Tree Planting Ceremony in Malahide Castle

Conor Doyle talks to GEMMA CARR– Fingal County Council’s Senior Executive Parks Superintendent about Tree Planting Ceremony “Seven Trees for  the Seven Signatories” in Malahide Castle. The National Trees Council of Ireland is gifting seven Oak trees to each winner of the Tidy Towns since the competition began in 1958. Malahide was the overall winner…

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3 Person Exhibition Fragments, Metaphors, Smithereens representing aspects of Irish History

Barbara Jennings is talking to GERALDINE O’REILLY  from the Graphic Studio Gallery about the 3 Person Exhibition Fragments, Metaphors, Smithereens  explores a number of aspects of Irish History. The Easter Rising of 1916 in the work of Merijean Morrissey. References to the history of the Irish College, Centre Cultural Irlandais in the work of Geraldine…

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Special Citizens Association 1916 Commemoration Event 2016

Mark Finnegan is talking to GERRY BUCKLEY & PEGGY GALLIGAN from the National Graves Association about their work and the Special Citizens 1916 Commemoration Event on April 24th 2016. The work of the National Graves Association always worked to restore and maintain the graves and memorials of the patriot dead of every generation and  to…

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Irish Girl Guides A-WEAR-NESS Day

Noel McGuinness is talking to FIONA MURDOCH about the Irish Girl Guides A-WEAR-NESS Day , where IGG (Irish Girl Guide) members throughout the country wore their Guide uniforms to school and work to mark A-WEAR-NESS Day. A-WEAR-NESS Day gives IGG members a chance to share how Guiding helps girls learn and develop life-skills through a range…

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Andrew Carson launches his new installation “Pathfinder”

Pat Meehan chats with ANDREW CARSON about his new exhibition Pathfinder in Talbot Gallery. Pathfinder is an installation of new work by Andrew Carson following on from his research into the use and effects of modern means of communication; Andrew’s work is an exploration of social structures, systems, possibility, and probability…

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Launch of the Novel ‘Citizens’ by Kevin Curran

Mark Finnegan is chatting with KEVIN CURRAN about second novel, Citizens, which tells the story of Neil, an apathetic Irishman in his twenties whose plans to emigrate are disturbed by the death of his grandfather. Familiar themes are made clever and refreshing through the interspersed narrative of Neil’s great-grandfather Harry, who participated in the Easter Rising…

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Global Success for the Play “Drums and Guns” about WW1

CONOR HANRATTY talks to Noel McGuinness about “Drums and Guns”, a production that commemorates World War 1 and the Easter Rising. It features students from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and New York, the play was played in all three cities. It consists of different…

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Dublin director and writer Joe O’Byrne launching his play “The Rising” as part of the Five Lamps Festival

Noel McGuinness is talking to JOE O’BYRNE who is a director and writer for theatre about his play “The Rising” as part of the Five Lamps Arts Festival. His own plays ‘En Suite’ was presented at the Abbey/ Peacock, and ‘Departed’ and ‘The Sinking of the Titanic’ at the Dublin Theatre Festival. He has also directed many productions,…

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