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The Familiar

MoLI Christmas Ghost Story
In 2020, MoLI presented this recording of Sheridan Le Fanu’s story ‘The Familiar’ in the ...

Myth-Making Michael Collins

City of Books
Michael Collins is the the Irish Civil War's most famous casualty but there is a lot of “what-if-ery”about him, says Ireland’s best-known historian Diarmaid Ferriter, in conversation with host Martina Devlin.

Dublin You Are

Irish Poetry Reading Archive
Stephen James Smith looks at how Dublin is a city made up of many different elements.

The Fine Art of Reading

City of Books
Artist Robert Ballagh talks to Martina Devlin about why Samuel Beckett thought he kept him waiting for breakfast, and Mary Costello takes a tour of the Joyce Tower.

The Lyric Flow of Street

In this lecture, poet Micheal O'Siadhail, looks at how the poems in If Ever You Go express the varying emotions generated by the experience of Dublin.

Women Poets in the City

Dr Lucy Collins explores some poems by women published in the last one hundred years, from lesser-known figures such as Winifred Letts to contemporaries Eavan Boland and Paula Meehan.

Hold Open the Door: Paula Meehan

Hold Open the Door
In conversation with Kelly O'Brien and Margaret Kelleher, poet Paula Meehan reads a new poem and covers topics such as the value of creative workshops, cycles of poverty in north inner-city Dublin, and poetry as a means of protest.

David Hayden

Writer Presents
Fleeting memories of Dublin coalesce David Hayden's short story.