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Multi award winning documentaries from Ireland telling real life stories. With over 1,800 documentaries on offer, the Documentary On One Podcast has the largest archive of documentaries available in the world, dating as far back as 1954, right up to the present day. Winner of over 340 national and international awards. Producer of podcast series 'GunPlot' and 'The Nobody Zone'. Immerse yourself in a world of sound, story and character.

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Multi award winning documentaries from Ireland telling real life stories. With over 1,800 documentaries on offer, the Documentary On One Podcast has the largest archive of documentaries available in the world, dating as far back as 1954, right up to the present day. Winner of over 340 national and international awards. Producer of podcast series 'GunPlot' and 'The Nobody Zone'. Immerse yourself in a world of sound, story and character.

    The Battle Of Baltinglass

    The Battle Of Baltinglass

    In November 1950, a letter was received by the sub postmistress in the tiny town of Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow. She was to be sacked and replaced by a government appointee - but she wouldn't go down without a fight. She and her supporters took on the Irish government and in the end, only one of them was left standing - but which one? (2018)
     
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    The Secret Chicken Society

    The Secret Chicken Society

    All around Ireland people keep show chickens. And with each one comes a dream, to become a National Champion. Join us as we journey through the up's and down's and in's and out's of the wonderful world of Irish show chickens as we tell a humorous and lively story of people who absolutely love their chickens. (First broadcast 2012)
     
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    • 47 min
    Ghosts of Grangegorman

    Ghosts of Grangegorman

    In February 2013 St. Brendan’s Mental Hospital at Grangegorman, Dublin finally closed after 199 years. When artist Alan Counihan heard about the personal possessions left behind of people with mental health problems, who had been in this psychiatric institution, he took some of these items home to investigate. Speaking with people who knew life inside the hospital, Alan met with former patients, psychiatric nurses and the hospital Chaplain as they reveal the true nature of life inside the building that, in its day, was known by many names - The Grange, Brendan's, The Mental, The Puzzle Factory. (First Broadcast 2015) Produced by Alan Counihan and Nicoline Greer. Narrated by Keelin Shanley.
     
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    • 42 min
    Don't Go Far

    Don't Go Far

    Two Dublin children, with a knack for bunking off school and fare dodging, embark on an unbelievable adventure. On a warm summer's day in 1985, they hop on a Dart and skip out to Dun Laoghaire, nothing much to be doing there, so they sneak on the ferry for Holyhead and make it all the way to London Heathrow where they board a plane to NYC. (2011)
     
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    • 39 min
    An Unholy Trinity

    An Unholy Trinity

    A baby girl is abandoned on a doorstep in Dublin in 1923. A priest and his housekeeper seen acting suspiciously are handed over to the police. One month later a young doctor is shot dead on the streets of a small town in county Leitrim. Was there a conspiracy of Church, State and Irish Rebel forces determined to cover up a scandal? (2017)
     
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    The Reindeer Santa Left Behind

    The Reindeer Santa Left Behind

    Last Christmas Eve Santa Claus was delivering presents around the world. Blitzen got badly injured after a rough landing in Scotland. Luckily the other reindeer made sure Santa made it to Ireland. Unsure if Blitzen could return to The North Pole. Santa asked the Mulready family in Wexford if they could nurse Blitzen back to full health (2018)
     
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    • 43 min

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