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A Life Less Ordinary

RTE Ireland

Each week in this 2011 series we meet a person whose life is out-of-the-ordinary because of physical or emotional challenge.

Each week in this 2011 series we meet a person whose life is out-of-the-ordinary because of physical or emotional challenge.
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Location:

Dublin, Ireland

Networks:

RTE Ireland

Description:

Each week in this 2011 series we meet a person whose life is out-of-the-ordinary because of physical or emotional challenge.

Twitter:

@RTERadio1

Language:

English

Contact:

RTÉ Donnybrook Dublin 4 01 208 3111


Episodes

Friday 3rd June 2011

6/2/2011
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Programme 18: The English actor Mat Fraser, who appears from next week in Fair City on RTE 1 Television as David Osbourne, the son Esther gave up for adoption.

Duration: 00:24:53


Friday 13th May 2011

5/13/2011
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Programme 15: Gerry Kerr, who had to radically change his life nine years ago when faced with the challenge of visual disability. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

Duration: 00:24:53


Friday 6th May 2011

5/6/2011
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Programme 14: On 4th May, See Change launched the Make a Ripple campaign portal on www.seechange.ie. Barbara Brennan speaks on the programme tonight about the campaign, and about her experience of living with bipolar disorder.

Duration: 00:25:32


Friday 22nd April 2011

4/21/2011
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Programme 12:Seonaid Dunne is in her early thirties, and is looking forward to getting married early in 2012. She works in the offices of Educate Together, the patron body for multi-denominational schools in Ireland. When Seonaid was doing her Leaving Certificate, a fire in her home left her without both legs and right hand. With other amputee friends, she set up the Amputee Disability Federation Ireland in 1998 to provide an advice and support network for new and established amputees. She...

Duration: 00:24:56


Friday 8th April 2011

4/8/2011
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Programme 10: Lesley Bishop, former Principal Horn with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, talks about coming to terms with focal dystonia, which ended her professional playing career.

Duration: 00:25:20


Friday 1st April 2011

4/1/2011
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Programme 9: Cathy McCormack uses ISL, and for the past four years has also been a cochlear implant user. She teaches at TCD, and is a single-handicap golfer who has represented Ireland at the World Deaf Golf Championship.

Duration: 00:27:28


A Life Less Ordinary March 25th

3/25/2011
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Ronnie Conlon, who as a probationary Garda was paralysed in a freak accident. He was discharged from the Gardai, but went on to pioneer independent living in Galway, and has just retired after over 40 years of a working life.

Duration: 00:26:04


A Life Less Ordinary. 18th March 2011. Producer: Bernadette Comerford

3/16/2011
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Kathleen Reynolds (nee Egan), a table tennis Paralympian, revisits St. Mary's, Baldoyle, where she grew up.

Duration: 00:24:57


A Life Less Ordinary. 4th March 2011. Producer: Bernadette Comerford

3/4/2011
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Emma Fogarty, Patient Ambassador for DEBRA Ireland, on the reality of living with Epidermolysis Bullosa.

Duration: 00:25:59


A Life Less Ordinary. 25th February 2011. Producer: Bernadette Comerford

2/25/2011
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Dnal Fitzpatrick, skier, and the first blind graduate of DCU, who now lectures at the university.

Duration: 00:25:49


A Life Less Ordinary. 18th February 2011. Producer: Bernadette Comerford

2/18/2011
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Poet Peter Sirr describes the epilepsy which he first experienced as an 11-year-old boy.

Duration: 00:25:11


A Life Less Ordinary. 11th February 2011. Producer: Bernadette Comerford

2/11/2011
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Siobhn Keane, musician and educator, talks about life since she sustained a spinal injury in a road accident.

Duration: 00:26:20


A Life Less Ordinary

2/7/2011
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In the first programme, Dr. Austin O'Carroll tells his story. Austin is a medical doctor who is a survivor of thalidomide. He persevered in his chosen career path despite being told initially that his disability would rule him out.

Duration: 00:26:38