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Maria Doyle Kennedy joins Irish drama

1 of 1 Teiripe cast Caitríona Ní Mhurchú, Denis Conway agus Maria Doyle Kennedy
Teiripe cast Caitríona Ní Mhurchú, Denis Conway agus Maria Doyle Kennedy

RTÉ Radio's Drama on One will celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge with a double-bill of drámaí gaeilge, the first of which features Maria Doyle Kennedy.

Brian Ó Tiomáin's Teiripe (Therapy) centres around two characters, and speaking to RTÉ TEN, Doyle Kennedy said: "I'm playing the part of Susan and in a couple with Caitríona [Ní Mhurchú] whose playing Irene.

"We're having some problems in our relationship so we went to see Martin [Denis Conway] so we can sort them out.

'S éard a dúirt Conway ná: "Táim ag glacadh páirt Martin."

Dúirt Caitríona: "Is dócha, an t-aon rud gur féidir linn a rá, ná is cinnte go réitíonn Martin na fadhbanna atá idir Susan agus Irene."

Susan and Irene (Caitríona Ní Mhurchú). It's clear from the get go that there is tension between the two – the issue lies in that fact that after ten years together, Irene wants to get married. Susan, however, is in no rush. Susan reminds her that they've discussed all of these issues with their therapist Martin, played by Denis Conway and they've a big decision to make.

Tune in to the dramas on RTÉ Radio 1 at 8pm Sunday March 16.

The second drama is a repeat of the Irish language radio drama Thar an Tairseach (Across the Threshold) by Máire Dinny Wren. It features the singer Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh as the main character in a haunting and thoughtful journey through song and memory of a woman and a place; Gaoth Dobhair, an Irish speaking region in North West Ireland.

Tune in to the dramas on RTÉ Radio 1 at 8pm Sunday March 16.

http://www.rte.ie/drama/radio/genres-culture-tharantairseach.html

You can also treat yourself to a host of other wonderful dramas on the RTÉ Drama on One podcast page here and for further information visit the website here.

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