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 new 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. You can also use iTunes for automatic downloading and syncing to an iPod, or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Our Podcast

Light Keepers: An Exhibition by Geraldine O'Sullivan
12 March 2019

Light House Keepers is a collection of 25 artworks capturing the unique world of Irish lighthouses. In the recording, Gerald Butler, author of The Lightkeeper: a Memoir (2013) gives a talk beside Geraldine O'Sullivan's exhibition.

Recorded at the Lexicon Studio on Tuesday, November 20th 2018.

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100 Poems: A celebration of Seamus Heaney’s best-loved poems
29 November 2018

Before his death, Seamus Heaney had intended to assemble a personal selection of poems as an introduction for new readers. He never managed to do this himself but now the project has been completed by the Heaney family. To celebrate the publication of 100 Poems, an all-star cast including Marie Heaney, Paula Meehan, Colette Bryce, Simon Armitage, Mark Doty and John Kelly read selected Heaney poems, sure to be amongst your favourites. Music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire.

Recorded in the Pavilion Theatre on Thursday 29 November 2018

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Sarah Perry in conversation with Sinéad Gleeson
21 November 2018

Melmoth, Sarah Perry’s follow-up to her wildly-successful historical novel, The Essex Serpent, promises to be one of the most talked-about books of 2018. Helen Franklin is assailed with guilt for past misdeeds but her sheltered life is upended when a strange manuscript comes into her possession. Filled with testimonies from the darkest chapters of human history, it records sightings of a tall, silent woman in black - Melmoth, the loneliest being in the world. Everyone that Melmoth seeks out must make a choice: to live with what they’ve done, or be led into the darkness. As her past finally catches up with her, Helen too must choose which path to take.

Recorded at The Studio, dlr LexIcon, on 21 November 2018 as part of Library Voices

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Lighthouses: Hazel Gaynor in conversation with Sue Leonard
20 November 2018

Irish Times and New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor discusses her latest novel The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter with Sue Leonard, published by HarperCollins Autumn 2018.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon on Tuesday 20th November 2018.

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Julian Gough in conversation with Sarah Maria Griffin
03 October 2018

Press 1 for Dystopia, Press 2 for Utopia: Will technology lead us to heaven, or hell?

Recorded at dlr LexIcon on Wednesday 3 October 2018.

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