Save The Missing Link of The Royal Canal (In Memory of Noel McGeeney)

A short documentary about the Royal Canal in Longford, in memory of my grandad Noel McGeeney

Royal Canal Longford

Towards the end of 2015, I joined the Outtake Media group in Longford with a few other budding filmmakers, in a project called “Making TV to Remember”.

The idea behind the project was for us all to make a short video documentary which would capture something about the past within the County of Longford.

For thirty years, my Grandad Noel McGeeney worked on, and campaigned to get the Royal Canal in Longford cleaned up, and fully restored, bringing the harbour back into the Market Square.

The photograph above is my Grandads house, and as you can see the harbour took over the square. As a young boy, Grandad swam in the harbour and canal, and often recalled fond memories.

This video documentary captures just some of the tourism possibilities that could happen if proper work was done on the canal. It is a testament to the work my Grandad began, with the hope that one day his dream will come true.


Rach Writes Stuff named one of top three Journalists to watch out for in 2016


In a recent blog post by Media HQ, they named me as one of top three Journalists to watch out for in 2016. They listed some of my experience to date, and ranked me alongside two other amazing female Journalists.

Read the full article here.

The Longford Leader also picked up on the story, and wrote about me in the paper.


Rachel’s 8Tunes January 07 2015

Rachel’s weekly music show on


Rachel’s 8tunes on is a wide mix of music across all genres. On this show, hear an hour of cracking tracks from Nirvana (a gem from Bleach), Melissa Auf Der Maur, Soundgarden, Natalie Prass, Seasick Steve, Fr. John Misty and loads loads more.

Check it out:

Rachel’s 8Radio Christmas Extravaganza Christmas special


This Christmas, I brought you some rocking Christmas crackers to brighten up your day. Dying with the flu I must admit, but still full of the festive cheer.

On the show, hear Christmas songs by Irish and international artists. Music from The Dublin City Rounders, Liam Funzo McDermott, “mark geary”., The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, Monster Monster, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Sara Bareilles and loads more!

Listen below, and why not give me a follow on Mixcloud to keep up to date with my weekly show.