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Fingal Poetry Festival Podcast

The Fingal Poetry Festival Podcast celebrates the light that poetry brings into our lives… In each episode, one of Ireland's most celebrated poets will read a poem, which they will then speak about before reading it agai
8/31/2022

Welcome to the Fingal Poetry Festival Podcast

Season 100
Welcome to the Fingal Poetry Festival Podcast. In each episode, a poet will read a poem, which they will then speak about before reading it again. In 10 minutes or less, armed with these insights, you will be guided through the poem and pulled into the heart and mind of the poet.In this series, we feature four of Ireland’s most interesting and celebrated poets:Mary Branley shares the cinematic landscape of Benbulben in SligoLeontia Flynn brings us back to analog days in South Down Gerard Smyth transports us to the shores of Waterford and the icy winter of 1947And Dermot Bolger takes us for a spin on the Fingal Mobile libraryThe Fingal Poetry Festival celebrates the light that poetry brings into our lives… Poetry transports us.It stops us in our tracksAnd with this podcast, you can do both. Take these poems with you on your walks. Or sit down with them for a cup of tea.Subscribe now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.And don’t forget to spread the word...Send a message in a bottle.Tell your friends down the pub.Or write to us on Twitter @fingalpoetry.In fact, we’d be delighted if you wrote a tweet-sized poem about how much you love the podcast. Don't forget to tag us in the tweet!These podcasts were made with the support of funding provided by the Arts Council of Ireland’s Capacity Building Support Scheme.The Fingal Poetry Festival takes place between September 15th - 18th. Tickets can be purchased at fingalpoetryfestival.com AND AT THE DOORFingal Poetry Festival is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Fingal County Council, Foras na Gaeilge , Poetry Ireland, Laureate na nÓg, Fingal Libraries, Leabhair Pháistí Éireann/Children’s Books Ireland, AND RTÉ: Supporting The Arts. Our poetry prizes were sponsored by DHL Global Forwarding, and The Progressive Credit Union.     Produced by Conor Sweetman of C-Suite Studios.Music from Blue Dot Sessions and Epidemic Sound.