Dublin poet, Rachael Hegarty, won the 2018 Shine Strong Award for her debut collection, “Flight Paths Over Finglas.” Her powerful collection “May Day 1974” honours victims of The Troubles. She edited “Making Sense of Finglas,” featuring community poems. “Dancing with Memory” pays tribute to her mother’s Alzheimer’s battle. Rachael teaches at Trinity Access Programme and the CDETB, advocating education for working-class and migrant students. Her kids humourously mention her fondness for the “3 F-words”: Finglas, feminism, and poetry.
Eoin McNamee was born in Kilkeel, Co Down. He has written 17 novels including Resurrection Man, the Ultras, the Blue Trilogy and the Vogue. His new novel, The Bureau, will be published in 2024. He also writes for cinema and television. He is Director of the Oscar Wilde Centre in Trinity College Dublin.
With music by Máire Loftus.
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