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Clouds in Harry's Coffee

During WW2, 32 Irishmen were held in captivity for 5 years and forced to work in a labour concentration camp - They became known as "Hitler's Irish slaves" - We join the last survivor of that group as he returns to...

Documentary maker: Ronan Kelly

Ronan Kelly has worked in RTE since 1987. Prior to that he worked in CNN, Channel 13 in New York and as a commercial video producer.

He began in RTE TV as a presenter/reporter in health and environment programmes and, then, became a radio producer in 1990.

He originally produced on daytime Radio 1 programmes, "Gay Byrne Show", "Today with Pat Kenny", "Liveline", "Five Seven Live", "Marian Finucane".

He also worked on new projects: computerisation of radio production and designing and launching the digital radio station, RTE Choice (now Radio 1 Extra).

Since 2011, he has worked on radio documentaries as well as managing the short documentary series, "The Curious Ear".

Ronan occasionally works in RTE television, recording voice-overs for TV documentaries and as a video journalist for 'Nationwide'.


"The Exam"

Gold, New York Festivals 2014


"Oswald Froze A Moment - Ireland on the day JFK died"
with Liam O'Brien

Gold, New York Festivals 2014

"Míne Bean Uí Chribín - My Granny"
(Reporter, Bláithín de Búrca)

Winner, Radio Documentary Award, Celtic Media Festival 2013


"Because You Can't Smell Someone On Skype" with Liam Nolan

Gold, New York Festivals 2012


"Three Rivers - One Summer" with Ger Philpott

Silver, New York Festivals 2012

Shortlisted, PPI Radio Awards 2012


"Don't Go Far" with Paul Russell

Grand Award Winner, New York Festivals 2011

Special Commendation, Prix Europa, Berlin 2011

Gold, New York Festivals 2011

Best Creative Feature, AIB Media Awards, London 2011

Best Documentary/Feature, PPI Radio Awards, Ireland 2011


"Good Day At Blackrock" with Cathal Murray

Shortlisted, PPI Radio Awards 2012


"I Can Tell By Looking At You" with Louise Williams

Winner of International Association of Women in Radio & TV (IAWRT) Award of Excellence in Radio Documentary, Malaysia 2011


"Through Cairo Airport" with Colette Kinsella

Best Documentary/Feature, PPI Radio Awards, Ireland 2009


"Meat Factory Ear Worms" with Richie Beirne

Best Documentary/Feature, PPI Radio Awards, Ireland 2008



Best Documentary: Honorable Mention Award, Third Coast Festival / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition, Chicago 2006


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