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The Miners’ Way

Poet Jane Clarke follows the Miners’ Way, traversing three Wicklow valleys, Glenmalure, Glendalough and Glendasan, and taking in six old, disused mine sites.

FIRST BROADCAST: BBC Radio 4 in 2020.

Re-broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra 14 January 2024.

Available to listen back 14 January to 13 February 2024.

A Jamaican Poet in Dublin

Jamaican poet Jason Allen-Paisant tells the story of another Jamaican poet, Ferdinand Levy, who was a student in Dublin in the 1930s and 40s and asks why his poetry has been overlooked for 80 years.

FIRST BROADCAST: BBC Radio 4: 17 March 2024

Available to listen back 17 March to 21 April 2024.

These Things I Wish

Bairbre O’Hogan tells the story of the life and writing of Winifred Letts, poet, playwright and novelist.

FORTHCOMING on RTÉ lyric fm 9 June 2024

Wild Nephin

Poet Seán Lysaght explores the landscape, nature and history of north Mayo in poetry and in conversation with friends and colleagues who all have a deep relationship with this remote and beautiful part of Ireland.

FIRST BROADCAST: 22 May 2022, RTÉ lyric fm; re-broadcast 7 Jan 2024

Reflections on Lough Derg

Poet, sailor and RNLI lifeboat volunteer Eleanor Hooker explores her relationship with Lough Derg in poetry and in conversation with friends and neighbours.

FIRST BROADCAST: 29 May 2022, RTÉ lyric fm; re-broadcast 14 January 2024

From Kingstown to Dun Laoghaire

Gerald Dawe explores the social and cultural history of Dun Laoghaire, where he has lived for over 30 years, in poetry and conversation.

FIRST BROADCAST: 5 June 2022, RTÉ lyric fm; re-broadcast 21 January 2024

Writing Yourself Home

Vona Groarke meets fellow poets John McAuliffe, Martina Evans, Sinéad Morrissey and Conor O’Callaghan, who all share her experience of moving from Ireland to live and work in the UK. The programme ends with a poem by Bernard O’Donoghue.

FIRST BROADCAST:

8 October 2023, RTÉ lyric fm; re-broadcast 28 Jan 2024

A Place of Pointed Stones

Jessica Traynor writes a history in poetry of Banagher, Co. Offaly. With contributions from James Scully, David Boylan, Lisa Gardiner and Elaine Agnew, and a song performed by the pupils of St Rynagh’s National School.

FIRST BROADCAST:

15 October 2023, RTÉ lyric fm; re-broadcast 4 Feb 2024

The Salt of Something New

Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan presents a programme featuring six poets from four continents who are making their mark on the world of Irish poetry.

FIRST BROADCAST:

30 April 2023, RTÉ lyric fm; re-broadcast 11 February 2024