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KCLR Documentaries

  • Documentaries on KCLR

    50 Shades of Carlow Kilkenny

    Fifty Shades of Carlow and Kilkenny is an innovative series that features ‘’blow ins’ to Carlow and Kilkenny.

  • Aon Richie Eile

    A radio documentary about Carlow singer songwriter and comedy entertainer Richie Kavanagh. Featuring interviews with Shay Healy, Michael Moriarty former manager of CKR, KCLR presenter Johnny Barry and South East Radio’s Tony Keogh, his fans and of cour …

  • Be Not Afraid

    Be Not Afraid

    “BE NOT Afraid” is a new six-part series which shows another side to the popular TV3 chef Edward Hayden. Edward, who presents The Saturday Show with Edward Hayden on KCLR 96fm, sits down with six local people to hear their true-life series. The program …

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    Bridge Street Will Be

    A trip through the creative processes involved behind the scenes in the production of an innovative street theatre event called Bridge Street Will Be that took place in Callan Co Kilkenny in July 2015.

  • Cake

    Radio drama Cake is set during the turbulent period of Irish history incorporating WWI, the Easter Rising and the Anglo Irish War. The play is a fictionalisation of the playwright’s great-grandparents’ story and concerns a family torn by opposing alleg …

  • Comma Chameleon

    Comma Chameleon is a radio series that will brings you into the world of learning, giving an insight into the constraints of poor literacy and the subsequent empowerment and confidence that comes through the acquisition of knowledge.

  • Cows

    Cow

    Made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, ‘Cow’ tells the story of Agi, a beautiful Hungarian woman with a secret who arrives on Damien and Marie Cleary’s farm in Glenmore to work as a mushroom picker. The Clearys’ already straine …

  • Daffodil

    Approaching middle age, café owner Liam Egan realises he has won every talent competition, pub quiz and novelty race on Trafadden Island, a holiday destination off the Waterford coast. Liam wonders if it’s time to set his sights higher. Moreover, he is …

  • Follow Me Up The Barrow

    Follow Me Up the Barrow tells the stories and experiences of the river by people that know it best… the fishermen, the old boatmen, the lock-keepers, rowers, canoeists and river ‘guardians’. Through the accounts of their experiences a unique, informative and historical picture of the Barrow is compiled through this radio series.

  • For Barbara

    For Barbara is a personal story of love and loss in a time when there was no legal recognition of gay relationships in Ireland.

  • Grey Matter

    Grey Matters

    Grey Matters a programme series that looks at the challenges and achievements of older people living in our community and the work being done by the Older People’s Forum in Carlow and Kilkenny to create a more inclusive environment for all

  • In 1916

    A radio documentary that records some of the events that took place in Carlow to commemorate the Easter Rising of 1916 and tells the story of some of the main Carlow people who took part in that day

  • Kevin Gets The Wrong End Of The Stick

    Join Kevin as he takes his first puck of the ball, trains with the under 16s, grapples with injury and finally plays in his first hurling match.

  • L & F.I – Lost & Found Investigates

    A turtle walks into a garda station in Carlow where does he come from?, who owns him? – Lost & Found Investigates. A suitcase falls off a bus, who is the owner? L & F.I, standing for Lost & Found Investigates, is a series of 10 programmes that feature the personal stories behind the items that made it to KCLR’s well-loved Locator List.

  • Let’s Go to the Big House

    Let’s Go to the Big House, the story of some of the old gentry houses in Carlow and the families that lived in them.

  • Mad About Danoli

    ‘Danoli’,otherwise known as ‘The People’s Champion’ was a race horse who, in the 1990s won the hearts and minds of the Irish people with his bravery and speed on the track winning at every major race course including Cheltenham and Aintree. The story of how he was bought, the highs and lows of his career, his retirement and death will be told for the first time in this documentary by, amongst others, his owner Dan O’Neill and trainer Tom Foley.

  • Documentaries on KCLR

    Moments with Monuments

    Moments with Monuments – a programme series that looks at some of the stories behind the plaques and memorials found in Kilkenny city and county. Made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Kilkenny County Council Heritage Office …

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    Ordinary Amazingness

    A programme series featuring ordinary people doing amazing things.

  • Rarefied Reptila

    An insight into the comings and goings at Ireland’s National Reptile Zoo, Gowran Co Kilkenny  

  • Limestone Quarry

    Rocks and Some Rolls

    Rocks and Some Rolls is a radio series that showcases the history of the marble industry in Kilkenny, investigates the quarrying of limestone, the buildings that made from it, the artists that use it and the Dunmore Cave that results from it.

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    Smells Like Carlow Kilkenny

    Smells Like Carlow Kilkenny is a new documentary from Monica Hayes airing early 2017. Stay tuned for more details.

  • Talamh an Éisc – Newfoundland Irish Connections

    Sue Nunn visits Newfoundland as guest of Carlow County Council and explores the deep historical connections between the South East of Ireland and Newfoundland.  While there she meets the Irish Ambassador to Canada, talks to historian John Mannion on th …

  • The Cat in the Box

    The Cat in the Box’ is a drama series written by Sue Healy and directed by Jim Nolan. It’s a black comedy set in a fictional Kilkenny pub and it explores the dangers of the internet, inter-generational clashes, nostalgia and the unreliability of memory …

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    The Educators

    The Educators – a programme series that looks at the different ways of teaching outside of mainstream schooling.

  • The KCAT Series

    This series of 10 programmes will bring the uniquely inclusive teaching at KCAT, (Kilkenny Collective for Arts Talent) to the listeners of KCLR and raise public awareness about the importance of everyone, regardless of ability, working together, for the benefit of society and the Irish arts and drama scene.

  • Vultures

    Vultures

    Vultures focuses on the private detectives of Vulture Private Investigations, a small time detective agency in south east Ireland. Janine Drew, Dan McGrain, Jim Vultour and Niall Tennyson are the detectives in question and the story follows them as they get caught up in a suspenseful murder mystery at the Detective Union Of Ireland AGM.

  • Vintage Microphone

    We Had Names

    We Had Names is a documentary that tells the story of the 975 people who were buried in unconsecrated grounds on the site of the old Kilkenny Workhouse at the height of the famine between 1847 and 1851.  They remained forgotten until excavations made d …

  • Documentaries on KCLR

    What Did You Learn Today?

    ‘What Did You Learn Today?’ brings the children from Carlow and Kilkenny to the listeners of KCLR as they tell us in their own little way what exactly they are learning in school.

  • Word Play

    Word Play is an innovative series of short stories penned by both writers and non-writers alike. Each story is composed around 3 different items; a character, an event and a sound, randomly selected from a hat.

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