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For the last eleven years Dublin City Public Libraries has been producing high quality podcasts based on public talks, interviews and lectures with a range of local, national and international speakers. Topics typically include Irish and international history, culture in the broadest sense and literature. Speakers range from local historians, through bestselling authors and international regarded academics to international prize-winning writers.

For the last eleven years Dublin City Public Libraries has been producing high quality podcasts based on public talks, interviews and lectures with a range of local, national and international speakers. Topics typically include Irish and international history, culture in the broadest sense and literature. Speakers range from local historians, through bestselling authors and international regarded academics to international prize-winning writers.
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For the last eleven years Dublin City Public Libraries has been producing high quality podcasts based on public talks, interviews and lectures with a range of local, national and international speakers. Topics typically include Irish and international history, culture in the broadest sense and literature. Speakers range from local historians, through bestselling authors and international regarded academics to international prize-winning writers.

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Episodes

The Darker Side of Children's Literature

11/28/2016
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Timothy Young of Yale University discusses the darker side of children's literature. Recorded in front of a live audience at Dublin City Library & Archive on 28 September 2015. Coinciding with the launch of a new database of children's books (https://nccb.tcd.ie/) and accompanying exhibition, Timothy Young (Yale University) delivered a lecture at Dublin City Library & Archive on 28th September entitled 'Happy Deaths and Urban Dangers: The Darker Side of Children's Literature'. Timothy Young...

Duration:00:48:28

Christine Broe reading from her new collection 'Lifting Light: Poems and artwork'

11/28/2016
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Poet Christine Broe reads from her collection 'Lifting Light: Poems and Artwork' in front of a live audience in Pearse Street Library on 14 October 2015. Born and still living in Dublin, Christine has worked as an art teacher, arts facilitator, and art therapist while looking after a family of seven. She has been writing poetry since the 1990s, winning the inaugural Brendan Kennelly Award in 2001. Christine gained international recognition when she was awarded the Premio Cittá di Olbia...

Duration:00:32:16

Ronan Brown reading his poetry

11/28/2016
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Poet Ronan Brown reads from his collection in front of a live audience in Pearse Street Library on 19 August 2015 as part of the Libraries' 'Speaking Words' Series. Ronan Brown was born in Manchester and grew up in Dalkey in the 50s and 60s. He worked as a chartered surveyor but has been writing poetry since the 1970s. Browne was a former member of 'Chapter and Verse', the writers' group which met in the Killiney Court Hotel. His work has been published in anthologies.

Duration:00:14:40

Rosemarie Rowley reads from her poetry collection Girls of the Globe

11/25/2016
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Poet Rosemarie Rowley reads from her poetry in front of a live audience in Pearse Street Library on 17 June 2015. Rosemarie Rowley has been writing for four decades, often in formal verse, and often about women and their experiences. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, she has worked abroad and presented papers at conferences worldwide. Her poetry collections include 'The Broken Pledge' (1985), 'The Sea of Affliction', 'Flight into Reality' , 'Hot Cinquefoil Star' and 'In Memory of Her'...

Duration:00:31:26

How to use social media in a safe and fun way

11/25/2016
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Tony Riley shares practical tips on safe Internet browsing and on how to control what information you share via social media. Recorded in front of a live audience in Pearse Street Library on 13 June 2015. Are you keen to get started on social media? Would you like to learn to tweet, comment on YouTube, share your photos and maintain your privacy on facebook? Are you looking for tips on how to protect your children online? Then this information session with teacher Tony Riley on 'how to use...

Duration:01:29:29

Poetry reading by Ross Donlon

11/25/2016
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Australian poet Ross Donlon reads from his collection in Pearse Street Library on 13 May 2015 as part of the Libraries' 'Speaking Words' Series. Ross Donlon lives in Castlemaine in Australia. His poems have been widely published in Australia and Ireland. The Blue Dressing Gown was published in 2011 by Profile Poetry. Tightrope Horizon (Five Islands Press) was published in 2003. Shh and Other Love Poems and My Ship were published by Mark Time Books in 2009. Shh has been anthologised in Poems...

Duration:00:21:46

Poetry Reading at Pearse Street Library

11/25/2016
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The life of 19th century mathematician and poet William Rowan Hamilton told through a sequence of sonnets by poet Iggy McGovern and friends Paula Murphy and Noel Duffy. Recorded in front of a live audience in Pearse Street Library on 26 February 2015, as part of the 'Mind Yourself' Programme.

Duration:00:50:28

Ireland's Harp: shaping a nation's identity

11/25/2016
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Mary Louise O’Donnell traces the history and evolution of Ireland's treasured national emblem, the harp and examines its glorious musical tradition. Includes harp recital. Recorded in front of a live audience in the Central Library, on 12 March 2015. The image of the harp – symbolic of the political and cultural landscape of Ireland for centuries – evokes strong sentiments in the collective Irish imagination. This iconic instrument became the emblem on Irish coinage in the sixteenth century....

Duration:00:56:48

Dublin as a Global City: through time and space

11/24/2016
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In 'Dublin as a global city: through time and space', Kevin Whelan looks at the evolution of Dublin from humble origins to global city of today. The 18th Annual Sir John T. Gilbert Lecture, was recorded in front of a live audience at Dublin City Library and Archive on 22 January, 2015.

