Narrative 4 Ireland

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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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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Read N4 Ireland’s Annual Report 2018

Mar 18, 2018
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“Limerick has always been a big-hearted town. And story-telling has always been at the centre of what propels Irish people. Since we have opened three years ago, we have worked with tens of thousands of young people; all eager to tap into their creativity and tell their stories. The Story Exchange allows us to see…

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Empathy Education is as Important as Math or STEM

Mar 17, 2018
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Our European Director, Ruairí McKiernan, recently spoke with The Irish Times about the need for increased empathy and the work of Narrative 4: “I was attracted to it because I feel something is missing in society that offers a space of the soul, time for people to stop, pause, reflect and connect,” says McKiernan. “It’s…

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Narrative 4 Established in Ireland: About Us

Aug 24, 2016
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Narrative 4 Ireland was established in 2016 and is a registered Irish charity. We have licenced the Story Exchange programme from the US based Narrative 4 Inc. We believe stories have an innate power to create empathy in society.

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