Our Poem of the Week, presented in association with the Poetry Programme, is The High Pyrenees by Kerry Hardie, from her collection The Silence Came Close (The Gallery Press, 2006).

This Poetry Programme video, funded by RTÉ Radio 1 and the Office of Public Works, and made in association with Poetry Ireland, of Kerry reading her poem, was filmed in Emo Court, Co Laois, a heritage site managed by the OPW.

During the summer, Kerry Hardie, along with fellow poet Pat Boran and uilleann piper David Power, joined Olivia O’Leary for a live Heart of Summer event at Emo Court, one of a series of three events produced by Poetry Ireland in association with the OPW.

A recording of the evening’s live performance will be broadcast in the first Poetry Programme of the new, autumn series on Sunday 16th September at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1 - more details here.