All posts by Julia Fitzgerald

Radio Comedy: Number Crunchers

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How do our elected officials take the boneheaded decisions they do?? Get a backroom glimpse of Ministerial brainstorming, as seen by playwright John Corless, in CCR’s newest laugh-out-loud radio comedy.

Number Crunchers will be broadcast:
Sat., June 25th at 4 pm
Wed., June 29th, at 2 pm

Featuring John Farragher and John Nolan.
Directed by Anni Wilton-Jones.

This programme was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee, in the context of the Sound & Vision scheme.

Welcoming the Summer, a new documentary

 

 

Bealtaine – the month of May – marks the traditional Irish start of summer, with bonfires, flowers and a raft of rituals to ward off evil and promote health and growth. Join Pat Keane as he explores the evolving Irish customs practised during Bealtaine, from ancient times to contemporary festivals.

Welcoming the Summer will be broadcast:

  • Friday, April 29th at 5 pm
  • Monday, May 2nd at 2 pm

This documentary includes interviews with:

  • Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha, Professor of Old and Middle Irish and Celtic Philology at NUI Galway. Interviewed by Pat Keane
  • Clodagh Doyle, Curator at the Museum of Country Life in Turlough, Co Mayo. Interviewed by Roderick Maguire
  • Fr Frank Fahy, Ballintubber Abbey. Interviewed by Roderick Maguire
  • Anne McCarthy, Arts Officer for Mayo County Council, speaking about the annual Bealtaine Festival in Mayo with John Whittle

Produced by Celia Sheridan

This one-hour programme was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee, in the context of the Sound & Vision scheme.

Bealtine bonfire
Bealtaine bonfire

New Documentary: Soil is More than Dirt

 

 

Healthy soil is one of Ireland’s most valuable resources. In July 2015, an important conference to mark the UN Year of Soil was held in Claregalway Castle to present the latest scientific thinking on good soil management, along with real-life reports from local Irish growers. This documentary by Cleo deVito tells us about the nature and composition of soil and its importance to our daily lives and reports on the conference. Farmers, gardeners and friends of the environment will find this packed with fascinating facts about the ground we walk on.

Soil is More Than Dirt will be broadcast:

  • Sun, May 1st at 2 pm
  • Thurs. 5 May, at 11 am

This one-hour programme was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee, in the context of the Sound & Vision scheme.