‘The History Fix’ Series 2 is a follow on from the very successful History Fix Series 1. It is a series of 13 x 45-minute radio programmes, developed in partnership with the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council, that explore Kilkenny history and heritage through the ages. It is presented by MaryAnn Vaughan, produced by Monica Hayes, and broadcasted every Tuesday on KCLR 96FM. The aim of the series is to present stories from the past in an accessible engaging manner. To achieve this, the following features will be used at intervals throughout the series:
- ‘Curious Cases’ -MaryAnn tells a story from newspapers dated in the 1800s to the early 1900s. She may pick a court case or an issue that is bothering the local council or community. The stories are usually humorous and always interesting and give an insight into society at that time.
- Hidden Figures – a short feature where we explore the life and times of a Kilkenny person who is not that well known. The aim of this feature is to bring the lives of hidden Kilkenny figures to the fore and highlight their achievements and value their contributions. The series will also cover many other aspects of Kilkenny’s social, political, sporting, and industrial heritage. It will include interviews of an historical nature from urban and rural life and will draw on contributions from people of all age groups.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.