely wealthy receiving bribe money from brothels, saloons and gambling dens (Broadcast 1976) …


DocArchive: Rabies

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2009-01-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Rabies is a viral disease that attacks the brain. It's usually transmitted by a bite from an infected animal. For humans, it can be fatal unless an antidote is given. We examine the virus, its beginnings, its dangers and effects on people (Broadcast 1976) …


DocArchive: No.4 Checkout Please

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2009-01-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In the mid 1970s one of the largest social changes in Ireland was born - Supermarkets! After centuries of corner shop shopping, changes were afoot. Here the pros and cons, reactions and of course the effects on peoples lives are discussed (Broadcast 1975) …


DocArchive: Mr Watson, Come here - I want to see you

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2009-01-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
On March 7th, 1874, Alexander Graham Bell, by just a matter of hours, wins the race to patent the telephone. What a coup! And the first words ever spoken on the telephone? Bell to his assistance, "Mr Watson - Come here - I want to see you" (Broadcast 1977) …


DocArchive: The Parish

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2009-01-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Everything is local - We journey into the sounds and flavours of a typical parish in 1970's Ireland - into the parish of St. Mary's, located in the heart of Limerick city. From the individulals who shape a parish to those who work there (Broadcast 1976) …


DocArchive: Did you hear the one about?

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2009-01-09 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Do jokes and a sense of humour change over time or generations? Judge for yourself in this documentary montage of language, prejudice and humour from the mid 1970's. You'll surely find yourself laughing at least once, won't you? (Broadcast 1975) …


DocArchive: You win some, You lose some

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2009-01-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
For some there's no greater than high a horse winning or a late goal or a royal flush in poker. But this is more than a thrill - it's a bet - the kind of high you get addicted to. And that's not something which changes very much over time (Broadcast 1975) …


DocArchive: Spin Slow and Deep

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2009-01-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1975 Kieran Sheedy and Dick Warner headed off to discover coarse fishing. For those not in the know coarse fishing is river or freshwater fishing for species such as pike, bream and perch to mention a few. After that, it's a baiting and waiting game …


DocArchive: Bullets and Bowls

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2009-01-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Irish road bowling is an ancient sport. It's centered in Ireland - in Co Armagh and Co Cork. The game is played by throwing an 800 gram bowl or "bullet" along a country road course, up to 4 km long, and the fewest throws wins the contest (Broadcast 1975) …


DocArchive: Whiskey with an E

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2009-01-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
With a number of world famous whiskies being produced all over Ireland - we take a look at the time, craft, people and dedication involved to produce this ancient drink for Kings - Irish whiskey of the highest standard (Broadcast 1979) …


DocArchive: The Irish at Eureka-Rebels or riff raff?

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Eureka affair of 1854 has been described as everything from a tax whinge to the birthplace of Australian democracy. Some 30 people died in the half-hour battle, most of them goldminers who had sworn to defend their rights and liberties (Broadcast 2004) …


DocArchive: Lost Children - Children In Irish Workhouses

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of children in Irish workhouses in the 19th century. This documentary looks at the conditions and lives of those children at that time and the government assisted emigration of young girls from those workhouses all the way over to Australia(2003) …


DocArchive: Waiting for U2

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is the story of three young girls whose lives are totally bound up with their fascination with the Irish rock group U2. They, like many of their peers, are infatuated with the worlds biggest band, the all male quartet, known as U2. (Broadcast 1989) …


DocArchive: Springtime it brings on the shearing

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
One of the most sheep populated countries in the world, Australia has over 110 million sheep. This documentary looks at the biggest job in the year - sheep shearing. (Broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: Profiles in happiness

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
About the moments and memories that make people happy. We hear how happiness is defined, the importance of a happy youth, happiness within convent life, Maureen Potter on keeping audiences happy and the idea that happiness changes with age (Broadcast 1981) …


DocArchive: Pints and Parables

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Irish pubs and their clientele are revered the world over. In this documentary, we enter into the hearts of some Irish pubs - conversations filled with comedy and commentary. (Broadcast 1990) …


DocArchive: Outlaw in the Outback

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of Ned Kelly - reconstructed from contemporary records by Bernard Share. Ned was an Australian bushranger who, in 1880, was hanged for murder. Known for defying the colonial authorities, Kelly was born to an Irish convict father (broadast 1981) …


DocArchive: Naval service

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Charged with minding our seas, our coastline and much else besides, this documentary tells the story of the first 40 years of the Irish Naval service (broadcast 1980) …


DocArchive: Moore's Melodies

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Aodan O Dubhghaill presents some of the social issues addressed by the legendary singer songwriter Christy Moore in his songs. This documentary touches on issues covered by Christy - anything from Knock Airport to football to travellers (Broadcast 1996) …


