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

From convent cloister to "The country girls": the Irish nun in history and literature
17 April 2019

Convent life gave opportunities to Irish women to get a good education, avoid ‘compulsory’ marriage and indeed the chance for ‘worldly’ adventures and travel. Find out more with Professor Deirdre Raftery, author of Nano Nagle; the life and the legacy and Professor of Poetry, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin during an evening of talk and readings introduced by Nell Regan.

Recorded at the Studio Theatre, dlr Lexicon on Wed, 17 April 2019.

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Women's magazines and "problem pages" of the 1950s and 60s
15 April 2019

What were women reading for relaxation and entertainment during the 1950s and 60s? Find out more with Dr Caitríona Clear in this intriguing talk about women’s magazines of the period. Caitríona is the author of Women’s Voices in Ireland: women’s magazines in the 1950s and 60s and has written extensively on women and rural Ireland, household work and homemakers during the decades following independence.

Recorded at the Studio Theatre, dlr Lexicon on Mon 15, April 2019.

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F. M. O'Flanagan: recorder of Dalkey
09 April 2019

David Gunning, Archivist in Residence at dlr LexIcon launches the exhibition he has curated which features material relating to F.M. O’Flanagan, Dalkey resident, activist and founding member of many local clubs and associations. The exhibition contains a selection of documents and publications relating to The Vico Road Association and the Dalkey Development Association plus a special feature on the King of Dalkey!

Recorded at dlr Lexicon on Tuesday, April 9th 2019.

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First Dáil Centenary talk with Michael Doran
22 January 2019

Michael Doran gives a talk on the centenary of the First Dáil which was held on January 21st 1919 in the Mansion House. The first President of Dáil Éireann was Cathal Brugha.
Michael regularly lectures in dlr LexIcon as part of the UCD Adult Education History Programmes.

Recorded at dlr Lexicon Studio on Tuesday, January 22nd 2019.

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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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