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A Song for Kathleen

The story of 87 year old Kathleen Tierney who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, but finds her spirit lifted and her health improve when she joins 'The Forget Me Nots' - a choir welcoming those affected by dementia an...

Documentary maker: Susan Dennehy

Susan Dennehy is an honours graduate of Communication Studies with a major in radio production.

She has previously worked in television and animation as a researcher, production manager and then producer. Her credits include two children's series for channel 4 schools.

Susan has been making radio series, features and documentaries for RTÉ Radio 1 on a freelance basis for over 10 years. Most notably 'In the Company of Women' a series celebrating the character and achievements of women living in Ireland, 'Hand Down the Moon' a feature about Blarney Street in 1940s Cork City and 'Rebel Angel' a portrait of a young woman on heroin. In 2002 'Rebel Angel' won the EBU Ake Blomstrom award and scholarship prize.

In Spring 2005, Susan completed the RTE Radio Producer's course. Following this training course she served a brief apprenticeship in daytime programmes including Saturday View and The Marian Finucane Show. Later that year, she left full-time employment to deal with a serious, ongoing medical condition that affected one of her children.

In 2007, she completed the Digidesign Protools 101 editing course at Pulse Recording College, Dublin as well as a number of creative writing courses at the Dublin Writers Centre.

Susan continues to produce radio documentaries on a freelance basis. Her most recent credits for the Doconone include 'The Fathers House' (2009), 'On the Beach at Banna'(2011),'Welcome to Holland' (shortlisted for a PPI 2012) and 'Blue Cross Van' (2013).

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