Mairéad Ní Ghráda explains her role as a "Woman Organiser" and recalls the early days of drama production at 2RN.

Mairéad Ní Ghráda explains that her title of Woman Organiser made her responsible for programmes for women and children. Mairéad recalls that in these early days she had no real knowledge of copyright and did not realise that it existed in the spoken word.

With no reader for theatrical plays, dramas were often broadcast once an individual turned up with a script. With little or no budgets actors were often friends of the director or producer.

Mairéad Ní Ghráda recalls how they play 'Escape' by John Galsworthy was once announced as being written by a woman and under a different title.

'Forty Years of Irish Radio' was a three part series broadcast in December 1966 and presented by P.P. Maguire.

The photograph accompanying this clip shows Mairéad Ní Ghráda sitting at her typewriter in 1962. This shot was probably taken to publicise Ní Ghráda's appearance on 'An Fear agus a Scéal' in February 1962.

The photographer was Roy Bedell

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