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Ghosts of Oven Lane

A story of two journeys undertaken by writer Michael Coady - one in which he encounters the spirits of past residents of Carrick on Suir, the other of his great grandfather who left the town over a hundred years ago. (Broadcast 2000)

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Ghosts of Oven Lane

A personal documentary by the poet Michael Coady on two separate journeys thorough his hometown of Carrick on Suir.

The first as he walks home, encountering the memories of former residents.

The second journey is of self discovery as he investigates his great grandfather who emigrated from Oven Lane over a hundred years ago.

Michael Coady is an Irish poet and short story writer who born in 1939. He is a local historian, a photographer, a genealogist, a journalist.

He was born in Carrick on Suir, where he continues to live.
His awards include The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 1979, the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award in 2004 and he was a prizewinner in the Francis MacManus competition for short stories in 1987 and 1993.

Produced by John Quinn

First broadcast 5th April 2000

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