Spoken Pieces

All Ears


Leaving it all behind

Roundstone Cowboys

Ghost of

Wavering M


A Vision

Four corners on my bed



Below you will find links to pieces of new Irish writing that have been recorded by professional actors. We hope that you will enjoy them.

The Parting Glass by Dee McCauley

This short story, read by Donal Cox was a finalist in the Irish Times competition for new writing held in the 1970s.

Every Picture Tells a Story- Finalists
In 2017 we held a competition where we invited people to write either s short story or play inspired by a number of Irish paintings. Below are links to some of the pieces which made it to the final.

14a.All Ears by Jimmy Lawlor

All Earsby Paul Ryan read by

Kevin Bohan










15. A grasp om reality by Jimmy LawlorPaddy by Jules Garvey Welsh read by Paul Lavery




13.Leaving It All Behind by Jimmy LawlorLeaving It All Behind by Nick Maynard read by Kevin Bohan




roundstone web imageThe Roundstone Cowboys by John P Murtagh read by Nora Connolly and Sharon Wymark




5.Galtymore by Bernard CanavanWavering Martin(I)  John P Murtagh read by Nora Connolly and Liz Newberry



13.Leaving It All Behind by Jimmy LawlorMagda’s Monologue by Christina McIntyre read by Sharon Wymark





1.In a train carriage by Bernard CanavanThe Ghost of May O’Brien has a Final Word with her Daughter by Clare Knights read by Nora Connolly



2.Irish NursesThere are Four Corners on my Bed by E McGregor read by Sharon Wymark




11.No_Goodbye_Gillian Hyland

A  Vision By Rosemarie Clerkin performed by Nora Connolly, Donal Cox and Sharon Wymark