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 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. Click here to listen via our dlr soundcloud page.

Our Podcast

Louis de Bernières in conversation with Martina Devlin
24 October 2023

Louis de Bernières, internationally acclaimed author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, for an unforgettable evening of book chat, laughter and music.

Louis, whose latest novel is Light over Liskeard, will be in conversation with author Martina Devlin. It's a book which takes a penetrating but lighthearted look at what really matters in life.

Louis is also a talented musician, and will duet with guitarist Seán Whelan.

Creative Brainwaves Week 1 2023
19 October 2023

A five-part series of talks and workshops exploring how engaging in creative arts can improve your brain health. These talks, led by Karen Meenan, Global Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), will feature neuroscientists, researchers and especially creative artists who work to improve brain health.

This week featured site director of the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) Professor Brian Lawlor, writer, musician and performer Mike Hanrahan, and musician, composer and choral conductor Norah Constance Walsh.

This event took place on Wednesday 11 October at the Studio, dlr LexIcon.

Ulysses 101 dlr LexIcon 2nd February 2023
27 February 2023

Recording of an event which was held by the James Joyce Tower and Museum to celebrate James Joyce birthday and the 101st anniversay of the publication of Ulysses.

Professor Sam Slote shared a presentation titled "Ulysses at 101". This was followed by a recital from Morgan Cooke on James Joyce's piano, and then Karen Kelly read an extract from "Sirens".


WILD WOMEN - A St Brigid’s Day Celebration dlr LexIcon 31st January 2023
27 February 2023

Recording of an event held to celebrate St Brigid's day 2023 in dlr LexIcon library.

Learn about some of the unconventional and unruly women who followed in Brigid’s footsteps and broke the mould.

Meet the women today inspired by them – and her.

- Activist Ailbhe Smyth talks about Brigid/St Brigid – pagan goddess and Christian saint. She discusses this fearless, powerful woman who was healer, poet and warrior.

- Panel discussion chaired by broadcaster Flor MacCarthy featuring RTÉ’s Zainab Boladale, Senator Eileen Flynn, bestselling writer Sarah Webb and Irish Times columnist Justine McCarthy.

- Extract from Call Me Madame, a black comedy about Countess Markievicz by Martina Devlin, read by acclaimed actor and scriptwriter Lise-Ann McLaughlin. The two are in conversation afterwards.

What is ADHD and what it isn't, a talk with Ken Kilbride, CEO of ADHD Ireland
14 September 2022

*Apologies there is some background noise in this podcast

This talk for parents of children with ADHD and adults with ADHD alike will explain what is ADHD and will also explode some of the popular myths and misconceptions around this condition, which affects 5% of the population. Think of it as a crash course in the condition!

Ken Kilbride is the CEO at ADHD Ireland. Ken has over 25 years experience in senior management positions in a wide range of both very large and very small not for profit organisations in Ireland. His role with ADHD Ireland is to enact the vision and strategy of the Board, and in the words of Captain James T Kirk take this ADHD organisation to where no ADHD organisation has ever been before!

Part of ASC Let’s Talk series 2022:  Talks on understanding and supporting those with additional needs.

Supported by Dormant Accounts Funding