Willow Terrace at Skerries Mills

RAY HUNT talks Pat Meehan about ‘Willow Terrace’, an outdoor eating and dining area with a large collection of specimen willow plants now available at Skerries Mills. Seating is for 80 people. It is a place of leisure for nature lovers. DR ANTHONY HEYENGA is also on to speak about the viability of people growing…

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Fundraising Night For Molly

Noel speaks to LIAM FENNELL about the fundraising night for little Molly McNally’s fight against cancer taking place at Craoibh Chiaráin GAA Club on 28th November. He talked about the amount raised so far for Molly’s treatment, the cancer that Molly suffers from, how the idea of the fundraiser came about, how Molly is getting…

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Niall Hatch, Birdwatch Ireland

Noel Mc Guinness  speaks with NIALL HATCH from Birdwatch Ireland.  NIALL talks about feeding birds in the cold weather & what type of food we should be feeding the birds when they come in to our gardens…

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Near FM & MediaCorp Intercultural Project Goes On

GRACE WILENTZ pops in to update Noel McGuinness on the progress of the Near FM & MediaCorp Intercultural Project. With her she has two members of the latest group to come together: Louise, from Brazil, and Claire, from Drogheda. At this point there are 17 participants in the project. They are learning a wide range…

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Live from Darndale Belcamp Summer Festival

Tony Captain and John Healy interview LINDA HAYDEN, Manager of the Darndale Belcamp Village Centre, who celebrated their 10th anniversary with a Summer Festival; in these years they managed to become one of the biggest community centres in Europe…

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A cafe space for Children and Adults

Hannah Lopez and Michelle Barry Cashman join Noel McGuinness to talk about Café O Play, a recently opened cafe space with a separate activity section for children. Hannah talks of the evolution of the project, offering a place for parents to enjoy a cafe atmosphere while their children can play in an adjoining space, whilst…

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Peter Toohey, Author On His Book “Boredom: A Lively History”

Author PETER TOOHEY speaks to Eoin Drinan about exploring boredom in his new book “Boredom: A Lively History”. They talk of the difference between simple boredom and an existential boredom, his work as a classics lecturer which inspired his interest in the subject, literary reference to boredom in Russian novels, the idea of religion and art…

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EU Presidency 2012 – Day Three: The Fianna Fáil View

The Presidency of the Council of the European Union is responsible for the functioning of the Council of the European Union, the upper house of the EU legislature. It rotates among the member states of the EU every six months. The presidency is not an individual, but rather the position is held by a national…

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Swords Castle: Digging History

GERRY CLABBY talks to Pat Meehan about the the Swords Castle Conservation Plan. Swords Castle: Digging History is the first Community Archaeology project designed and supported by Fingal County Council. It is a unique means of engaging people, locals and tourists alike, with one of the county’s premier cultural and tourist assets. A series of…

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Cuts to the Kilbarrack Coast Community Programme (KCCP)

Addiction councillor DECLAN BYRNE from the Kilbarrack Coast Community Programme (KCCP) comes to studio to talk to Pat Meehan about the community employment cuts to the programme. Declan gives a short history of the project, explaining how the project rose out of the heroine epidemic in the 1980’s. Local people joined forces with the Health Board…

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Dublin’s First Festival of History: Presenting the Past, Looking to the Future

BRENDAN TEELING, Deputy City Librarian of Dublin City Libraries, joins Pat Meehan to discuss the upcoming Dublin Festival of History. Brendan says 70,000 history books were borrowed from Dublin libraries in the previous year. This number suggested that there is a huge amount of interest in our nation’s past and that a history festival, tied…

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EU Presidency – Day Six: The Sinn Fein View

The Presidency of the Council of the European Union is responsible for the functioning of the Council of the European Union, the upper house of the EU legislature. It rotates among the member states of the EU every six months. The presidency is not an individual, but rather the position is held by a national…

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Five Lamps Festival, North Strand Dublin 3

Pat Meehan speaks to ROISIN LONERGAN about the five lamps festival taking place in North Strand . The festival will start of in the Custom house with samba drummers, fire dancers, music & John Connor from Love/Hate will launch the festival. Also Peter Sheridan will talk about his one man show…

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