Tuesday 26th July

"The Seasons of Cullen Church" by Bernard O'Donoghue

Bernard O’Donoghue talks about the themes that inspired the poems in his latest collection “The Seasons of Cullen Church” (published by Faber & Faber)

"The Casement Sonata" by Gavin Friday

Gavin Friday explains "The Casement Sonata", a sonic installation he created in collaboration with poet James McCabe to pay homage to Roger Casement; it runs at the Hugh Lane Gallery this ...

Monday 25th July

Review: “I Went To The Woods: The Artist As Wanderer” at the Glucksman Gallery

Cristín Leach Hughes reviews the current exhibition at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery in Cork – the group exhibition “I Went To The Woods: The Artist As Wanderer” Full details:   www.glucksman.org ...

Friday 22nd July

“Hubie Is Wearing His Uniform” by Kate Dempsey

Kate Dempsey of The Poetry Divas reads “Hubie Is Wearing His Uniform” from her debut collection “The Space Between” (published by Doire Press)

Monday 18th July

"Upside-Down Pig" by Paul Timoney

Poet and story-teller Paul Timoney with a fantastical story called ‘Upside-Down Pig’ Official website:   www.paultimoney.com  Liberties Festival:   www.libertiesfestival.ie 

Wednesday 13th July

Dermot Bolger remembers Irish war poet Thomas MacGreevy

Poet and writer-in-residence at the National Museum of Ireland Dermot Bolger recalls one of Ireland’s less-remembered World War 1 poets Thomas MacGreevy and he reads his poem “De Civitate Hominem”

Tuesday 12th July

"One Hundred Years and Four Quarters" by Hughie O'Donoghue

Hughie O’Donoghue gives a guided tour of his exhibition “One Hundred Years and Four Quarters” which is the main visual art exhibition at this year’s Galway International Arts Festival Full details: ...

"E.gress", a film about dementia by Marie Brett

Marie Brett talks about examining the twilight world of dementia in her film/art piece “E.gress” which ends its nationwide tour at IMMA this Thursday Full details:   www.mariebrett.ie/egress  

Friday 8th July

Learning poems by rote

At the Hay Festival in Wales this year Salman Rushdie said that learning poetry off by heart is a lost art, so Lorcan Clancy wanted to find out what poems people remember ...

Thursday 7th July

“Falling In Love With Broken Things” by Alvy Carragher

Alvy Carragher chats about her debut collection “Falling In Love With Broken Things”, a reflection on the lives of women from childhood into adulthood (published by Salmon Poetry)



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