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CRAOL award for The People’s Court

People's-Courts-awardThe 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.