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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: May 20, 2010 @ 11:11 am

    Ó Ríordáin rocks

    Pól Ó Muirí

    Really enjoyed the documentary on poet Seán Ó Ríordáin on TG4 last night: intelligent; informative; moving and thoughtful. Poet Louis de Paor presented the work and had a strong cast of contributors to help him on his journey. Best praise I can offer is that I have lifted Ó Ríordáin collections from the shelf and will read a few poems today. Have to say that I had goosebumps while listening to his work being recited. It has, to my shame, been too long since I last read him. Well done to all concerned with the programme. Glimpsed – very briefly – the tv3 talk on Irish language. Tuned out as soon as the word “practical” made an appearance. It seemed the practical thing to do.

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