The People’s Courts, Claremorris Community Radio’s documentary on the republican justice system during the War of Independence, has won a CRAOL achievement award.
The CRAOL Féile took place in Youghal, Co. Cork, last weekend. The opening night of this annual event, at which the community radio stations of Ireland get together to share information and learn from one another, featured the return of the achievement awards after a one-year hiatus.
The People’s Courts received its award in the ‘Commissioned Programming’ category. It was one of seven winners, alongside programmes on the Titanic and Irish singer and song collector Frank Harte. In their announcement the judges commended the show as a “very good historical conception of an idea.”
Congratulations to the team behind The People’s Courts. The programme was compiled by Roderick Maguire, Luke O’Malley and Kathy Burke with interviews by Roderick. It featured dramatisations written by Martin Casey and performed by Mick Dowd, Martin Casey, Johnnie Kirrane, Anne Harkin and Matt McLoughlin. The soundtrack featured bodhrán and tin whistle performed by Colmán Ó Raghaillaigh. The programme was edited by Allan Tiernan.
Don’t forget you can buy a copy of The People’s Courts, along with a high quality book of the show’s text, via local stockists, on amazon.com or digitally on your Kindle.
The People’s Courts, our recently published book on the history of the Dáil Courts, is now available on the Amazon Kindle Store!
If you own a Kindle reader, you can now purchase the e-book version of The People’s Courts directly to your device. Click here to buy.
Of course, anyone who purchases the book in this format will not receive the CD copy of the original documentary. Fret not! The e-book version contains a URL through which a purchaser can subsequently download an mp3 version of the documentary.
Furthermore, the documentary which started the whole thing will also be broadcast on Claremorris Community Radio during the next two weekends. Your first chance to hear this excellent programme is on Sunday next, June 30th, at 12 noon (in the Recollections time slot).
If you miss that broadcast, the show will be repeated the following Saturday, July 6th, at 2pm.