Documentary on One
DocArchive: Running Commentary02/26/15
Myles Dungan talks to runners about why they choose to put themselves through the ordeal of running a marathon and he asks what possesses them to run for over forty two kilometres and them if they would they do it again? Originally broadcast in 1981.
DocArchive: David's Diary
In 1904, Father John Creagh instigated an economic boycott against the small Jewish community in Limerick and forced a lot of them to leave the city. This documentary has the framework of a diary kept by a fictitious teenage boy during this time....
DocArchive: All the Dead Voices
Samuel Beckett spent most of his adult life living in Paris and in April 1986, a conference was held in the city to mark his 80th birthday and to celebrate his work. During this conference many international experts discussed his work and life. (1986)
Heroes of the Caribbean - Award Winner at 2011 New York Festivals
John Kenny from RTE Sport tells the story of Irish Cricket. In particular, he looks back at the 2007 Cricket World Cup when the Irish cricket team bowled everyone over with some incredible performances at CWC07. It was the beginning of a new era....
DocArchive: A Dogs Life
There are so many dogs living in sanctuaries around the country. ‘A Dogs Life’ looks at the day to day running of a sanctuary in Carlow. We also meet the owners and examine the motivations, the work and the rewards of running a dog sanctuary.
DocArchive: The Catholic Gentry
Originally part of the ‘Behind the Closed Eye’ series, This tells the story of the Moore family of Moorefort, Co Tipperary. The Moore’s moved to Antrim and owned a huge tract of land in the area, which played a huge role in the history of the...
DocArchive: Twelfth Apostle
Martin Lavan came from Mayo and it is claimed, but disputed, he was one of Michael Collins' assassination squad. On the day after Civil War broke out, Martin killed two men. He then assumed a disguise and fled to America where he became a lawyer....
Irish comedian Maeve Higgins looks for people who write to Saint Valentine in Whitefriar Church Dublin. She meets people who are looking for love, asking for help, telling him their most intimate hopes and fears - all written into a public book on...
DocArchive: Bus to Glasgow Part 2
A two-part programme made on the first CIE Express bus from Dublin to Glasgow. Sean Mac Reamoinn is joined by a host of people including their Scottish guide and philosopher, Hamish Anderson for this guided tour from Belfast to Glasgow. (1971)
DocArchive: Bus to Glasgow
A two-part programme made on the first CIE Express bus from Dublin to Glasgow. Sean Mac Reamoinn is joined by a host of people including their Scottish guide and philosopher, Hamish Anderson for this guided tour from Dublin to Glasgow. (1971)
DocArchive: This Man Had Kept a School
Pádraig Pearse was not only committed to the political cause in Ireland, he was also committed to the preservation of the Irish language. Pearse wanted to make changes to the educational system and opened the first Irish high school for boys. (1979)
The Boys of Foley Street
This award winning documentary begins in 1975 when Pat Kenny recorded with a group of young men from inner city Dublin. Pat returned again in 1988 and then in 2008, Ciaran Cassidy revisited them to find out how their lives turned out. (2008)
DocArchive: The McGraths
Dominic McGrath left the town of Lanesborough, Co Longford in 1827 and went to America. Now many generations later, the McGrath's have returned to the Midland's town to meet their Irish cousins at a big party on the banks of the River Shannon.(2000)
DocArchive: Long Tails, 50 years of Greyhound Racing
Greyhound racing has been a popular sport in Ireland for over a century. We hear an account about when greyhound racing first began in Ireland. We also hear stories from the tracks and remember the champion dogs that have been and gone. (1977)
DocArchive: Breandan Bhreathnach
A look at the life and career of the Irish music collector and uilleann piper Breandán Breathnach. He is recognised as being responsible for saving numerous tunes and is seen as an important figure in the preservation of traditional Irish music.
DocArchive: My Dad's Depression
A really honest, 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....
DocArchive: Song From The Slum
This tells 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. Together they produced a song called 'Fire'. (2010)
DocArchive: Rambler from Clare Johnny Patterson
In this documentary, Kieran Sheedy tells the story of the rambler from Clare, Johnny Patterson. Johnny was an Irish comedian, singer and songwriter. His career was so successful that he bacame a household name in both Ireland and America. (1976)
DocArchive: Mr Farren goes to Brussels
A family from Donegal travel all the way to the headquarters of the EU in Brussels in search of some help and to get some answers about the death of their daughter, who was tragically killed in a car accident in Co. Donegal in 2001.(2009)
DocArchive A Piece of Cloth
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....
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