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Olivia O’Leary presents The Heart of Summer: Doneraile Court

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Enjoy a feast of music and poetry in one of Ireland's great historic houses, introduced by Olivia O'Leary, acclaimed journalist and presenter of RTÉ Radio 1's Poetry Programme.


Olivia O’Leary will be joined by celebrated Irish poets Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh and Bernard O’Donoghue, as well as visual artist and singer Ceara Conway, at Doneraile Court in Co. Cork. Originally built in the 1700s, Doneraile Court is the centrepiece of a four hundred acre estate in North Cork. This great Irish house is opening to visitors for the first time in summer 2019 following an extensive restoration programme.


Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh was born in Kerry. 'Fileadh ar an gCathair' was chosen as Ireland's EU Presidency poem in 2013 and was shortlisted in 2015 for RTÉ's 'A Poem for Ireland'. Her books include Péacadh, (Coiscéim, 2016) and a bilinguil collection The Coastal Road (The Gallery Press, 2016). Cois Life published her translations from the French of Andrée Chedid in 2019 as part of the 'File ar Fhile' series.


Bernard O’Donoghue was born in Cullen, Co Cork in 1945, and still lives there for part of the year. Since 1995 he has been a Fellow in English of Wadham College, Oxford where he taught medieval English and modern Irish literature. He has published eight volumes of poetry, including Selected Poems (Faber 2008) and The Seasons of Cullen Church (Faber 2016). He edited The Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaney (2009), and he translated Sir Gawain and the Green Knight for Penguin Classics (2006). His Very Short Introduction to Poetry will be published by Oxford University Press later this year.


Ceara Conway is an Irish visual artist and singer. She produces experiential performance works that utilise elements such as live singing, video and visual art to explore social experiences of power and loss in response to issues such as exile and migration. Upcoming and past performance works include a performance commission with Galway University Hospital ( 2019), National Gallery of Ireland ( 2019), Hope/Dóchas commissioned by DEIS, Arts Council & Oireachtas na Gaeilge (2018), The Barbican (2018), Mountains to Sea Festival ( 2018), Time, Ulster Museum ( 2017), DUBH, EVA International Biennale ( 2016), Making Visible, IMMA. She is currently producing her debut album CAOIN.



For more than four decades, Olivia O’Leary has been recognised as one of Ireland’s foremost journalists and broadcasters. Moving from RTÉ to BBC’s Newsnight was a key moment in her career and she became that programme’s first senior female presenter in 1985. She returned to RTE to host flagship programmes Today Tonight, Prime Time and Question and Answers, winning awards for these and BBC
Radio 4’s Between Ourselves. Also writing for the Irish Times, Olivia O’Leary became established as one of the most formidable reporters in political journalism when the domain was almost exclusively male. She is known for her sharp intellect and literary prowess, and earned an early reputation for tenacity and focus as an interviewer.


Presented by Poetry Ireland in partnership with the OPW.

Poetry Ireland’s principal supporters are the Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Arts Council of Northern Ireland.


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