Duration:01:24:05

Here Comes Everybody! Celebrating 75 years of Finnegans Wake

11/24/2016
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To mark the 75th anniversary of the publication of Finnegans Wake, Sinead Murphy and Darina Gallagher perform 'Here's Comes Everybody!', a musical journey through Finnegans Wake. Recorded in front of a live audience in Drumcondra Library on 22 May, 2014. This performance explores the musical pulse at the heart of Finnegans Wake. The irreverence and subversion of Joyce's comic masterpiece is evoked through parlour song, music hall, nursery rhyme, folk song, street ballads, sea shanties,...

Duration:00:53:01

Dublin: A City Made of Stories?

11/24/2016
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What do we think of when we think of Dublin? How has the history and physical shape of the city influenced its poems, songs and stories? How do poems, songs, stories, history and the built environment create our sense of Dublin as a city? Join Garrett Fagan and panellists Nessa O'Mahony, Ellen Rowley, Kelly Fitzgerald and Niamh Puirséil for a lively discussion on what makes Dublin the city that it is. Recorded in front of a live audience at the National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street on...

Duration:01:17:58

Queen Gormlaith, Brian Boru and The Northmen of Dublin

11/24/2016
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Dr Howard Clarke, Emeritus Professor, Department of Medieval History, UCD, re-examines the reputation of Queen Gormlaith and Brian Boru while looking at the rules of marriage, and the bewilderingly complicated nature of the relationships between some of the key players in the battle of Clontarf. Recorded in front of a live audience on 8 April 2014 as part of the Dublin City Hall lecture series.

Duration:00:31:39

That Field of Glory: Historical and Antiquarian Perspectives on The Battle of Clontarf

11/24/2016
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Dr Colm Lennon, Emeritus Professor, Department of History, NUI Maynooth explores how the legend of Brian Boru and the battle of Clontarf have been adopted as a means of advancing different ideologies throughout Irish history, and how modern scholarly research is helping separate fact from myth. Recorded in front of a live audience on 1 April 2014, as part of the Dublin City Hall lecture series.

Duration:00:37:12

Our Literary Heritage: A sense of place

11/23/2016
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Rathmines can boast a rich literary heritage having played host to many leading literary figures including James Joyce, William Carleton, George Russell and Paul Durcan. "A Sense of Place", a literary evening held at Rathmines Library, honoured the rich literary life of the area. Local writers Evelyn Conlon, Adrian Kenny, Siobhán Parkinson and Fintan Vallely read selected pieces of their work and discussed the locality and how it may have influenced their writing. The evening was chaired by...

Duration:01:07:52

James Connolly reading 'A day in the life of Jimmy Joyce'

11/23/2016
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James Connolly of Kevin Street Library Creative Writing Group reads one of his short stories in Greenside House, Cuffe Street, in the spring of 2014. Sound effects by David McKeever. Dublin is a city that is famed for its poets, writers and storytellers - it is a city of literature after all. In Dublin City Public Libraries members of writers' groups meet informally to talk about their writings, improve their skills, and to offer encouragement to one another, facilitated by Orla Ní hAonigh....

Duration:00:05:49

Kathleen Clifford reading The Boogie Man

11/23/2016
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Kathleen Clifford of Kevin Street Library Creative Writing Group reads one of her short stories. Recorded in Greenside House, Cuffe Street, in spring 2014.Sound effects by David McKeever. Dublin is a city that is famed for its poets, writers and storytellers - it is a city of literature after all. In Dublin City Public Libraries members of writers' groups meet informally to talk about their writings, improve their skills, and to offer encouragement to one another, facilitated by Orla Ní...

Duration:00:07:13

Joe Donnellan reading 'Match Day: All Ireland Football Final 2013'

11/23/2016
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Joe Donnellan of Kevin Street Library Creative Writing Group reads his piece about match day All Ireland 2013. Recorded in Greenside House, Cuffe Street, in spring 2014. Sound effects by David McKeever. Dublin is a city that is famed for its poets, writers and storytellers - it is a city of literature after all. In Dublin City Public Libraries members of writers' groups meet informally to talk about their writings, improve their skills, and to offer encouragement to one another, facilitated...

Duration:00:04:34

Francis Lawlor reading 'The Budget'

11/23/2016
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Francis Lawlor of Kevin Street Library Creative Writing Group reads one of his short stories. Recorded in Greenside House, Cuffe Street, in spring 2014. Sound effects by David McKeever. Dublin is a city that is famed for its poets, writers and storytellers - it is a city of literature after all. In Dublin City Public Libraries members of writers' groups meet informally to talk about their writings, improve their skills, and to offer encouragement to one another, facilitated by Orla Ní...

Duration:00:02:43

Brian Cushen reading 'The Chat Show Host'

11/23/2016
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Brian Cushen of Kevin Street Library Creative Writing Group reads one of his short stories. Recorded in Greenside House, Cuffe Street, in spring 2014. Sound effects by David McKeever. Dublin is a city that is famed for its poets, writers and storytellers - it is a city of literature after all. In Dublin City Public Libraries members of writers' groups meet informally to talk about their writings, improve their skills, and to offer encouragement to one another, facilitated by Orla Ní hAonigh....

Duration:00:03:08

Daniel Lloyd reading 'The Mummy's Curse'

11/23/2016
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Daniel Lloyd of Cabra Library Creative Writers' Group reads from one of his short stories. Recorded in Cabra Library in spring 2014. Dublin is a city that is famed for its poets, writers and storytellers - it is a city of literature after all. In Dublin City Public Libraries members of writers' groups meet informally to talk about their writings, improve their skills, and to offer encouragement to one another, facilitated by Orla Ní hAonigh. Listen to some short stories and poems written by...

Duration:00:11:08