Radio documentary to air on Limerick’s Milk Market

Alan Owens

Reporter:

Alan Owens

A RADIO documentary capturing the vibrancy of the Milk Market is to be broadcast this Saturday.

A RADIO documentary capturing the vibrancy of the Milk Market is to be broadcast this Saturday.

Market Mornings, produced by Ciarán Ryan, an independent radio producer based in Limerick, will be broadcast on Spin South West this Saturday at 1.45pm

Funded by the BAI’s Sound and Vision scheme, the programme is designed to feel like an auditory trip around the market. As such, there is no narration, with the bustle and atmosphere of a Saturday morning set against the words of the market traders and customers who tell its story.

Ciarán explained that the programme is not a historical look at the market, instead focusing very much on the now and providing the listener with the experience of a walk through the market.

“It was a really interesting piece to work on,” he explained. “Seeing how early market traders and staff set up, to overlooking how days progress – from near silence to a cacophony of sounds in the matter of hours.”

Traders from a variety of activities and trades appear, including Tommy Ryan of Ponaire Coffee, food artisan Olivier Beaujouan, Ruth Crean of Nice Day Designs, and more, share the stories of their crafts and businesses.

“Capturing the perspectives of those who interact with the market was fascinating, and I am particularly grateful to those who cooperated in the production of the programme,” explained Ciarán.

Nessa McGann, programme director with Spin, said it was “great to broadcast a programme about such a well loved aspect of life in the city”.

The programme will be repeated on June 4 at 1.45pm.