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RTE Ireland

The main weekly documentary slot on RTÉ Radio 1 and the biggest arena Radio to which listeners can tune to hear documentary work by RTÉ and independent producers. The fare is eclectic and varies greatly from week to week: human interest stories, issues, ideas, historical events, biography, music and literature.

The main weekly documentary slot on RTÉ Radio 1 and the biggest arena Radio to which listeners can tune to hear documentary work by RTÉ and independent producers. The fare is eclectic and varies greatly from week to week: human interest stories, issues, ideas, historical events, biography, music and literature.
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Dublin, Ireland

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RTE Ireland

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The main weekly documentary slot on RTÉ Radio 1 and the biggest arena Radio to which listeners can tune to hear documentary work by RTÉ and independent producers. The fare is eclectic and varies greatly from week to week: human interest stories, issues, ideas, historical events, biography, music and literature.

Twitter:

@RTEdoconone

Language:

English

Contact:

RTÉ Donnybrook Dublin 4 01 208 3111


Episodes

DocArchive (1980): Image Makers

9/18/2018
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The art and science of Public Relations is explored. In Ireland, in 1980, there were 150 full time PR practitioners and it was a rapidly expanding industry at the time. The myth of a gin swilling, cigar smoking PR man who parries tricky questions at press conferences, is debunked. It is more than throwing lavish parties and working a room...

Duration:00:42:34

A Tale of Two Sheelas

9/14/2018
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For years gangs have been looting the ancient treasures of Ireland. In 1990 Jim O’Connor is accused of being involved in stealing a Sheela Na Gig, a stone carving of a naked woman. Later another Irishman tries to sell ancient Irish stones to a college in the US, leading to an FBI sting operation. But are the two stories connected? (2018)

Duration:00:41:21

A Tale of Two Sheelas

9/13/2018
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For years gangs have been looting the ancient treasures of Ireland. In 1990 Jim O’Connor is accused of being involved in stealing a Sheela Na Gig, a stone carving of a naked woman. Later another Irishman tries to sell ancient Irish stones to a college in the US, leading to an FBI sting operation. But are the two stories connected? (2018)

Duration:00:41:21

DocArchive (1990): The Wonderful Country Far Away

9/13/2018
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John Boyle O'Reilly (b.1844) was an Irish poet, journalist, author and activist. As a youth he was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, or Fenians, for which he was transported to Western Australia. After escaping to the United States, he became a prominent newspaper editor standing up for the Irish community and culture (1990)

Duration:00:43:17

The Wonderful Country Far Away

9/8/2018
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This documentary celebrates the centenary of the death of John Boyle O’Reilly – Poet, Fenian and newspaper editor.

Duration:00:43:17

The Announcement

9/6/2018
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In 2015, 22yr old student Laura Molloy sought medical help after discovering changes in her body she didn’t recognise - and that Google simply couldn’t answer. Laura’s doctor examined her mysterious ailments. What happened next turned conventional medical wisdom on its head - and changed her life, and those around her, forever. (2018)

Duration:00:38:43

DocArchive (1990): Making of a President

8/31/2018
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Mary Therese Winifred Robinson served as the seventh president of Ireland. She is widely regarded as a transformative figure for Ireland and the presidency. This is a profile on the former president and her election campaign.

Duration:01:03:14

Mick Meaney - Buried Alive

8/31/2018
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To the watching world in 1968, Tipperary man, Mick Meaney was an ordinary Irish emigrant to the U.K., with the extraordinary dream of breaking the world record for time spent buried alive underground. His bizarre record attempt was pushed along by Kerry publican turned promoter Butty Sugrue. But for how long and at what cost? (2018)

Duration:00:38:01

A Matter of International Secrecy

8/24/2018
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In the summer of 1979 Ireland was consumed with preparations for a very special visitor to the country - Pope John Paul II. This is the story of how one family hosted 300,000 people at their home during the Pope's visit to Drogheda.

