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  • New Audio Drama: Shopping for Beginners

    New Audio Drama: Shopping for Beginners

    Shopping for Beginners by Maurice Newman is a new 2 part audio drama that takes place in a shopping centre in north County Dublin as two older men from drastically different backgrounds strike up an unlikely friendship. It broadcasts at 6.30pm on February 2nd and 9th on Near FM 90.3 and will be available here and on the podcast shortly afterward. Made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television licence fee.

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  • Jamesy – Jan 25, 26 & 27 @ 6.30pm

    Jamesy – Jan 25, 26 & 27 @ 6.30pm

    Jamesy is a new three part radio drama written by John Casey. James Malone has reached something of a crossroads in his life, his elderly mother is sick with cancer and his brother Dan is not interested. Jamesy finds himself becoming increasingly unable to juggle the daily grind of the family farm he runs single-handedly, his once routine now spiralling alcoholism and the fact he is alone. His strange mix of social awkwardness and eccentricity are becoming ever more pronounced as […]

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  • Lost Easter Voices

    Lost Easter Voices

    Near 90.3fm will broadcast a unique 1916 series during Holy Week (21st to 27th March). This series, titled ‘Lost Easter Voices’ offers listeners a chance to hear what is purported to be the last interviews recorded with the executed proclamation signatories, starting with Patrick Pearse and concluding with James Connolly. At the time of the 1916 executions, social historian, Richard Maxwell, a nephew of General Sir John Maxwell, Commander in Chief of British Forces in Ireland, obtained permission to bring […]

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  • Rising Heat Trilogy

    Rising Heat Trilogy

    Starting Monday the 30th of November at 6pm, The Rising Heat Trilogy by Jack Byrne. A three part series of audio dramas dealing with the topic of climate change. To coincide with the Paris Climate Summit, Near FM have produced a three part radio drama series dealing with the topic of climate change. Introducing listeners to the topic in an entertaining and informative manner. The first play, ‘The Zombie Way‘, examines how successive international climate conferences fall prey to procrastination […]

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  • If You Love The Arts then Tune In to ‘Curtain Up’ Sat mornings from 22nd August here on Near FM

    If You Love The Arts then Tune In to ‘Curtain Up’ Sat mornings from 22nd August here on Near FM

    If you love the Arts and all that it entails then tune in to ‘Curtain Up’ here on http://nearfm.ie/livestream/ from Sat 22nd August and every Saturday morning from 11.30am to 12.30pm.  ‘Curtain Up’ is an Arts Program which will include all about Amateur Drama and Music. There will be Readings by local Writers, Drama from the Near Drama Company, Music from local Musical Societies & Choral Groups, a Notice Board announcing upcoming performances in the local areas, Interviews and much much more. So tune in every Saturday […]

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  • Rivitin’ History

    Rivitin’ History

      A hilarious 4 part satirical drama by Pat Meehan starting this Friday the 15th May at 6pm. Meet ‘Marrion Monroe’ and ‘Duck the Bullets’ as they are taken in by Professor Henri DuFornicate’s ability to travel back through time to ancient Ireland. This series is made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Sound and Vision scheme.  

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  • A Woman, A Dog & A Walnut Tree

    A Woman, A Dog & A Walnut Tree

    Near Drama Company present, Denis Byrne’s radio play, A Woman, A Dog & A Walnut Tree LIVE on air !!!! The play is set in the cooking area of a Refuge Centre for married women who have suffered at the hands of violent spouses. It is the present and past stories of three women from different backgrounds. Marge, the oldest, has little or no education, and has sought asylum in the Centre together with her three children, who are referred […]

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  • James Joyce on Near FM

    James Joyce on Near FM

    With Blooms day fast approaching we thought it would be a good time to highlight some of the James Joyce adaptions that Near FM has done and are all available to listen to online. Ivy Day In The Committee Room In a committee room, Mat O’Connor, a canvasser for Richard Tierney, a candidate in an upcoming municipal election, discusses child-rearing with Old Jack, who tries to keep a fire going. Joe Hynes, another canvasser, arrives and needles O’Connor on whether […]

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  • The Rise of Brian Boru

    The Rise of Brian Boru

    A four part historical docu-drama “The Rise of Brian Boru” was broadcast in four parts from Monday 21st September to Thursday 24th September 2009.

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  • Drama on the Northside

    Drama on the Northside

    A new 3 part drama anthology series by local writers and performed by local drama groups. Tue 17th Dec 4.30pm – ‘Playing for Time’ by Henry Hudson Set in a concentration camp in Eastern Europe in early 1945. Levi Esser is a middle-aged Jewish violinist. He plays in the camp orchestra and so avoids the gas chambers. Generations of Esser’s used the violin that Esser plays. He planned to hand it on to his only son, Rene but Rene was […]

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