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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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  • The Critics Choice

    The Critics Choice

    The Critics Choice is a new 6 part comedy series beginning on July 22nd 2013. Every Monday at 6.30pm Near FM will be broadcasting 30 mins of Susan Collins hilarious new comedy series. Daniel is just your ordinary, run of the mill kinda guy. A food critic by trade, albeit not a very good one. He tries to supplement his income by posing as a self-defence instructor. Unfortunately, this is an occupation he knows even less about. Daniel is beginning […]

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  • Reading Together James Joyce’s "The Dubliners"

    Reading Together James Joyce’s "The Dubliners"

    Reading Together James Joyce’s “The Dubliners” every Friday at 6 pm Why read on your own, when we can read together? The stories and characters come to life through the voices of our readers. Dubliners by birth or by choice, but all reading James Joyce’s Dubliner’s, the book chosen would be the 2012 Dublin One City One Book: James Joyce’s Dubliners. It contains fifteen different short stories that we divided into seven reading marathons that have become nine radio programmes. […]

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  • Been There, Seen There

    Been There, Seen There

    Join intrepid reporter Angus Beef, and his junior assistant semi-producer intern Beany Tuthail, as they show you a side of Dublin you’ve never seen before. ‘Been There, Seen There’ is a new six part series of guided tours of historic Dublin locations. The show takes you on a whirlwind tour of parks, monuments and museums, with a twist. Each episode is completely fictional. Listeners will be intrigued by false facts about Casino Marino (the infamous 18th century pleasure dome), thrilled […]

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  • Kay Farrell Trilogy

    Kay Farrell Trilogy

    A new 3 part radio drama anthology series dedicated to the memory of founding member of the Near Drama Company, Kay Farrell. Oct 24th 6pm: Part 1 – Twin Candles by Henry Hudson September, 2009. Mary and Sarah have been friends for years. Both are spinsters. Mary is seventy-three, ill and housebound. Sarah is sixty-four. She visits Mary every day. Mary is about to reveal a shocking secret about her past. Oct 31st 6pm: Part 2 – The Hanging Gardener […]

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  • New Radio Drama – Rivitin’ History

    New Radio Drama – Rivitin’ History

    Rivitin History is a hilarious two part satirical drama by Pat Meehan. Meet Marion Monroe and ‘Duck the Bullets’, as they are taken in by Professor Henri DuFornicate’s ability to travel back through time in ancient Ireland. Tune in Wednesday 10th & 17th October @ 6pm.

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