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Midwest Radio offers a wide range of documentaries and other factual programmes on a regular basis. This podcast offers you the chance to listen again to the Broadcast produced by Midwest radio.

Midwest Radio offers a wide range of documentaries and other factual programmes on a regular basis. This podcast offers you the chance to listen again to the Broadcast produced by Midwest radio.
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Midwest Radio offers a wide range of documentaries and other factual programmes on a regular basis. This podcast offers you the chance to listen again to the Broadcast produced by Midwest radio.

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English


Episodes

Michael Davitt - Our Land Episode1

1/13/2017
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'Michael Davitt - Our Land' a 3-part Radio drama series on the life and times of Michael Davitt. Episode 1

Duration:00:25:27

Interview with David McGowan

12/9/2014
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In this podcast, Tommy Marren talks live to David McGowan in The Royal Theatre in Castlebar at an event where teenagers from all over the region gathered to be shown the true impact of not being totally responsible when on the road. This is a very moving interview in which David describes in detail from his perspective just how difficult the tragedy of losing a young person is to not just their family, but the whole community in which they lived.

Duration:00:18:52

Helping Hands - Meals on Wheels

8/5/2014
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Helping Hands' is a three part radio documentary which will explore the role of the volunteer in our communities. The documentary will look at the importance of offering a service that gives the elderly in our society the independence of living at home. This documentary is funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Lisence Fee.

Duration:00:44:52

Helping Hands - Knock Handmaids

8/5/2014
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Helping Hands is a series of documentaries that highlight the work of volunteerism in Mayo. In this programme Laurita Blewitt focuses on the work of the Handmaids who work at Knock Shrine, County Mayo.

Duration:00:30:25

The Rosary Priest - Fr. Patrick Peyton

8/5/2014
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In this documentary produced and compiled by the late Tom Courell we hear about the life and work of the Rosary Priest Fr. Patrick Peyton originally from Attymass, County Mayo in an exclusive interview recorded in December 2001.

Duration:00:48:41

Hope House Foxford

4/29/2013
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Tommy Marren presents a special live program from Hope House Foxford Co Mayo Hope House is a Rehabilitation Centre specialising in the treatment of alcohol, drugs, gambling and other dependencies.

Duration:01:26:06

Home Thoughts from Haiti

1/5/2013
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Home Thoughts from Haiti gives a unique insight into life in Haiti and the work being undertaken by Westport native Gena Heraty who has worked with the poor and disadvantaged for over a decade. This programme is Presented and Produced by Fiona McGarry and made possible by the support of the Simon Cumbers Fund.

Duration:00:41:21

Tommy Murphy - Midwest Radio

8/26/2012
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On Wednesday August 22nd Midwest Radio presenter Tommy Murphy passed to his eternal reward. On the evening of Monday August 27th we hosted a special tribute in his honour. Many of Tommy's colleagues from the radio and music world joined us live in studio to pay tribute to his many achievements.

Duration:01:51:48

Admiral William Brown Part2

8/25/2012
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A two-part documentary series recorded both in Ireland and Argentina on one of Mayo's Unsung Heros Admiral William Brown.This is part 2

Duration:00:35:38

Admiral William Brown Part1

8/18/2012
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A two-part documentary series recorded both in Ireland and Argentina on one of Mayo's Unsung Heros Admiral William Brown.This is part1

Duration:00:36:00

The Road Travelled - Delia Henry

8/4/2012
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The Road Travelled A summer series of programmes as Tommy Marren is in conversation with people from around the region who are now retired and who speak about their journeys in life.This week Tommy speaks to Delia Henry from Charlestown chats to her about her life as a national school teacher and her numerous hobbies. Now in her 102nd year Delia is an inspiration to all of us.

Duration:00:39:41

St. Vincent de Paul

9/6/2010
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As 2011 has been designed Year of The Volunteer Midwest Radio produced a series of Sunday documentaries based on the works of voluntary organisations in the region that includes Macra na Feirme, St. Vincent de Paul, Mayo Mountain Rescue and the RNLI. The services offered by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul go way beyond offering meal vouchers and clothes. In this documentary we find out how the various branches of this voluntary organisation have expanded to cope with the current...

Duration:00:42:34

No Name Club

9/6/2010
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The No Name Clubs are growing from strength to strength across Connacht and in this documentary we speak to many of the young participants who enjoy being involved in this organisation because of its alcohol and drugs free policy.

Duration:00:46:29

The Blight of the Buachallan Bui

7/15/2010
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Being caught for weed nowadays means being caught by the police for possession of an illegal drug such as cannabis. But in the Ireland of the 20th century weeds of a more innocent variety could land a farmer or landowner in court. The Noxious Weeds Act of 1936 was constituted to deal with the problems caused by noxious invaders such as ragwort, thistle and dock. The Act allowed for any person responsible for land on which noxious weeds were growing to be fined upon conviction. This...

Duration:00:43:17

I’m only Serving You if You’re Bona Fide

7/15/2010
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This programme recalls the Bona Fide rule which meant that a person could only get a drink in a public house on a Sunday if he/she had travelled in “good faith”, three miles, along a public roadway. The Bona Fide rule, introduced by the British government in Ireland in 1872, remained in place until 1960. Contributors to the programme include many of those who frequented pubs in the 1930s through to the 50s when the rule applied and governed the opening and closing times of public houses....

Duration:00:43:59

Where are you Going Without A light on Your Bike

7/15/2010
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This programme looks at a time in Ireland when not having a light on your bicycle at night was regarded as a serious offence. If a cyclist was caught by the gardai at night without a light they could face a court appearance and a fine together with the humiliation of being named and shamed in the local newspaper. Among the contributors to the Midwest documentary are people now in their seventies / eighties who were before a District Justice on this offence. They include Mary Livingstone of...

Duration:00:38:27

Mayo Person Of The Year And Meiteal Awards

2/15/2010
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Mayo person of the year and meiteal awards Live from City West Hotel Dublin Presented by Paul Claffey,Teresa O Malley & Noel Howley,

Duration:00:44:11

Mayo People Of The Year Awards 2009

1/12/2010
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Mayo People Of The Year Awards 2009.Live from the Castlecourt Hotel Westport.Presented by Gerry Glennon & Teresa O Malley

Duration:00:47:03

Santa Magic Cairde Youth Drama group

1/4/2010
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A special Christmas Eve treat for our listeners as the Cairde Youth Drama group – based in Castlebar – but featuring young people from all parts of Mayo – take to the airwaves with an original radio play entitled Santa’s Magic. The play was written and produced by Aileen Keogh. Sit back and enjoy!

Duration:00:47:16

Mayo’s Holy Men and Women - Part3 (Fr Patrick Peyton)

8/28/2009
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Mayo’s Holy Men and Women is a four-part documentary series broadcast on Midwest Radio that looks at the lives of four Mayo natives who were viewed by others as “holy people.” The series, presented and produced by Teresa O’Malley and Liamy Mac Nally, focuses on internationally renowned Attymass native Rosary Priest, Fr Patrick Peyton; the founder of the Association of Handmaids and Stewards at Knock Shrine, Dame Judy Coyne; the Foxford born alcoholic priest said to have special powers, ;...

Duration:00:40:30