Ann-Marie travels to Kilbeggan to meet a group called Failte Isteach, a voluntary group set up by Trish Doyle. Every Thursday night at 7 the group meets and English is taught through conversation and friendships are made.
On this episode of The Open Door Ann-Marie walk’s with John Scully through Glenafelly.
Discover the ring fort, pollination, the existence of bears and perhaps gold in the lake!
From Carrie the announcer to the little black sheep.
The Uileann piper to Richie Kavanagh.
Have a listen to all the shenanigans at this year’s National Ploughing Championships.
Meet the composer from County Offaly who is recording Gerry O’Leary’s bees for a pollinator project.
Listen back to hear if Ann-Marie gets stung!
Getting Parkinson’s disease at 50 meant Niall Power, Bob Geldof’s drummer, can no longer do what he loves most.
With special guest Simon Casey, hear Niall relive his ‘on the road’ memories from Live8 to Westlife!
On this episope of The Open Door, we focus on the Men’s Sheds, and in particular the new Shed in Tullamore.
For some it’s the loss of a partner. Some get sick. Others are just at a loose end.
That’s what Ricky Whelan is.
He identified Kay’s bee she found in her back garden yesterday. It’s a Buff-tailed bumble bee Kay.
Have a listen to hear about their training methods.
He happens to love Paramore, Coldplay and cooking stir fries.
Hear his thoughts on women priests, marriage and when people say he’s too young.
Meet Mountmellick’s Michael Onalimi who tells us the secret ingredient of his Flavour Safari Sauces.
Ann-Marie chats to the teachers and principal about what made the Sacred Heart such a special place and how they are feeling as they prepare to start a new chapter.
On this episode of The Open Door; Ann-Marie chats to the Yarn Bombers and finds out what inspires them.
Dr. Mark Hilliard, from Tennesse joins Ann-Marie on this episode of The Open Door to talk about his recent visit to Abbeyleix and his new book.
Meet Miriam Craven whose daughter Ellen has 22Q11 Syndrome. Hear their story here.
On this episode of the Open Door, Ann-Marie visits 2 schools in Ballinakill and Athlone to investigate Transition Year.