Time Of Our Lives [Radio Ulster]

Episodes

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2015101120180318 (RU)

Stories, songs and poems from the U3A in Newry.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20160117

Colum Arbuckle with photographer Stanley Matchett and writer and musician Bryan Gallagher.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20160117

Colum Arbuckle with photographer Stanley Matchett and writer and musician Bryan Gallagher.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle explores the art of yarnspinning.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle features three couples enjoying romance in later life.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum's guests include the Galway girl who lived in Franco's Spain.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle is joined by writers Angela Currie and Tom Jobling.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle's guests are married couple Indu and Naresh Jarath.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle travels back to the 1960s to relive the music and fashion of the decade.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum's guests are Gerry Scallon and Brendan McCann.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20160904

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Sadie Jefferson and Rev Dr Robin Stockitt.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20160911

Colum Arbuckle's guests are actresses Audrey Bell and Roma Tomelty of The McCooeys.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20160918

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20161002

Colum Arbuckle's guests include former showgirl Sheila Hughes and historian Jim O'Hagan.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20161009

As part of the BBC's My Generation series, Colum Arbuckle travels back to the 1970s.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20161016

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Betty Craig and Colin Agnew.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20161023

Colum 's guests are Ash McFadden and Clive Culbertson.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20161030

Colum Arbuckle is in Enniskillen for a special Halloween edition of the programme.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20161106

Colum's guests are Lynda Tavakoli and Hilary Reid.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20161113

Colum Arbuckle is joined by John Burns and Billy McCombe.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20161120

Colum Arbuckle presents stories from people enjoying life in the 'Third Age'.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20161204

Colum Arbuckle and guests share stories from life in the 'Third Age.'.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20161211

Colum Arbuckle's guests are David Florida James and Seamus McAnee.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20161226

Colum Arbuckle unwraps a selection box of highlights from Time of Our Lives.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170101

Colum Arbuckle revisits some of the programme's best stories from 2016.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170101

Colum Arbuckle revisits some of the programme's best stories from 2016.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170108

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Margaret Grayson and Tommy Atkinson.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170115

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Felicity Graham and Cecil Holmes.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170122

Colum Arbuckle's guests are photographer Gerry Coe and musician Trevor Foster.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170129

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Julie Antonette and Henry Lo.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170205

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Marge Bernard and Roisin Lynch.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170212

Colum Arbuckle's guests are James Armour and Alfie Davies.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170219

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Margaret Dalloway and Patricia Donald.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170226

Colum Arbuckle 's guests are Pat Crossley and Stanley McIllroy.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170507

Colum Arbuckle meets people enjoying life in the 'Third Age'.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170514

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170521

Colum Arbuckle shares stories and experiences of life in the third age.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170528

Colum Arbuckle presents features and stories from life in the third age.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170604

Colum Arbuckle hosts stories and experiences of life in the third age.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170611

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Mary Hill and Pat McLaughlin.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle meets the Percy French Players.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum travels to the seaside for a special programme from the Arcadia in Portush.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle's guests are Majella Brady and Tom Sweeney.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle's guests are Anne McClinton and Aidan Campbell.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle with a special outside broadcast from Omagh.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle with a special outside broadcast from Omagh.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170910

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are John Cunningham and Gerry McCool.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170917

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Madeline McCulley and Jim Corr.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle's guests are Gill Magill and John Livingstone.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20171001

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Patience Bradley and Doreen McBride.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20171008

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Maureen McKeown and Sylvia Anderson.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20171015

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Desmond Donnelly and Stewart Barbour.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20171022

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Brendan Dunlop and Stephen Hall.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20171029

Colum Arbuckle's guest are Colin Craig and Clark Wilson.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20171105

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Pauline Ross and Patsy Cavanagh.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20171112

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Mary Cunningham and Florence Stuart.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20171119

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle's guests are Bill Jeffreys and Tom Mackin.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20171203

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Brian Clarke and Billy Johnston.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20171210

Colum Arbuckle's guests are William Brown and Bob Lucas.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20171217

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Gertie Jameson and Andy Moore.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20171224

Colum Arbuckle hosts an afternoon of Christmas chat, seasonal song and festive fun.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20171231

Colum Arbuckle and his guests celebrate New Year's Eve with stories,songs and reflections.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180107

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180114

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Phyllis Graham and Peter Quigley. Phyllis has been visually impaired since birth but that hasn't stopped her getting on life and learning to cope in a world designed for a sighted population. Peter was adopted, lived an idyllic young life in a farm just outside Dungiven and eventually tracked down his birth mother who had been living in England.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180121

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Betty Scott and Frank Liddy. Betty has had a colourful life in show business and was recently awarded a BEM for her charity work. Frank is Belfast City Council's first Zen chaplain and he is also a mindfulness practitioner for Aware, the Northern Ireland based depression charity.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180128

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Hilary Bailey and Eric Browett.
Eric worked in Malawi for 9 years. He met his late wife Irene there - she was originally from the Castlereagh Road in Belfast. They did a lot of travelling together - to neighbouring countries such as Rhodesia (later Zimbabwe), Mozambique, and the northern part of South Africa. They crossed the Zambezi River several times and visited Victoria Falls and the Kariba Dam.

