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Dramatised in 5 parts for radio by
Gerry Conneely.


The Extraordinary story of, Mayo singer Delia Murphy She was a Sinn Fein activist at UCG, She established the Irish Mission in London as the best known diplomatic party house during the 1930s. She became the most famous person in Ireland in 1939 when her first three recordings were played on Radio Eireann. 'Mellow the Moonlight', 'Three lovely lassies from Bannion' and 'The Blackbird'  established her as Ireland's  very own radio darling.She then moved with her husband to Mussolini's Italy where her husband was appointed head of the Irish Legation to the Holy See. While in Italy she found herself at the centre of an undercover network, led by Irishman Hugh O Flaherty, which saved thousands of Jews and allied prisoners of war 

​Driector: Gerry Conneely

Producer: Riona Hughes

Sound Recording and Editing: Paula Healy

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of ireland and broadcast on Midwest Radio.

Cast List

Eilish McCarthy _ Delia
Neill Bairead - Tom
Seamus O'Donnell,

Eric Martyn,

Jonathan Hannon,

Oisin Parslow
Davin McGowan.

Brian May,

Lynelle Colleran,

Diana Rogerson
Pete Ryan,

Gerry Conneely,

Riona Hughes,

Cathnia Haverty
Ciosa McGinley,

Claudia Glavey,

Mattie Lohan,

Kevin Murphy


Iaro Productions: Radio Drama

Listen to the episodes below

Delia EP 1
00:00 / 27:27
Delia EP 2
00:00 / 27:37
Delia EP 3
00:00 / 30:08
Delia EP 4
00:00 / 27:45
Delia EP 5
00:00 / 30:01
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