Remembered Words

Remembered Words is a series of short features on forgotten or neglected writers. All the writers featured are Irish or have strong Irish connections.

Biographer Fiona Brennan talks about the life and work of Kerry playwright George Fitzmaurice.

Juanita Casey looks back on her writing and her eventful life.

Vincent Woods talks about Frank MacNamara, also known as Frank the Poet, who was transported to Australia in 1832.

Ivy Bannister tells us about the intrepid traveller, travel writer and novelist Beatrice Grimshaw.

Rodolfo Walsh, descendant of Irish emigrants and author of the Short Story of the Century in Argentina, is recalled by his biographer, Michael McCaughan.

Cathy Leeney of UCD remembers playwright Teresa Deevy who, despite becoming deaf at the age of 20, went on to become a prolific playwright for both stage and radio.

These features were made with the support of the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland and were first broadcast on RTÉ lyric fm in 2007/08. The features are between 12 and 15 minutes in duration.