PoetryIreland 2018Review21Dec - Page 23



A time to remember
We lost a number of poetic giants
in 2018. Our thoughts are with the
families and friends of Richard
Murphy, Philip Casey, Matthew
Sweeney, Liam O’Muirthile, and
Bernard Loughlin, always a great
friend to poets.
guests were poets Colette Bryce
and Billy Ramsell, psychologist Ian
Robertson, actors Andrew Bennett
and Cathy Belton, singer Eimear
Quinn and guitarist Robbie Overson.
The programme will be broadcast at
5pm on Christmas Day on RTÉ Radio 1.
Tune In over Christmas
A special Poetry Aloud documentary
on The Lyric Feature will be broadcast
on RTÉ lyric fm on Sunday 6 January
2019 at 6pm. Hear from some of the
talented students taking part, their
enthusiastic teachers, and people
behind the competition.
We were delighted to work with
our partners in the media including
Poetry File on RTÉ lyric fm and RTÉ
Radio 1’s Poetry Programme.
This year we co-hosted the RTÉ
Christmas Poetry Programme in
Farmleigh, where Olivia O’Leary’s
Olivia O’Leary and guests
in Farmleigh
Both programmes will be available to
listen to on the RTÉ Radio Player.





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