Documentary on One
DocArchive A Piece of Cloth01/21/15
A documentary about Muslim women wearing the hijab in Ireland. This programme hears the story of Shekinah Egan, a young girl from Gorey who found herself at the centre of a controversy around the wearing of the Muslim headscarf to her local school....
DocArchive: Death in Kerry: The story behind The Field by John B. Keane
A radio documentary that tells the Story of 'The Field' and how a dispute between two farmers over bog land in mountainous rural Kerry during the 1950s culminated in Richard Harris's nomination for an Oscar in 1991.(2003)
An Extraordinary Affair
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...
DocArchive: Living with Cancer
Thousands of people die from cancer each year in Ireland. Experts say that the earlier cancer is detected, the more treatable it can be. In this documentary, Ruth Buchanan looks at the different ways in which cancer can be controlled. (1796)
DocArchive: On Hunting
A Radio Documentary from the Australian national broadcaster ABC, that follows a group of professional hunters. It looks at ideas about hunting and asks the question, If we kill an animal for food is it murder? (2009)
DocArchive: This is Maria McCrea
Maria Mccrea spent most of her life living in foster care. When she tried to look for her family, social services made her search very difficult. This raises serious questions about the rights of children who have been placed in foster care. (2009)
DocArchive: The week to come
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)
DocArchive: Fleeting City the London Years of Patrick Kavanagh
Irish poet and novelist Patrick Kavanagh fled Ireland numerous times, in search of freedom in London and to be recognised in English literary London. In this documentary Kevin O'Connor explores the life and career of Patrick. (1976)
The Partial Life of Mary X
‘’Mary X’’ is an intellectually handicapped mother of nine, who spent most of her life on the streets. Instead of receiving the one-on-one care that needs, Mary fell through the cracks in the system and her children were put in to care. (2008)
DocArchive: Springtime it brings on the shearing
Sheep - wool - and sheep shearers. With over 110 million sheep, Australia is one of the most sheep populated countries in the world. But what is life like carrying out the biggest job in the sheep calendar? Sheep shearers are given a voice (Broadcast...
DocArchive: Pints and Parables
Irish pubs and their clientele are revered the world over for their charm, drink and general hospitality. We enter into the hearts of some Irish pubs and 'watering holes' - to hear conversations filled with comedy and commentary. (Broadcast 1990)
DocArchive: Timmy the Brit McCarthy
Timmy "The Brit" McCarthy spent years of his life in England. He returned to Ireland in the 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...
DocArchive: Who Fears to Speak of '98?
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...
The Bells of St.Mels
Christmas morning 2009, a devastating fire destroys St. Mel's Cathedral in the heart of Longford town. 5yrs later, on December 24th 2014, after one of Europe's biggest restoration projects, the Cathedral opens its doors again, just in time for...
DocArchive: Soldier Chorus Line Christmas Concert in Lebanon
Christmas time can be a lonely time for the soldiers who are away from home. To cheer them up Treasa Davison organised a Christmas concert with the talented Irish soldiers at Camp Shamrock in South Lebanon. Treasa describes her experience. (1997)
The Outsiders - Our Teenage Life Behind Bars
A unique view inside the Irish direct provision system through the eyes of two 13yr old girls, asylum seekers awaiting their fate from the state. Living in mobile homes on an industrial park near Athlone, they've recorded their lives over the past 4...
DocArchive: What you may call it, Drugs and Liver Transplants
What-you-may call-it, Drugs and Liver Transplants is a documentary about what might have been. It's a story about the 1960's Dublin beat group The Movement. Ciaran Cassidy goes on a search to try and get to the bottom of the stories about the Dublin...
DocArchive: Bird Fanciers, Bird Clubs and Falconry
Proinsias O’Conluain explores the world of birds and those who enjoy keeping them as a hobby. A proud owner of a multilingual budgie, Pronsias speaks to some breeders, buyers, sellers and keepers about their hobby and overall love of birds. (1976)
Diary of a Bad Year: A War Correspondents Dilemma
Kelly McEvers was a war correspondent in the Middle East during the Arab uprisings. Colleagues and friends were being kidnapped. Some were killed. It made her question why otherwise intelligent people risk their lives to report on war? (from...
DocArchive: Walking on Water
Janet Gray is a blind Northern Irish Water Skier and 3 times World Champion. In 2003, she nearly died in a water skiing accident. This documentary follows Janet as she defies medical convention and makes a comeback to competitive water skiing. (2008)
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