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  • New Sounds in an Old Place

    New Sounds in an Old Place

    GlasDrum presents – New Sounds in an Old Place on Friday the 5th October Hosted in the wonderfully atmospheric setting of St. John the Baptist church in Drumcondra, come along for a night of intimate performances of acoustic music and spoken word. The acts on the night are the spellbinding close harmonic folk styling’s of Ye Vagabonds, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and songwriter Dowry and Natalya O’Flaherty an emerging voice on the Irish spoken word scene. The whole night will be recorded by Near […]

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  • Near Documentary Seminar

    Near Documentary Seminar

    Got a great story to tell? Join us for the Near Documentary Seminar on Saturday September 29th 2018. *last few places remaining* In this one day seminar you will gain a basic understanding of audio documentary construction. You will learn key skills and get advice on: idea formation, finding the right contributors to tell your story, interviewing techniques, creating a narrative, production/post-production hints and tips, and use of music. The seminar will be broken down into a series of easy to follow modules/sessions with experienced […]

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    Dublin in 1918

    Dublin in 1918 looks back at our capital city 100 years ago. Join our presenters Ciarán Murray and Donie Tarrant in the company of historians Maeve Casserly, Ida Milne, Cormac Moore, Richard McElligott, Donal Fallon and Cathy Scuffil. Promo:   Episode one – Recorded in Coolock Library, presented by Ciaran Murray. Disease and hunger in 1918 with Maeve Casserly, Ida Milne   Episode two – Recorded in Coolock Library, presented by Donie Tarrant. Sport, entertainment and politics in 918 with Cormac […]

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  • Communicating Europe Panel Discussion

    Communicating Europe Panel Discussion

    Tune in on Monday July 23rd at 11am for a special Communicating Europe broadcast on the future of the EU. Hosted by Sally Galiana joined by a panel of  expert guests, we will look at the European project and the concept of European citizenship in the face of Brexit. The increasing presence of populist anti-European governments in central/eastern Europe and how this will affect policies, exchange programmes and also human and civil rights of people living in Europe. Joining the […]

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  • Ronnie & Julia – Audio Drama

    Ronnie & Julia – Audio Drama

    On the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Near FM presents a modern retelling of his iconic work Romeo & Juliet, written by local playwright Denis Byrne. Broadcasting July 10th at 6.30 pm The lovers, Ronnie & Julia, are members of feuding families, who live across from each other in Moncap Drive, Northside Dublin. Both families are involved in drug-pushing, but are subservient to the major drug lord of the district, whose word is law and, as in the original […]

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  • Migrant Radio

    Migrant Radio

    Tune into Migrant Radio, starting  Monday July 2nd at 2pm and running for three weeks on Near FM.  These programmes have been produced by a group of enthusiastic trainees and cover a diverse range of topics, from cultural diversity to health, technology, migration, direct provision and many others. You will have the opportunity to listen to interesting interviews, vox pops, round tables and all that while enjoying a variety of musics from around the world. Remember Migrant Radio will be broadcast […]

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  • Near FM launch Documentary Seminar

    Near FM launch Documentary Seminar

    Near FM have launched the Near Documentary Seminar. Taking place on Saturday September 29th. Early bird tickets now available. Join us for the Near Documentary Seminar on Saturday, September 29th 2018. Register now for the early bird rate! In this one day intensive workshop you will gain a basic understanding of audio documentary construction. Learn key skills and get advice on idea formation, finding the right contributors to tell your story, interviewing, creating a narrative, production/post-production hints and tips and use of […]

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  • Alzheimer Café Northside -Understanding Dementia

    Alzheimer Café Northside -Understanding Dementia

    Produced by Ignacio Irigoien and supported by the BAI Sound and Vision fund, this documentary will bring listeners to the Alzheimer Café Glasnevin, a safe and relaxed place where people with dementia, their and health and social care professionals can come together to talk, share and learn. “This is a very informative programme. It is compiled with respect and awareness of maintaining the dignity of those living with Dementia.” – Denise, family member of a person living with Dementia   […]

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  • From Byway to Highway

    From Byway to Highway

    From Byway to Highway is a 4 part historical radio documentary series focusing on the lives of people living in the area of the Hole in the Wall Road, North East Dublin. ** Broadcasting weekly on Near FM (90.3) from Thursday March 22nd until Thursday April 12th  at 5pm! **     Once a quiet back road that linked Raheny with Portmarnock, the Hole in the Wall Road has become an urban hub for much of the traffic accessing the […]

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  • McBen


    Mcben is a very modern take on the classic Scottish play, removed from the castles and courtly chambers to the humble roads of a middle class north Dublin housing estate. Ben is an ambitious young father who cannot resist the lure of power. He may not have a kingdom to battle for, but the princely title of Chairman of the residents’ committee is no less alluring. Set on a path by the unknowing soothsaying of his young daughter and pushed to […]

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