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A Cradle Song

The story of a rare collaboration between the Irish composer Brian Boydell and American poet John Berryman. To be broadcast as a Lyric Feature on Sunday 22nd March at 6 pm on RTÉ lyric fm. Back in 1937, when both were students at Clare College in Cambridge, the Irish composer Brian Boydell and the American […]

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A Radical Life

Biographer Susan Manly explores the radical life of the Irish novelist Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849). Broadcast as a Lyric Feature on RTÉ lyric fm on 19th May 2019 at 6 pm. Repeated 24th May 2020. Why the name of Maria Edgeworth is not as well known as that of Jane Austen is a question that Susan […]

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The Miners’ Way

First broadcast BBC Radio 4, Sunday 3rd May 2020, 16:30 Repeated BBC Radio 4, Saturday 9th May 2020, 23:30 Irish poet Jane Clarke lives in Glenmalure, a remote and rugged valley in County Wicklow, Ireland. The valley marks the start of the Miners’ Way, a long-distance path developed by a local community group, traversing three […]

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Bull Island Haiku

A poetic exploration of Bull Island by poet Pat Boran. First broadcast: RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 4th October, 2020 at 6 pm. Available to podcast at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bull-island-haiku-the-lyric-feature/id1494103315?i=1000493618719 https://open.spotify.com/episode/3Eus9JuUfzqhVlzPMjeKxQ or wherever you get your podcasts. Pat Boran is an Irish poet, writer and broadcaster. Born in Portlaoise in 1963, he lives on the northside of Dublin, […]

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Words Lightly Spoken

Words Lightly Spoken is a podcast of poetry from Ireland. Beginning in January 2019, the podcast broadcasts a weekly poem, with an introduction. You can subscribe to the Words Lightly Spoken podcast on i-tunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/words-lightly-spoken/id1449844470 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/search/results/words%20lightly%20spoken Libsyn: http://wordslightlyspoken.libsyn.com/ or wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also follow the podcast on our Facebook page […]

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The Poetry Programme

Presenter Olivia O’Leary explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry in the Poetry Programme on Sundays on RTÉ Radio One at 7:30 pm. The programme is broadcast on Sunday at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1 and the start date for the autumn 2020 series will be confirmed shortly. Listen back to […]