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 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. Click here to listen via our dlr soundcloud page.

Our Podcast

Arlen House Book Launch 8th April
08 April 2022

Recording from Friday 8 April; a bumper book launch celebrating the release of 5 new exciting titles from Arlen House.

It is a celebration of over 150 years of women’s writing, featuring important titles of classic literature that will now be made available to a new generation.

We heard from Caitríona Clear (on Kate O’Brien and Annie Smithson), Catherine Dunne (A Name for Himself), Marian Thérèse Keyes (on Anna Maria Hall), Lia Mills (Another Alice) and Arlen House publisher Alan Hayes.

Peter Pearson at the LexIcon, 23rd March 22
23 March 2022

Recording of the talk Peter Pearson gave in the Studio, dlr LexIcon on the 23rd of March 2022.

Peter Pearson is well-known as a passionate advocate for the conservation of Ireland's architectural heritage and also as a historian and highly regarded painter. He is the author of numerous publications including Dún Laoghaire/Kingstown and Between the Mountains and the Sea. His new book The Granite Coast (O'Brien Press) will be published later in 2022. This exhibition is a celebration of his wide-ranging work.

International Women's Day 2022- Desert Island Reads with Ola Majekodunmi and Jessica Traynor
08 March 2022

dlr Libraries were delighted to welcome Ola Majekodunmi and Jessica Traynor for a discussion on books, poems and music that inspire them.

Please note that the discussion contains adult themes.


Ulysses 100: Tales from the Tower
11 February 2022

Ulysses 100

Thanks to the Friends of Joyce Tower, we can listen back to their talk at dlr LexIcon as part of the celebrations for Ulysses 100. Taking part are Seamus Cannon, Vivien Igoe, Robert Nicholson and Eoin O'Quirke, chatting about memories and highlights of their time curating the Joyce Tower for the last 60 years. The talk was held on 1 February 2022.

Tim Thurston: Some Light in Darkness
16 December 2021

Some Light in Darkness

13 December 2021

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We are thrilled to bring you a series of four of Tim’s very special Monday Morning Music sessions. He will introduce music which he has enjoyed during Lockdown – and some Christmas music too. These sessions took place in the Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon. If you would like further suggestions by Tim, see last year’s Darkness to Light booklet featuring Tim’s recommendations:

dlr Libraries are enormously grateful for the many CD donations Tim Thurston has given to dlr LexIcon for all to borrow and enjoy.

Uploaded at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire on Thursday 16 December 2021.

Listen back on Soundcloud:

Anon. Puer Natus Est. Theatre of Voices – Paul Hillier. Harmonia Mundi HMU807565.

John Sheppard. Verbum Caro. Stile Antico. Harmonia Mundi HMU807517.

Giovanni Gabrieli. Quem Vidistis Pastores. Gabrieli Consort and Players – Paul McCreesh. DARCHIV 471333=2.

Johann Sebastian Bach. Jauchzet – from Christmas Oratorio. Hanover Boys Choir – Jorg Breiding. Rondeau ROP5003 DVD.

Francis Poulenc. 4 Motets Pour Le Temps de Noel. Rias Kammerchor – Hans-Christoph Rademann. Harmonia Mundi HMC902170.

Anon - Trad. In Dulci Jubilo, Coventry Carol, Gaudete. The Gesualdo Six – Owain Park. Signum Hyperion CDA68299.

Harold Darke, Elizabeth Poston. In the Bleak Midwinter, Jesus Christ the Apple Tree. Merton College, Oxford – Benjamin Nicholas. Delphian DCD34192.

If anyone has any questions or comments, Tim will be delighted to respond from 

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