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.
Podcast 1: Ardmore 1947 by Gerard Smyth
In this episode, Gerard Smyth transports us to the shores of Waterford and the icy winter of 1947.
Podcast 2: A Pinch of Snow in a Black Velvet Glove by Mary Branley
Mary Branley shares the cinematic landscape of Benbulben in Sligo.
Podcast 3: Field of Yellow Flowers with Airplane and Standing Figure by Leontia Flynn
Leontia Flynn brings us back to analog days of cassette tapes and first loves in South Down.
Podcast 4: A Sonnet for Isabella Lucinda Bright by Dermot Bolger
Dermot Bolger takes us for a spin on the Fingal Mobile library…
Podcast 5: Poetry Walk through the High Woods: Live in Ardgillan at the 2022 Fingal Poetry Festival
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.