Mountain to Sea Podcast

Welcome to Mountains to Sea Podcast page. If you missed some of our events this year you can now get a chance to hear them as they happened.

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

Eavan Boland with Siobhán Campbell
06 September 2013

One of Ireland’s foremost poets, Eavan Boland talks candidly to fellow poet Siobhán Campbell. A pioneering figure in Irish poetry, Boland’s previous works include The Journey and Other Poems, The Lost Land and Code. She currently divides her time between Dublin and California where she is Mabury Knapp Professor in Humanities at Stanford University. This podcast was recorded in the Pavilion Theatre on Friday September 6th 2013

Charlie Higson
06 September 2013

The inimitable Charlie Higson reveals all about the writing of his new book The Fallen and the experience of writing fiction for teenagers. Charlie Higson has had a hugely successful and varied career and of course is best known for his TV comedy series The Fast Show but he has been writing stories since he was 10 years old. He traces his development as a writer in this entertaining talk punctuated by his trademark wit. This podcast was recorded in the Pavilion Theatre on Friday September 6th 2013

Ronan Fanning
05 September 2013

Ronan Fanning, author and Professor Emeritus of Modern History at University College Dublin, discusses his latest book - Fatal path - British Government and Irish Revolution 1910 - 1922. It is a magisterial narrative of the most turbulent decade in Anglo-Irish history; a troubled period when violence and the threat of violence trumped democratic politics. Chaired by Michael Laffan, also Professor Emeritus at UCD. This podcast was recorded in The Maritime Museum, Dún Laoghaire on Wednesday 5th September 2013

Eleanor Catton and Téa Obreht
04 September 2013

This event celebrates two of the most acclaimed young voices writing today. Eleanor Catton’s second novel The Luminaries has won the 2013 Man Booker prize and she is the youngest ever winner of this prestigious prize. The Luminaries is a murder mystery in the Victorian tradition and is a novel full of narrative, linguistic and psychological pleasures. Téa Obreht won the Orange Prize in 2011 for her bewitching debut The Tiger’s Wife. Chaired by Mary Corcoran This podcast was recorded in the Pavilion Theatre on Wednesday September 4th 2013

Margaret Atwood
03 September 2013

Margaret Atwood is among the most honoured authors of fiction writing today and has recently published her latest novel, MaddAddam, the final book in her trilogy following Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood. MaddAdam is a lyrical and challenging satire on humanity amid global catastrophe. Enjoy a wide ranging and erudite conversation which perfectly showcases Atwood’s breadth of knowledge and warm sense of humour. Chaired by Caitriona Crowe This podcast was recorded in the Pavilion Theatre on Tuesday September 3rd 2013