This July, Dublin Book Festival presents Departures, a special, three-part summer series of conversation and music, presented by Manchán Magan and filmed amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. Watch the second episode above.
Manchán Magan travels to Westport, Co. Mayo to speak with novelist Mike McCormack and poet Alice Kinsella.
On the shores of Clew Bay, Mike and Alice discuss the power and resonant beauty of the Irish landscape in their art as actor Paul O'Brien reads some of their works inspired by the scenery.
There will be musical interludes throughout from Town Hall Theatre in Westport from Cormac MacDiarmada of RTE Folk Award and Choice Music Prizing winning band Lankum and Ruth Clinton of Landless as they combine forces to perform their own songs from the landscape.