Roibeard Ó Faracháin Appointed Talks Officer: August 1939

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RTÉ Controller of Radio Programmes Roibeárd Ó Faracháin (1963) 1007/006 © RTÉ Stills Library
RTÉ Controller of Radio Programmes Roibeárd Ó Faracháin (1963) 1007/006 © RTÉ Stills Library

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Roibeard Ó Faracháin became the first Talks Officer in 1939, dealing with arts, features and discussion programmes.

  • Title
    Roibeard Ó Faracháin Appointed Talks Officer: August 1939
  • Production Year
    1963
  • Contributor
    Roy Bedell (Photographer)
  • Title
    Roibeard Ó Faracháin Appointed Talks Officer: August 1939
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    Image
  • Extended description

    Roibeard Ó Faracháin became the first Talks Officer in 1939, dealing with arts, features and discussion programmes.

    Ó Faracháin's contribution to radio was immense, fostering Irish writers such as Brendan Behan, Kate O'Brien, Edna O'Brien, James Plunkett and Francis MacManus. He was founder of Radio Éireann Players run by Micheál Ó hAodha. A published poet, he had founded the Dublin Verse-Speaking Society and the Lyric Theatre with Austin Clarke before joining Radio Éireann.

    Ó Faracháin's title changed to General Features Officer in 1945.

  • Information

    Roibeárd Ó Faracháin (1909 - 1984) (born Robert Farren), Irish poet and Controller of Radio Programmes at RTÉ (1953-1974) date of photograph 1st January 1963.

  • Local keywords
    Radio Éireann, Roibeard Ó Faracháin, Brendan Behan, Francis MacManus, 2RN, Radio, Broadcasting, 1930s
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    1007/006
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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