Hilary has written five books for children, all featuring her springer spaniel, Sky. She's a Gobbins guide, sings in her local choir and is in charge of this year's Burns Supper in Islandmagee.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle's guests are Gill Totten and Louis Humphreys. Gill is a nurse who trained in London and while she was there she developed a love of rock music which years later qualified her to manage local Led Zepplin tribute act The Rubber Plants. Louis is an artist and an illustrator who has been involved in many high profile advertising campaigns. He has now taken his love of art into a whole new medium and paints beautiful bespoke designs on high heel shoes. Plus, golfer Bert scores his second hole in one and we travel back to the origins of Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Gill Totten and Louis Humphrey.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Tommy was once the Narrator in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and enjoyed it so much that, when the final curtain came down, he decided to write his own musical. And then he wrote three more! Andy was a teacher and when he retired after 40 years in the profession he taught himself to play the Ukelele. He is now a member of The Strule River String Band.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Tommy Doherty and Andy Gordon.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180218

Stories and songs from the home of Sean and Elizabeth Donnelly.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180225

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Jane Talbot and John Bradley. Both are published authors.

Jane fell asleep under a fairy tree, and when she awoke she wrote her first book The Faerie Thorn. Was there a connection?

John's completed his first story, Ballyduff House, when he retired and it also has a supernatural twist.

Plus, Colum visits Foyle U3A Folk Club and we remember the Cassius Clay v Sonny Liston fight from 1965.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Jane Talbot and John Bradley, both published authors.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180304

Colum Arbuckle's guests are father and son Harry Hamilton and...Harry Hamilton, who are better known by their nicknames. Harry senior is 'Trixie' and junior is 'Flash.'

Both have devoted their lives to music. Trixie's career stretches from the glory days of the dance hall bands, through many well-known showbands and now, in his 80's, he still gigs regularly.
Flash Harry fronts a highly acclaimed Queen Tribute Band and once replaced Freddy Mercury himself in Freddy's first band, IBEX.

Plus, Colum visits a 'Hen's Shed' in the North West and we travel back to February 1959 and 'the day the music died.'.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are father and son Harry Hamilton and Harry Hamilton.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180311

Colum Arbuckle hosts a special programme in the company of The Percy French Players.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180401

To mark the Radio 2 Folk Awards taking place in Belfast on April 4th, Colum Arbuckle's guests for a special Time Of Our Lives are people who have been part of the folk scene here for many years, as performers, promoters and fans.
Fil Campbell and Tom McFarland are a husband and wife duo who regularly perform and record together with- as they put it - a 'fun' approach to songs old and new. Frances Rogers sings in the Irish traditional style of sean-nos. John Moulden has been singing, collecting and publishing songs for many, many years. Robin Morton is also a great collector of songs as well as being a former member of the Boys Of The Lough and at one time manager of the Scottish Traditional group - The Battlefield Band.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are people who have been part of the NI folk scene.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle visits the Arcadia in Portrush, at one time one of the most famous ballrooms in Ireland. He talks to people who came here to dance in the 50s and 60s as well as those who attend the Yoga, Zumba and Pilates classes that are offered for older people at the Arcadia today.

There is music from Billy McFarland, Muriel Day and Noel McKeery.

Colum Arbuckle visits the Arcadia in Portrush, once one of the most famous ballrooms in NI

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle's guests are Sue Hogg and Eamon McMullan.

Sue left Belfast during the Troubles to run a boating business with her husband on Lough Erne.

Eamon lives in Newcastle but is originally from Strangford. In the 1950s, he left to join the American Air Force. Upon his return, he has dedicated himself to collecting stories and photographs from his home town.

Plus, Johnny Cash may have passed on but his spirit is still very much alive,.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle's guests are Mary Murphy and Brian McCluskey. Mary was a teacher, an actress and a writer. Brian was a prison nurse and now runs a Mens Shed in Ballykelly. Plus, Tommy Swarbrigg represented Ireland twice in the Eurovision Song Contest, Linda Diffin remembers summer holidays in Bundoran and we travel back to 1970 and the beginning of Earth Day.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180506

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Paul Haller and Frank Liddy.

Both are practising Zen Buddhists. Paul once lived in a cave in Thailand when he was studying Buddhism and he is now the Zen Abbot of San Francisco. Frank lives in Belfast and his Zen name is 'Genzan Zenan,' which actually translates as 'Black Mountain.'

Plus, Colum meets the late Joe Dolan's brother Ben to relive the great showband era, and we travel back to May 1968 and the student riots in Paris.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180520

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Kate Crawford and Dr.Fred Wright.
Kate lives in a caravan overlooking the sea at Ballycastle. She has been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer's but this hasn't stopped her from making plans to travel around France in a camper van.
Dr Fred Wright is a retired Radiologist. During his long career he worked in the Far East and he once set up an x ray department in India. When his family was young he even travelled around Europe in a converted ambulance! Today, he is caring for his wife who has dementia. Liz Morrison has details on the upcoming Dementia Action Week and schoolchildren and residents of Kirk House residential home in Belfast take part in an intergenerational reading project.

