Anne Marie Kelly

A.M. Kelly

Breakfast with Ann-Marie sponsored by: The Bridge Centre Shopping Centre.
The Open Door & The Roadhouse Café are available for sponsorship.

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.


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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!

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.

A new Soup Kitchen opens in Mullingar

Ann-Marie chats to owner Mark O’Neill.

This Is The Funeral Of Your Life!

Hear how a Father’s Funeral inspired a play!

Homeless ex Army Veteran in Athlone!

Ann-Marie talks to Derek, an ex Army Veteran, who is homeless in Athlone!
Listen back to his story here!

What can he teach us? Survival, love and regret.

Dan Kelly worked in the Wolfhill Coalmines in the 40s before he emigrated to the UK, one of his biggest regrets.

“We have no regrets through all the laughter and the tears there’s no backing down now!’

Nurses strike Mullingar – 2 Best friends have worked together in A & E for 30 years.

Nominated for a Golden Reel Award!

Michelle Fingleton from Portlaoise is on her way to Los Angeles.

“Ireland is not a country to Nurse”

“There’s no reason for me to stay here”, so says a 22 yr old nurse on the Picket Line last week.
Hear the Voices from the Picket line on this episode of The Open Door.

Why isn’t Offaly’s Father Andrew Mullen a Saint?

On this episode of the Open Door we hear from two people who claim they were cured by the late Daingean Priest.
How mixing milk and soil from his grave could have healing powers and what Bishop Denis Nulty makes of it all.

Think About It Barbara!

The prank had been set up by friends and family of Barbara Berry, urging her to think twice about going through with her wedding to Mick Holland.
Newlywed Mr Holland is relieved to say she ignored their advice.
Mick and Barbara share their story on Breakfast with Ann Marie!

“There’s very little for over 16’s if you have a disability”

Ann-Marie meets the Laois Arch club on this episode of the Open Door.

Hear the story of how a love of reading helped get Mbonisi out of a war torn village

Mbonisi is an Irish Citizen.
Living in Portlaoise for 8 years now he came here as an immigrant from Zimbabwe.
Hear the story of how his love of reading helped him get out of the war torn village he lived in.
He has some inspiring ideas of how refugees can better integrate and how to deal with racism on a daily basis.

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