Anne Marie Kelly

A.M. 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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Selling white goods in Tullamore for half a century.

Jim Kinahan is still going strong.
He has always maintained that the best way to deal with a customer is to treat them like ‘they are your mother’.
Find out when to approach a customer and how to get ahead in sales on this episode of the open door.

Relish – In Studio – Roadhouse Café with Ann-Marie Kelly

Relish are a rock duo composed of brothers Ken & Carl. They were joined by Darren Campbell at the start of the band until 2013. … Read More

Farmer Assaults

Have a listen to this episode of The Open Door to hear stories of crime against rural farmers and what to do next!

Living with a disability.

All leaders and living with MS, Cerebral Palsy and a stroke.

Sharon Treacy from Tullamore has been legally blind since the age of 18.

But that doesn’t stop her climbing mountains, travelling to India or even cycling on a tandem on the Conor Pass in Kerry!
Hear of her brilliant will to survive on this episode of the Open Door!


On the cusp of becoming a World Recognised Heritage site, we take a walk around the ancient monastic area and surrounds on this episode of the Open Door.

Living with 194 displaced people.

On this episode of The Open Door we find out what is it like living with 194 displaced people?
Meet the guys who are playing football and winning awards with Emo Celtic and a woman from Sudan who struggles to put on a smile for her daughter every day!

From 0k to 21k

Lough Boora Running Group are featured on this episode of the Open Door.
Hear from a man who started jogging in his 60s, a woman who went from 0 to 21k, tips on how to get started and about their first Half Marathon which will be held on April 1st.

“It’s Okay not to be Okay”…

The words of Ellen Momo.
She recalls moving to Fiji with her partner, adjusting to a different culture and then dealing with a hurricane which devastated their village. Now back in Ireland, she tells of how ‘tapping’, or the EFT technique, saved her life.

Living with Williams Syndrome

Billy Dunne from Ballycumber has Williams Syndrome but it doesn’t define him.
He is very much part of village life in Ballycumber and he loves playing the Yew harp.
Hear his story here.

Michael Harding on The Open Door

Writer, poet, & Irish Times columnist in conversation with Ann-Marie on love, religion and being in the moment.

There’s no show like a Joe show!

On the 10th anniversary of his death, Ann-Marie chats to the people that new him best.
We go for a walk with his nephew Ray Dolan around Mullingar, popping into Dolan’s pub for a quick tipple then on to the Joe Dolan statue, to his birthplace and back to Dolan’s pub to meet his brother Ben Dolan.

East Midlands Parkinsons Association

Ann-Marie went along to the East Midlands Parkinsons Association Christmas party which took place in the Castle Arms Hotel in Durrow, Co.Laois.

“I wish everyone in the world could have a chocolate fountain!”

Find out what else these toddlers have to say on this Open Door Christmas special.

Sassiness and shakes on The Roadhouse Cafe!

The brilliant Shadow Shakers joined Ann-Marie on the Roadhouse Cafe on Friday last.
They chatted and played songs live in studio including their brand new and original Christmas single, Christmas Eve.

The Secret life of crows with Birdman Ricky Whelan!

As hundreds of crows gather in The Peoples Park in Portlaoise we meet the intelligent creatures who remember faces, travel in pairs and don’t mind excreting on their young!

Dogs trapped in flood waters!

When Lorraine McEvoy came home on Wednesday 22nd of November her house was flooded and 20 dogs at risk.
Listen here to find out who came to rescue the rescuers!

Chronicles of The Great Irish Famine

Declan O Rourke plays Chronicles of The Great Irish Famine, his brand new album, especially for The Open Door.
16 years in the making, the album presents the stories and songs of the darkest period in Irish history.
Listen back here.

The Roadhouse Cafe – Trouble Pilgrims

Former Radiators from Space members (now Trouble Pilgrims) talk supporting Lizzy, the 70’s London scene and perform tracks from their new album live in studio.

104 years of age!

Meet centenarian Granny Nancy from Clonard County Meath.
Her advice, don’t hold onto grudges, drink tea and put your money in the Trocaire box.
Listen to her brilliant thoughts on life here…

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