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Listen to a wide range of talks, readings, lectures and performances which reflect the rich history and literature of Dublin city.
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Listen to a wide range of talks, readings, lectures and performances which reflect the rich history and literature of Dublin city.
Serving over half a million people, Dublin City Libraries isthe largest library service in the Republic of Ireland.

    Readings from the Long Gaze Back

    Readings from the Long Gaze Back

    Listen back to Dublin: One City, One Book 2018, when we celebrated The Long Gaze Back, and the female voice in Irish literature. This anthology of 30 short stories is edited by Sinead Gleeson.

    In this episode, Michelle Read reads the first three stories from The Long Gaze Back,The Purple Jar by Maria Edgeworth, Frank's Resolve by Charlotte Riddell and Poisson d'Aril by Somerville and Ross.

    Recorded at DLR LexIcon on 12 April 2018, with thanks to Marian Keyes Dún-Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries for making the audio available to us.

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    • 51 min
    Portraits of Women Writers, Activists and Artists in Early 20th Century

    Portraits of Women Writers, Activists and Artists in Early 20th Century

    Listen back to Dublin: One City, One Book 2018, when we celebrated The Long Gaze Back, and the female voice in Irish literature. This anthology of 30 short stories is edited by Sinead Gleeson.

    In this episode, Jessica Fahy, examines the choices made in the portrayal of significant women from Irish history by leading artists of the day, and how these images may still inform our opinions today. The remarkable women featured in Jessica's talk include Countess Markievicz, Eva Gore Booth, Maud Gonne, Grace Plunkett and Sarah Cecilia Harrison.

    Image: Self-portrait by Sarah Cecilia Harrison (1889) courtesy of The Hugh Lane, where you can see many of the artists and portraits mentioned in the talk.

    Recorded at The LexIcon on 23 April 2018, with thanks to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries for making the audio available to us.

    If you’re interested in podcasts and learning more about the literature and history of Dublin and Ireland, we recommend the Dublin Festival of History and the new City of Books podcast with Martina Devlin.

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    • 54 min
    An Evening with Nuala O'Connor and Lia Mills

    An Evening with Nuala O'Connor and Lia Mills

    Listen back to Dublin: One City, One Book 2018, when we celebrated The Long Gaze Back, and the female voice in Irish literature. This anthology of 30 short stories is edited by Sinead Gleeson.

    Join Nuala O’Connor and Lia Mills for an evening of discussion and readings. Nuala reads from Shut your mouth Helene and Lia reads from The Crossing before discussing flash fiction, historical fiction, the tyranny of plot, choosing which format to tell your story.

    Recorded at Tallaght Library on 11 April 2018. Thanks to our colleagues in South Dublin Library for making the audio available to us.

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    • 51 min
    Walking in Maeve's Shoes

    Walking in Maeve's Shoes

    Listen back to Dublin: One City, One Book 2018, when we celebrated The Long Gaze Back, and the female voice in Irish literature. This anthology of 30 short stories is edited by Sinead Gleeson.

    In this episode of the DCLA podcast, author Kathleen Hill gives an introduction to the life and work of Maeve Brennan, and how Ranelagh and New York helped inform the themes of exile and loss that run through her writing. Maeve Brennan was born in Dublin in 1917. She grew up in Ranelagh, her family left Ireland to live in Washington D.C. when Maeve was 17.

    Kathleen reads from Brennan's novella The Visitor, and short stories 'Stories of Africa' and 'The Poor Men and Women' both published in Springs of Affection.

    Introduction by jazz singer, composer and lyricist Emilie Conway who wrote "You Won't Forget Me" - A Celebration of Maeve Brennan in Words & Music.

    Recorded at Ranelagh Arts Centre on 15 April 2018.

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    • 21 min
    Irish Women Artists and Modernism

    Irish Women Artists and Modernism

    Listen back to Dublin: One City, One Book 2018, when we celebrated The Long Gaze Back, and the female voice in Irish literature. This anthology of 30 short stories is edited by Sinead Gleeson.

    In this episode, Jessica Fahy, explores the fascinating connection between Irish women artists and the advent of modernism in Ireland from the early 20th century to the 1970s. Like their writer contemporaries, these women have been underestimated and undervalued, despite their massive contribution to the advent of modern art in Ireland.

    Recorded at DLR LexIcon on 9 April 2018, with thanks to Marian Keyes Dún-Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries for making the audio available to us.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    A Feast of Female Voices at Cabra Library

    A Feast of Female Voices at Cabra Library

    Listen back to Dublin: One City, One Book 2018, when we celebrated The Long Gaze Back, and the female voice in Irish literature. This anthology of 30 short stories is edited by Sinead Gleeson.

    In this episode of the DCLA podcast, authors Susan Stairs, Nuala O’Connor and Eimear Ryan read and discuss their short stories in The Long Gaze Back. Chaired by Sinéad Gleeson.

    Recorded at Cabra Library on 23 April 2018.

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    • 58 min

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