The “Dick Farrelly Radio Documentary” by Gráinne Gavigan, has taken the “BRONZE AWARD” in the Culture & Arts Section in New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs Competition. The Garda Síochána Retired Members’ Association (GSRMA) extend sincere congratulations to Gráinne for her excellent research work.
RTE Lyric FM did a re-broadcast “Dick Farrelly – A Quiet Man” which was first broadcast in July 2015 and is produced by AIRPI member Gráinne Gavigan.
Born in 1916, Garda Dick Farrelly composed a song called The Isle of Innisfree. This song became a world-wide hit for Bing Crosby. American film director, John Ford later used its melody as the main theme in his iconic film, The Quiet Man. Enjoy a musical step back in time as this documentary explores Farrelly’s life and music and ponders would The Quiet Man film have been as successful without his contribution?
Gerard Farrelly, Carol Farrelly, Jim Farrelly, Dick Farrelly Jnr, Phil Coulter, Prof. Des MacHale, Ray Harman, Dr. Méabh Ní Fhuartháin, Prof. Kevin Rockett, Dr. Philip Lane, Finbar Furey,
Sgt. Martin Drew and Fr. Brian D’Arcy.
Made in association with RTÉ Lyric FM with support from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
Dubbing Mixer Colm Mullally
Produced by Gráinne Gavigan
RTE Lyric FM hope that the programme will be of interest to all retired Gardai who worked with or knew the late Garda Dick Farrelly.
To listen back online, click below.