PoetryIreland 2019Review - Page 22

A time to remember
We lost a number of poetic giants
in 2019. Our thoughts are with
the families and friends of Ciaran
Carson, John McNamee, Raven, Tom
MacIntyre, Padraic Fiacc and Ulick
O’Connor. We also remember Eileen
Battersby, a huge supporter of the
Irish literary scene through her role
as Irish Times literary correspondent,
who died in late December 2018.
Tune in over Christmas
We were delighted to co-host the
RTÉ Radio 1 Christmas Poetry
Programme again this year, which
was recorded in the majestic setting
of the Picture Gallery in Kilkenny
Castle, in front of a live audience.
Olivia O’Leary hosted the
programme and her guests included
poets Thomas McCarthy, Victoria
Melkovska, Adam Wyeth and Enda
Wyley along with singer/songwriter
Ailbhe Reddy.
Actor Sean Campion read poetry
along with Aaron O’Dea and Orla
Browne, who are members of the
Rhyme Rag Ensemble.
The programme will be broadcast on
RTÉ Radio 1 on Christmas Day at
We were also delighted to work
with Lyric FM’s Poetry File radio
programme during 2019.
Olivia O’Leary and guests
in Kilkenny Castle

Powered by

Full screen Click to read
Paperturn flipbook system
Download as PDF
Shopping cart
Full screen
Exit full screen