Awards

Doc on One Wins Best Radio Documentary at Celtic Media Awards.

RTÉ Radio 1's Documentary on One has been awarded gold at this year's Celtic Media Awards for the documentary Míne Bean Uí Chribín: My Granny in the 'Best Radio Documentary' category.

Each year, the Celtic Media Awards are presented to the best and brightest productions from around the Celtic nations and regions. With both national and international juries to decide the winners, these prestigious awards exist to celebrate talent from across the Celtic media in Gaelic, Welsh, Irish, English, Manx, Cornish and Breton.

Míne Bean Uí Chribín: My Granny tells the story of Míne Bean Uí Chribín – one of the most provocative and colourful public figures to hit the Irish airwaves in recent decades due to her ultra-conservative beliefs and subsequent involvement in the infamous Roscommon Incest Case – from the perspective of her granddaughter, Bláithín de Burca.

The documentary was first broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on Saturday 29 September 2012 and is available as a podcast from www.rte.ie/doconone.

Speaking at the awards ceremony in Swansea, producer Ronan Kelly says: “There were three people involved in the making of this documentary: Bláithín de Burca, Lorelei Harris and myself, so it really was a collaborative effort. This is a most despised woman; but the documentary revealed another side to her stunning personality and it’s great that that was recognised by the Celtic Media Awards jury.”

Lorelei Harris, Editor of Features, Arts and Documentaries for RTÉ Radio 1, says: “The acclaimed Documentary on One programme strand has once again done RTÉ proud. Míne Bean Uí Chribín: My Granny presents a sensitive portrait of a woman who was both greatly admired and reviled in her lifetime which, in its essence, presented us with a microcosm of Irish society at a particular point in time. The Documentary on One has once again shown itself to be the place to go for stories about the society in which we live.”

To hear Documentary on One – Míne Bean Uí Chribín: My Granny, go to http://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/documentary-podcast-minebeanuichribin.html

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