Colum Arbuckle presents a special programme to mark Dementia Action Week.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180527

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Linda Diffin and Claire McRoberts Linda is Italian through and through, although she has never actually lived there. Her grandparents were Italian, her mother was Italian and her father was from Bassiano. Claire is as Northern Irish as Linda is Italian. She is from East Belfast and worked in the Probation Service for 30 years until Multiple Sclerosis forced early retirement just a few years ago. Plus, Denise Hayward from Volunteer Now has news of the upcoming Volunteer Week.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Claire McRoberts and Linda Diffin.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180610

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Iris Pendergast and Gerry McBrien.
Iris is from Belfast but spent her working life with the America Cancer Society and travelled all over the world setting up their Relay For Life fundraising event.
Gerry is a school principal in Banbridge and he is also an awarding winning member of the St Agnes Choral Society.

Also on the programme, Bert the Golfer will tell you that getting a hole in one is not just a lucky strike.

And the year is 1978, and 'Grease' is the word...

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Iris Pendergast and Gerry McBrien.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180617

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Robin Macefield and Walter Raydar

Originally from Oxford, Robin has lived in Northern Ireland since the mid-seventies. He has travelled to many exotic places around the world and has written guide books based on his experiences.

Walter has devoted his life to youth work and sits on the panel which decides who gets the Queens Award For Voluntary Service.

Also this week, Colum visits a Community Garden in North Belfast and we replay the World Cups of yesteryear.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Robin Macefield and Walter Raydar.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180624

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Carmel McCafferty and Sean O'Tarpaigh.
Sean is a psychotherapist and part-time actor. Carmel was a hairdresser and has done some acting herself.
Carmel once cut Dusty Springfield's hair and Sean was involved in the first gay kiss on Irish television.
Plus, Joan knows a bit about betrayal and Tommy believes in the value of volunteering.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Carmel McCafferty and Sean O'Tarpaigh.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180701

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Sharon Dempsey and Adam Harbinson.

Sharon has written many books and articles to help parents who are going through a grieving process and at the moment Adam is researching a book he is writing about angels.
But both have a darker side to their writings. A few years ago Sharon published a crime novel set in Belfast and Adam studied criminology as a mature student at Jordanstown. Plus, movies make memories in Belfast, Pamela McDowell visits 'The Old House' and Superman is 80 years old.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Sharon Dempsey and Adam Harbinson.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180708

Colum Arbuckle visits the County Down home of Sean and Elizabeth Donnelly.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180715

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Doreen Muskett and Alan Clarke. Doreen is the Chairman of the Northern Ireland Amenities Council which organises the annual Best Kept Towns and Villages Awards. Alan has been a professional dance teacher with Clarke’s School Of Dance in Belfast for 40 years. Plus, movie memories in east Belfast and 12 years of tweets.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Doreen Muskett and Alan Clarke.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180722

Colum Arbuckle's guests are two salty sea dogs - John Harkin and Andy McCarter.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180729

This week Colum Arbuckle meets Accountant turned Crime Novelist John McAllister and also chats to the Egg Entrepreneur who once owned an Airport in Hungary – Derek Harrison.

Colum also visits Strabane Community Project to find out about the Luncheon Club that has been running for thirty years.

Our reflection is read by Noel McBride of Ards Writers. Plus from the BBC Archive Vault we learn how on this day in 1987, work began on the Channel Tunnel.

Colum meets John McAllister and Derek Harrison, and visits Strabane Community Project.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180812

This week Colum Arbuckle chats to Declan Hasson who formerly ran Austins Department Store in Derry/Londonderry and Diane Greer of Paddy Nash and The Happy Enchiladas. Plus Colum visits a garden created by a newly married couple Jim Nelis and Maureen Moriarty – who transformed the street beside their house instead of going on honeymoon. Plus in this week's reflection Michael Mulholland recalls his childhood ‘Living in Gallagher’s Shadow’.

Colum meets Declan Hasson of Austins and Diane Greer of Paddy Nash & The Happy Enchiladas.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180819

Colum Arbuckle's guests are retired nurse Geraldine Gaw and Dr Benny Glover.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180826

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Leo Convery of Portglenone & Pauline Hart of Ballycastle.

After leaving school at the age of 14, Leo 'hated the pen' – until he decided to start writing his own stories and poetry at the age of 70.
Pauline was brought up by Irish parents in Shropshire, England, and later in her life, she decided to take the plunge and follow her lifelong dream to move to Ireland.

Patsy Cavanagh tells Colum about the song he composed – ‘Home to Donegal’ which has since found worldwide success.

And this week’s reflection is delivered from Patricia Fawcett of Ards Writers who nostalgically looks back to the summer of 1968.

Colum's guests this week are Leo Convery of Portglenone and Pauline Hart of Ballycastle.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180902

This week Colum Arbuckle meets a farmer turned writer - Anne McMaster and a retired deep sea diver who has a connection with the Titanic - Brian Revels.

