To coincide with the Dalkey Book Festival, RTÉ Archives takes a look back to 1975 with playwright, author and Dalkey man, Hugh Leonard (1926-2009).

In this clip Leonard talks about the skill of writing and the truth.

This clip is taken from the programme 'My Own Place: Hugh Leonard's Dalkey', originally broadcast on 24 September 1975.

The Dalkey Book Festival takes place from the 14th to the 16th of June in various locations around Dalkey, Co. Dublin.

'My Own Place' was a series of programmes in which a well known personality took an affectionate look at the place where they grew up or some place which has influenced them in a significant way.
In this episode, Hugh Leonard visits Dalkey.