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The Grandfather Canoe

Two hundred years after a revered and sacred canoe disappeared from the banks of the St John River in Canada, it turned up in a building in Galway.

Documentary maker: Della Kilroy

Della Kilroy is an award-winning broadcast journalist born and raised in Dublin. She has worked across many programmes on RTE Radio One and regularly reports for the weekday current affairs show 'Drivetime with Mary Wilson'.

Della's first radio documentary for RTE, 'Leaving Care', was on the subject of teenagers struggling to survive as they leave the state care system at eighteen. Her second documentary 'One World: Under the Mango Tree' brought Della to the North East Democratic Republic of Congo. There she followed a community living with the aftermath of LRA violence and child abduction.

Her short documentary for the Curious Ear series documents the Big Brothers Big Sisters youth mentoring programme it Ireland. It follows the stories of three matches, including herself, and the friendships they have built.

Della also works with online news gathering platform Storyful.com. There she finds human rights related video for the channel YouTube/HumanRights.

Della holds an Honors degree in English, Media and Cultural Studies and has a First Class Masters in Broadcast Production for Radio and Television.

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