RTÉ Radio 1 Arena


I read a poem for Arena, RTÉ Radio One’s arts programme, on Friday. It’s dedicated to Jean McConville and the children of the Mother and Baby Home in Tuam. I read a prose translation in English that I did myself for the broadcast. You can listen to it here

Around this time last year there was a long article in the New Yorker about Jean McConville and her family entitled ‘Where the Bodies are Buried.’ Harrowing stuff.

RTÉ Poetry Programme

Míle buíochas – Many thanks to Doireann Ní Ghríofa (www.doireannnighriofa.com) for including my poem ‘Áiféilín’ in her piece for RTÉ’s Poetry Programme on 14 February 2015. Thanks also to Gabriel Rosenstock for providing the translation. You can listen back to the show here:


Poetry Programme

You can listen to the poem at Lyrikline: