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Just Once is a new series of short features for Radio Kerry produced by the students of Radio Kerry Training. It is an opportunity to say, do or feel something once.

Have you ever thought to yourself “if I could go back to that one moment I do it all differently” or “I wish just once people would see me differently” or “I wish I could sit and chat with them just once more”? These are all things that many of us have considered at one time or another. Through the ‘Just Once’ series Radio Kerry hopes to give people the chance to fulfill that wish by simply saying it out loud, sometimes just taking a thought or a feeling and saying it out loud is enough.

Do you have something that you would like to do or say ‘Just Once’?

 

Just Once I’d Like to Go Back

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My name is Mairead Ni Cinneide, I am an artist living in Kerry and just once I’d like to go back in time to the days I spent on my Grandfathers farm in West Kerry.

 

Just Once I Wish My Autism Didn’t Get In The Way

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My name is Laura O’Donoghue from Castleisland, I am 19 years old and just once I wish that my autism didn’t get in the way.

 

Just Once I Traveled To The Edge Of Space

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My name is Mags O’Sullivan from Tralee, I was the first Irish woman to fly to the edge of space and just once I’d like to cross the threshold and be the first Irish woman to travel into space.

 

Just Once I’d Like To Stand Alone In A Community That’s Already Alone

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My name is Martin Mahon and I am a 22 year old traveller from Tralee. Just once I like to wake up in an Ireland that is free from racism and discrimination.

 

Just Once We’d Like To Dance Our First Dance Again

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We are Jerome and Jackie Linnane from Tralee. Just once we’d like to dance our first dance on our wedding day again.

 

Just Once I Wish I’d Said Something

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My name is Billy Keane and my just once happened right outside the window of my bar in Listowel.

 

Just Once I Wish People Would Understand That It’s Okay Not To Be Okay

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My name is Fiona McSweeney and just once I wish people would understand that it’s okay not to be okay.

 

Just Once I Wish My Dyslexia Wasn’t A Massive Factor In My Life

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My name is Rena Blake and just once I wish my dyslexia wasn’t such a big issue.

 

Just Once I Wish I Could Go Back to February 24th 2015

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My name is Zara O’Dowd and just once I wish I could go back to February 24th 2015 and tell my dad “don’t do it”..

 

Just Once I Wish I Could Go Back To My Old School Wall in Romania When I Was 6

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My name is Mihail Danes and just once I wish I could go back to the wall of my old school in Romania and wait for my grandfather to pass on his horse and cart.

 

Just Once I Wish I Could Go Back and Talk To My Grandmother Before She Developed Dementia

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My name is Margaret Stackpoole and just once I wish I could go back and get to know my grandmother before she developed dementia…

 

Just Once I Wish I Could Go Back In Time And Change A Life Decision I Made 

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This listener who wishes to remain anonymous contacted us to tell us about her story of how she wished that just once she could go back and change her decision to not go travelling with her then boyfriend…

 

Just Once I Wish I Could Go Back My Time In London In The 70’s

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My name is Roger Flanagan, I am originally from Mayo but have been living in Lixnaw for over ten years. Just once I’d like to go back to the time I spent living in London in the 1970’s…

 

Just Once I’d Love to Travel The World

Michael

My name is Michael O’Connor, just once I’d love to travel Ireland and the world.

Just Once I Wish I Could Go Back To My Childhood In Ballybunnion

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My name is Jerry, I am originally from Ballybunnion but now live in Tralee. Just once I’d like to go back to the carefree days I spent in Ballybunnion growing up

 

Just Once I Wish I Could Go Back To When My Wife Was Still Here

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This Just Once piece comes from our listener, Denis, he tells us about the time in his life that he would like to return to just once.

 

Just Once I Wish There Were No Preconceptions About What It Is To Be Gay In Ireland

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My name is Lisa, just once I wish there were no labels or preconceptions about what it is to be gay in Ireland.

Just Once I Danced On The Bar To The Killers

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My name is Brian, just once I danced on the bar to the Killers song Mr Brightside to say goodbye to a close friend who had passed away from Cystic Fibrosis

 

Just Once I’d Like To Be Left Alone In A Warehouse To Paint What I Want

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My name is Jane, just once I’d like to be left in a warehouse to paint all the paintings I’ve ever wanted to..

 

Just Once I Wish I’d Been Stronger

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My name is Tracy, just once I wish I’d been stronger and maybe my mother would still be alive today…

 

Just Once We Would Like People To Put Down Their Phones And Go Out And Meet People

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We are John and Trish, we have been married for 31 years and just once we think people should put away their phones and go out and meet people like we used to

 

Just Once I Would Like To Have Been Able To Have A Child

Grace

My name is Grace, just once I would like to have been able to have a child…

 

Just Once I Wish People Would Embrace Their Individuality 

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My name is Jack, just once I wish people would embrace their individuality and be more proud of themselves.

 

Just Once I’d Like To See The Countryside Return To How It Was

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My name is Edward, just once i’d like to see the countryside return to how it was when I was a kid growing up in the 70’s…