Plus in Lower Drum, Dungiven, Seamus O'Kane shares some special bodhran making techniques. And The Rubber Plants call in to tell us about a Led Zeppelin tribute concert coming up. Plus, Antoinette Bradley reads 'The Loan of a House' in this week's reflection.

Colum meets a farmer turned writer Anne McMaster and retired deep sea diver Brian Revels.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180909

Colum Arbuckle hosts an afternoon of storytelling from the Tullycarnet Library in east Belfast, where the Yarnspinners have been telling tales for over twenty-five years and from where the first Northern Ireland Storytelling bursary has been launched. Featuring Liz Weir, Ian Coulter, Pat Ryan and many more.

Colum Arbuckle hosts an afternoon of storytelling with the Tullycarnet Yarnspinners.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180916

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Bob Spiers and Errol Walsh.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180923

Colum Arbuckle meets Pantomime lover and Foster Carer Geraldine McCullagh from Warrenpoint and Craft enthusiast and retired cashier on the high seas – Jeannie Hunter from Ballygally.
Liz Shaw reads this week’s reflection called – ‘My Bucket List’
And we visit the BBC Archive on this day in 1974 – when the world’s first teletext service Ceefax was launched.

Colum meets pantomime lover Geraldine McCullagh and craft enthusiast Jeannie Hunter.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20180930

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Ann Collins and Sandra Maze. Ann had polio when she was a child but her experience resulted in her bringing Shopmobility to Northern Ireland. Sandra is an accomplished painter from Scotland, long settled in NI, who has a very special romantic connection to the island of Iona. Plus, a world record breaking tap dancing lesson in Belfast and Hollywood says goodbye to the original 'rebel without a cause'.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Ann Collins and Sandra Maze.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20181007

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Ursula Walsh and Gerry McCloskey.
Both have connections to American Presidents.
Ursula's is to Richard Nixon and Gerry's to John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
But there is more to their stories.
Now retired, Ursula has decided to open a Bed and Breakfast. Gerry is a member of the Federation Equestra International and travels to many show jumping events around the world.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Ursula Walsh and Gerry McCloskey.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Joan and John Hayes and Lawrence Cinnamond.All three are actors.

John and Joan started in amateur drama in the Isle Of Man and Lawrence first trod the boards when he was just 7 years of age.

Plus, Colum visits the City Cemetery in Derry, opened in 1853 and where soldiers, sailors, bakers, tailors, factory workers and shipbuilders lie buried.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Joan and John Hayes and Lawrence Cinnamond.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20181028

Colum Arbuckle hosts 60 minutes of stories and yarns.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20181104

Colum Arbuckle's studio guest is storyteller Ian Coalter.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20181111

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Marie Mullan and Houston Marshall Marie is from Dublin but has been living north of the border since the 1960's. She went to boarding school in Bray and raised her family in Belfast and today art is Marie's passion. Houston was born in the shadow of the Harland and Wolff shipyard. He had a long career as a stage set designer and since his retirement he's campaigned for greater disability access in local theatres. Plus, the importance of flowers in church, David Florida-James remembers a holiday with a difference and we travel back to 1970 when The Goodies first appear on TV.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Marie Mullan and Houston

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20181118

Colum Arbuckle's guests are husband and wife Raymond and Marie Scott. They met on a blind date and even though Marie wasn't that keen at the start - Raymond was a bit of a daredevil you see - love blossomed and they've now been married for 51 years. Plus, Sarah Travers recalls her father's battle with dementia and we travel back to the beginnings of colour TV.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Marie and Raymond Scott.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20181125

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are William Simpson and Andy Cooper. William is an artist and a story board writer who has worked on many well-known TV and film productions including Game Of Thrones. Andy is a singer, songwriter, actor and part-time Santa who now lives in Coleraine but hails from the north of England. Plus, Colum visits Mussenden Temple and we travel back to 1947 and the beginnings of the Hollywood blacklist.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are William Simpson and Andy John Bradford.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20181202

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Claire McElhinney and Fergus Cleary. Claire is a member of the Strule River String Band and has just published a book about her grandmother, who was a volunteer nurse in France during the First World War. Fergus is a retired psychiatric nurse, He was also once a showband man, a playwright and an actor and, when it comes to spinning yarns, you could safely say that he's a master at it. Plus, Colum meets Mary Mullan who has been doing voluntary work in Guatemala for many years and we travel back to 1968 for Elvis Presley's 'Comeback Special.'

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20181209

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Bill Gatt and John Rubery. Bill is a painter and an art tutor. His work appears in many public and private collections throughout the world and his pupils have been enjoying the benefits of his experience for over 30 years. John is also a painter. Born here, he grew up in Singapore and Malta. He has been both a bin man and a civil servant and has taken his passion for painting to a new level since his retirement.

