Documentary on One
DocArchive: Not All Men Know the Law07/23/14
This programme from 1975 takes a laymans look at the legal profession, focusing not just on the benefits it provides but also on the unsavoury underbelly that often goes un-noticed. (First Broadcast 16th Nov 1975)
DocArchive: Leaving Breaffy
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 the All-Ireland Final and he met the love of his life, but Noel was a priest-1997 was difficult. (2005)
A Solemn Undertaking
Somewhere in Ireland today, a grieving person is picking up the phone to call a Funeral Director, but have you ever wondered what it is like to be that person in the black suit? ...
DocArchive: Just as there are parentheses within sentences
First published at the age of 17, Desmond Hogan was critically praised from the outset. He won a Hennessy Award and,co-founded the Irish Writers Coop, which published his first novel, The Ikon Maker. Yet he's an enigma amongst Irish writers. (2005)
DocArchive: Bianconi the Coachman
A look at the life of Charles Bianconi and his coach company, and his influence on the modern transport system (Broadcast 1975).
DocArchive: Judiths Best Friend
This documentary was recorded in Belfast against a backdrop of recent riots, but they may 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....
The Beach Boys of Rossnowlagh
The four brothers who discovered surfing in the 1960s - when nobody in Ireland even knew what it was - and have kept on riding the waves for almost fifty years.
DocArchive: Indian Ocean Tsunami - One Year On
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. (2005)
DocArchive - 33 Miles and Good Luck
A first hand look at the world famous nature trail in Clinton Valley, New Zealand (Broadcast 1975).
DocArchive: Gone Too Soon
A look at SADS - Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. 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. (First Broadcast 2005)
Michael Gomez - The Irish Mexican
A documentary by former world champion Bernard Dunne about Michael Gomez – the controversial bad boy of Irish boxing and a night in the national stadium when something strange and inexplicable happened - something never before seen in an Irish ring?...
DocArchive Dreaming of prawns
The Susannah G is a prawn fishing trawler based in Dunmore East. 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? (2006)
Dead People Don't Matter
On the night of Sep 18 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....
Keeping the Door Open
Levis Pub in Ballydehob, Cork has been in the hands of one family for over 100 years. The next generation have taken on the challenge of keeping the pub alive and maintaining that legacy. With costs rising and rural population declining, will they...
DocArchive: Closing the Gaiety in Carrick on Shannon
The story of the final night at the Gaiety Cinema in Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Despite a full refurbishment in the late 90s, the cinema still fell on hard times and closed in 2004 after more than 70 years of business. (2007)
DocArchive: Children on the Veranda
The story of 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 then rife in Ireland. (First Broadcast 2009)
The Irishwoman Who Shot Mussolini
Four people tried to assassinate Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. Only one person ever came close - her name was Violet Gibson and she was Irish.
DocArchive: Blessed Be The Fruit of the Loom
The textile manufacturer Fruit of the Loom were the focus of employment in Inishowen and when they left they created an employment blackspot at a time when Irish employment was at its peak. (First Broadcast 2009)
DocArchive: His Life and Fortune to Civilise Gweedore
A profile of the 19th century landlord, George Hill, and his attempts to rationalise the land system of Gweedore, Co. Donegal (first broadcast 1975).
DocArchive: Bite Down on that Gumshield Son
Based in the heart of inner city Dublin, this documentary gives a unique insight into the life of St. Saviours Olympic Boxing Academy, one of Ireland's most famous amateur boxing clubs. (First Broadcast 2008)
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