Anne Marie Kelly

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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.


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“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.

In Between Silence

Artist and Musician Stano has recorded Roddy Doyle, Aidan Gillen, Anne Enright and scores more and puts their stories to his music.

Sound Sensitivity

Groundbreaking research on Sound Sensitivity by TY in Mountrath Community College has led to a set of headphones called Lulls being developed.

“I still can’t believe she’s gone”

Guitarist Noel Hogan on the loss of his songwriting partner.

Growing Pains and Growing Up!

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!

World War 1

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.

105 Years of Age!

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…

Who You Gonna Call?

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?

Music Generation Offaly Westmeath needs you!

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.

Saluting the Brave

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.

Roadhouse Cafe – Delorentos

Listen back to Delorentos performing beautifully haunting tracks only on The Roadhouse Café with Ann-Marie Kelly!

Lego Movies

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!

Pop Up Cafe

A new pop up cafe has opened up in the old school in Ballylinan Monday to Friday from 9am.

How Indian Medicine helped with Crohns Disease.

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.

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