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From Kingstown to Dun Laoghaire

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 […]

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Reflections on Lough Derg

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 […]

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Wild Nephin

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 […]

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The Limerick Man

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 […]

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Songs Beyond Borders

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 […]

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Sublimer Wishes

Sublimer Wishes explores the lives and poetry of Irish women from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries whose work, after years of neglect, is being re-discovered. Episode 1: Olivia Elder, Cathleen O’Neill, Madge Herron – first broadcast Sunday 28th November 2021 on RTÉ lyric fm Episode 2: Angela Greene, Dorothea Herbert, Florence Mary Wilson – […]

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Green White Enamel

Green White Enamel tells the story of the linguist, medical doctor and poet Ethna MacCarthy, who has, for too long, been relegated to a footnote in the story of Samuel Beckett. First broadcast: Sunday 5th September 2021, 6 pm, RTÉ lyric fm. Listen back on the RTÉ website: https://www.rte.ie/radio/lyricfm/clips/22001541/ Download as a Lyric Feature podcast: […]

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One Day / Lá dá Raibh

Equal parts radio play, poetry and music, One Day / Lá dá raibh combines words by Irish poet Louis de Paor with music by New York-based composer Dana Lyn. First broadcast in English and Irish on 14 March, 2021 on RTÉ lyric fm and in Irish on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta on 5 April 2021. […]

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The Inishlacken Project

First broadcast: Sunday 28 March 2021, 6 pm, in The Lyric Feature, RTÉ lyric fm. Re-broadcast Sunday 12 December 2021. Listen back to the programme on the RTÉ website: https://www.rte.ie/radio/lyricfm/the-lyric-feature/programmes/2021/0328/1206666-the-lyric-feature-sunday-28-march-2021/ Listen back to the programme as a Lyric Feature podcast: https://www.rte.ie/radio/podcasts/21931512-the-inishlacken-project-the-lyric-feature/ In 1951 the Belfast artist James MacIntyre spent a summer on the tiny island […]

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No Egos No Divas: New Poets in Irish

Despite the fact that Irish is an endangered language, poetry in Irish is experiencing a remarkable resurgence. In No Egos No Divas: New Poets in Irish, on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 28th July at 16:30, Louis de Paor meets young poets defying the odds. He meets Aifric Mac Aodha, co-editor of the bilingual anthology […]