Wednesday evening radio dramas
Postcard – a riveting radio drama by John Corless.
Starring John Nolan, Linda Conway and Vincent McLoughlin.
Wed 25 Nov. at 7 pm
and again on Sat. Nov 28 at 5 pm
Cool Together – a hilarious radio drama by John Corless
Starring Aisling Holian and John Paul Murphy
Wed 2 Dec. at 7 pm
and again on Sat. 5 Dec. at 5 pm
Length: 15 minutes
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A chance encounter on a busy London street could change the life of one homeless Irish man.
Jimmy discovers to his dismay that his old friend Don’s life has spiralled out of control, leaving him without a home or family. Is there any way to get Don back on track?
This emotional story tells the story of how quickly life can change and the difference just one person can make.
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Affairs, bribery, back handers, lies, cheating and shocking revelations all feature in this hilarious short radio drama.
Set in an office, all hell breaks loose following one phone call to inform the staff that a delegation from head office is coming to visit the following day.
Both radio dramas were funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee
The Venerable Walter Fulgentius Jordan, an Augustinian Friar from Ballyhaunis who was murdered in 1649 in Holywell whilst saying mass. Stories about the murder lived on in the locality, and in 1960 were investigated by famous historian Professor FX Martin and Dr. George Maguire, Claremorris. They discovered an account of this tragedy in a book published in 1654 in Belgium.
Based on their work, a team in Claremorris Community Radio produced an exciting and vibrant account of the death of this almost forgotten martyr. This programme was first broadcast here on August 16th. Contributors include Professor Mícheál Ó Siochrú, TCD, Dr. Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin, UCD, Michael Kelly, Fr Kieran Waldron, Archivist of Tuam Archdiocese, Paul Waldron, Fr David Kelly, Archivist of the Augustinian Order, and the late Tom Waldron, Chairman of Claremorris Historical Society.
In the weeks since the broadcast, interest in the community regarding the documentary was so high that the station decided to create a book to accompanying it. This book, which was launched on Monday, October 19th, costs €10 and includes a free CD of the original radio documentary.
We are delighted to announce that the book is now available in our online store. To get your copy, please visit the following link: ccr946.ie/product/murder-of-fr-jordan/