Anne Marie Kelly

A.M. Kelly

Breakfast with Ann-Marie sponsored by: The Bridge Centre Shopping Centre.
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Double gold winner at the IMRO National Radio Awards 2018, Ann-Marie Kelly presents Breakfast on Midlands 103, every weekday morning from 6.30 to 9.00am. She’s a Laois lassie and no stranger to Midlands 103 where she started her career in the 90’s, off she went to Radio Kerry, and then Today FM where she presented the AMKelly show and the rest they say, is history.

Ann-Marie also presents a documentary programme titled “The Open Door” on Monday evenings from 7-8pm and specialist music programme “The Roadhouse Café” on Fridays from 10pm to midnight.

If you like, you can send Ann-Marie a message, or select an article below to read more about her previous shows.


Ann-Marie can be emailed at [email protected].

Local Shop Series Part 2

From delivering newspapers as a boy to taking over the family newsagents.
Billy Martley from Portlaoise is featured in The Open Door this evening at 7pm.
Still delivering papers he tells us how he makes his business work, from knowing your jellies to saying ‘thank you’

Local Shop Series Part 1

Ann Marie’s Survival of the Local shop Series Part 1 with John Whelan’s shop in Kilbeggan which opened in 1950.

Field of Dreams

On this episode of The Open Door, Ann Marie Kelly unveils plans to turn a 4 acre site in Abbeyleix into a Field of Dreams for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities with A Training Centre and an Allotment.

Who remembers the 1992 film Into the West?

Tayto, Ossie and Tir na nOg have their pride of place courtesy of Artist ADW who has painted a wonderfully colourful mural on the old Savoy Cinema in Portarlington where a part of the film was shot.

Destressing your home and workplace!

Alena Chikurnikova is an Interior Designer based in Portlaoise and her goal is to destress your home and workplace.

Martial Arts Training

Rehab care from Tullamore attend Martial Arts Training with Irish Kickboxing champion Padraig Bracken every Thursday and they love it!
It not only get’s them fit but helps with their confidence and well being!

Laois Inter-School Debate Cup

On this episode of The Open Door, we hear from award winning teenagers at the Laois Inter-School Debate Cup and their thoughts on the Topic ‘These are the days of our lives’.


On this episode of The Open Door we visit various gardens including a Syrian Poly tunnel, ‘hidden gem’ allotments in O’ Moore Place in Portlaoise and a Court Reporter turned Bee Keeper in County Offaly.

Pilgrim Paths

Writer John G O Dwyer takes us on a walk on the Leafy Loop in Durrow, County Laois.
Find out why it’s more beautiful than the Ring of Kerry, how the Midlands has the best low level walks in the country and why walking brings us closer to who we really are.

‘He is my best friend’

On this episode of The Open Door we meet 3 Guide Dog Owners and their wonderful dogs! from Laois.
Also how Dick Connell has raised 1 million so far for the charity.

Clay Pigeon Shoot for Suicide Awareness

On this episode of The Open Door, Sharon Carthy speaks of losing her husband to suicide 2 years ago and Kieran Finn is trying to get people to talk about their feelings in a Marathon Clay Pigeon Shoot!

Could this be the perfect model for a Green school?

Situated in the middle of the Slieve Blooms, with nature walks and forests at their doorstep and space for A Pollinators project.

Parkinson’s Awareness

Meet Martina Sinnott, after DBS, (Deep Brain Stimulation)her life has completely changed.
She no longer has shakes and tremors.
Listen to her story here.

Offaly School of Special Education

Ann-Maire paid a visit to The Offaly School of Special Education this week.
They are one of 3 schools that will benefit from Lough Boora’s Run with Will 5k and Half Marathon that takes place on Sunday April 7th.

Sparring for Charity!

Ann-Marie Kelly is in full swing training for her boxing match for the Fight for Funds, Friends of Tullamore Hospital charity and we were there to capture her sparring.

The Keeper

Meet Portlaoise’s Keeper of facts, pictures and shop names.
With tales of 18th Century Public hangings, Highway men escaping gaol and the location of the Dead Wall.
Writer John Dunne walks through Portlaoise on this episode of The Open Door!

Death Of A Priest

Abbeyleix/Ballyroan community react to the tragic death of their PP Fr. John Cummins and the story of how he became much more than just the local parish priest.

End Of An Era

Abbeyleix Postmaster Derry Connolly on his retirement, growing up in the Post Office, sending geese in the post and what he thinks the Government should be doing for the elderly.

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