Bessborough Burial Site“Evelyn was my flesh and blood and there’s no one – I’m not going to stand down for nobody.”

As heard on Today with Sarah McInerney

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Accompanying survivor Ann O’Gorman to the notorious  Bessborough Mother and Baby Home in Co Cork, Today with Sarah McInerney reporter Brian O’Connell asked her how she felt walking on the grounds again. Ann’s response was a poignant one:  “Emotional. Heartbreaking. Not just for my baby, but for all the babies.”  Ann just wants to know where her daughter Evelyn is buried and that’s the reason she was in Bessborough last week, Brian told Sarah McInerney on …

Boxer Kellie Harrington“Every time I win a medal, I feel like I’m making up for everything that I put my Ma and Da through.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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You already knew that Dubliner Kellie Harrington is a double world boxing medallist, but did you know about her most recent medal triumph? Kellie told Ryan Tubridy on Tuesday about her gold medal-winning performance in the European Shadow Boxing Championships, which took place during lockdown. Another victory for the woman from Dublin’s inner city who started boxing to keep herself out of …

The Isolated EarCricket gets the GAA treatment

As heard on The Isolated Ear

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Cricket gets the GAA treatment (1965) The producer of The Curious Ear documentary series, Ronan Kelly, has been sent a selection of clips by RTÉ Radio Archives to help ease the isolation. He’s sharing some of them with the RTÉ Radio 1 Highlights page.   Cricket broadcasts are well-known for their languid commentary – appropriate to the games being played on hot, …