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

Seminar: Oratory of the Sacred Heart, Dún Laoghaire
23 October 2019

On 23 October a day-long seminar was held in the Studio Theatre, celebrating the centenary of the Oratory of the Sacred Heart. This podcast has all the talks from the day so slide forward to hear the various speakers.

0:00:00 - A Road to God: Sr Concepta’s Oratory of the Sacred Heart. Dr Síghle Bhreathnach-Lynch, Art Historian.
00:26:45 - Women Religious and Oral History. Dr Catriona Delaney, Convent Collections Fellow, UCD. 
00:54:00 - Selection of teaching orders in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.
Mount Anville, David Gunning, dlr Archivist in Residence at dlr LexIcon.
Loreto Dalkey, Sarah Greene, oral historian and Oratory guide.
Dominican Convent, Dún Laoghaire, Liz Clarke Pilkington, Oratory guide.
1:55:05 - Through Her Eyes: Writing Women’s Histories. Clodagh Finn, journalist and writer.
2:25:20 - Dún Laoghaire Arts Centre (DLAC). Marian Thérese Keyes, Librarian, dlr LexIcon.
2:41:15 - Vintage Values: Marketing Religion. Lír Mac Cárthaigh, Art Director,Veritas.
3:00:25 - The Cultural Revival in Glass: Harry Clarke and the Geneva Window. Fiana Griffin, Irish Art Studies.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire on Wed, 23 October 2019.

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Mary Costello in conversation with Nadine O’Regan
23 October 2019

Mary Costello’s eagerly-awaited second novel, The River Capture, tells of one man’s descent into near madness, and the search for rescue. Luke O’Brien has left Dublin to live a quiet life on his family land on the bend of the River Sullane. Alone in his big house, he longs for a return to his family’s heyday and turns to books for solace. This is a novel about love, loyalty and the raging forces of nature. More than anything, it is a book about the life of the mind and the redemptive powers of art. In the words of Sara Baume, ‘it is as near perfect as it is possible for a novel to be’.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire on Wed, 23 October 2019.

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An evening of poetry in memory of Gerard Fanning (1952-2017)
17 October 2019

To celebrate the poetry of Gerard Fanning, friend and fellow poet Gerald Dawe gave a talk entitled 'Gerard Fanning: Poet of the County' on Thursday 17 October 2019 in the Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon. Gerald was joined by poet and novelist Conor O'Callaghan, actor Cathy Belton and piper Mick O'Brien.

Gerard Fanning, who died in 2017, lived in Blackrock and worked in the Irish Civil Service. His books of poetry include Easter Snow, Working for the Government, Water and Power, Hombre: new and selected poems and the unpublished Rookery. He was awarded The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 1993.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon on Thursday 17 October 2019

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Robert Harris in conversation with Declan Hughes
12 September 2019

Robert Harris returned to dlr LexIcon to talk about his new novel The second sleep. In this disturbing and prescient thriller, he offers a unique take on who we are and where we're heading. Turning his attention to the future and taking inspiration from the world in which we're living, Harris examines our dependence on technology and how this might ultimately lead to our downfall. The second sleep, his dazzling new novel, is destined to thrill, shock and unnerve.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire on Thurs, 12 September 2019.

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Poetry evening with Rosamund Taylor, Jessica Traynor and Grace Wilentz
14 August 2019

A unique evening of poetry, featuring three dynamic women poets: Rosamund Taylor, winner of the 2017 Mairtín Crawford Award, Jessica Traynor, author of two collections, most recently, The quick, and Grace Wilentz, whose chapbook Holding distance is forthcoming with Green Bottle Press. The poets will read on themes as diverse as travel, loss, sexuality, myth and witches.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon on Wed, 14 August 2019.

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