This week we are delighted to coninue with our free audio podcasting services and we are thrilled to welcome more Irish authors to our featured writers section.  In featured poetry Noel Monahan joins us and in his first recording talks about his work to date, his past and how it has influenced his poetry and his inclusion on the syllabus for the 2011 Leaving Certificate curriculum.  Also we are delighted to welcome one of Ireland’s great writers and commentators Patrick Galvin who you will also find in our featured poetry section, we include a very interesting interview about Patrick and his life. 

 Also this week there is a new installment of the weekly show The Artbeat Archive looking back at arts events in the mid and northwest region of Ireland. 

We would like to thank all of our visitors to for your continued support, as of today we have had over 280,000 hits on the website and more than 9000 visitors since January of this year.  Your support is very much appreciated, and we will be continuing to add excellent content for your listening pleasure over the coming months on   This month our downloads activity has continued to increase and we enjoy getting all your comments, if you haven’t commented yet please do we would love to hear from you and it helps let our writers know how much you enjoy the fact that they are sharing their work with us all and don’t forget you have the option of asking us not to publish your comment publicly nor will your e mail address be displayed or shared in any way.

Thank you

The Podcasts Team

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