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


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Track 1: The importance of local oral history. Recitation of Bryan McMahon’s ‘The Shannon Rangers’. Track 2: Life in rural Ireland. Track 3: The English Department at Trinity and his peers there. His involvement in the instigation of the Oscar Wilde School of Writing. Track 4: His poetic legacy, and recalling Kerry poet Paddy DruryTrack 5: The people of Ballylongford. Recitation of his poem ‘My Dark Fathers’, relating to the famine in Kerry. A discussion on the work of Kerry poet Bob Boland.

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Audio series:

Trinity College, Dublin, Collection



Download time limit:

48 hours

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6.83 MB, 9.69 MB, 15.44 MB, 1.78 MB, 22.17 MB

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Fellow Emeritus, Professor of Modern Literature

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore