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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. Re-broadcast on Sunday 6th June 2021. Available as a Lyric Feature podcast on the usual platforms or to listen back to on the RTÉ website: https://www.rte.ie/radio/lyricfm/the-lyric-feature/programmes/2021/0606/1226371-the-lyric-feature-sunday-6-june-2021/ Pat Boran is an Irish poet, writer […]

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Words Lightly Spoken

Words Lightly Spoken is a podcast of poetry from Ireland. Broadcast weekly throughout 2019, 2020 and 2021. Look out for news of a new series starting in 2022. You can subscribe, and listen back to all previous episodes of the Words Lightly Spoken podcast, on: Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.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 […]

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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. Spring series 2022: Sunday 27 March to Sunday 29 May Listen back to previous programmes. The Poetry Programme: Poems in a Pandemic, broadcast on 1st June 2020, was a finalist in the […]