The Radharc Trust preserves and promotes the legacy of the Radharc television series. Our archival collections hold thousands of original production materials on film, tape, photographic, paper and digital media. Through our on-going work with documentary makers, academic researchers, our co-operative projects with national broadcast archives, the Radharc Documentary Awards and digital archive projects, the Trust continues to move forward with its commitment to making these programmes available to professionals and the public.
Radharc Films was an Irish television documentary production company, active from 1962 to 1996, ultimately making over 420 titles for national and international broadcast. Starting life as newcomers to local religious affairs programming, the earliest titles skilfully captured the details of urban and rural life and concerns in 1960s Ireland. Later programmes investigated global themes in often dangerous arenas, addressing religious and human rights questions in 75 countries around the world over 35 years.
The Radharc documentaries continue to entertain and inform audiences through large and small screens in Ireland and across the globe. Each programme is a story illustrating diverse histories and evolving attitudes towards Church, State and Society in the 20th century, with their own uniquely Irish perspective.