“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.
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.
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!
Ann-Marie meets the Laois Arch club on this episode of the Open Door.
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.
Artist and Musician Stano has recorded Roddy Doyle, Aidan Gillen, Anne Enright and scores more and puts their stories to his music.
Groundbreaking research on Sound Sensitivity by TY in Mountrath Community College has led to a set of headphones called Lulls being developed.
Going back to move forward.
John Whelan is interviewed on this episode of the Open Door on his new book featuring 40 years of articles, musings and stories of moving Statues, The Christian Bros, Christy Moore, Thin Lizzy & U2 in Portlaoise!
Irish soldier’s letter to his mother is part of a new Music project called Evanmore.
Featuring the voice of Irish actor Cillian Murphy and the voice of Sinead O Connor, this new album chronicles the sacrifice of young World War One soldiers and also aims to raise awareness of today’s war on cancer.
Listen to Prof Chris Evans tell us why the 33,000 WW1 letters are likened to a letter from a cancer patient.
Meet Granny Nancy who has all the answers and more as part of a new series on The Open Door with Ann-Marie Kelly called ‘Life/Love Lessons’ every Monday at 7pm.
Granny Nancy credits the ability to never get angry as a key part of living as long as she has.
Her memory is infallible but she prefers to think of the present.
Listen to her story here…
Back In Time – Paranormal Investigators brought Ann-Marie Kelly out to Charleville Castle and gave her an experience she’ll never forget – do you believe in ghosts?
Can you sing?
Are you aged between 6 and 18. Last chance to join this Saturday.
Hear 8 year old Oisin go into brilliant detail about how he loves Songfest.
Emer Dunne sings in and directs a new play about the forgotten Irish heroes of World War 1.
Hear an 88 year old Timahoe man recall his father’s bravery during the Great War and we remember Mountmellick man Peter Whelan who lost his life in 1917.
Listen back to Delorentos performing beautifully haunting tracks only on The Roadhouse Café with Ann-Marie Kelly!
Hear young filmmakers from Abbeyleix and Durrow libraries.
They have a chat about their Lego animation project featuring Michael D, Harry Potter and flying donuts!
A new pop up cafe has opened up in the old school in Ballylinan Monday to Friday from 9am.
Eimhinn David Callanan from Birr suffered Crohns for 6 years.
Hospitalised and crippled in pain he turned to Indian medicine and now he no longer suffers – find out all about The Growery in this episode of the Open Door.
Paralysed from the chin down 4 years ago but miraculously Billy Goulding started school in Shinrone County Offaly last week and without breathing aids.
Find out how belief and big smiles brought a family together.
Listen to their story here.