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

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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Gerald Butler, author of "The lightkeeper: a memoir"
20 November 2018

Gerald Butler who featured in the recent RTÉ series Great Lighthouses of Ireland, gives a talk based on his book "The Lightkeeper: a memoir".

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

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Nuala O'Connor in conversation with dlr Writer in Residence Sarah Maria Griffin
23 October 2018

Becoming Belle is a witty, feminist novel set in Victorian London, based on the true story of a woman ahead of her time. In 1887, Isabel Bilton is the eldest of three daughters of a middle-class military family, growing up in a small garrison town. By 1891 she is the Countess of Clancarty, dubbed “the peasant countess” by the press, and a member of the Irish aristocracy. Nuala O’Connor’s brilliant new novel is the story of the four years in between, of Belle’s rapid ascent and the people that tried to tear her down. The novel serves as a reminder of the author’s uncanny knack for transmuting the lives of historical characters into urgently compelling fiction.

Recorded at dlr Lexicon Studio Theatre, Dún Laoghaire on Tues 23 October, 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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