Delighted to announce that ‘Angels of Mercy’ was the overall winner of the 2022 Clarion International Women in Media Award
Delighted to announce that ‘Angels of Mercy’ was announced finalist runner up in the New York Radio awards for 2021.
You can listen to ‘Angels of Mercy’ broadcast on Newstalk April 2021 here:
The premiere of ‘Angels of Mercy’ will go to air on Documentary on Newstalk Radio March 14 and again March 20 2021.
It’s the story of the women who left Ireland to train and work as nurses in England across the 2nd half of the 20th Century and were an often overlooked but important element in the development of the UK National Health Service.
The story is told through the experiences of 5 Irish women of different generations who made their careers in Nursing in England between 1950 – 1980 In addition historians Professor Louise Ryan, Professor Jennifer Redmond and Dr Sarah O’Brien give context to the women’s narrative.
Produced a series of podcasts with videographers Bold Puppy to promote Kerry as a tourism staycation destination during Covid Lockdown.
Humans of Hospitality profiled:
Billy Keane: Billy grew up in his parent’s pub in Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland. His mother; a hairdresser by trade and his father; the famous writer, were in his own words, people of humble beginnings. Billy takes immense pride in his town of Listowel and shares a love for people and stories.
Michael Lyne: An Island man all his life, tells us his memories of the transatlantic cable workers that came from all over the world to Valentia. The Island has a rich tradition of welcoming visitors all year round and the people of Valentia always welcome their visitors with open arms.
Molly Gallivans: – featuring proprietor Stephen O’Sullivan and his wife Frances. Molly Gallivan’s Old Cottage and Farm, once a dream and now a reality, preserves some of Ireland’s unique and rich heritage and traditions
Kathy Fitzgerald: Proprietor of Tig a Cúinne pub, share her love for her home, her pub and her community of Brandon, West Kerry ‘Tig A Cúinne’ has been in her family since the late 1700’s. Only serving drinks, Tig A Cúinne is in essence what a rural pub here in Kerry
Noel Keane: Proprietor. Croí Restaurant, Tralee. First opening their doors in May 2017, the plan was simple; to make people feel like they are at home. Producing amazing local food, supplying good wine and beer, while providing excellent service.
Willow on Leather my 2nd documentary had its radio premiere last Sunday morning on Newstalk 106-108fm and it will be re-broadcast on this Saturday, February 10th at 9 pm Newstalk Radio.
Reporting for RTE Radio 1 Drivetime on the Inaugural Killarney Economic Conference that took place at the National Conference Centre on January 12 & 13 2018
This is part 3 of a series on Funeral Customs & Traditions for RTE Radio 1 Drivetime with Mary Wilson. I met with two undertakers; they tell me about the job no body else is keen to do!
Part 2 of series on Funeral Traditions & Customs – I met with Alan Tracey, from Tralee, Co Kerry a memorial headstone maker and stonemason; here’s his story
This is part 1 of a series of features on Irish funeral customs & traditions broadcast on Drivetime RTE Radio 1 on August 15th 2017
This is a short audio where I met with a few independent 90 something year olds who describe their careers, offer some observation on life and advice to the generation of today.