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Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin reads Patrick Kavanagh
Patrick Kavanagh's poem read by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin


Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin reads Patrick Kavanagh
Patrick Kavanagh's poem read by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

The Inner Poet

Irish Poetry Reading Archive
Mark Roper talks about the voice that everyone has that instills doubt in the worst possible moments.

Back Up Quick They're Hippies

Words Lightly Spoken
Lani O'Hanlon recalls a hairy situation as her parents mistakenly pull into a hippy commune while on holiday in the South-West of England.


Words Lightly Spoken
Poet Erin Fornoff reflects on the plight of undocumented citizens.


Words Lightly Spoken
Ailbhe Darcy ruminates on motherhood, childrearing and a smothering plant beloved by some but hated by others.

To the Management

Words Lightly Spoken
Inspired by the 2,000-year-old Roman poet, Horace, John McAuliffe has found beauty in the mundanity of University administration.

Dorothy's Country

Words Lightly Spoken
Ruth Carr channels the meditations of Dorothy Wordsworth (William Wordsworth's only sister) as she roams the 19th Century English countryside.

While Bleeding

Words Lightly Spoken
What can an old coat tell us about womanhood? Doireann Ní Ghríofa reads her poem, speaking to the connection of women across time.

The Painter on His Bike

Words Lightly Spoken
How did one throw-away comment spark inspiration for Enda Wyley?

A Sonnet for Michael Viney

Words Lightly Spoken
Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast about poetry from Ireland, is a Rockfinch production, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

Our Lady of Cúm a' Chiste

Words Lightly Spoken
Inspired by his two-year-old grandson, Paddy Bushe recalls a bygone Ireland, full of prayer flags, ritual and Marian Year statues.

Old and Tough / As love

Moya Cannon reads her poem 'Pollen' in which she describes the powdery grain as 'old and tough / as love'.

Let No Love Poem Ever come to this Threshold

Eavan Boland's poem 'Quarantine' addresses the horrors of the Irish famine of the 1840s through the tragic story of a husband and wife, and their final hours.