Irish Poetry Reading Collection


The Irish Poetry Reading Collection, which forms part of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive, is a central repository for readings by Irish poets, in both the English and the Irish language. This collection aims to capture and preserve the rich and diverse landscape of poetry in Ireland, and includes the voices of: established poets; emerging poets; performance poets; avant-garde poets; English and Irish language poets; and Irish diaspora poets. Many of the readings are accompanied by handwritten or typed presentation copies of the poem, created by the poet especially for the reading.

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Jessie Lendennie reads her poem 'Hills'


Irish poet Jessie Lendennie reads her poem 'Hills' at The Salmon Bookshop and Literary Centre in Ennistymon, County Clare.

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The Beckett Country Collection


Two publications: (1) 'The Beckett Country: Samuel Beckett's Ireland', by Eoin O'Brien, written to celebrate Samuel Beckett's eightieth birthday in 1986. (2) The catalogue to 'The Beckett Country' exhibition, first held in The Library, University of Reading, in May 1986.

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Jessie Lendennie reads her poem 'Thicket Road, London, 2011'


Irish poet Jessie Lendennie reads her poem ' 'Thicket Road, London, 2011' at The Salmon Bookshop and Literary Centre in Ennistymon, County Clare.

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Jessie Lendennie reads her poem 'Keys for Devon'


Irish poet Jessie Lendennie reads her poem 'Keys for Devon' at The Salmon Bookshop and Literary Centre in Ennistymon, County Clare.

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Mary O'Malley reads her poem 'A Stone Carver reads Rilke'


Mary O'Malley reads her poem 'A Stone Carver reads Rilke', in the UCD Library Special Collections Reading Room.

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John McAuliffe reads his poem 'Action'


Irish poet John McAuliffe reads his poem 'Action' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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John McAuliffe reads his poem 'Tinnitus'


Irish poet John McAuliffe reads his poem 'Tinnitus' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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John McAuliffe reads his poem 'Montevideo'


Irish poet John McAuliffe reads his poem 'Montevideo' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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John McAuliffe reads his poem 'Ruin'


Irish poet John McAuliffe reads his poem 'Ruin' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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John McAuliffe reads his poem 'Aerialist'


Irish poet John McAuliffe reads his poem 'Aerialist' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Ailbhe Darcy reads her poem 'Animal Biscuits'


Irish poet Ailbhe Darcy reads her poem 'Animal Biscuits' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Ailbhe Darcy reads her poem 'Icon'


Irish poet Ailbhe Darcy reads her poem 'Icon' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Ailbhe Darcy reads her poem 'Catacombs'


Irish poet Ailbhe Darcy reads her poem 'Catacombs' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Maurice Scully reads his poem 'Poetry'


Irish poet Maurice Scully reads his poem 'Poetry' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Maurice Scully reads his poem 'Exposure: Tuesday'


Irish poet Maurice Scully reads his poem 'Exposure: Tuesday' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Gabriel Rosenstock reads his poem 'Bratacha Bána'


Irish poet Gabriel Rosenstock reads his poem 'Bratacha Bána' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Gabriel Rosenstock reads his poem 'Gaza'


Irish poet Gabriel Rosenstock reads his poem 'Gaza' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Maurice Scully reads his poem 'Sunlight'


Irish poet Maurice Scully reads his poem 'Sunlight' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Brian Lynch reads his poem 'Perpetual Star'


Brian Lynch reads his poem 'Perpetual Star' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Kimberly Campanello reads her poem 'April, Dublin'


Kimberly Campanello reads her poem 'April, Dublin' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin reads her poem 'Celibates'


Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin reads her poem 'Celibates' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Robyn Rowland reads her poem 'Death blooms'


Robyn Rowland reads her poem 'Death blooms' for UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Michael Longley reads his poem 'The Leveret'


Michael Longley reads his poem 'The Leveret' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Patrick Chapman reads his poem 'Omertà'


Patrick Chapman reads his poem 'Omertà' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Patrick Chapman reads his poem 'Gloria Mundi'


Patrick Chapman reads his poem 'Gloria Mundi' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Ailbhe Darcy reads her poem 'Unheimlich'


Irish poet Ailbhe Darcy reads her poem 'Unheimlich' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Desmond Egan reads his poem 'Peace'


Irish poet Desmond Egan reads his poem 'Peace' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Desmond Egan reads his poem 'Hideout'


Irish poet Desmond Egan reads his poem 'Hideout' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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John McAuliffe reads his poem 'Shed'


Irish poet John McAuliffe reads his poem 'Shed' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Maurice Scully reads his poem 'Tap Dance'


Irish poet Maurice Scully reads his poem 'Tap Dance' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Maurice Scully reads his poem 'To Balance'


Irish poet Maurice Scully reads his poem 'To Balance' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Michael Longley reads his poem 'Wounds'


Michael Longley reads his poem 'Wounds' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Anthony Cronin reads his poem 'Prophet'


Anthony Cronin reads his poem 'Prophet' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Patrick Chapman reads his poem 'July'


Patrick Chapman reads his poem 'July' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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Brian Lynch reads his poem 'Shapeless'


Brian Lynch reads his poem 'Shapeless' in UCD Library's Special Collections.

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