THE PO­ETRY PRO­GRAMME

Irish Independent - Weekend Magazine - - Tv Highlights -

Sun­day, RTÉ Ra­dio 1, 7.30pm

Olivia O’Leary ( above) trav­els to Belfast to in­ter­view one of the is­land’s most cel­e­brated po­ets, Michael Longley ( above). He re­flects on his fa­ther’s ex­pe­ri­ences dur­ing World War One, ex­plains why Car­rigskee­waun in County Mayo has been such a spe­cial place for he and his wife Edna, and in­tro­duces a mu­si­cal set­ting of one of his best known po­ems, The Ice Cream Man.

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