Aoibhinn & Company with Maeve Lewis and Prof Margaret Kelleher
Aoibhinn interviews firm friends, Executive Director of One in Four, Maeve Lewis and Professor Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at UCD.
They recall meeting about twenty years ago when Margaret needed a home in Dublin on her return from Boston and Maeve needed someone to share her home. They became firm friends. They reflect on how their shared values, interest in family and feminism and their lives without partners or children have bonded the friendship.
Maeve discusses some of the issues facing her through her involvement with the organisation One in Four. She also talks about the challenges of working abroad in post conflict situations, training people to deal with sexual violence.
Margaret talks about the enduring value of the humanities and of how students across the world respond to the themes treated in Anglo Irish literature as they explore issues relating to rapid social change.
Both women have travelled together and talk about the importance of their enduring friendship. They talk about coming to terms with not having had children and living fulfilling lives.
They chose Joni Mitchell, Yellow Taxi; Luke Kelly, The Ballad of Joe Hill; The Girl from Ipanema and Seamus O Beaglaoich singing Beir Mo Dhuracht