Special features

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)


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

Monday 6th April

Celebrating the 'Road To The Rising'

Celebrating Irish culture in 1915 in a two-hour special with musicians, poets, actors and writers celebrating this momentous period in Irish history Live music:  "Róisín Dubh" performed by RTÉ Concert Orchestra / ...

Wednesday 25th March

Dublin International Game Music Festival

Composer Eimear Noone, producer of the first Dublin International Game Music Festival at The Convention Centre Dublin, celebrating musical composition in video games Full details:  http://idigmusicfest.com 

Tuesday 17th March

St Patrick's Day special

A panel discuss what it means to be Irish and how we’ve expressed this through our art and culture; what are the words, the songs, the images, that speak to ...

Thursday 12th March

Terry Pratchett RIP

Professor Darryl Jones pays tribute to the fantasy writer Terry Pratchett who died today



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Presenter: Seán Rocks


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