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

Need to Read: Best books to read aloud to kids
10 February 2020

Hayley Reynolds a dlr Library assistant, talks to her colleague Vita Coleman about the best books to read aloud to kids at story time.


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Need to Read: Read more books in 2020
10 February 2020

Louisa from Raven Books in Blackrock shares how she plans and tracks her reading for the year. She gives advice on how to choose what to read next and how to read more widely across genre and authors.


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Michael Doorley: Life and Times of Justice Daniel Cohalan
02 December 2019

Daniel Cohalan (1865-1946) played a crucial role in mobilizing Irish-American support for Ireland’s struggle for independence from 1916-21. He is best remembered today for his bitter feud with Éamon de Valera during the latter’s mission to the United States in 1919-20. Cohalan spent many summers with his family in Glandore in Cork where visitors included Pádraig Pearse and Douglas Hyde. Cohalan stayed in the Royal Marine Hotel in 1923 where he met and corresponded with Free State President of the Executive Council, William T. Cosgrave, Richard Mulcahy and Joe McGrath. Michael Doorley’s talk coincided with his new biography on Justice Cohalan (Cork University Press, 2019) and an exhibition of the same name on display at dlr LexIcon, courtesy of St Joseph’s College, Long Island NY and the Gardiner Foundation.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire on Mon, 2 Dec 2019.

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Michael Doran: Crimes and Impeachment
25 November 2019

As part of UCD's celebration of 70 years of Lifelong Learning, historian Michael Doran gave a talk on Monday 25 November on impeachment. In the constitution of the United States, the process of impeachment can be used against a President for ‘treason, high crimes and misdemeanours’. To date, this process has been attempted on seven occasions, including against the present incumbent. 
The lecture examined the historical circumstances in which impeachment was attempted against sitting Presidents with a particular focus on Presidents Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Richard Nixon in 1974 with comparisons made with the current impeachment process against President Trump.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire on Mon, 25 Nov 2019.

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The Last Peacock: Gerald Dawe and Dr Éimear O’Connor
18 November 2019

In what has become a time-honoured tradition, Dún Laoghaire-based poet Gerald Dawe provided local audiences with a special event to mark his most recent collection, hosted by dlr Libraries. Gerald’s The last peacock, published by The Gallery Press was launched with a visual essay by Dr Éimear O’Connor, interspersed with readings by Gerald from The last peacock.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire on Mon, 18 Nov 2019.

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