Night Night North West

Night Night North West is a series of half-hour radio broadcasts of bedtime stories on Highland Radio, which were aired in the Spring of 2018.

The programmes were recorded at library venues around the county, featuring various readers reading to pupils from local schools.

The first and final broadcast in the series featured Laureate an nÓg PJ Lynch reading tales by Oscar Wilde to local primary school pupils in Central Library Letterkenny.

The series was designed to educate and inform but in a soft and informal way, where those present and those listening will get to experience and learn about Irish literature. Speaking about the project, Real Films Director, Alison Toomey said ‘Night Night North West is a bedtime story format which aims to use the power of oral tradition and the depth and strength of our literature, to explore themes of Irish culture, heritage and experience with the young people of Donegal. In doing so we will encourage, reading, literacy, debating and the process involved in creative thought.’

Click on the listen back links below to listen to a bedtime story suitable for all ages. 

Schedule of broadcasts:

 

2019

Series 2

Date

Library

School    

 Reader

Title of Book 

Listen back

07/02/19  

Central Library Letterkenny

Educate Together

Siobhan Parkinson

The Nightingale and the Rose

Programme 1

14/02/19

Buncrana Community Library

Scoil Íosagáin

Alison Toomey

The Dreaming Tree

Programme 2

 21/02/19

Carndonagh Community Library

Scoil Mhuire Gleneely

Alison Toomey

Olanna’s Big Day

Programme 3

28/02/19

Bundoran Community Library

St MacCarthan’s N.S. Bundoran

Terence McAnerney

Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood

Programme 4 

 07/03/19

Bundoran Community Library

Four Masters, Kinlough

Terence McAnerney

A Sailor went to Sea, Sea, Sea

Programme 5

14/03/19

Cross Border Mobile Library

Ray National School

Alison Toomey

A Garden for Tom

Programme 6

21/03/19

Twin Towns Library

St Marys N.S. Stranorlar

Tricia Keane

The Boy who fell off the Mayflower

Programme 7

28/03/19

Carndonagh Community Library

Donagh N.S.

Alison Toomey

Guess how much I love you

Can’t you sleep little bear?

Programme 8

 04/04/19

Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair

Scil Phádraig, Dobhair

Mary Thoraig

Éasca Péasca. Scéal Eile

Programme 9

11/04/19

Twin Towns Library

St Marys N.S. Stranorlar

Tricia Keane

Ed’s Funny Feet

Programme 10

18/04/19

Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair

Scoil Chonaill, Bunbeg

Mary Thoraig

Taibhse

Programme 11

25/04/19

Buncrana Community Library

St. Mura’s N.S. Buncrana

Alison Toomey

Owl Babies

Lottie's Letter

Programme 12

02/05/19

Milford Community Library

Scoil Mhuire, Milford

Alison Toomey

The Secret of Kells

Programme 13

09/05/19

Central Library Letterkenny

St Patrick's N.S. Lurgybrack

Siobhan Parkinson

The Remarkable Rocket

Programme 14

 

 

2018

Series 1

Date

Library

School    

 Reader

Title of Book 

Listen back

 18/01/18  

 Central Library Letterkenny

 Scoil Colmcille

 PJ Lynch

 The Selfish Giant

Programme 1

 25/01/18

 Bundoran Community Library

 St McCartan's NS        

 Alison Toomey

 The Bee-Man of Orn

Programme 2

 01/02/18

 Twin Towns Community Library

 St Mary's  NS

 Marion Rose McFadden 

 The Sunbeam Path & the Dolmen Arches

Programme 3

 08/02/18

 Milford Community Library

 Scoil Mhuire

 Eoin McNeill

 Did You See My Celebration?

Programme 4 

 15/02/18

 Carndonagh Community Library

 Scoil Mhuire Gleneely

 Alison Toomey

 Sinead the Dancer, Ribbit-Ribbit & No Shoes for Tom!

Programme 5

 22/02/18

 Buncrana Community Library

 Scoil Íosagáin

 Alison Toomey

 Molly's Secret World

Programme 6

 01/03/18

 Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair

 SN Gort an Choirce  

 Bernie Ní Dhuibhirb

 Marita

Programme 7

 08/03/18

 Cross Border Mobile Library, Newtowncunningham

 Moyle NS

 Alison Toomey

Amy's Wonderful Nest & The Little Black Sheep 

Programme 8

 15/03/18

 Central Library Letterkenny

 Scoil Mhuire gan Smál   

 PJ Lynch

 The Happy Prince

Programme 9