Award Winning Children’s Radio Series Produced by WFT member Róisín Kearney Returns

By 21 February 2024Listen, News & Events

The popular award winning children’s radio drama series The Adventures of a Young Pirate Queen, produced by WFT member Róisín Kearney, returns for its third season from the 20th February on RTÉ Jnr Radio and wherever you get your podcasts from!

The Adventures of a Young Pirate Queen is based on the imagined childhood of the legendary pirate queen Grainne Mhaol who ruled the seas in the 16th century. Season 1 of the drama, which was created during the first pandemic lockdown, was a labour of love for Campbell who grew up hearing about the stories of Grainne Mhaol as a child. What started as a no budget podcast has now gone on to become an award winning series funded by RTÉ Independent Radio and Coimisiún na Meán.

Now, in season 3, Grainne, Donal, and Flaherty travel to Meath with newcomer Meabh to protect the legendary Stone of Fal from falling into the wrong hands. Can Grainne, Donal and Flaherty save the stone, and forge a new alliance for their tribe or will an old enemy and Grainne’s fears conquer her, and destroy all their hopes?

Voiced by young actors, the cast includes newcomers Millie O’Reilly playing Grainne, and Kiri Flaherty voicing Meabh. As well as established performers from Irish stage and screen including Billie Traynor, Ned Dennehy, Elaine Hearty & Paddy Courtney.

The Adventures of a Young Pirate Queen has seen much success to date and has even become a video game, while there is also a feature film and a young adult book series in the works. 

Have a listen to this wonderful programme here on and wherever you get your podcasts from.



Róisín is a multi-award-winning writer/director/producer in film, TV and theatre. After 10 successful years working nationally and internationally, she took time out to raise her three children and continued at the periphery of the industry in script development and discovering new talent. She returned to film in 2014 with her short film The Love Agency and since has worked on a number of short films including The Family Way (writer/producer), No Dogs (writer/director), Algorithms (writer/director), Prodigy (producer), and We Have Each Other (producer). The Academy Award longlisted The Ferry (co-producer) and RUN (writer/director) both premiered at Galway Film Fleadh in 2019, while her short PADDY (director) premiered at Galway Film Fleadh in 2020.

Róisín is the Associate Producer on Gamer Mode (8 x 20m format) for Roundstone Media and RTÉ as well as working on casting and production radio series Adventures Of A young Pirate Queen for RTÉJr Radio. She directed the documentary series Keep It Up for Macalla Toe which is presently airing on RTÉ. Roisin was the director for the Blooms Day shoot on the documentary series Remarkable Women as well as the director on Ode to a Coolock Queen (film) for SmashingTimes Theatre Co.

As a writer, Róisín is in development with her comedy-drama RIP with Babyjane Productions supported by Screen Ireland. She is writing her theatre play Moon Walk with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland. She also is working on a number of scripts, including teen feature film Spoke and the psychological thriller series Patrius.