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Lunasa Live

 

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Presented by Grainne Seoige and broadcast live from Craggaunowen, Co. Clare, Chris was the resident expert on the ancient festival of Lughnasa. Guests included John Creedon, Mary McEvoy, Sinead Kennedy, Colm Hayes and Paul Flynn, with music provided by Moya Brennan and Sharon Corr.

The Tenements

 

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In this four part series presented by acclaimed actor Bryan Murray, Chris was one of a number of experts that provided a vivid insight into the slum conditions that existed in Dublin’s inner-city a hundred years ago.

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Cé a Chónaigh I mo Theachsa

 

Tile Films for TG 4

Chris explains to presenter Manchán Magan a 13th century legal dispute over the lands at Kilruddery, Co. Wicklow, which saw the involvement of the king and the pope.

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Who Do You Think You Are?

 

Mint Productions for RTE 1

In this popular series that traces the family roots of Irish celebrities, Chris helped radio-broadcaster Joe Duffy unearth some facts about his family history in Dublin’s inner city at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Nationwide

 

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Chris has frequently appeared on Nationwide, a regular series that brings viewers an eclectic round-up of news, views and events from around the country. In these episodes Chris talks to Niall Martin about Wicklow's traditional farmhouses and also the flooding of the Poulaphuca Reservoir and the effect on the people who lived there.

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Ancient Places Sacred Spaces

 

Chris wrote and presented this 15 minute video on the rich archaeological heritage of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, south county Dublin, which was produced in 2003 for the former Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Tourism Company. 

Great Irish Journeys

 

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Presented by Daithi Ó Sé, Chris was one of a number of experts that helped shed light on the life of Michael Dwyer, one of the most notorious 1798 rebels who evaded capture for several years after the rebellion by hiding in the Wicklow Mountains.

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My Lockout

 

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In this popoular documentary Chris was one of a number of experts revealing how families involved in the 1913 Dublin Lockout were affected by the industrial dispute, which pitted more than 20,000 workers against their employers.

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Lesser Spotted Journeys

 

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Chris talks to Joe Mahon about the recent archaeological discoveries on the shores of the Poulaphuca Reservoir and the impact that the creation of this lake has had on the landscape since it was created in 1940.

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Through the Lens - Tríd an Lionsa

 

Sibéal Teo for TG 4

In Series 1 of documentaries on early Irish photography, Chris discusses the significance of Jane W. Shackleton's photographs of the Aran Islands in the 1890s. In Series 2 he discusses the Darkest Dublin collection of photographs dating from 1913.

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