WLR Documentaries and Dramas

"One of our own," Ep 5, Mary Frances Ryan

"One of our own," Ep 5, Mary Frances Ryan "One of our own," Ep 5, Mary Frances Ryan
Mary O'Neill

In this episode, writer Catherine Foley is in discussion with Mary Frances Ryan.

Mary Frances became the youngest female editor in the country when she took up her position as editor of the Waterford News & Star in 2008.

In this in-depth discussion with Catherine, she talks about her pride in the newspaper and in Waterford.

This series is produced and edited by RoseAnn Foley, Catherine's sister, and it was made with funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee.


RoseAnn says her aim was to shed light on the idea of what makes a true Waterford person. “They are all fascinating people,” she says. “I find their stories truly inspirational. I loved working on this series. And there’s a lovely vibe going through the series as Catherine and myself are old friends with a number of the guests. And then we met some of the others and we felt we had known them all along. It was a really enjoyable project.”

Have a listen to Catherine speak to Mary Frances Ryan for One of Our Own, through the link in this podcast.

Click here for more episodes in the series.