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  • Communicating Europe – Panel discussion part 2

    Communicating Europe – Panel discussion part 2

    Tune in on Thursday November 22nd at 3pm  for the second in a series of Communicating Europe broadcasts on the future of the EU and Ireland’s place in it. Hosted by Alan Braddish and joined by a panel of  expert guests, we touch on the following topics: How the future of the EU may impact upon Irish lives and society on a local level What impact have EU initiatives in relation to cultural and intercultural pursuits had for Irish people […]

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  • Desert Island

    Desert Island

    Desert Island, a new three-part drama by John Casey, directed by Sinéad O’Loughlin. Broadcasting Nov 19th, 20th & 21st at 6pm on Near FM. Trapped by her size, Trish Collins has to rely on her ne’er do well husband as her link to the outside world. With one good son, the other a violent thug, she never sees her grandson and her caustic brother-in-law is about to re-enter her life. Her happy memories are fading as she sits in the […]

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  • GlasDrum presents … New Sounds in an Old Place

    GlasDrum presents … New Sounds in an Old Place

    On Friday October 5th 2018, Near FM recorded a night of intimate music and spoken word performance in the wonderfully atmospheric setting of St. John the Baptist church in Drumcondra. New Sounds in an Old Place is a night of new and contemporary sounds, hosted up to 6 times a year and curated by the arts collective GlasDrum. The acts on the night were the spellbinding close harmonic folk styling’s of Ye Vagabonds, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and songwriter Dowry and Natalya O’Flaherty an […]

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  • The Migrant Voices production team and trainers

    Migrant Voices

    Migrant Voices is a series of three programmes produced by trainees who participated in Near FMs community radio training. The training equipped trainees, all from a migrant background and living in Ireland, with the knowledge and skills to produce their own radio programme on a topic of their choosing. The trainees were split into three production teams. The training culminated with the trainees completing a QQI Level 3 in Media expression and producing three half hour programmes to be broadcast […]

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  • Within a Mile of Dublin: Songs and Tunes from the Irish Traditional Music Archive – Series 2

    Within a Mile of Dublin: Songs and Tunes from the Irish Traditional Music Archive – Series 2

    Tune in as Near FM and the ITMA collaborate for a second series of live traditional music performance Broadcasting Live on Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd & Sat 24th Nov from 1-2pm Within a Mile of Dublin: Songs and Tunes Live from the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) is a 3-part live radio broadcast from the history-rich surrounds of the Georgian home on Merrion Square of the ITMA. Join the ITMA and Near FM for a series of a performances and interviews that […]

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  • The Dublin Public House

    The Dublin Public House

    The Dublin Public House A new three-part radio series broadcasting on Near Fm at 3:30pm on November 6th, 13th and 20th  The series is produced by John Casey with researcher Oliver Reid. The Dublin public house is that most enduring and clear example of communal experience in the country’s capital. This new series touches on the myriad of changes experienced by the capital city since WW2, using the Dublin pub and it’s changing urban environment as an ideal focal point. […]

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  • Photo courtesy National Library of Ireland

    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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  • Respect Words

    Respect Words

    Respect Words is a twenty part series of programmes produced and presented by Near FM on the topic of Hate Speech. Each episode Near FM presenters discuss various aspects of Hate Speech. Every form of communication is discussed such as the written word, the spoken word and of course social media. They are joined each week by experts on the subject including people from minority groups, legal experts, and indeed people who have been subjected to Hate Speech.  About Respect […]

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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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