Near FM presents another in our New Drama Hour series, audio dramas exclusively by women writers.
“Allie Down the Boghole” by Megan McDonnell.
The story follows Allie, a young girl in rural Ireland who is something of a latch-key child. She is, more often than not, left alone by her noticeably absent Mam and joined by her one friend, Jo, who keeps her company and tries to get Allie out of her comfort zone. Through Allie and Jo we meet the sometimes strange characters of the village and we discover the darker undertones of this isolated life. Mam’s presence is always looming in the background and there is a growing sense of unease which turns quite sinister as Allie grows closer to finding out certain truths about her life.
NOTE: Contains scenes some listeners may find distressing.
Written by Megan McDonnell,
Directed by Jeda de Brí
Script Advisor is Clare Monnelly
Cast: Megan McDonnell & Bláithín Mac Gabhann
Made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television licence fee.