Health Heroes Coastal Walk

Ciara Doyle and Owen O’Kelly are on the organising committee of Health Heroes, Northside Partnership’s group of young people who are involved in promoting a healthy lifestyle. They tell Noel McGuinness about the group and about the Health Heroes Coastal Walk on Saturday 20th September. This will be a fun-filled event for all the family. It will be on the seafront at Clontarf opposite the Post Office and the walk will go from there to the wooden bridge at Dollymount. As well as the walk there will be a bouncy castle, traditional games and a picnic area. For further information see or tel: 085 201 9415.

Rescue 2014

Karl Smith is a volunteer lifesaving coach with Irish Water Safety. He talks to Noel McGuinness on Northside Today about the increasing popularity of water-based activities and the need for constant awareness of water safety. He sets off tomorrow with the Irish team for Rescue 2014, the World Lifesaving Championships in France. They will compete against teams from all over the world in a variety of pool and beach competitions which are based on lifesaving activities. A lot of training is involved in preparation for these competitions and Karl says that Ireland has a very strong team this year.

He gives a reminder that people of all ages can do lifesaving courses with Irish Water Safety – see

Northside Today 11/09/14

Listen back to Northside Today presented by Heidi Bedell

Guests: Tracey Carey, Novaka, Christine Ryan & Bernie McDermot



Northside Today 11/09/14 by Near Fm on Mixcloud

Behind The Groove With Megacone

Listen back to Behind The Groove with Pat Farrell and local band Megacone


Behind The Groove with Megacone by Near Fm on Mixcloud

An Chéad Céad – The First 100: An Exhibition Of Photographic Portraits Of Irish Language Writers

Niamh ni Chonchubhair of axis:Ballymun talks to Noel McGuinness on Northside Today about the exhibition of photographic portraits by the late Máire Uí Mhaicín.  The photos are of Irish-language writers and authors whose work explores Ireland’s cultural heritage in prose, poetry, dramas, essays, biographies, literary criticism, folklore, children’s literature and other forms.  The exhibition will take place at axis in Ballymun starting on Thursday 18th September. Telephone (01)8832100.

Greendale Jobs Club

Jackie Rynn and Diane Traynor are two of the facilitators in Greendale Jobs Club.  They are joined by participants Michelle Cooke, James Murphy and Ludwina Pieprz who talk to Noel McGuinness on Northside Today about themselves and about the Jobs Club.  They explain that the aim of Greendale Jobs Club is to keep the community working and linking-in with employers and local businesses to assist jobseekers.  Their two-week programme includes networking, CV preparation, preparation for job readiness and new opportunities, targeting and sourcing jobs through networking and the internet, competency in interview techniques, identifying skills and strengths, and building confidence and motivation.  They also have outside speakers who provide further information to help with getting a job.

Fresh Start

David Burke, Fresh Start Instructor Coolock, of the National Learning Network, talks to Noel McGuinness on Northside Today about recruitment for the Fresh Start Programme. Fresh Start is a ten month confidence building and career exploration course suitable for people who are out of work and looking to re-engage in work or training.

Finglas liason Officers: interview re withdrawal of liason officer service

Pat Meehan interviewed Kevin Nolan and Marie Kearns about the withdrawal of the Dublin City Council liason officer service in sheltered housing complexes in Finglas.

Outside with Near Part 2

Listen back to Part Two of ‘Outside with Near’, Outside Broadcast from Santry Community Garden in Santry Park, Saturday August 30th 12.30-3.30pm.

Presenters Noel McGuinness and Leslie Murphy are talking to Donna Callan, Chairperson of Santry Community Garden, Councillor Justin Sinnott, Independent Fingal Councillor for the Swords WardSusanne Fuchs of Dublin Community Growers, Ven Vilela, a  Community Garden members and amateur photographer, Tony Harris,  one of the lead gardeners of Santry Community Garden, Councillor Darragh Butler, Councillor (Fianna Fáil) on Fingal County Council, Yvonne Lappin, local Scout Leader (Whitehall Beavers), Hans Visser Biodiversity Officer, Fingal County Council and Conservation Volunteers, John Kelleher, North Fingal Beekeepers, Jim McManus, a members of Santry Community garden, Aideen Foran on what vegetables are growing and how to use them, David Howell, tree specialist and pruner to talk about the orchard and how to care for your fruit trees, Deirdre Fox, a member of Santry community garden, Jean Brophy to talk about activities of the ICA Irish Country Association on Local History and Gerry Cooley, tour guide and Nearfm radio presenter on local history of Santry and Santry Park and Community Garden.

This programme has been made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Sound and Vision Scheme.

Perceptions 02/08/14

Listen back to this week’s episode of Perceptions presented by Rhona Coughlan

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