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The Ulster County Top Challenge

Delighted that our short ‘The Ulster County Top Challenge’ will screen at the Irish Film Festival Australia as one of their 8 short selected films this  May. Three hikers (1 female, 2 male) take on one of the most demanding hiking challenges in Ireland – to ascend all of the province of Ulster’s County Tops (including all county tops in Northern Ireland) in less than 24 hours, including travel time to and from each location. But will they beat the…

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Behind the walls: The Curragh Camp

‘Behind the Walls: The Curragh Camp’ is one of five one-hour documentaries being broadcast on local radio stations across the country that explore the history of Defence Forces barracks situated within the region. It follows on from the recent documentary for LMFM Radio in Louth/Meath on Aiken Barracks and will be followed by future documentaries on Collins Barracks Cork and the recently closed Columb Barracks (Mullingar) and Connolly Barracks (Longford). This radio documentary series seeks to travel behind the walls…

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The SS Dundalk – 100 Years on

On October 14th 1918, as the SS Dundalk sailed from Liverpool out into the Irish sea, tragedy struck when it was hit by a German torpedo and spilt in two. Nineteen people from Louth were killed. 2018 marked the centenary of the tragedy and with a special 100th anniversary committee set up to commemorate those who lost their lives on board that fateful night, this one-hour radio documentary explores the tragic events of 100 years ago with the help of…

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Broadcast of our radio documentary Jim Craven: a Dynamic Genius

‘Jim Craven: A Dynamic Genius’ explores the life and works of Jim Craven (1935–1980), a Dundalk poet inspired by Kavanagh and referred to by John B Keane as ‘a dynamic genius. Born into a large family, he lived in the townland of Balregan in the Parish of Faughart, just a few miles north of Dundalk.  The townland where he spent most of his life resulted in one of his local nicknames becoming the ‘Bard of Balregan’.  Many also referred to…

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