Colm Tóibín reads a short essay on Lady Gregory, Major Robert Gregory and the unsuccessful poetic memorials Yeats wrote before producing ‘An Irish Airman Forsees his Death.’
Good RTÉ Documentary about how Lady Gregory became one of the central figures in the literati of early twentieth-century Dublin.
Declan Kiberd giving a rather brilliant talk on the state of Ireland, memory and its relationship to culture. Great readings of Yeats, Joyce and the revolutionary generation abound, albeit greenwashed slightly. Also has a dig at the revisionist historians, which I would make more of if it wasn’t for his great idea for a new, radical arts policy.