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.

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Some Light in Darkness - Monday Morning Music with Tim Thurston 22 Nov 2021
22 November 2021

22 November 2021

We are thrilled to bring you a series of four of Tim’s very special Monday Morning Music sessions. He will introduce music which he has enjoyed during Lockdown – and some Christmas music too. These sessions took place in the Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon. If you would like further suggestions by Tim, see last year’s Darkness to Light booklet featuring Tim’s recommendations:

dlr Libraries are enormously grateful for the many CD donations Tim Thurston has given to dlr LexIcon for all to borrow and enjoy.

Uploaded at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire on Thursday 2 December 2021.

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1. Hildegard of Bingen. Ave Generosa. Gothic Voices – Margaret Philpot. Hyperion CDA20039.
2. Carlo Gesualdo. Tanta Opera Bona, Tenebrae Factae Sunt. Taverner Consort – Andrew Parrott. Sony SK62977.
3. John Dowland. Come Again, Sweet Love. Grace Davidson – Soprano. Signum SIGCD553.
4. Heinrich Biber. Dies Irae from Requiem in F Minor. Vox Luminis – Lionel Meunier. Alpha 665.
5. Johann Sebastian Bach. Motet – Lobet Den Herrn, Alle Heiden – BWV230. Vocal Consort Berlin – Marcus Creed. Harmonia Mundi HMC902079.
6. Franz Schubert. From Octet, D803. Atlantis Ensemble. Virgin VC791120.
7. Olivier Messiaen. O Sacrum Convivium. Ocalsoloisten Kammerchor Stuttgart – Frieder Bernius. Carus 83523.
8. Russian Orthodox. The Song of the Magi. Moscow Chamber Choir. Warner 4509-96627-2. DVD

If anyone has any questions or comments, Tim will be delighted to respond from
A Gloria listener has persuaded RTÉ to make available many of past Gloria programmes. They may be found at

The President’s Letters: An Unexpected History of Ireland. Launch event with author Flor MacCarthy and guest speaker, Mary Robinson
18 November 2021

With over 400 letters, memos, cards, telegrams, drawings, notes and photographs, The Presidents’ Letters reveals a personal and unexpected story of Ireland since the inauguration of our first president, Douglas Hyde. Most of these have never been published before and a handful have never been seen by the public. Meticulously researched and handpicked for this unique book, these correspondences bring to life our presidents, Áras an Uachtaráin and all those who have passed through its doors.

This podcast from the launch event at dlr LexIcon on 30 October 2021 features Publisher and Managing Director of New Island Books, Edwin Higel, Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, author, political presenter and journalist Flor MacCarthy and Aoife K. Walsh, MC and Commissioning Editor at New Island Books. The podcast finishes with a beautiful rendition of Mná na hÉireann by Niamh Ní Charra - musician, composer, singer and archivist!

Uploaded at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire on Wednesday 17 November 2021.

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Cómic 20. 20 Years of Comics at Injuve
18 November 2021

Cómic 20 shows 40 works by 20 Spanish artists (1998-2018) and each artist is represented by two pieces of art, of which one is an early work and the other a more recent one. The artists have been selected from the Injuve Comic Award, open to artists below the age of thirty. This interview between the Curator of Cómic 20, Gerardo Vilches and Dr Michael Connerty, Lecturer in Film, Animation and Visual Culture at IADT took place at the launch of the exhibition on 9 November 2021 at dlr LexIcon. The exhibition was on display between 9 November 2021 - 7 January 2022. Further details can be found at

Uploaded at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire on Wednesday 17 November 2021.

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Need to Read: Best LGBTQIA+ books for Young Adults (with Mila from dlr Libraries)
26 June 2021

The wonderful Mila from dlr Libraries shares her favourite #LGBTQIA books for Young Adults.

Books reviewed or mentioned include:

Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating - Adiba Jaigirdar
The Falling in Love Montage - Ciara Smyth
Queen of Coin and Whispers - Helen Corcoran
All the Bad Apples - Moira Fowley-Doyle
Perfectly Preventable Deaths - Deirdre Sullivan
The Space Between - Meg Grehan

Let's Talk About Love - Claire Kann
The Black Flamingo - Dean Atta
Giant Days series - John Allison
The Prince and the Dressmaker - Jen Wang
Keep This to Yourself - Tom Ryan
Clap When You Land - Elizabeth Acevedo
Cinderella Is Dead - Kalynn Bayron
Dread Nation - Justina Ireland
Heartstopper - Alice Oseman
Wayward Children series - Seanan Mcguire
Full Disclosure - Camryn Garrett
Felix Ever After - Kacen Callender

#loveislove #YoungAdultFiction #readwithpride #DublinPride2021

Need to Read: Normal Women: Contemporary Irish Women Writers (with writer Eva Kenny)
16 April 2021

Writer Eva Kenny discusses contemporary Irish women writers and the themes that occupy them.

Books in focus: Niamh Campbell’s This Happy, Naoise Dolan’s Exciting Times, Emma Dabiri’s Don’t Touch my Hair, Sinéad Gleeson’s Constellations, Emilie Pine’s Notes to Self and Sally Rooney’s Normal People.

Eva is a writer based in Dublin. She holds a doctorate in comparative literature from Princeton University and is at work on a debut collection of stories and essays