DocArchive: Irish theatre company

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of a theatre company in Naas, Co. Kildare as they prepare for a big perrformance. As a travelling theatre group, nothing is as ever easy as it should be. (broadcast 1977) …


DocArchive: In Midst Of Woods Or Pleasant Grove

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary on people's views of our woods and forests - the importance of woods in our economy, on trees found in Ireland, a look at the national tree register documenting some of the finest collection of trees in Britain and Ireland (broadcast 1984) …


DocArchive: I am what I would be

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
"I Am What I Would Be" is an unlikely title for a documentary on trees, but that is exactly what John Quinn - offers the listener - a lyrical evocation of the beauty and wonder of trees. (Broadcast 1997) …


DocArchive: History of the potato

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Sir Walter Raleigh's is revered as the man who brought the potato to Ireland. In this documentary looks at the importance of potato in Ireland from and on the history and sociological impact of the potato in Ireland. (Broadcast 1984) …


DocArchive: Here is the News

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is the story of the 50 years of news on Irish radio. This documentary traces the development from a single news editor in 1926 who took news from foreign stations to today's complex news gathering and assessment operations. (Broadcast 1976) …


DocArchive: Good Enough Music For Them Who Love It - Pipers & Makers

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary that meets with both Irish pipe players and pipemakers. The talk is all about their music and of course their love of piping (Broadcast 1978) …


DocArchive: Francis Street

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary on the inner city Dublin street, Francis St and the Iveagh Market. We hear the stories from life in the old days, the Iveagh Market and its stalls and the effects of depopulation (Broadcast 1985) …


DocArchive: Famine Girls

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary about four thousand orphan girls sent to Australia after the Great Famine. (Broadcast 2001) …


DocArchive: Essentially for Women

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary that meets with some Irish women who talk about belly-dancing and what it means for them. …


DocArchive: Elected Silence

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary that examines the lives and beliefs of an enclosed order of Franciscan nuns. (Broadcast 1984) …


DocArchive: Bullet holes in the manuscripts

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is a documentary about the Irish National Archives and its destruction in 1922. The archives holds the records of the modern Irish State which document its historical evolution and the creation of our national identity. (broadcast 1991) …


DocArchive: Bridges for the Bashful

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Long before the days of the internet, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter, this documentary looks at the trend of computer dating in 1970's Ireland - a story of love and technology! (Broadcast 1978) …


DocArchive: Bridge on the river Liffey

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Matt Talbot Bridge is a road bridge spanning the River Liffey in Dublin city centre. It links Custom House Quay on the north bank of the river to City Quay on the south bank, and was completed in 1978. This is the story of that bridge (broadcast 1978) …


DocArchive: Art on the block

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary that enters the weird and wonderful world of art auctions. We hear from experts, buyers and sellers (Broadcast 1978) …


DocArchive: American Journey PT II

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Continuing John Skehan's journey across the US, he meets with a Red Indian Chief, visits Yellowstone national park, the Mid west mining town of Hill City and meets a cowboy at work. (Broadcast 1976) …


DocArchive: American Journey Pt 1

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A journey by John Skehan across America in 1976. This documentary includes impressions of Washington, a visit to FBI Headquarters, St. Louis Missouri, Wisconsin black on black farmers, Milwaukee's Catholic history and American catholics (Broadcast 1976) …


DocArchive: All that trouble just to get to Brooklyn

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2009-01-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This documentary was recorded during the centenary year of Brooklyn Bridge. The New York bridge has become more than just a bridge - this is a story told through music, poetry and speech (Broadcast 1983) …


Is this the end of the story?

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2008-11-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
"Is This the End of the Story?" looks at how we communicate over a pint in the pub. What will happen to our stories and how we tell them if we can't get to the pub or if the pubs disappear? …


Gentle It Was, Revolution It Was Not

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2008-11-04 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In the winter of 1968 Ireland had it's own student rebellion. The Doc on One catches up with the four main ringleaders forty years on. …


Dudley Kane: Darach O'Cathain is here in Leeds

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2008-09-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
In 1963 the Sean Nós singer Darach Ó Cathain emigrated from Connemara to Leeds, England with his wife and family. This documentary follows their journey. "When you've music in you, you're hearing music always." Darach O Cathain …


DocArchive: Dreaming of Fat Men

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2008-09-02 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Dreaming Of Fat Men is internationally regarded as a groundbreaking documentary. It won the 1995 Prix Italia for Radio documentaries. In the documentary, 5 very fat women meet to feast and discuss their relationship with food, which is both funny and sad. …


The Oracle of Zeus spoofing

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2008-09-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Oracle of Zeus spoofing…


A longer interview with Philip

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2008-09-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A longer interview with Philip…


And a Bit Off The Top

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2008-08-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This documentary tells the story of a famed Galway barber - Chick Gillen of Dominick Street. We hear from both Chick and his clientele as they talk their way through the world of hair and life. …


Harmony Heights

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2008-07-16 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This award winning documentary tells a story that on the 2nd July 2004, the body of fourteen year old Jamie Farrelly-Maughan was discovered behind a disused house in Harmony Heights - a housing estate in Cavan Town. She had lain there for six days. …


One in Eleven

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2008-07-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
One in eleven Irish women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. This award winning documentary we hear the stories of Irish women in their thirties, forties and fifties who are recovering from the disease. This is straight talking.…


Who Fears to Speak of '98?

