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Documentaries on KCLR
Discover a world of history, drama, comedy, business and politics through Documentaries on KCLR. Meet storytellers, songwriters, actors, performers and uncover a wealth of information connected to Kilkenny and Carlow.
Aug 19, 2019
The Story of a Rohingyan Journey
Angela Mahon documents her journey to Bangladesh going to a refugee camp there and hearing the plight of the people who have fled violence, rape and the murder of relatives in their homeland. The documentary touches on the positive effects of integration by recording the experiences of some of the Rohingya refugees who came to Carlow in 2009 as part of the UNHCR resettlement programme.
Aug 15, 2019
Preview: The Story of a Rohingyan Journey
Next in the Documentaries on KCLR series is The Story of a Rohingyan Journey, presented in full by Angela Mahon as she documents travels to refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Aug 12, 2019
Bridge Street Will Be
Monica Hayes goes behind the scenes of the 2015 Abhainn Ri Festival in Callan, Co. Kilkenny which produced the 'Bridge Street Will Be' project which aimed to breathe new life and creativity into street that had lapsed into a ghostly monument to a dim past.
Aug 8, 2019
Preview: Bridge Street Will Be
Producer Monica Hayes introduces 'Bridge Street Will Be', a 2015 production that transformed Bridge Street in Callan, Co. Kilkenny. Once a bustling thoroughfare, the street has lapsed since the opening of the Callan by-pass, but was set to be transformed through an interactive street theatre experience.
Aug 5, 2019
As We Like It: Episode 7 - Death
The one certainty of life is death and that marks the focus of our seventh and final instalment of As We Like It.
Jul 29, 2019
As We Like It: Episode 6 - Pantaloon
Old age! What is old age? Do we respect our elders? These and other philosophical questions are discussed in this episode of ‘As We Like It’.
Jul 22, 2019
As We Like It: Episode 5 - Justice
Our ‘As We Like It’ series moves on to the next phase, Middle Age or Justice.
Jul 15, 2019
As We Like It: Episode 4 - Soldier
The Soldier phase of life is the working phase, the time for earning and focusing on what profession makes you happy.
Jul 8, 2019
As We Like It: Episode 3 - Lover
Love! What is love? We grapple this and other questions in this the third stage of life – Lover.
Jul 1, 2019
As We Like It: Episode 2 - Schoolboy
In the second program in our ‘As We Like It’ series we feature the second stage ‘Schoolboy’.
Jun 24, 2019
As We Like It: Episode 1 - Infancy
The first stage of life – Infancy. In this program we explore the miracle of birth and the development of the infant.
Jun 20, 2019
Preview: As We Like It
As We Like It is a radio series that explores the seven stages of life according to Shakespeare’s quote from ‘As You Like It’ - "All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages."
Jun 17, 2019
Carlow Hops To Luxembourg
‘Carlow Hops to Luxembourg’, is a documentary that traces the journey of a pilgrimage group, mainly from Carlow, who travel to Luxembourg to take part in the annual Hopping Procession in honour of Saint Willibrord, Patron Saint of Luxembourg.
Jun 13, 2019
Preview: Carlow Hops To Luxembourg
Get a preview of 'Carlow Hops To Luxembourg', next in the Documentaries on KCLR series.
May 11, 2019
Three Miles Over, Three Miles Down: Episode 5
In the final programme we tell the story of the closure of the mines, its impact on the town, the community fight back and the establishment of the Castlecomer Discovery Park.
May 4, 2019
Three Miles Over, Three Miles Down: Episode 4
Programme 4 delves in to the industrial relations in Castlecomer in the 20th century. We hear about the main characters of the time, the mine owner Captain Wandesforde and his adversary, union leader and later ally Nicholas Nixie Boran. We hear about the strikes, the miner's health struggles and the fight for compensation.
Apr 27, 2019
Three Miles Over, Three Miles Down: Episode 3
The third programme is all about impact the mines had on life in Castlecomer. We hear about the life over ground, the miners social life and hear from the wives and daughters of the miners.
Apr 20, 2019
Three Miles Over, Three Miles Down: Episode 2
In programme two, we hear about the the life of the miners underground and hear from some of former miners who tell their stories of life at the coal face and from their families.
Apr 13, 2019
Three Miles Over, Three Miles Down: Episode 1
In the first programme we hear about the history and indeed the pre-history. We hear about the unique geology of the are in the Leinster coalfield the story of mining from the Iron age to the closure of the mines in the late 1960s.
Apr 12, 2019
Preview: Three Miles Over, Three Miles Down
Hear from producer Martin Bridgeman as he introduces his documentary Three Miles Over, Three Miles Down, exploring the mining life of Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
Feb 8, 2019
The Skinny on the Schism: Part 4
In our final programme, we hear about how the Fr. Robert O'Keeffe affair went on to influence proceedings in the English Parliament and explore why the English decided not to get involved.
Feb 1, 2019
The Skinny on the Schism: Part 3
The Catholic Church suspend Fr O'Keeffe as parish priest of Callan, manager of the National School and chaplain of Poor House. The suspension comes from Cardinal Cullen and is published! Fr. O'Keeffe says its libel and takes Cardinal Cullen to court.
Jan 25, 2019
The Skinny on the Schism: Part 2
The story unfolds in our docu-drama 'The Skinny on the Schism', and in Part 2 we hear that the priest Fr. Robert O'Keeffe begins to take court cases against his bishop and curates. The town of Callan is split between loyalties to the priest and bishop, while rioting and fighting break out in the town.
Jan 18, 2019
The Skinny on the Schism: Part 1
The Skinny on the Schism is a four part docu-drama that tells the story of Fr Robert O’Keeffe and the Callan Schism. In this episode, we are introduced to Callan Parish Priest, Fr Robert O’Keeffe. You will hear about the argument he had with his Bishop as the story of the schism unfolds.
Jan 18, 2019
Introducing The Skinny on The Schism
Producer Monica Hayes introduces The Skinny on The Schism, a new 4-part documentary series exploring the Callan schism.