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A Place of Pointed Stones

FIRST BROADCAST: Sunday 15th October 2023 at 6pm on RTÉ lyric fm. Jessica Traynor writes a history in poetry of Banagher in 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.

James Scully and Jessica Traynor

Behind the Veil – the story of Irish nuns

Olivia O’Leary presents a five-part series of The Essay on BBC Radio 3, Monday to Friday at 22:45, 2-6 January 2023.

Olivia O’Leary

Writing Yourself Home

FIRST BROADCAST: Sunday 8th October 2023 at 6pm on RTÉ lyric fm. 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.

Vona Groarke (left) and Martina Evans

Remembering Seamus Heaney

FIRST BROADCAST: each day at 12:30 pm on Niall Carroll’s Classical Daytime on RTÉ lyric fm, from Monday 4th September 2023 to Friday 8th Sept, and Monday 11th Sept to Friday 15th Sept. Ten contributors choose ten poems to mark the poet’s 10th anniversary.

Irish poet Seamus Heaney (2009)