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Don't Go Far is the story of two young boys, Keith, who was 10, and his friend Noel, who was 13. Keith had been able to navigate the bus system of Dublin since he was seven years old, running errands for his mother who had even younger children at home. He and Noel were fearless when it came to sneaking aboard the new DART commuter rail system in Dublin and seeing how far it would take them. Just as Keith's mother was finishing dinner, they took a train from their own neighborhood to the Irish Coast, to a ferry on its way to England, to points far far beyond...

 

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Keith with his mother in 1985

 

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Keith Burn in 2010


Don't Go Far was produced by Paul Russell with Ronan Kelly. This was an edited version of an Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland, "Documentary on One, the home of Irish radio documentaries." You can find a longer version of this program at their website.

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Note: This program originally aired on May 18, 2012.

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