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  • Feminist Heart

    Feminist Heart

    Feminist Heart is a 4 part series which deals with Ireland’s contemporary history from a women’s perspective with a particular focus on woman’s voices from our own area, the Northside of Dublin. Broadcasting Saturday March 8th (International Womens Day), 15th, 22nd and 29th at 3pm. It will look at events that were not only historical and social milestones, but which also made a difference in the way women were perceived in society. The show will do this through interviews with some of […]

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  • The Butterfly Effect

    The Butterfly Effect

    The Butterfly Effect – Friday 21st Feb @ 6pm on Near FM In August 2013, through the support of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund, Joseph O’Connor and Paul Loughran travelled to Tanzania to discover how one butterfly farming project is educating local communities on the importance of protecting the environment whilst giving women a stronger voice in their villages. The Amani Butterfly Project is a non-profit organisation, established in 2004, that helps four hundred rural Tanzanians from six villages in […]

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  • To The End Of The Earth

    To The End Of The Earth

    To The End Of The Earth is a new 5 part 30 minute Radio Documentary series, starting on Feb 10th 2014. The Series focuses on the Irish Military Diaspora in South America and features the incredible lives of: Ambrose O’Higgins John MacKenna Bernardo O’Higgins Admiral William Brown Ernesto “CHE” Guevara Lynch Produced by Enda M Roche Made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Sound and Vision Scheme

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  • Reinterpreting 1913

    Reinterpreting 1913

    Reinterpreting 1913 is a Sound and Vision funded radio series which explores the artistic influence of the 1913 Lockout in Ireland. It begins Friday 24th of January at 6pm and runs for 3 weeks (January 24th, 31st and February 7th) on Near FM. The series looks at the influence that the industrial dispute had on several different artistic disciplines from Literature and Song to Poetry, Drama and History. It explores both well known texts such as James Plunketts “Strumpet City” […]

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  • Ireland’s Oceans

    Ireland’s Oceans

    Ireland has over 1400 km of coastline and 220 million acres of seabed, some of it as deep as 5km. Our seas have weathered our coastlines and shaped our climate. In the distant past the freezing of these oceans created the icecaps that sculpted our land. And when the ice melted, rising seas turned our fragment of north Atlantic rock into an island. Our oceans brought the first settlers to Ireland but later carried millions away. Despite living on this […]

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  • Pobal Chluian Tarbh, Inné agus Inniu

    Pobal Chluian Tarbh, Inné agus Inniu

    Tá Pobal Chluian Tarbh , pobal deonach Gaeilge,  ar an saol ón mbliain 1972 agus é mar aidhm  aige?Pobal a thógáil le Gaeilge?. Reachtáileadh iliomad imeachtaí le dha scór bliain anuas dírithe ar idir óg agus aosta.Ón mbliain 1980 i leith reachtáiltear Éigse Chluain Tarbh ?féile pobail seachtaine- ina mbíonn eagrais eile pobail páirteach. Tá nasc dlúth ag Pobal Chluian Tarbh lenár gcomheagras Gaeilge ? Briathar Beo?-atá ag reachtáil ranganna Gaeilge seachtainiúla le sé bliana  déag anuas; le grúpa macarónach Clasach de […]

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  • The Long Way Home – Celebrating 30 Years of the Peter McVerry Trust

    The Long Way Home – Celebrating 30 Years of the Peter McVerry Trust

    Broadcasting Jan 30, 31 & Feb 03 @ 6.30pm Please note – On Wednesday January 29 at the Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey St., Dublin 1) Jim Carroll of the Irish Times will interview Peter McVerry as part of the Banter sessions . Doors open at 6pm and the interview begins at 6.30pm. Admission is free and more information can be found on Jim’s blog here To coincide with this special interview Near FM will re-broadcast The Long Way Home on the dates & times above. Listen on the […]

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  • Lovers of Life

    Lovers of Life

                                    Lovers of Life is a 4 part documentary series, which captures a snapshot of the Dublin Independent Music scene in 2013. At a time when the music industry worldwide is having to continuously change and evolve to keep pace with new technologies and online distribution facilities this series examines how young independent Dublin musicians are embracing this new musical landscape. This series meets the […]

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  • Frank Harte: A Life in Song

    Frank Harte: A Life in Song

    Near FM have produced a three part documentary on Frank Harte, the Frank Harte Festival & An Góilín Traditional singing club. The series features interviews with friends & family of Frank Harte as well as capturing the intimate & unique Frank Harte Festival in September 2012. Frank Harte was a renowned singer and song collector. He became a great exponent of the Dublin street ballad, which he preferred to sing unaccompanied and he was widely known for his distinctive singing. He had a keen knowledge […]

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  • Campaigners & Theatre Royal

    Campaigners & Theatre Royal

    Two new series this August on Near FM 90.3 Campaigners is a series of programs, which focuses on people who give of themselves for a cause in which they believe strongly. The campaigners interviewed include: Founder of Trace Missing Persons Ireland, Joe Blake. Chairperson of The Special Needs Parents Association, 
Lorraine Dempsey Rachel Moran and Justine Reilly of the Turn off the Red Light campaign. Christina Donnelly Founder of the Brendan’s Law campaign Campaigners will be broadcast on Near FM from […]

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