Plus, a reflection on the Christmas season, Colum meets chorister Donald Hill and we travel back to December 1980 when the world lost a Beatle.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Bill Gatt and John Rubery.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20181209

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Bill Gatt and John Rubery. Bill is a painter and an art tutor. His work appears in many public and private collections throughout the world and his pupils have been enjoying the benefits of his experience for over 30 years. John is also a painter. Born here, he grew up in Singapore and Malta. He has been both a bin man and a civil servant and has taken his passion for painting to a new level since his retirement.

Plus, a reflection on the Christmas season, Colum meets chorister Donald Hill and we travel back to December 1980 when the world lost a Beatle.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Bill Gatt and John Rubery.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20181216

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Ursula Clifford, Sorcha Shannaghan and Gemma Walker- Farren.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20181223

Colum Arbuckle hosts festive music and stories from Coyle's Cottage in Ardboe.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20181223

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle hosts festive music and stories from Coyle's Cottage in Ardboe.

2018123020181231 (RU)

Colum Arbuckle hosts his favourite guests of 2018 to see out the old and bring in the new.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle hosts his favourite guests of 2018 to see out the old and bring in the new.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

2018123020181231 (RU)

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle hosts his favourite guests of 2018 to see out the old and bring in the new.

20190106
20190106

Kate is a retired teacher and has taught all the way from Portrush to Darkest Africa And if you want to know a thing or two about local folklore, she could well be the person to ask.
Duncan was also a teacher but his passion has been bell ringing for for over half a century. Chances are if you heard the bells ringing out from St Thomas' church in Belfast, Duncan was involved in it in some way.
Plus, Trish Bennett celebrates the lure of the honey bee and we travel back to 1962 when Z Cars first took to the road.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Kate Murphy and Duncan Scarlett.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190113
20190113

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Florence Chambers and Pearl Hutchinson
Pearl grew up in Donegal and is from a family of 13. Her father had a ‘counter shop’ in the town. Pearl later worked as a computer programmer at the University of Ulster. Florence grew up on a small holding in County Down. Her mother was one of ten children and her father was a school teacher. Many of her mother’s family emigrated to America and Florence has many connections there. Plus, Colum hears about the magic of Banagher sand from historian Ken McCormack, and we travel back to January 1979 and the beginning of David Attenborough’s iconic ‘Life On Earth’ television series.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Florence Chambers and Pearl Hutchinson.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190120
20190120

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Irene Hewitt and Dr Keith Monroe. Irene has been a tireless worker for a number of charities for many years and is currently Tesco's Community Champion. A retired GP, Keith was one of the founders of the Foyle Hospice. He has recently written a book about his great aunt, who campaigned for women's rights both here and in India. Plus, Colum takes part in some street theatre and we travel back to 1976 and the inaugural flight of Concorde.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Irene Hewitt and Dr Keith Monroe.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190127
20190127

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190203
20190203

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Ann Canning and Pat McCafferty.

Ann is a woman of great faith, which has sustained her through two serious illnesses and led her to a whole new career as a gospel singer. Pat is also a singer. He has been performing solo and in choirs since he was eight old and there are no signs of him giving up yet.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Ann Canning and Pat McCafferty.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190428

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Byddi Lee and Elizabeth Hoy. Elizabeth is Cullybackey born and bred and researches the 'forgotten people' of the area. Byddi has lived all over the world and swum with dolphins off the Great Barrier Reef. Plus, Colum visits a project for first time musicians and we say 'Happy Birthday' to country legend Willie Nelson.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Byddi Lee and Elizabeth Hoy.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190602

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Adrianne Brown and Wesley Hutchinson
Adrianne spent her working life with the civil service. Now retired, she is active mentoring young people, as part of the U3A's Shared Learning Programme.
Wesley is originally from Harryville but has spent four decades as an academic in France, most recently as Professor in Irish Studies at the Sorbonne Novelle in Paris.
Plus, we travel back to June 1989 and the student demonstrations in Tiananmen Square and Colum visits an unusual tomb at Dungiven Augustinian Priory.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Adrianne Brown and Wesley Hutchinson.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190602

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Adrianne Brown and Wesley Hutchinson
Adrianne spent her working life with the civil service. Now retired, she is active mentoring young people, as part of the U3A's Shared Learning Programme.
Wesley is originally from Harryville but has spent four decades as an academic in France, most recently as Professor in Irish Studies at the Sorbonne Novelle in Paris.
Plus, we travel back to June 1989 and the student demonstrations in Tiananmen Square and Colum visits an unusual tomb at Dungiven Augustinian Priory.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Adrianne Brown and Wesley Hutchinson.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190609

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Roberta Calhoun and Jim Hamilton.
Roberta worked in the National Assistance department of the civil service before becoming a deputy returning officer with the Electoral Office during some of Northern Ireland’s most highly charged elections.

Jim was a press officer who worked at Stormont for many years. He was the man to ask for information about President Clinton’s visit to Northern Ireland in 1995.

Plus, Colum meets a celebrity snapper in Letterkenny, and we travel back to June 9 1915, when guitar legend Les Paul was born.

