The story of the visit to Ireland of Sylvia Plath in September 1962 and her admiration of her literary hero, William Butler Yeats. Forthcoming on RTÉ lyric fm in 2023.
Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan meets some of the new voices in the world of Irish poetry as they explore their relationships with Ireland and with the country of their heritage. Forthcoming on RTÉ lyric fm in 2023.
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. Forthcoming on RTÉ lyric fm in 2023.
Jessica Traynor writes a history in poetry of Banagher in County Offaly. Forthcoming on RTÉ lyric fm in 2023.
Olivia O’Leary and poet Paddy Bushe follow the route of a lost walk in Kerry, as described in her poem ‘Darrynane in 1832’ by Ellen Fitz-Simon, daughter of Daniel O’Connell. Forthcoming on RTÉ lyric fm in January 2023.
First broadcast: Sunday 5th June 2022 at 6pm on RTÉ lyric fm Listen back here or download as a Lyric Feature podcast. Gerald Dawe explores the social and cultural history of Dun Laoghaire, where he has lived for over 30 years, in poetry and conversation. Gerald Dawe first moved to Dun Laoghaire in 1989 and […]
First broadcast on RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 29th May 2022 at 6pm. Listen back here or download as a Lyric Feature podcast. Poet, sailor and RNLI lifeboat volunteer Eleanor Hooker explores her relationship with Lough Derg in poetry and in conversation with friends and neighbours. The poet Eleanor Hooker lives on the shores of Lough […]
First broadcast on RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 22nd May 2022 at 6pm Listen back here or download as a Lyric Feature podcast. Poet Seán Lysaght explores the Wild Nephin area of north Mayo. Limerick-born poet Seán Lysaght has lived for many years in Mayo. In this programme, he explores the landscape, nature and history of […]
First broadcast: Sunday 6th February 2022, 6 pm, RTÉ lyric fm Finalist in the New York Festivals Radio Awards 2022 in the Biography/Profiles documentary category. Search for ‘Lyric Feature’ podcast or listen back here: https://www.rte.ie/radio/lyricfm/clips/22059544/ Sara Lodge retraces the Irish journeys of writer, artist and composer Edward Lear, best known as the author of The […]
Oskar Cox-Jensen tells the story of five songs from the past three centuries which have travelled across borders to and from Ireland, Europe and across the world. First broadcast as a Lyric Feature on RTÉ lyric fm on Sunday 7th November 2021. Presented by Oskar Cox-Jensen, this programme tells the story of five songs from […]