Bernard to be on the Poetry Corner this evening

In the Poetry Programme on 3rd November 2019, at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1, presenter Olivia O’Leary is joined by poets Bernard O’Donoghue and Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh.

In July 2019, Bernard O’Donoghue and Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh took part in an event recorded before an audience in Doneraile Court in County Cork, one of the Heart of Summer series of events organised by Poetry Ireland and the Office of Public Works.

Olivia O Leary and Bernard O Donoghue at Doneraile Court

Born in Cullen, County Cork, Bernard O’Donoghue has lived in Oxford since 1965. At sixteen, after his father died, he left Ireland to live in England, where he attended St. Bede’s College and 

became inspired by medieval writers such as Chaucer and Dante, and went on to lecture in Old English and Medieval English at Wadham College at Oxford University. Bernard reads poems that touch on themes of emigration and speaks with Olivia about the importance of writing about public events. His work is published by Faber & Faber.Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, while not growing up in a Gaeltacht area, was born into an Irish-speaking family and … [RTÉ]

If you missed the programme, you can listen back to it HERE.

Bernard O Donoghue at Doneraile Court



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