Guess Who’s Dead


Ardal O’Hanlon travels Ireland trying to figure out what is behind our national obsession with death notices and going to funerals.

Ireland has an obsession with death notices: in the newspaper, on local radio, or online. It’s a uniquely ingrained cultural hunger for the bare facts of a death – a social roadmap for our public […]

The Festivals


Horse-racing runs deep in the Irish psyche. It’s a sport. An industry. A way of life. But it’s also an excuse for fun, and fashion, and for communities to celebrate themselves, especially during the big annual festivals. In this series, we look at four such festivals: each a local showcase and a milestone in the […]

Thank GAA It’s Friday

Thank GAA It’s Friday is your one and only complete weekly GAA package; containing characters, games, fascinating stories and communities both at home and abroad. Running for three summers on RTÉ One, you can be sure the best stories our native games have to offer will be on show.