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2008-07-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This documentary relives a dramatic year in the life of Irish Hurling, where the summers' games became our national soap opera. The 1998 All-Ireland hurling championship was like no other - From the outset, it was a sporting story that had everything …


Remembering Hanna Greally

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2008-06-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This award winning documentary revisits the tragic story of Athlone writer Hanna Greally. Hanna was admitted to St. Loman's psychiatric hospital in Mullingar 'for a rest' at the age of nineteen but didn't win her freedom again for almost 20 years. …


Timmy the Brit McCarthy

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2008-06-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Timmy "The Brit" McCarthy spent years of his life in England. He returned to Ireland in the mid 1960's and his interest in Irish Set dancing brought him in contact with people who were largely responsible for the revival and continuance of the tradition. …


Seeking the Mother Lode

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2008-05-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
There is gold in the rivers of Wicklow. Experts agree that it's leached from a mother lode somewhere in the mountains. Since the Wicklow gold rush in 1796, prospectors have sought to uncover this fabled treasure. This father and son are still searching. …


The Things We Remember

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2008-05-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This documentary is about a remembered world - a world that the Guihen sisters left behind on the shores of Lough Allen when they emigrated from Leitrim to Manchester in the 1940's. This is a story of the effects of emigration on one family. …


My Father Takes a Vacation

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2008-04-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A Swedish documentary maker retraces the footsteps of his father …


Fishing the Blackwater

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2008-04-17 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary about fishing rights on the river Blackwater …


The Ballad of Patrick Folan

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2008-03-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An apocryphal tale of Irish emigration …


Born Under the Cabbage Leaves

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2008-03-28 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary on twin sisters born with congenital rubella syndrome …


Thin Air

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2008-03-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary on the disappearance of three people in Fermoy. …


The Look of the Irish

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2008-03-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
To mark St. Patrick's Day 2008, four documentary-makers provide four different contributions to this week's Documentary On One …


"With her lipstick and her keys..."

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2008-03-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The remarkable story of the coincidence of talent, fate and sheer good luck which helped The Beatles break into America in 1964. …


Jonathan Gould - The Beatles in America

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2008-03-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
An extended interview with the author by Paul Russell …


Curious Ear Podcast: Eight Days a Week

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2008-03-11 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Seán Kilkenny's love for his dogs who do work that other people hate. …


No Cure for Micky Finn

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2008-03-03 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary on a Galway fiddle player who died at age 35. …


Eddie and the Lone Bush

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2008-02-26 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary on the story teller Eddie Lenihen …


Finding Henry

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2008-02-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary about a homeless man who lives in the Dublin mountains …


Birds of the Air: Immigration Mosaic

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2008-02-07 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The stories of people from Algeria, Turkey, Somalia, Bosnia, Tchetchenya and Poland who now they live in France, Germany, Finland, Austria, Poland, and Ireland. …


I'll find a high mountain

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2008-02-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A group of modern day travellers migration through the West of Ireland. …


Tuned In

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2008-01-29 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Donegal VEC's project where 50 teenagers are introduced to new music over 5 days in an adventure centre. …


The Long Goodbye

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2008-01-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Long Goodbye …


Egyptian Wonder

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2008-01-13 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Four elderly Irish nuns who have been living in Egypt for several decades. …


The Wizard Oz

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2007-12-21 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The Wizard Oz …


The Reunion

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2007-12-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This week’s doc on one follows Jimmy Kinihan, who left Castleknock College in the early 60s to become a monk…. Five more of his classmates also entered the religious life …


Sr Brid is Heading for High Places

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2007-12-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary following an elderly blind nun's attempt to climb a mountain. …


Last Christmas on InisTurk

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2007-12-14 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary about the last Christmas celebrated on InisTurk …


Missing in Athlone

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2007-12-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary about four children who disappeared after a deportation…


The Tar Road to Sligo

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2007-11-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary about two musicans Thom Moore and Vincent Harrison …


The Blue Watch

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2007-11-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary which charts life of Cork City firefighters …


Kidnapped - The Herrema Diaries

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2007-11-05 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Documentary on the 1975 kidnap of Tiede Herrema …


Loss Can Build a Bridge

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2007-10-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Enniskillen bombing two women meet to reflect on the human cost of the troubles. …


Leaving Belmullet

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2007-10-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary on emigration …


"In Your Face"

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2007-10-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
Writer Lia Mills and her experience with cancer …


Heaven's Special Children

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2007-10-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of two baby boys who were born over 40 years ago, both profoundly disabled.... but their lives travelled different paths. …


Piano Lessons, Sliding Scales.

