RADHARC ON DEMAND
Over thirty-five years of continuous production the Radharc Documentaries presented a wide range of people and subjects, but there were themes to which they regularly returned. The links below will take you to selected titles broadly assembled into popular categories.
MISSIONS, AID & DEVELOPMENT
The work of missionaries and development agencies around the world, where religious priorities were often absorbed into meeting practical local needs.
Radharc programmes considered many aspects of Catholic life in urban and rural Ireland.
Investigating a sometimes revolutionary response against social and political injustice in favour of the poor, the dispossessed and the down-trodden.
TROUBLES & CAUSES
Explores the problems of a divided Ireland from historic roots, religious strife and politics to 20th century sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.
RURAL LIFE & TRADITIONS
Radharc travelled the counties of Ireland capturing images and stories of local history, tradition and culture.
RECREATION & ROMANCE
Reviewing popular social culture and concerns around drink, drugs and relationships.
EMIGRATION & DIASPORA
Follows the Irish experience of emigrant life across the wider world from the early 1960s to the 1990s.
Ireland’s capital city Dublin, the home of many uniquely inner-city characters who shared their stories with the Radharc team.
NUNS & CONVENT LIFE
Exploring the life and work of Catholic nuns as founders and forward thinkers.
MONKS & MANUSCRIPTS
Radharc made several historical programmes on the Irish monastic tradition, from light-hearted guides to scholarly investigations.