Máire Ní Murchadha
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Máire Ní Murchadha


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Maíre Ní Murchadha is former Head of RTÉ Cork. She was born in Dublin where her father served as an Army Officer. When Maírín was young the family moved to Cork. Her introduction to Radio Éireann came in 1960 in Dublin, and later that year she was appointed to Cork city. Four years later she became a presenter/producer at the station. She discusses the outside broadcasts of children’s programmes which she produced and presented in Cork, in her words – ‘social documentaries’, and the great assistance afforded to her by Fr James Good. Maíre Ní Murchadha was the first female producer/presenter to win a Jacobs Award. The radio studios in the early days were situated over the School of Music and Maíre was instrumental in providing a voice on radio for the gifted students. Her introduction to Prof. Fleischmann came about when she produced and presented a series of programmes called “The Echo Boys” in the 1970s, and she discusses her work in recording and broadcasting the choirs during the Choral Festivals over many years. She retired from RTÉ in 1993.

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Audio series:

Fleischmann Collection


128 kbps

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48 hours

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3.88 MB, 5.20 MB, 13.95 MB, 10.46 MB, 17.36 MB

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A life in broadcasting

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe