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:





Title of Book 

Listen back


 Central Library Letterkenny

 Scoil Colmcille

 PJ Lynch

 The Selfish Giant

Programme 1


 Bundoran Community Library

 St McCartan's NS        

 Alison Toomey

 The Bee-Man of Orn

Programme 2


 Twin Towns Community Library

 St Mary's  NS

 Marion Rose McFadden 

 The Sunbeam Path & the Dolmen Arches

Programme 3


 Milford Community Library

 Scoil Mhuire

 Eoin McNeill

 Did You See My Celebration?

Programme 4 


 Carndonagh Community Library

 Scoil Mhuire Gleneely

 Alison Toomey

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

Programme 5


 Buncrana Community Library

 Scoil Íosagáin

 Alison Toomey

 Molly's Secret World

Programme 6


 Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair

 SN Gort an Choirce  

 Bernie Ní Dhuibhirb


Programme 7


 Cross Border Mobile Library, Newtowncunningham

 Moyle NS

 Alison Toomey

Amy's Wonderful Nest & The Little Black Sheep 

Programme 8


 Central Library Letterkenny

 Scoil Mhuire gan Smál   

 PJ Lynch

 The Happy Prince

Programme 9