Come Men Of Erin

Mark speaks to PAUL REDMOND, writer of the song “Come Men Of Erin” from the musical “The Promise”. He talks about the gathering of people he got to record the song, the objective behind the song’s making, the plot of the musical itself, the process of the musical being staged in The Helix and what…

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An introduction to Findmypast.com

CLIONA WELDON speaks to Ronnie O’Brien about her website and it’s purpose of celebrating Irish Family History. They discuss peoples access to records and how extensive their records are. Cliona shares some tips for where to begin a search for a family history and using an example explains some of the services available using the…

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The Gutter Bookshop

Noel Mc Guinness speaks to BOB JOHNSTON from the gutter bookshop in cows lane in Temple bar. BOB talks about the Easter trail which is taking place  in the area & lots more as well  including the design market which sell local Irish craft & their outdoor bookshop & lots more. The gutter bookshop was…

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Dublin Zoo The Changes Over The years

Pat Meehan speaks to LEO OOSTERWEGHEL who is director of Dublin zoo about the changes that have taken place over the past twenty years, how it has transformed in to a world class centre of learning about wild life & conservation & how they had over one million visitors to  the Zoo in 2014 breaking…

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Balbriggan Allotment Association Open Day 2012

CATRIONA REDMOND from Balbriggan Allotments chats with Noel McGuinness about the organisations’s 2012 Open Day. It has been great to follow the progress of the Balbriggan Allotments and how quick the allotments are taking shape. The Balbriggan Allotment Association held an Open Day on Saturday 20th October to get the grounds ready for the growing…

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Wise Ways Exhibition Comes to Axis, Ballymun

NICOLA HENLEY chats to Noel McGuinness about the Wise Ways Exhibition at Axis in Ballymun. Wise Ways was a participatory arts project with older people, originating at Raheen Hospital in County Clare. Funded by The Arts Council, the project toured to KCAT/ Mount Carmel nursing home in Callan, Axis Arts Centre, Ballymun, Dublin and Arás…

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Storyteller Pat Speight Tells Tall Tales

Storyteller PAT SPEIGHT, joins Barbara Jennings on the phone to tell some tales about his own life and paddling down the River Shannon. He also tells two short stories. The first story is about two people who are madly in love. The second story is about two mysterious parcels which arrive each year at Christmas…

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MIC project closing date for applications

Mark Finnegan talks to MARK FLYNN pf MIC. MIC offers ‘portfolio courses to people who have dropped out of formal education. Entrants achieve a Fetac level 5 in anything from Sound Engineering or film-making to web and graphic design. Modules are also being offered now in c ommunications technology. The courses include modules on teamwork…

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Priory Hall Residents Association

Pat Meehan speaks to GRAHAM USHER of the Priory Hall Residents Association about the latest updates in the campaign, and about a march that took place in support of the residents to raise awareness that they are still living in rented accommodation which is being paid for by Dublin City Council. Priory Hall is a…

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Proposal To Build Houses in St. Paul’s, Raheny

Pat speaks to Cllr. NAOISE Ó MUIRÍ (Fine Gael) on a proposal to build 400 houses in the grounds of St. Paul’s, Raheny near St. Anne’s Park. He talks about the controversy behind the proposal, where exactly the proposal may take place, the background of the developer, who decides whether the land can go ahead with any…

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Photography: “Working Lives 1893-1913” Exhibition

MARY JONES, a social scientist with Archive Productions, speaks to Noel McGuinness about a new exhibition of photographs from 1893-1913. The exhibition documents the working lives of the population during this period. Mary tells Noel about the impact of industrialisation and urbanisation on working people in this period. She also discusses the increase in numbers…

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Crystal Meth in Dublin

PAT GUERIN talks to TONY GEOGHEGAN, Director of Merchants Quay Ireland, on the arrival and the spread of crystal meth and other drugs in Dublin, as well as the effects and consequences of their use…

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