*Listeners to Radio Ulster DAB will hear live coverage of the Cavan v Armagh Ulster SFC semi-final replay & All-Ireland qualifiers.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Roberta Calhoun and Jim Hamilton

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190609

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Roberta Calhoun and Jim Hamilton.
Roberta worked in the National Assistance department of the civil service before becoming a deputy returning officer with the Electoral Office during some of Northern Ireland’s most highly charged elections.

Jim was a press officer who worked at Stormont for many years. He was the man to ask for information about President Clinton’s visit to Northern Ireland in 1995.

Plus, Colum meets a celebrity snapper in Letterkenny, and we travel back to June 9 1915, when guitar legend Les Paul was born.

*Listeners to Radio Ulster DAB will hear live coverage of the Cavan v Armagh Ulster SFC semi-final replay & All-Ireland qualifiers.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Roberta Calhoun and Jim Hamilton

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190616

Both are farmer's daughters but their lives have taken very different directions.
Mary's changed when. moved by the poverty of the people of South America during a trip there in 1990, she made up her mind to go back and help if she ever got the chance.
Bridgeen was a medical secretary during her working life and, now retired, she has dedicated her time to researching the history and archaeology of the area where she was brought up in.
Plus, Colum finds out about the million dollar violin found under a bed Londonderry, Lena has the story of Half-A-Pint Mickey and we travel back to June 16th, 1961 when a superstar Soviet dancer defected.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Bridgeen Rutherford and Mary Mullen.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190616

Both are farmer's daughters but their lives have taken very different directions.
Mary's changed when. moved by the poverty of the people of South America during a trip there in 1990, she made up her mind to go back and help if she ever got the chance.
Bridgeen was a medical secretary during her working life and, now retired, she has dedicated her time to researching the history and archaeology of the area where she was brought up in.
Plus, Colum finds out about the million dollar violin found under a bed Londonderry, Lena has the story of Half-A-Pint Mickey and we travel back to June 16th, 1961 when a superstar Soviet dancer defected.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Bridgeen Rutherford and Mary Mullen.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190818

Colum Arbuckle visits Rosie's Cottage in Kilrea.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190825

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190901

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190908

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190908

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190915

Todd is from Hollywood – not County Down but California.
He has rubbed shoulders with many big stars and he was a carpenter on the sets of a number of famous films, including Jurassic Park 3.
Peter is a practising solicitor and had to try his first case before his father, who was the judge. He is also a keen sportsman and has visited 70 countries around the world. Most of them would be familiar with his iconic photograph holding the Olympic torch high above the Giants Causeway.
Plus, Colum finds out about General Hart and his faithful servant Balloo and we look back at the Man in Black.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Todd Gfeller and Peter Jack.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190915

Todd is from Hollywood – not County Down but California.
He has rubbed shoulders with many big stars and he was a carpenter on the sets of a number of famous films, including Jurassic Park 3.
Peter is a practising solicitor and had to try his first case before his father, who was the judge. He is also a keen sportsman and has visited 70 countries around the world. Most of them would be familiar with his iconic photograph holding the Olympic torch high above the Giants Causeway.
Plus, Colum finds out about General Hart and his faithful servant Balloo and we look back at the Man in Black.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Todd Gfeller and Peter Jack.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190922

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Liam Kelly and John Somers.
Liam was a Butlins Red Coat and knew many of the big stars of the 60s and 70s.
John is a guitar player and can often be seen at jazz festivals around the country.
Plus, Mary Farrell remembers her first musical and we travel back to September 1975 and the opening of Fawlty Towers

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Liam Kelly and John Somers.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190922

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Liam Kelly and John Somers.
Liam was a Butlins Red Coat and knew many of the big stars of the 60s and 70s.
John is a guitar player and can often be seen at jazz festivals around the country.
Plus, Mary Farrell remembers her first musical and we travel back to September 1975 and the opening of Fawlty Towers

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190929
20190929

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20190929

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20191006

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20191006

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20191013
20191013

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20191020
20191020

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle visits the Party Pieces group in Newry.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle is joined by Anthea McWilliams and Bert McCormick.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Barbara Sands And Norman Wilson20181014

Colum chats to Barbara Sands and Norman Wilson. Barbara was a champion camogie player who once ran a country pub and when she was married to Ben Sands she travelled the world with the famous Sands Family musical group. Norman left school at 14 with nothing more than the 3 R's but since then he has gone back into education and now in his 70's he has accumulated 7 university degrees and he is not finished yet! Colum visits Prehen House in Londonderry to hear the story of former resident Baron Von Scheffler; the archive dip takes us back to 1971 where we are about to say goodbye, not to the pound but to the shillings and pence; plus todays reflection by Wilma Kenny.

Colum Arbuckle's studio guests are Barbara Sands and Norman Wilson.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Sheila Dodds and Richard Abbot20170625

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Sheila Dodds and Richard Abbot.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Tall Tales From Faraway Places20170709

Colum Arbuckle meets some fascinating people for whom travel has been a life changer.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Time Of Our Lives20161218

A festive feast of stories and songs from Ballyeamon Barn, Cushendall.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Time Of Our Lives20170827

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Maureen Martin and Kevin Keenan.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Time Of Our Lives20180429

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Arlene Allen and Lynda Tavakoli.
Lynda is a writer who splits her time between Lisburn and the Middle East, where her husband is from.
Arlene is a former secondary school teacher who for ten years also taught prisoners in Long Kesh.
Plus, news of a radio drama project for older people in east Belfast and celebrating 50 years of '2001: A Space Odyssey.'.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Time Of Our Lives20180513

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Siobhan Heaney and Pat Coull.

