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Multi award winning documentaries from Ireland. With over 1,700 documentaries on offer, the Documentary On One Podcast has the largest archive of documentaries available globally. These productions are radio stories about real life and contain documentaries dating as far back as 1954, right up to the present day. A wealth of life, ideas and experiences are on offer - but most importantly - stories. Winner of over 320 national and international awards since 2008, why not immerse yourself in a world of sound, story and character.

Trailer: Introducing 'GunPlot'

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  • 430 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 01:01

Lies, spies and betrayal led to the defining political scandal of modern Ireland. What happened to the truth? Questions still remain. GunPlot is our new 8-part podcast series and TV documentary. Ep1 of the podcast series drops next Monday, Apr 12th. Subscribe now from wherever you get your podcasts. TV documentary airs RTE One April 28th  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Battle at the Bridge

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  • 240 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 40:40

The Battle of Mount Street Bridge was the most successful rebel engagement in Dublin during the 1916 Easter Rising. A detailed investigation leads to a modern re-imagining of the infamous battle that took place in a quiet Dublin suburb during the Easter rebellion. This documentary challenges long held views of the event. (First Broadcast 2016)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

A Silver Lining

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  • 310 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 36:38

As GAA clubs around Ireland are being devastated by emigration, the GAA abroad is thriving. A story about missing home and embracing new opportunities, as we follow the Stockholm Gaels attempting to defend their Scandinavian GAA Championship title. (2012)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Irishwoman Who Shot Mussolini

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  • 380 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 41:12

Four people tried to assassinate Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. Only one person came close - her name was Violet Gibson and she was Irish. Violet spent the rest of her life in mental institutions, forgotten by society and by history. (2014)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Tiger Roll: The People's Horse - Ep2 - Good Mover

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  • 290 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 33:30

Bought by one of the richest men in horseracing, the young Tiger Roll becomes part of a global operation. But as he begins to grow up, and enters training, things don’t go according to plan. (Ep2/6). Released weekly.Credits:Tiger Roll The People's Horse was written, recorded and produced by Michael Lawless, Tim Desmond and Liam O'Brien.Sound Design by Damian ChennellsProduction assistance from the RTÉ Documentary On One Team.Special thanks to all our contributors, and the RTÉ Design, Marketing, Online and Creative Audio departments.For further information, visit www.rte.ie/tigerroll  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Tiger Roll: The People's Horse - Ep1 - A Star is Born

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  • 270 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 31:07

In March 2010, a foal is born. Growing up a lake shore farm in Ireland, with his mother and the man who bred him, his whole world changed when he was sold at 8 months old - to begin his journey into the world of horse racing. (Ep1/6)Credits:Tiger Roll The People's Horse was written, recorded and produced by Michael Lawless, Tim Desmond and Liam O'Brien.Sound Design by Damian ChennellsProduction assistance from the RTÉ Documentary On One Team.Special thanks to all our contributors, and the RTÉ Design, Marketing, Online and Creative Audio departments.For further information, visit www.rte.ie/tigerroll  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Seamus Darby and the Goal That Made Champions

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  • 210 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 39:14

Séamus Darby was the Offaly hero who scored a late goal in the All-Ireland football final of 1982 depriving Kerry of their historic 5-in-a-row. He tells the story of how one of the most famous goals in GAA history impacted on his life and family and a journey which took him from Ireland to the UK and back to Tipperary where he now lives. (2015)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Then There Was Light

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  • 210 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 38:56

On November 5th 1946, the ESB erected the first pole of rural electrification. This was the beginning of a promise to bring electricity to every home in Ireland. 70yrs after this momentous change in modern Ireland, we piece together the story of rural electrification, including tales of fear and hope and love and loss as the nation illuminated. (2016)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Announcement

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  • 220 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 38:49

In 2015, 22 year old student Laura Molloy sought medical help after discovering changes in her body she didn’t recognise - and that Google simply couldn’t answer. Laura’s doctor examined her mysterious ailments. What happened next turned conventional medical wisdom on its head - and changed her life, and those around her, forever. (2018)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Never Knocked Down

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  • 220 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 40:45

Legendary boxing trainer Angelo Dundee said the two best chins in boxing belonged to Muhammad Ali and a Connemara man, Sean Mannion. Originally from Rosmuc, in County Galway, Sean was never knocked down in 57 professional bouts, including a world title fight. (2014)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Nobody Zone: Episode 8 - End Of The Line

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  • 230 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 52:14

