Library Podcast

Welcome to dlr Libraries Podcast page, a new service from DLR Libraries. If you missed some of our events over the past few months you can now get a chance to hear them as they happened thanks to our new podcasting page.

Here you can browse the complete collection of podcasts in the series. Each one may be played on the page, or downloaded and saved. You can also use iTunes for automatic downloading and syncing to an iPod, or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Our Podcast

Poetry Day Ireland reading - Language as gestation: a female power
02 May 2019

Peggy O’Brien, whose collection, Tongues, is a poetic reimagining of the medieval Abelard and Heloise love story, in conversation with Deirdre Sullivan, author of Tangleweed and brine, a collection of reimagined fairy tales, moderated by Siobhán Parkinson, novelist and publisher with Little Island Books.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon on Thursday 02 May 2019

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Hugo Hamilton in conversation with Niall MacMonagle
02 May 2019

“The palm trees give the street a holiday atmosphere. There must be something in the soil they like. They have straight leaves that get a bit ragged, with split ends. At night you hear them rattling in the wind”. The narrator of Dublin palms has returned to Dublin to set up home with his partner Helen and their two children. Hugo Hamilton’s spectacular new novel is a powerful story of fragmentation and belonging, of emigrants and strangers and people returning.

Recorded at Studio Theatre, dlr Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire, Thurs 2 May 2019.

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Censorship in Ireland from "The country girls" to "100 muses"
29 April 2019

Declan Kiberd and photographer Dragana Jurišić engage in a fascinating discussion about the censorship of the 1960s and the algorithmic censorship of social media today. Chaired by Nell Regan.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon Studio on Monday 29 April 2019.

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"The country girls": the book, the author and society
18 April 2019

Catriona Crowe of the Royal Irish Academy and Paula Shields of RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena hold a wide-ranging conversation about Edna O’Brien, her The country girls trilogy and the 1960s society that reacted to the book.

Recorded at the Studio Theatre, dlr Lexicon on Thurs, 18 April 2019.

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From convent cloister to "The country girls": the Irish nun in history and literature
17 April 2019

Convent life gave opportunities to Irish women to get a good education, avoid ‘compulsory’ marriage and indeed the chance for ‘worldly’ adventures and travel. Find out more with Professor Deirdre Raftery, author of Nano Nagle; the life and the legacy and Professor of Poetry, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin during an evening of talk and readings introduced by Nell Regan.

Recorded at the Studio Theatre, dlr Lexicon on Wed, 17 April 2019.

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