Volunteer of the Year Awards 2014

John Healy speaks to Daiga Ancikovska manager of Fingal Volunteer Centre

about the upcoming Volunteer of the Year Awards and about volunteering in

general on Northside Today 10th. Sept. 2014

Week in Review – Patrick Kelly and the 1916 Rising

Declan Ralph talks to Declan Costello and Helen Kelly about their grandfather Patrick Kelly, his involvement in the 1916 rising and his life in general. Declan Costello and Helen Kelly are also members of a group who want everyone who was involved in the rising remembered and relatives invited to the centenary celebrations in 2016.


John Healy speaks to Rebecca Sheridan from CASA about a collection in North Dublin

and the difficulties with bogus collectors on Northside Today Sept 2014

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 www.northsidepartnership.ie/health-heroes 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 www.iws.ie

Northside Today 11/09/14

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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.

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