Answers lead to more questions as we try to close the book on the Kieran Kelly story. And more stories come from the shadows of The Nobody Zone. But is it too late to find the truth?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Nobody Zone: Episode 7 - New Evidence

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  • 270 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 40:00

As new evidence emerges, we return to the first victim that Kieran Kelly claimed – to where it all began. A train. A death. A story.The Nobody Zone is a collaboration between RTÉ's Documentary On One in Ireland and Third Ear productions in Denmark.For more, visit rte.ie/thenobodyzone..The Nobody Zone is written and narrated by Tim Hinman.Storyline and production is by Tim Hinman and Krister Moltzen.Original idea, research and recordings are by Robert Mulhern, Nicoline Greer and Liam O'Brien with production assistance from Sarah Blake, Donal O'Herlihy, Tim Desmond, Ronan Kelly and Michael Lawless.Special thanks to genealogist Damian O’Sullivan and Leo Magee in Pearse Street Library, DublinIf you wish to join the social media conversation around this podcast, please use #thenobodyzone, or visit rte.ie/thenobodyzoneAnd if you'd like to comment or share any information you might have on this story, we'd love to hear from you - email us documentaries@rte.ieOriginal music for the series is by Tim Hinman.The title music is the song 'Missing you' written by Jimmy McCarthy and performed by Christy Moore.Graphics, marketing and press by John Kilkenny, Laura Beatty, Amy O'Driscoll, Nigel Wheatley, Frederik Nielbo, Jilly McDonough, Ellen Leonard, Bren Murphy and Anna Joyce. Illustrations by Alex Williamson. Distribution support from Acast.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Nobody Zone: Episode 6 - Bringing It All Back Home

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  • 240 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 39:55

What stories lie buried in Kieran Kelly’s home town of Rathdowney? Have we reached the end of the line? A new 8-part podcast series from RTÉ's Documentary On One in Ireland and Third Ear Productions in Denmark. Episode 6/8. (Originally released March 24th 2020).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Nobody Zone: Episode 5 - Another Side

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  • 240 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 45:07

As Kieran Kelly descended into a life of murder and violence, he displayed a number of sides to his character. But what were they, and what do they tell us about him? An 8-part podcast series from RTÉ's Documentary On One in Ireland and Third Ear Productions in Denmark. Episode 5/8. (Originally released March 17th 2020).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

100 Years, 100 Miles

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  • 250 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 45:25

On November 21st 1920, British security forces stormed a Gaelic football match in Croke Park Dublin, killing 14 and wounding dozens more. 100 yrs later, Vincent Murphy sets out on a 100 mile cycle as he explores his Grand Uncle Gus McCarthy’s story as one of the Tipperary players involved in what became known as Bloody Sunday (2020)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Little Shop of Secrets

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  • 260 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 51:13

Decades ago The Wallace Sisters, Sheila and Nora, ran a small newsagents in Cork city. While many bought their paper and tobacco there, few knew of the secrets it held as an IRA Brigade HQ during the War of Independence. These fearless sisters led a double life from intelligence gathering to spy handling and deciphering codes. (2020)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Reprisals

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  • 250 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 41:18

Set in South Galway against the backdrop of one of the bloodiest months of the Irish War of Independence, th dramatic story the short life and tragic death of 24-year-old Eileen Quinn who was shot by uniformed men outside her home in 1920. Almost 100 years later Eileen’s grand-niece pieces together events from that fateful day (2019)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Thomas and Tess

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  • 360 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 41:19

Tess Murray never forgot her first love. She was a young teacher, engaged to Thomas McEver, a chemist who had moved to Dunmore Co. Galway as the Irish War of Independence was drawing to a close in the spring of 1921. But fate took a tragic turn one night when Thomas was abducted, brutally murdered and accused of being a spy. (2019)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Grief of a Nation

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  • 610 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 44:18

On November 22nd 1963, two shots were taken in Dallas, Texas. One was a gunshot, killing the President of The United States, John F. Kennedy. The other, was a camera shot which changed two families’ lives forever. Those families went their separate ways in life - until decades later, when they were about to have another date with destiny. (2020)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Timor Leste: Coming of Age

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  • 310 views
  • almost 2 years ago
  • 42:49

In 1999, Sarah Mac Donald travelled to East Timor as a journalist undercover. Whilst violence erupted around her, Sarah became godmother to a little Timorese boy, Natalizio. But as the years went by, she lost touch with him and his family. 20 years after they last met, Sarah is returning to an independent Timor Leste, in search Natalizio. (2020)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.