Big News from Narrative 4

Traveller and Roma Community: Youth Worker Training Programme.

Sep 26, 2020
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Calling all community leaders and youth workers who work with Traveller and Roma communities. Narrative 4 is partnering with Creative Ireland to train 12 youth workers to become certified Story Exchange Facilitators. This training is valued at €500 but is offered to 12 selected applicants for free.

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Empathy Education in Limerick Regeneration Primary Schools

Sep 25, 2020
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In Spring, in partnership with Mary Immaculate Colleges Embracing Diversity, Nurturing Integration, Learning for Life Project we ran 24 workshops for 119 children in four Limerick City DEIS primary schools, CBS (Scoil Iosagain) Sexton Street, Our Lady of Lourdes Rosbrien, Presentation Primary Sexton Street and St. Johns girls and infant boys.

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N4 Ireland features in the Guardian: “Teenagers trade personal stories: ‘It’s great to find you are not alone’ “(Guardian UK)

Sep 22, 2020
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From the Guardian (UK): These students from Birmingham and Limerick have only just met. What did a weekend of sharing their most intimate stories teach them?

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Narrative 4 Global Summit

Sep 22, 2020
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The Narrative 4 Global Summit takes place in June each year. It brings together young leaders who are involved with N4 from around the world, with educators, guest speakers and writers/artists to share insights and experiences on change-making. Students from Ireland join students from South Africa, Palestine, Israel, Mexico and the United States for a week each year.

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Is Empathy Failing Us? (The Examiner)

Sep 22, 2020
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Elizabeth O’Neill investigates the concept of radical empathy and the power of story-telling.

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Empathy education: ‘It’s just as important as maths or Stem subjects’ (The Irish Times)

Jul 11, 2020
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Actor Cillian Murphy, who is involved in the NUI Galway/Unesco “activating social empathy” project, alongside students who have taken part in the project. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw. The recent suicide of UK television presenter Caroline Flack shone a spotlight on online abuse and how people who are decent and mannerly to each other’s faces can often be cruel…

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Colum McCann and friends to make Narrative 4 Christmas Celebration a Night to Remember

Dec 6, 2019
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Limerick-based charity Narrative 4 has announced an all-star line-up for its annual Christmas party fundraiser. Internationally acclaimed author and organisation co-founder Colum McCann will join violinist Colm Mac Con Iomaire, local legends the Brad Pitt Light Orchestra and bestselling novelist Ruth Gilligan for what looks set to be a night to remember at Thirteen Fourteen…

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A Narrative for Limerick Christmas Celebration

Nov 13, 2019
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Join us for a special Christmas-themed, intimate night of music and story featuring best-selling writers Colum McCann and Ruth Gilligan, and musician Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Hosted by Ann Blake. All funds raised will be donated to Narrative 4 Ireland. Get your tickets here!

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The Empathy Conference 2019

Sep 14, 2019
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The Empathy Conference was open to the 100 secondary school teachers and youth workers, from across the country, who had completed training upto that point. The educators presented updates from the field and shared their Story Exchange practices.

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Narrative 4 Ireland’s “Boys’ Stories” Explores What it Means to be a Man

Mar 20, 2018
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What does it mean to be a man in the twenty-first century? In Limerick, Narrative 4 Ireland’s “Boys’ Stories” partnered primary school boys with men in their community to explore questions and stereotypes about masculinity. According to N4 Ireland Regional Director James Lawlor, “There was so much wisdom in the room. The participants learned that…

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