Brendan Kennelly, b. 1936 (Recording I)
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Brendan Kennelly, b. 1936 (Recording I)


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Track 1: Background in North Kerry, early education. Track 2: His Sizarship to Trinity College. Leaving to work with ESB and studying in Trinity by night for a Diploma in Public Administration. In 1957 studied English and French. His friendship with the poet Patrick Kavanagh. Track 3: Following graduation, his scholarship to Leeds University, and his return as Lecturer in English at Trinity in 1963. Track 4: His lecturing style. Track 5: His observations of events in college during his academic career. Track 6: His attempts to better understand the personalities of Oliver Cromwell and Judas. Track 7: His own writings and favourite poems, including the poem Begin (New Beginnings). Track 8: His tenure on the Board of Trinity. Track 9: His writing legacy: 30 poetry books, 4 plays and 2 novels, and his 45 years in teaching.

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Audio series:

Trinity College, Dublin, Collection



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48 hours

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11.75 MB, 12.87 MB, 9.47 MB, 4.14 MB, 7.29 MB, 14.24 MB, 9.49 MB, 10.80 MB

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Fellow Emeritus, Professor of Modern Literature

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore