Special features

Monday 22nd June

The role of the Ireland Chair of Poetry

Paula Meehan, Michael Longley and Harry Clifton explain what the role involves when you are appointed Ireland Chair of Poetry Official website:  http://irelandchairofpoetry.org/ 

Friday 12th June

Celebrating 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats

special programme celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats, reflecting on the poet’s life and legacy with the current Irish Chair of Poetry Paula Meehan and poets ...

Monday 27th April

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show; today is a special programme recorded in front of a live audience at the Manion House, Dublin. A discussion of the language in this ...

Friday 24th April

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show, today live from the Town Hall Theatre Galway as part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Guests include writers Joseph O'Neill, Jon McGregor ...

Thursday 23rd April

"The Dirty Dust (Cré na Cille)" by Máirtín Ó Cadhain, translated by Alan Titley

Alan Titley talks about his latest book “The Dirty Dust (Cré na Cille)”, an English translation of the Irish-language novel by Máirtín Ó Cadhain (published by Yale University Press)

Ultan Conlon, singer/songwriter

Chat with singer/songwriter Ultan Conlon about his latest album “Songs Of Love So Cruel” Official website:  www.ultanconlon.com  (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show, today live from the Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway

"The Best Of It: New & Selected Poems" by Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan chats about her approach to writing poetry, the latest collection of her work is “The Best Of It: New & Selected Poems” (published by Grove Press)

Friday 17th April

"Twin Peaks", past...and future?

Tony Tracy looks back 25 years at what made the tv series “Twin Peaks” such a phenomenon and wonders if the new updated version will happen

Friday 10th April

Daredevil on Netflix

Dave Hendrick reports on latest Marvel character to hit television screens - Daredevil, exclusively on Netflix

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