Cycling the border
In August 2017, I cycled the length of the Irish border to speak to local people about what a change to the frontier might mean after Brexit. I produced a three-part radio series on the trip; first for BBC Radio 5 live, and then for RTÉ Radio 1.
Here is the series as it aired on RTÉ Radio 1’s Drivetime programme:
Carlingford Lough. Northern Ireland on the left, Ireland on the right.
The first crossing from Louth into Armagh.
Ronan Hughes, Newry.
Richard Black, Bessbrook.
Róisín Murtagh, Crossmaglen.
Crossmaglen Rangers GAC.
Dominic Meehan, Monaghan.
Monaghan bomb memorial.
Anne Morgan, Patricia Kilpatrick, Larry Murphy.
Castle Saunderson Scout Centre. County Cavan in the foreground and County Fermanagh on the other side of the Finn River.
Noel Synnott, Castle Saunderson International Scout Centre.
The Fermanagh field on the left is the most westerly point in the UK. The field on the right is split between counties Donegal and Leitrim.
Cormac McCusker, Belleek.
The Straddle Service Station. Front door in the South, back door in the North.
Belleek and Magheraboy.
Kieran Kennedy, Strabane.
O’Neill’s sportswear factory, Strabane.
Adrian Kelly, Derry.
Marie Lindsay, Co. Donegal.
Apprentice Boys parade, Derry/Londonderry.
The Bogside, Derry.
Lough Foyle. Ireland to the left, Northern Ireland to the right and in the foreground.
The last (blocked) border crossing in Muff.
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