(North) Bull Island, Dublin is the source and inspiration for my book Waveforms: Bull Island Haiku, which in turn provided the source for Claire Cunningham’s radio documentary, broadcast on Ireland’s Lyric FM on Sunday 4th October 2020. The documentary features the majority of the text of the book, and includes recordings made in situ on Bull Island.
The programme is now available as part of the RTÉ Lyric Fm Feature Podcast series, or directly in mp3 format at https://bit.ly/30BjIIv. It is also available to stream on Spotify.
A short introduction to the programme was published on RTÉ’s Culture website and can be found at https://bit.ly/34a1QW5.
Thanks to Claire Cunningham, to Professor Nobuaki Tochigi, and to Ricky Whelan of Birdwatch Ireland for their invaluable contributions to the programme.
Pat Boran regularly posts online, and publishes, selected short poems and photos, including selections from Waveforms: Bull Island Haiku, in postcard and virtual postcard form. Some of these can be found on the PoemCards on this site, and on his Facebook page here.