RADIO – INTERVIEWS / DOCUMENTARIES

Weeshie Fogarty Radio Kerry in conversation with Micheal O Mahony in 1998
Edited by Mike Foley for killorglin Archive Society

Paul Sheehan Radio Kerry talks to Pa Houlihan about Puck Fair and the Irish Circus 1991

John Green Radio Kerry talks to Pa Houlihan, Killorglin Historian about the life and times of Johnny Patterson known as “The Irish Singing Clown.” 2008

Des Cahill RTE Radio 1 talks to Pa Houlihan & Declan Mangan of the Puck Fair Committee about the history of the Fair 1995.

Des Cahill RTE Radio 1 talks to Horse Dealer Timmy McCarthy at the Horse Fair, Puck Fair 1995

Des Cahill RTE Radio 1 talks to Silky O Sullivan, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee at Puck Fair 1995

Sean Hurley Radio Kerry With Edso Crowley & Pa Houlihan 2002

Irelands Strongest Man – Michael Butty Sugrue

Produced & Presented by: John Heffernan, Radio Kerry

 

History of the Biddy

Pa Houlihan in conversation with Fiona Stack, Radio Kerry about the tradition of the Biddy.

Song title: The Ceannouvoree  Biddy Ball

Songwriter: John Cahillane

Vocalist: Mikaela O’ Sullivan ( Great great grand-daughter of songwriter).

Musicians: Johnny Cahillane – Fiddle ( Grandson of songwriter), Guitar:  Mick Jones.

Edited by: Mike Foley

 

Strong Tea, Killorglin Folk Group interviewed by Paul Sheehan, Radio Kerry for music and chat in 1992.

This recording was salvaged from an old cassette tape and digitally converted by the Killorglin Archive Society. Due to the age of this recording the sound quality has suffered but thankfully is still clear enough to appreciate the talents of the Group.

In memory of Alison Norma Shepherd.

Edited for Killorglin Archives by Mike Foley

 

 

 Radio 245 Live, produced by Pat O’Donovan on the Wildflower of the Laune 1995

Edited by Mike Foley

 

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Sean Hurley, Radio Kerry in conversation with Killorglin historian Pa Houlihan

Edited by Mike Foley

 

 

 . RTE Radio 1 Documentary Puck Fair 1976

Edited by Mike Foley

 

 

 

 Frank Lewis, Radio Kerry. Farranfore to Valentia Harbour Railway  50th Anniversary of closing in 2010.

Edited by Mike Foley

 

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  •  Part 2

 

 

John Green, Radio Kerry talks to Killorglin historian Pa Houlihan

Edited by Mike Foley

 

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  • Part 2

 

 

 

 

  • RTE Radio 1 Documentary on Puck Fair 1948
  • Edited by  Mike Foley

 

 

 

  • Sean Hurley Radio Kerry with Christy Riordan & Friends ( Railway)
  • Edited by Mike Foley

 

 

 

  • RTE Radio l Circus Documentary by John Quinn with Pa Houlihan Historian,
  • Programme Title: Passions
  • Edited by Mike Foley

Edited by Thomas O’Sullivan.
Produced and Presented by Sean Hurley of Radio Kerry.

Dan Collins chats with Pa Houlihan about his Circus Memories. ‘The Rambling House’ Radio Kerry, 1991.
Edited by John Knightly.
Presented by Dan Collins. Produced by Radio Kerry.

Dan Collins chats with Pa Houlihan about his Memories of the Fitups Touring Shows. ‘The Rambling House’ Radio Kerry, 1991.
Edited by John Knightly.
Presented by Dan Collins. Produced by Radio Kerry.

Tribute to Pa Houlihan by Sean Hurley on Kerrywide, Radio Kerry, June 28th 2015. Featured Guests: Eileen Clifford, Pa Rochfort, Pat Healy, John Mulvihill and Terence Houlihan.

Produced and Presented by Sean Hurley of Radio Kerry.

Johnny Patterson was very poplular comedian, singer and songwriter from County Clare. Orphaned as a child, Johnny found happiness in music. This radio documentary tells the story of Johnny and his successful career in Ireland and America. (1976)

Johnny Patterson wrote Killorglin’s oldest and greatest song ‘Bridget Donoghue’ in 1876.

Produced and Presented by Kieran Sheedy.
Researched by Harry Bradshaw.
Narrator – Eamon Keane.
Singer – Martin Dempsey.

Credit: An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland – Documentary on One-Rambler from Clare Johnny Patterson (1976)

Weeshie Fogarty in conversation with Johnny O’Connor, Stephen Thompson & Edso Crowley of Killorglin Archive Society, 9th September 2015.
Presented by Weeshie Fogarty. Produced by Radio Kerry.


To the watching world in 1968, Mick Meaney was the ordinary Irish labourer with the extraordinary dream of breaking the world record for time spent buried alive underground. But for how long and at what cost? (2015)

Narrated by George Hamilton
Produced by Robert Mulhern
Production Supervision by Sarah Blake
Sound Supervision by Richard McCullagh

Credit: An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ 1: Documentary on One – Mick Meaney Buried Alive

Butty SugrueMike Meeney RTÉ 1Documentary on One Mitchelstown Cork Christy Kissane LondonIrish in LondonJack Doyle Killorglin World Record Buried Alive Record Tipperary

Brendan Ferris discusses all the activities planned with Irish Spectrum Radio (London) for Sunday 25th September to raise funds for three cancer charities at his farm in Gortnascarry, Killorglin, mid-Kerry. September 2016.

Terence Houlihan, of Killorglin Archive, talks to Gerry Bryne of Irish Spectrum Radio (London) about the the life of the legendary Butty Sugrue who was born in Gortnascarry, Killorglin in 1924.

Noreen Ahern ar an Scéal faoi Naomh Bríd.
Mí Feabhra, 2017. The Biddys are back in town!