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2007-10-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary about the place of a piano in a young women's life …


Heel Up

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2007-10-01 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary about Sean Nos dancing in Conamara …


These People

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2007-09-19 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A group of recovering drug addicts attempt to put on a play for an event attended by President McAleese …


One Fine Day - When Wexford went to Croker

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2007-09-06 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A documentary on the 1956 Wexford hurling team …


Port na Bpucaí - The Music of Ghosts

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2007-08-30 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A programme about the accordian player Tony McMahon …


The Last Cattle Drive

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2007-08-15 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A 75-year old man recreates the cattle drive of his youth across a much changed Dublin …


The Summer of the Moving Statues

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2007-08-08 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This week’s ‘Documentary on One’ returns to the summer of 1985, the Cork village of Ballinaspittle and the story of the moving statues. …


Codename Paddy O'Brien

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2007-07-25 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of a man who spied for the East Germans …


The Man on the Moons from Carrickmacross

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2007-07-24 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
The story of an emigrant's journey from Carrickmacross to the Sea of Tranquility …


Somewhere My Love

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2007-07-10 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
A personal tale of one man and his 1961 fiesta red, Fender Stratocaster. This radio documentary is a musicians dream. …


Stigma

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2007-06-27 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
"Being told you're HIV positive is the day your life changes forever" Ruth from Dublin who was diagnosed in 2005. A year previously, over 4,000 miles away in Kenya, Margaret Waachai was given the same news - the same illness, but very different lives. …


The Bridge

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2007-06-18 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
This is the story of Joan Bullock and Betty Leonard - two women from either side of the Cavan/Fermanagh border (divide between north and south Ireland), who were deeply affected by a series of brutal murders that took place on the border in 1972. …


The Catacombs

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2007-06-12 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
'The Catacombs' was a niteclub that operated from the basement of 13 Fitzwilliam Place, in Dublin city center, in the 1940's. It attracted a bohemian crowd. This is a snapshot about being young and talented in the Dublin of the 1940's. …


Patricia, Mary and Mary-Lou too

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2007-05-31 :: Documentary on One, RTÉ Radio, Ireland
2007 Election - With just four seats in the Taoiseach's constituency (Dublin Central) and three female candidates running, Patricia McKenna (Greens), Mary Fitzpatrick (FF) and Mary Lou McDonald (SF), will any of them come through and take a seat? …


The Curious Ear: Not Bill Gates

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Freddie Stapleton and Graham Hickey look at windows rather than through them. Producer: Colette Kinsella. (A short Irish radio documentary from RTE Radio Ireland)…


DocArchive: David

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This award winning documentary tells the story of a sister and family who grow up with an intellectually disabled brother. This is an intimate and beautiful window into one families love for each other. (Broadcast 1996) …


The Diary of Leanne Wolfe

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A documentary about Cork schoolgirl who was bullied …


The Reindeer Santa Left Behind

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On Christmas Eve night 2010, the most incredible set of circumstances led Santa to leave his injured reindeer, Blitzen, behind him in Wexford in the care of the Mulready family. This is the amazing story of how one Irish family saved Christmas. …


DocArchive: Puck Fair

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Each August a wild goat is caught up the Kerry mountains. Brought to the town of Killorglin, the goat is crowned 'King Puck' by the Queen of Puck Fair, traditionally the oldest virgin in the village! Irelands oldest fair dates back to 1603 (Broadcast 1976…


DocArchive: Drop of the Craythur

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For lovers of all things Irish. A bilingular documentary on Poitín, the Irish drink traditionally and illegally distilled from malted barley or potatoes in rural Ireland for centuries. One of the strongest alcoholic beverages in the world (Broadcast 1976…


DocArchive: John A Costello

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John Bowman tells the story of Ireland's most reluctant Taoiseach ever. Taoiseach from 1948–51 and 1954–57, Attorney General of Ireland 1926–32, legal advisor to the government after independence (1922), Costello began life as a barrister (Broadcast…


DocArchive: Fossetts Circus

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Have you ever dreamt of running away with the Circus? In 1870, George Lowe from Co. Cork, did just that - travelling to America! But, in 1888, George came back to Ireland and founded what later became Fossett's Circus - our National Circus (Broadcast 1976…


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