The Changing Face of Fairview is a five part documentary radio series produced by Near FM volunteer John Haughton. It explores the history, heritage and local organisations & amenities that make up the area of Fairview & Marino. Join John as he talks to senior citizens to find out how Fairview has changed over time. A local architect and a local historian analyse the townscape features and trace the history starting way back. We discover how Fairview played a key role in the 1916 rising and how James Joyce lived at four different addresses in Fairview between 1895 and 1901. We find out about the birthplace of Dracula author Bram Stoker in Marino Cresent and we look at the many different community organisations and amenities in the area including Forest friends, Comhaltas and St Josephs Boys school.
Made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Sound and Vision scheme.
Rachel Wright – The Samaritans Mark Finnegan is joined by Rachel Wright from The Samaritans. Rachel talks about the year just passed, which has been the busiest in the history of their Dublin Offices. The Christmas period is an extremely busy time for the Samaritans organisation and their services will remain available full time. You can find contact details and information about all The Samaritans services on their website here.
- Alleviate loneliness amongst isolated elderly people through friendship
- Promote respect for each person’s dignity
- Foster independence and help the elderly to live at home for as long as possible
- Liaise with statutory agencies and voluntary groups in an effort to improve the quality of life of those referred to Friends of the Elderly Ireland
- Improve the services provided for the elderly by highlighting the difficulties they face
- Increase awareness of the important contribution elderly people have to offer.
Tony Monahan – The Radical Food Company Mark Finnegan is joined in studio by Tony Monahan from The Radical Food Company.
Radical Oats was founded by Tony’s wife Miriam who didn’t like porridge, but knew the beneﬁts of oats. So she developed a recipe using good old Irish oats and other natural Irish ingredients
that would keep hunger at bay for a very long time.
St Doulagh’s Church, Balgriffin
Service of Carols & Readings by candlelight with music by 1st Coy Boys’ Brigade Brass
Opening prayers & welcome: Rev. Ken Sherwood
How the Grinch stole Christmas: Sharon Williams
A Christmas Poem: Jayne Mangan
Prayers: Evan Watkins
Closing Prayers and blessing: Rev. Norman Gamble
Mark Finnegan talks to Fiona Cunningham from the Member First Credit Union. MFCU are having their AGM on Monday December 15th. The event is being held in the Crowne Plaza, Santry.