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  • Join us in the Cat and Cage, Drumcondra, Sat 4th March from 8pm for a FREE night out at the Near FM ‘Open Deck Showcase’

    Join us in the Cat and Cage, Drumcondra, Sat 4th March from 8pm for a FREE night out at the Near FM ‘Open Deck Showcase’

    The NEAR FM Sound Collective is proud to present an Open Deck Showcase night, where NEAR FM presenters will showcase their radio shows by playing a short DJ set….LIVE!! We will be taking over the upstairs lounge in the Cat and Cage, Drumcondra, on Saturday the 4th of March from 8pm for what promises to be a great night out for all the NEAR FM presenters, staff and listeners (So That means YOU!), and of course, family and friends too! No […]

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  • Language Jewels

    Language Jewels

    Tuesday Jan 13th, 20th and 27th at 3pm “I’ve listened to the first Language Jewel and I’m not going to wait until this time next week to listen to the next one! It’s a really interesting documentary and you’ve arranged the interviews in a seamless manner.”- Dr Deirdre Kirwan, Principal , Scoil Bhríde Cailíní Language Jewels is a three part series which follows the experience of Scoil Bhríde Cailíní, a primary school based in Blanchardstown that has passed in a […]

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  • Research Finds Many Community Benefits Provided By NEAR FM.

    Research Finds Many Community Benefits Provided By NEAR FM.

    DCU student, Jack O’Dea,  carried out some research to analyse the impact NEAR FM has on the Northside of Dublin. In his dissertation, the fundamentals of community radio were outlined, the objectives and foundations of the practice and the possible future of the concept.  This research was qualitative in order to gain an insight into the workings of the people who have liaised with NEAR FM. Two groups of interviewees were questioned, to ensure a broad understanding of the organisation. […]

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  • CAPTCHA – Community Radio Archives

    CAPTCHA – Community Radio Archives

    Tune into Near FM this Thursday @ 3.30pm for a special one hour programme on CAPTCHA – the EU wide community media archiving initiative. Listen to Radio Corax, in Germany as they discuss radio archives. The Show is bilingual, Helen Hahmann talks to Ralf Wendt, project coordinator of Radio Corax about his ideas around archiving, the archiving infrastructure and archiving approaches of Radio Corax and what is being archived and which fascinating radio archives already exist? Ralf Wendt is Programme […]

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  • Water Charges

    Water Charges

    We’ve put together a play list of a selection of our coverage on the water charges. We’ll be continually updating this playlist. What Matters ‘Water Charges Special’ – 29th Oct 2014 In this the third episode of ‘What-Matters’ Near FM’s topical and current affairs program, Ger Leddin looks at the water charges issue. The program contains interviews with Limerick Councilor John Loftus, Mary Honan and Pat O Connor of the Anti Austerity Alliance along with Elizabeth Arden Communications Director with […]

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  • Outside with Near 3

    Outside with Near 3

    Near FM will broadcast LIVE from The Autumn Fair at Educate Together, Glasnevin October 19th 2014 12.00-3.00 pm Noel Mc Guinness and Leslie Murphy will present a 3 hour special, as part of OUTSIDE WITH NEAR, LIVE from Glasnevin Educate Together, The fair is organised as a fundraising event to raise money for materials required by the school- the Aistear programme, the Arts Day, the resource room and other materials that help to make the school a better place. Listen online HERE The fair […]

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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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  • “Off The Shelf” Joe Byrne talks with Garry Mooney about his model boats

    “Off The Shelf” Joe Byrne talks with Garry Mooney about his model boats

    Joe Byrne talks with Garry Mooney about his model boat making hobby. First broadcast August 16th 2014  

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  • Outside With Near 2

    Outside With Near 2

    Near FM will broadcast LIVE from Santry Community Garden August 30th 2014 12.30-3.30 pm   Noel Mc Guinness and Leslie Murphy will present the 3 hour special, as part of OUTSIDE WITH NEAR, live from Santry Community Garden, with interviews from many of the volunteers and local organizations. Pop down and say hello and check out the many wonderful things on offer Made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

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  • Rock the Park 2014

    Rock the Park 2014

    Near FM and Dublin City Council are proud to present Rock the Park, a day of live music featuring some of Northside Dublin’s best bands in Fr.  Collins Park, Clongriffin on Saturday September 13th from 2pm. The bands represent both the stalwarts and the up & coming of  the Dublin music scene. Come down on the day to hear original Indie, Folk/Trad, Ska/Reggae and alternative rock music. The lineup is as follows: LIR – 5pm The Bionic Rats – 4pm The Rattling Kind – 3pm The North […]

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