Duration:00:34:20

DocArchive (1982): Boy from Bruree

8/23/2018
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This documentary on the young De Valera and his limerick background is based on Donnagha O’Dulaing’s series ’A Boy from Bruree’. Presenter Donncha O’Dulaing speaks about how the recording came to be. From his early childhood through to primary school and secondary school, Dev talks fondly of these times in Bruree County Limerick.

Duration:00:43:51

DocArchive (1980): Dark Clouds over the Cruacha Gorma

8/21/2018
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The Blue Stack Mountains also known as na Cruacha Gorma are the major mountain range in the south of county Donegal. There is a particular history to this area of traditional music, crafts and Irish language. Pat Ward and Joe Gibbons are just two of the locals who speak in this documentary about the changes they've seen in their community.

Duration:00:39:15

In Shame, Love, In Shame

8/16/2018
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In 1946, in an unprecedented act of defiance against the local clergy, a group of Listowel men from Co. Kerry forced open the locked gates into their Parish Church. What led to this – and what has happened since? This story examines the devastating impact that the Church and State have had on three generations of one Irish family. (2018)

Duration:00:41:46

DocArchive (1975): College of Art

8/13/2018
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NCAD was a scene of heated controversy and disturbance in the late sixties and seventies. This documentary meets the man who stepped in to the role of Director following that time. Welsh man Jonah Jones talks about his vision for art and design and how he will repair the years of neglect by the government, education system and public.

Duration:00:43:13

Who fears to speak of '98?

8/7/2018
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For many, 1998 is still one of the best hurling championships of all time, not so much for what happened on the pitch, but for what happened off it. 20 years later, we relive one of the most dramatic years in the life of Irish Hurling, where the summers' games became our national soap opera...how Offaly lost the Leinster Final and more..

Duration:00:41:33

DocArchive (2000): Sing Out Gloria

8/7/2018
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This documentary followed the progress of Ireland's only lesbian and gay choir 'Glória' from final rehearsals to their appearance on stage at GALA 2000, an international choral festival for lesbian and gay choirs. The first Irish choir to sing at such an event. It also examines the importance to its members of being part of an openly gay.

Duration:00:42:16

The Pope's Prisoners

8/2/2018
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Just before the Papal Visit to Ireland in 2018, we look back to the first-ever visit of a Pope to Ireland in 1979. And we’ve come across two intriguing stories which have largely been forgotten – one about a Papal amnesty, where the government released 76 prisoners - the other about the hopes of people in Dublin’s Sean McDermott St (2018)

Duration:00:40:53

DocArchive (2001): The Mahrs of Dublin

7/30/2018
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The second of two documentaries by Gerry Mullins about the 1932 to 1939 correspondences between Dr Adolf Mahr, the great Nazi archaeologist based for some years in Dublin, and his Jewish friend, philanthropist Albert Bender. This second part tells the story of what happened to Adolf and his children after their return to Nazi Germany.

Duration:00:42:56

The Last King Of Ireland

7/26/2018
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Patsy Dan Rodgers is the last King of Ireland. He’s ruled his fiefdom of Tory Island for more than 20 years and can trace an unbroken lineage back to the 5th century. Over time, Led by their Kings – and in at least one case a Queen – the Islanders have seen off Vikings, marauding Pirates and invaders from the mainland. (2018)

Duration:00:42:07

DocArchive (1998): In Good Cheer

7/23/2018
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'In Good Cheer' goes beyond the bottle to meet the numerous personalities and the heritage involved in producing Ireland's very own liquid gold. Presenter Julie Duane who once worked in the laboratory at Irish Distillers visited Bushmills Distilleries, the oldest licensed distillery in the world in Midleton Co.Cork and Co. Antrim.

Duration:00:42:00

Riverchapel Ladies On Tour

7/18/2018
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The Riverchapel Ladies Group go on a Golden Years holiday to Westport, Co. Mayo. They dance, pray, sing, give out about each other and the hotel, post stuff on Facebook, hold starfish, keep each other company and chase the latest toy craze. Nathan is a young man with dreadlocks who Just before Christmas one year, decided to go with them

Duration:00:43:54