Fingal Poetry Podcast at the Fingal Poetry Festival 2022

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 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.

Poetry transports us. It stops us in our tracks. And 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.

And don’t forget to write to us on Twitter @fingalpoetryfestival. In fact, we’d be delighted if you wrote a tweet-sized poem about how much you love the podcast.

Thank you for listening.

Welcome to the Podcast!
Podcast 1: Ardmore 1947 by Gerard Smyth
Podcast 2: A Pinch of Snow in a Black Velvet Glove by Mary Branley

In this episode of the @fingalpoetry Festival Podcast, Mary Branley shares the cinematic landscape of Benbulben in Sligo.

Episode 3: Field of Yellow Flowers with Airplane and Standing Figure by Leontia Flynn (Poem for Gavin turning 40)

Leontia Flynn brings us back to analog days of cassette tapes and first loves in South Down.


These podcasts are created by Conor Sweetman.

Radio and podcast producer and educator with a passion for helping people express themselves through audio.

Founder of C-Suite Studios fostering creative audio experiences across multiple genres.

Conor Sweetman.
Support by the Arts Council, Fingal County Council, Fingal Libraries, Foras na Gaeilge, RTÉ: Supporting The Arts, Leabhair Pháistí Éireann, Laureate na nÓg and Poetry Ireland is gratefully acknowledged.
The Fingal Poetry Prize is sponsored by DHL.
An Fiach Dubh, the Irish language poetry prize, is sponsored by Progressive Credit Union.
Raven illustrations, poster and brochure design: Matthew Kelly
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