Mary Elmes: Documentary on Newstalk

In her new radio documentary feature, ‘Mary Elmes’, premiering this weekend on Newstalk 106-108fm as part of the Documentary On Newstalk Series, producer Bairbre Flood tells the extraordinary true story of Irish relief worker, Mary Elmes, who smuggled dozens of children to safety during WW2.

The radio premiere of ‘Mary Elmes’ airs on Newstalk 106-108fm on Sunday 31st May at 7am, with a repeat broadcast airing on Saturday 6th June at 9pm. Podcast goes live after first broadcast.

Producer Bairbre Flood talks to Ronald Friend and Charlotte Berger-Greneche (two of the people whose lives she saved), her biographers Clodagh Finn and Paddy Butler, her family, long-time Quaker researchers Bernard and Janet Wilson, Mervyn O’Driscoll (Head of History, UCC), and Heino Schonfeld of the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland.

You may listen to the documentary here.