Siobhan combined her profession as a psychologist with her passion for music and singing to come up with a therapy she calls 'SingTonicity.'

Pat lived for a while in a Glasgow Tenement, went to school very close to a German u-boat base in Germany and somehow managed to design her own house while living in Singapore.

Plus, Ben Dolan remembers his brother Joe, there's a bit of a mix up at a family funeral and we travel back to 1960, when a Royal Wedding was televised for the first time.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Time of Your Lives20161127

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Carol Doey and Shirley Bork.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

0120180805

This week Colum Arbuckle catches up with Bobbie Hanvey - a Psychiatric Nurse turned Photographer & Phyllis McKenna - who decided to take up stand-up comedy in her retirement. Our reflection this week comes from Doreen McBride who shares the folk tales of her grandmother on weather prediction. And we meet Harley Davidson Enthusiasts ahead of the HOG'n'BOG rally taking place this weekend in Newcastle. Plus from the BBC archive we pay tribute to Marilyn Monroe who died on this day in 1962.

Colum catches up with photographer Bobbie Hanvey and stand-up comedian Phyllis McKenna.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

0120190414

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Jane Talbot and Roger Gregg. Jane settled in the north-west after she met her Ballymoney-born husband on a blind date at the City Of Derry Airport. Now in her fifties, she has embarked on a year of intense physical challenges she calls 'Old Dog, New Tricks.'

Roger, who is from Ohio, settled in Cork in the late 1970s when he found out that he could save a few dollars by completing his education there. He is now an award-winning writer, sound effects creator and performer.

Also on the programme, Ken McCormick visits a very special well where you just might be able to cure a wart. And we travel back to April 1961, when Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person to journey into outer space.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Jane Talbot and Roger Gregg.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

0120190414

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Jane Talbot and Roger Gregg. Jane settled in the north-west after she met her Ballymoney-born husband on a blind date at the City Of Derry Airport. Now in her fifties, she has embarked on a year of intense physical challenges she calls 'Old Dog, New Tricks.'

Roger, who is from Ohio, settled in Cork in the late 1970s when he found out that he could save a few dollars by completing his education there. He is now an award-winning writer, sound effects creator and performer.

Also on the programme, Ken McCormick visits a very special well where you just might be able to cure a wart. And we travel back to April 1961, when Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person to journey into outer space.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Jane Talbot and Roger Gregg.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

0220190421

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Dr John Johnston, John Fleck and Maura Ward.
John number one has been a folk singer, a wood turner, a rocking horse maker and a teacher.
John number two is a retired GP, choral singer and local historian.
Plus the ‘Geriatric Traveller’ has news of her latest challenge – to climb Mount Fuji - and Colum discovers the link between eggs and Easter.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Dr John Johnson, John Fleck and Maura Ward.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

0220190421

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Dr John Johnston, John Fleck and Maura Ward.
John number one has been a folk singer, a wood turner, a rocking horse maker and a teacher.
John number two is a retired GP, choral singer and local historian.
Plus the ‘Geriatric Traveller’ has news of her latest challenge – to climb Mount Fuji - and Colum discovers the link between eggs and Easter.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Dr John Johnson, John Fleck and Maura Ward.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

0320190428

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Byddi Lee and Elizabeth Hoy. Elizabeth is Cullybackey born and bred and researches the 'forgotten people' of the area. Byddi has lived all over the world and swum with dolphins off the Great Barrier Reef. Plus, Colum visits a project for first time musicians and we say 'Happy Birthday' to country legend Willie Nelson.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

0520190512

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Cathy Mullan and Francis Robson.

Cathy is a trained teacher who didn't teach, she worked in the health service but didn't tend the sick, and she was in a theatre group but didn't act!

Francis overcame a childhood illness to fulfil a lifetime's ambition of becoming a teacher. She has been a public appointee and, if you are having difficulty deciphering Sanskrit, she might just be the one to give you a bit of help.

Plus, Colum visits County Tyrone in the company of writer and historian Ken McCormick to hear the story of Finvola Gem of Roe. and we travel back to May 1971, when a Stone stopped rolling to get hitched.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Cathy Mullan and Francis Robson.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

0520190512

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Cathy Mullan and Francis Robson.

Cathy is a trained teacher who didn't teach, she worked in the health service but didn't tend the sick, and she was in a theatre group but didn't act!

Francis overcame a childhood illness to fulfil a lifetime's ambition of becoming a teacher. She has been a public appointee and, if you are having difficulty deciphering Sanskrit, she might just be the one to give you a bit of help.

