Documentary on One
Never Knocked Down09/19/14
Legendary boxing trainer Angelo Dundee said the two best chins in boxing belonged to Muhammad Ali and a Connemara man, Sean Mannion. Originally from Rosmuc, Galway, Sean was never knocked down in 57 professional bouts, including a world title fight...
DocArchive: The Menai Suspension Bridge
A 1976 documentary celebrating 150 years since the bridge across the Menai Strait that connects Anglesey with the mainland - and how an Irish vehicle was the first to cross it.
The Brady Bunch
Oliver Brady passed away on Sept 15th last. Listen back to a documentary we made on Oliver - which takes you down a long and winding road to a small village in County Monaghan to meet the 'small man' competing in the 'Sport of Kings'. (Broadcast 2010)
DocArchive: Ruth's Coin
The September 11th attacks changed the world forever. 2,976 victims and 19 hijackers died in the attack. Cork woman, Ruth Clifford McCourt and her 4yr old daughter Juliana were passengers on the hijacked United Airlines flight 175. (Broadcast 2002)
Clouds In Harry's Coffee
During World War II, 32 Irishmen spent 5 years in captivity at the Farge Concentration labour camp. They became known as "Hitler’s Irish slaves". In April 2014, we joined the last survivor of that group, as he travelled back to Germany for one final...
DocArchive: Rumours from Monaghan
Senator Billy Fox was murdered on 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 (2006).
Doc Archive: Stone Cutters
Stone cutters, quarry men and the long tradition of masonry families in Barnacullia, Co Dublin, where granite has been its life blood for the past 200 years (first broadcast 1976).
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.
Thirty Years Later
Michael de Courcy died in 1984 following a football accident aged 29. Now dead longer than he was alive, his family and friends explore the influence his life had on them thirty years later.
DocArchive: Playing With Pride
This documentary tells the story of a girl's gaelic football team from Dublin's Sheriff Street during the run-up to a Cumann na mBunscoil semi-final during the month of November in 2005.
DocArchive: The Game Is Not Over Yet - 50 Years of Radio Sport
The first sports broadcasting on Irish radio was on 9th January 1926 when the Irish rugby team due to play France was listed on air. This archive documentary from 1976 takes a look at the art of sport broadcasting over the previous fifty years.
DocArchive: Pieces of the Wall
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 Seventh Summit
2014 was Mount Everest darkest year. In April of this year, Irishman Paul Devaney was approaching Base Camp as the biggest tragedy to hit the legendary mountain struck.
The Grandfather Canoe
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.
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