Documentary on One - RTÉ Documentaries show

Documentary on One - RTÉ Documentaries

Summary: Multi award winning documentaries from Ireland. With almost 1,000 documentaries on offer it has the largest archive of documentaries available anywhere. The productions are radio stories about real life and contain productions dating as far back as 1954. A wealth of life, ideas, experiences, events and perspectives is on offer - but most importantly - stories. Download the Documentary on One iphone app from the App store.

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 In Tom Crean's Footsteps | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:38:44

In 1916, Tom Crean was part of one of the greatest adventure stories ever told when he joined Ernest Shackleton's Expedition to the Antarctic. 100 years later, in October 2016, his granddaughter, Aileen travelled thousands of miles to try and retrace her grandfather's footsteps. ( 2017)

 DocArchive (1985): With Pen and Paper | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:44:07

A profile of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies which was established in 1940 by the then Taoiseach, Éamon de Valera. We look at how DIAS became a world leader in advanced research and Celtic Studies. (1985)

 007, The Irish Connection | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:44:01

First appearing on cinema screens in 1962, James Bond brings many famous names to mind - Ian Fleming, Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig – the list goes on. However, Dubliner Kevin McClory is rarely a name that people connect with 007. We take a look at how one Irishman is inextricably connected to the most famous spy of them all. (2017)

 DocArchive (1965): From a Deep Silence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:44:50

A rare insight into the daily lives of Irish religious orders as a group of nuns from different denominations talk about their devotion to God, prayer as a profession, and what called them to this life of worship. They challenge common misconceptions about the contemplative life and living inside a convent. (1965)

 Polar Opposites | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:43:12

In 1935, Iceland legalised abortion making it the first Western nation to create what we might now recognise as an abortion legalisation policy. We travel to Iceland to meet Corkman Fr Denis O'Leary who leads a very small Pro-Life group named Lífsvernd. We also meet staff working in the area of abortion at the National Hospital of Iceland (2017)

 DocArchive (1989): Down and Out in San Francisco and New York | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:44:07

The decimation of federal social and housing programs by the Reagan administration during the 1980s meant a massive increase of mentally ill and poor people living on the streets. People were forced sleep on park benches in San Francisco or deep beneath the ground in New York City. What was daily life for homeless people? (1989)

 The Orwell Wheeler | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:47:37

Road cycling is one of the world’s toughest sports. In 1987, Stephen Roche did the unthinkable - winning the three biggest cycle races in the world, the Giro d'Italia, Tour De France and World Championship. He was hailed a cycling hero across the world. 30yrs on, we look back at his iconic sporting achievement, which is yet to be repeated (2017)

 DocArchive (1987): A Valley so Sweet | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:32:18

The garden of Ireland is one of the country's most famous beauty spots, it's a place that you would never associate with a dumpsite. The controversial decision to have a tiphead in the scenic valley of Avoca was seen as sacrilege by many local people. Why was this beauty spot offered as a solution to the county's waste problem?

 Peshmerga Mick | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:42:34

Michael Martin went AWOL while on sick leave for an injury that he sustained during a training exercise with the British Army. People were shocked to discover that instead of returning to Ireland he travelled to Iraq to fight against ISIS. Why did Michael risk everything to fight in Iraq? ( 2107 )

 Peshmerga Mick | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:42:34

Michael Martin went AWOL while on sick leave for an injury that he sustained during a training exercise with the British Army. People were shocked to discover that instead of returning to Ireland he travelled to Iraq to fight against ISIS. Why did Michael risk everything to fight in Iraq? ( 2107 )

 DocArchive (1996): Cricket: The Season | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:36:04

The season has kicked off in Knockbrack Cricket Club, members welcome their rivals, dressed head to toe in white, to join them in a game which still observes the old formalities of a colonial past. The grass is perfectly flat and refreshments are ready to be served- let the games begin.

 Roar and Pace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:39:57

Ever thought of what it’s like to hurtle through the countryside at speeds in excess of 100mph - and not be in control? You rip out the seats and soundproofing of your car. Then what? Join us as we delve into the world of rallying in Ireland, through the eyes of co-drivers. Meet those who watch, guide and drive these cars right to the edge… (2016)

 DocArchive (1997): My Generation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:41:54

Music in the 1960s was the form of articulation of a generation that was changing things and was quite aware that it was changing things. Flower power was short lived in Ireland but it had a profound effect on young people at the time. What was life like in Ireland during the swinging sixties?

 Are you Tony Sheridan? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:42:15

A radio documentary about a self-confessed 'Irish Vagabond' Tony Sheridan. In his turbulent and rich life he has worked with the Beatles, entertained the troops in Vietnam, played with Elvis Presley's backing band - all that and far more.

 DocArchive (1989): The Undertakers Art | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:42:52

During troubled times of grief and sorrow, the undertaker's job is to put the family at ease, guide them through the funeral and help them say goodbye to their loved ones. What type of person goes into the burying business?

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