Plus, Colum visits County Tyrone in the company of writer and historian Ken McCormick to hear the story of Finvola Gem of Roe. and we travel back to May 1971, when a Stone stopped rolling to get hitched.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Cathy Mullan and Francis Robson.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

0620190519
0620190519

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

1220190630

Colum Arbuckle hosts a special programme from the home of Fitz Howard in Letterkenny

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

1220190630

Colum Arbuckle hosts a special programme from the home of Fitz Howard in Letterkenny

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

13Times of Our Lives20190707

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Josie Herbison and Tom Clugston
Josie is a member of the Antrim Historical Society and has a vast knowledge of the town and of the characters who roamed its streets in times gone by.
Tom was a professional actor for 20 years. He has trodden the boards on countless occasions with many well-known names of the thespian world.
Colum also meets Elaine McConnell, who is walking from her home in Belfast to Donegal to raise money for Alzheimer's awareness.
Plus, we travel back to July 6th, 1957 and the first meeting of Lennon & McCartney – at a church fete in Woolton.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Josie Herbison and Tom Clugston.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

13Times Of Our Lives20190707

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Josie Herbison and Tom Clugston
Josie is a member of the Antrim Historical Society and has a vast knowledge of the town and of the characters who roamed its streets in times gone by.
Tom was a professional actor for 20 years. He has trodden the boards on countless occasions with many well-known names of the thespian world.
Colum also meets Elaine McConnell, who is walking from her home in Belfast to Donegal to raise money for Alzheimer's awareness.
Plus, we travel back to July 6th, 1957 and the first meeting of Lennon & McCartney – at a church fete in Woolton.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Josie Herbison and Tom Clugston.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

1420190714

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Ann Hayes and June Martin.

Anne was a nursing sister, looking after patients with MS. June has been a great traveller all her life.

Also on the programme, a simple phrase sparked a collaboration between Roy and Maura, and we travel back to July 13 1985, when the world rocked for famine relief.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Ann Hayes and June Martin.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

1420190714

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Ann Hayes and June Martin.

Anne was a nursing sister, looking after patients with MS. June has been a great traveller all her life.

Also on the programme, a simple phrase sparked a collaboration between Roy and Maura, and we travel back to July 13 1985, when the world rocked for famine relief.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

1520190721

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Gill Michael and Hubert Curran – both were in health care during their long careers.

Gill was an almoner in London, and then she went on to become a lecturer in social studies on both sides of the Atlantic.

Hubert was at the cutting edge quite literally. He was a surgeon before eventually settling down to general practice in East Belfast.

Also on the programme, when it comes to Mood Swings, five Derry ladies know what it’s all about.

Doreen McBride has written a children’s book… with a difference.
And it’s July 21 1969, and Neil Armstrong makes a giant leap for mankind…

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Gill Michael and Hubert Curran.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

1520190721

Colum Arbuckle’s guests are Gill Michael and Hubert Curran – both were in health care during their long careers.

Gill was an almoner in London, and then she went on to become a lecturer in social studies on both sides of the Atlantic.

Hubert was at the cutting edge quite literally. He was a surgeon before eventually settling down to general practice in East Belfast.

Also on the programme, when it comes to Mood Swings, five Derry ladies know what it’s all about.

Doreen McBride has written a children’s book… with a difference.
And it’s July 21 1969, and Neil Armstrong makes a giant leap for mankind…

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Gill Michael and Hubert Curran.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

1620190728

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Maura Johnston and Charlie Heron.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

1620190728

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Maura Johnston and Charlie Heron.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

1720190804

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Judy McGaffin and Billy Bones. Judy is a former dentist who is now a Church of Ireland minister. Billy is a former railway man who now writes plays.

Historian and writer Ken McCormack explains why Marconi came to Ballycastle, Dorothy Byrne celebrates a souped-up scooter and we travel back to August 1962, when Hollywood lost a legend.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Judy McGaffin and Billy Bones.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

1720190804

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Judy McGaffin and Billy Bones. Judy is a former dentist who is now a Church of Ireland minister. Billy is a former railway man who now writes plays.

Historian and writer Ken McCormack explains why Marconi came to Ballycastle, Dorothy Byrne celebrates a souped-up scooter and we travel back to August 1962, when Hollywood lost a legend.

1820190811

Colum Arbuckle hosts a special edition of the programme from the Arcadia in Portrush. Once one of the most famous ballrooms in Ireland, today the Arcadia is home to classes in art, yoga and zumba for older people.
Colum’s guests include those who came to dance in the 1950s and 60s and others for whom the Arcadia has given them a new lease of life in their retirement.

Colum Arbuckle hosts a special edition of the programme from the Arcadia in Portrush

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

1820190811

Colum Arbuckle hosts a special edition of the programme from the Arcadia in Portrush. Once one of the most famous ballrooms in Ireland, today the Arcadia is home to classes in art, yoga and zumba for older people.
Colum’s guests include those who came to dance in the 1950s and 60s and others for whom the Arcadia has given them a new lease of life in their retirement.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

1920190818

Colum Arbuckle visits Rosie's Cottage in Kilrea.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle visits Rosie's Cottage in Kilrea.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

2020190825

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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