The Benefits Of Having An Allotment

CATRIONA REDMOND of the Balbriggan Allotment Association speaks to¬†Noel McGuinness about the benefits of having an allotment. Catriona talks about how having an allotment is great for bringing people together, the uses of an allotment such as growing food, the speakers that they have invited regularly to the Balbriggan allotments to teach members how to…

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Fossetts Circus At 125 years Of Age

CHARLES O’BRIEN of Fossetts Circus speaks to Ger Leddin on the occasion of their 125th year in existence. Charles talks about the history of Fossetts Circus with the oldest official documentation of it reaching back to 1888, the new audience members attending the circus from outside of Ireland, the generations of families passing on memories…

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Pope Francis To Wash The Feet Of Prisoners On Holy Thursday

Father PETER MCVERRY of the Society of Jesus speaks to Ger Leddin to discuss Pope Francis washing the feet of prisoners on Holy Thursday 2013. Fr. Peter explains the significance of washing the prisoners’ feet, the direction of Pope Francis’ papacy, Pope Francis’ style in comparison to his predecessors, Pope Francis’ time in Ireland a…

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Safer Blanchardstown Spring Break Festival 2013

PHILLIP JENNINGS joins Yvette Reid to discuss the music festival and who will be a part of it. It’s an over 13’s event and was launched as an alternative music experience, being Alcohol and Drug free. Phillip speaks about running a number of events for the community and highlighting community safety through the year. Bands…

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National Potato day at Sonairte 2013

TREVOR SARGENT, former government minister of agriculture joins Noel McGuinness to discuss Potato day at Sonairte, Co. Meath. Trevor paints a picture of the importance of potatoes and the various types of potatoes in existence. They speak about Trevor’s novel, a handbook on growing food. All proceeds from the book are donated to SEED. Trevor…

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Erase Racism Photography exhibition

LUKE BOKHA of the Anti Racism Network of Ireland speaks to Eoin Drinan about the Erase Racism exhibition, launched on the 19th March 2013. Luke explains what the purpose of the exhibition is, as part of the European week against racism. They speak about 21st of March being a day set a side by the…

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Learning about “fromthestudioof.com”

Eoin Drinan speaks to AILBHE MCCORMACK about her blog “Fromthestudioof.com”, an insight into an artist’s studio. Ailbhe explains where the idea came from, the places that artist can get their inspiration from, how she visits artists as part of her own work and the idea of her blog to allow fellow artists to explore each…

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“First Thursdays Dublin” gallery initiative

EIMEAR joins Paula Wiseman to discuss “First Thursdays Dublin”, an initiative keeping a selection of galleries open later on the First Thursday of each month. They discuss the success of the initiative, run in tandem with “Culture Night” which they also organise each September. They share ways to get involved with “First Thursdays” both on…

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“Prism” at the Talbot Gallery

ELAINE GRAINGERS joins Paula Wiseman to discuss the exhibition “Prism” at the Talbot Gallery. The work is by an artist called Aisling Conroy, who has been working on this exhibition for nine months. We hear how it is a work quite strong on colour which also uses Sound Installation. We hear that the works use…

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Social Justice Media conference

PETER CUNNINGHAM, Near Co-op treasurer rounds up the planned events for the Social Justice media seminar, the day before the event occured. He outlines the various speakers lined up, tells us how Minister Pat Rabbitte will deliver the opening speech. Amongst other speakers involved on the day will be Peter McVerry, Gavin Titley and Nessa…

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Involvement of Women in the 1913 Lockout

THERESA MORIARTY speaks from Ballymun Library about the Involvement of Women in the 1913 Strike and Lockout. We hear of specific women involved and their courageous actions throughout the duration of the lockout. She speaks of some of the particular Trade Unions that the women were members of and all of them testaments to their…

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