Documentary on One
The Grandfather Canoe08/22/14
Two hundred years after a revered and sacred canoe disappeared from the banks of the St John River in Canada, it turned up in a building in Galway.
O Commemorate Me
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....
DocArchive: 50 Years of Radio Drama
Augustine Martin takes a look back at 50 years of radio drama in this commemorative programme from 1976.
DocArchive: Mary and Manor Street
Mary Gurr had been a promising footballer 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. (2006)
Why is a woman cycling around Bangladeshi villages with a laptop on her bike? Because she’s an “Info Lady”. A Bangladeshi innovation that's changing lives.
Markey Robinson was born in Belfast in 1918 and died in 1999. 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....
DocArchive: The Wran The Wran The King of All Birds
Pat Feeley travels to County Cork to see how the tradition of 'the wran' was still practised in 1975.
DocArchive: Like The Wings of a Butterfly
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....
They Had No Choice - The Irish Horse at War
The horse has been at the heart of Irish life for centuries, but its role, significance and relationship with humans was irrevocably changed during WWI when over 65,000 Irish horses were brought to the front.
DocArchive Survivors of the Somme
Recollections of the great watershed battle of World War I including extracts from a hitherto unpublished diary written on the front. (1989)
DocArchive: The Tin Box
Upwards of 300,000 Irish men and women from the nationalist tradition fought in the Great War. This documentary focuses on the memories of the children of these people, including Mary Russell, whose father fought with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. (2004)
DocArchive: Return to Ypres
Michael O Kane follows the events which unfold around a weekend trip to Belgium to commemorate and retrace the steps of 3 men who fought in World War I, around the farmland of Ypres, between May 1917 and April 1918. (Broadcast 2010)
My Left Knee
Do you ever think much about your knees? Well, Taragh Loughrey-Grant didn’t - until one of them was being cut open…. Then she discovered that knees are worshipped and even appear in movies and songs.
DocArchive: Three Times Under the Ass' Belly
A look at some of the often unusual Irish folk remedies that have been passed down through the generations, such as crawling under the belly of an ass foal that hasn't been ridden as a cure for whooping cough (1975)
DocArchive: Like Feathers on the Breath of God
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....
DocArchive: Life With a Catch
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. (2004)
A Song For Kathleen
The story of 87-year-old Kathleen Tierney who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, but finds her spirit lifted and her health improve when she joins ‘The Forget Me Nots’ - a choir welcoming those affected by dementia and memory loss.
DocArchive: Leaving Care
For most, an 18th birthday is an important occasion. 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. (2009)
DocArchive: Not All Men Know the Law
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)
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