We should really have made this post yesterday but at least we marked International Women’s Day with a new podcasts by Ann Chambers.  In her revised interview Ann talks about her latest biography Eleanor Countess of Desmond and we have an exclusive reading from the book for you to enjoy. 

We have lots more podcasts to bring you over the next few weeks, just trying to keep up with the amount of recordings and editing required is a full time job at the moment and we have plenty more ideas for podcasts too.  Those of you who have a flair for creative writing might be interested in our showcase section which we will launching shortly.  You can show off your writings skills by taking part in “Letters Never Sent”.  We are looking for people to write a letter to or from Ireland to a relative or friend but at a time when something significant happened in world history.  It could be a letter home from a soldier in The First World War, a letter to or from a brother or sister in America just after the assasination of JFK or perhaps a letter to a relative elsewhere in Ireland following The Popes visit to Ireland in 1979.  The letter need not be soley about the historic event but should mention it and reflect the time period concerned and should be written before 1980 and be sent to, from or within Ireland, ideally all letters should take on average 5 minutes to read. 

Writers whose work is chosen will have there work recorded and included in our special channel on Armchair Ireland called Letters Never Sent.  Writers in a position to record their work may do so but all recordings must be of a high quality, details of how to send them are available by contacting us through our contact page or by clicking here.