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

Gallery goes to dlr
21 June 2012

This event, curated by Chris Binchy, Writer in Residence for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 2011-12, presented a rare opportunity to hear the poetry of Frank McGuinness, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Conor O’Callaghan. Three renowned poets, all with strong local connections and all published by The Gallery Press, read and discuss their work with fellow Gallery Press poet, Gerald Dawe. The podcast was recorded at the Assembly Hall, County Hall on Thursday June 21st 2012.

Alex Miller
12 June 2012

Australian novelist Alex Miller has won every literary prize his native country has to offer and he belongs in the very highest echelon of international writers. His brilliant new novel, Autumn Laing, is a fascinating evocation of colonial Australia focussing on a coterie of mid-twentieth centruy artists and intellectuals struggling to articulate an identity separate from Europe. In this podcast, Miller is interviewed by journalist Sinéad Gleeson and it was recorded at the Assembly Hall, County Hall on Tuesday June 12th 2012.

Gerald Dawe
09 May 2012

Spanning over thirty-five years, Gerald Dawe’s Selected Poems is a major representation of this gifted poet’s work. His clear and unadorned voice – in the words of Terence Brown – articulates ‘an imagination of European scope’. The podcast records readings by many of Dawe’s colleagues who selected several of his poems at the celebratory launch. They include Chris Binchy, Ron Ewart, Peter Fallon, Gerard Fanning, Nicholas Grene, Kathrina Goldstone, Seamus Heaney, Eleanor Methven and Jonathan Williams. The podcast was recorded at the Assembly Hall, County Hall on Wednesday May 9th 2012.

Irvine Welsh
26 April 2012

 Trainspotting is a cult novel, one of the biggest British books of the late twentieth century. Now comes Skagboys, the prequel to Trainspotting - straight in at Number 1 in the UK. Author Irvine Welsh is interviewed by Hot Press journalist Olaf Tyaransen in the last of our spring series of dlr Library Voices. The podcast was recorded at the Pavilion Theatre on Tuesday April 24th 2012.

Paul Durcan
24 April 2012

A new collection of poetry from Paul Durcan is always a major literary event. In this podcast, Durcan reads from his 22nd collection Praise in Which I Live and Move and Have my Being. Always one of the most dramatic and affecting readers of his own work, Durcan never fails to enchant audiences. The podcast was recorded at the Pavilion Theatre on Sunday April 22nd 2012.