The Statues of Emo Court: A Poetry Film

Pat Boran, The Statues of Emo Court, a poetry film screenshot

Recorded in the grounds of Emo Court, Co. Laois, Ireland, The Statues of Emo Court celebrates patience, resilience and the turning of the seasons, finding inspiration in the statues of one of Ireland’s most celebrated Big Houses at Emo Court, not far from my native Portlaoise. The poem was commissioned by Dunamaise Arts Centre, and […]

The Sea: A Poetry Film

Pat Boran, The Sea, a poetry film

The Sea is a poem about borders, natural and man-made. In the era of Brexit and Trump, mostly it is a letter of regret and enduring friendship to our neighbours across the Atlantic and the Irish Sea. A poetry film by Pat Boran.

Station Road: A Poetry Film by Pat Boran

Pat Boran, Station Road, a poetry film poster

Recorded on Station Road, Dublin 13, this new poetry film is an invitation, in these stressful and challenging times, to slow things down and to get our racing imaginations back in sync with our breathing — as simple and challenging as that can be. A poetry film by Pat Boran, with special thanks to Alexandria […]

The Pier: A Poetry Film

Pat Boran, The Pier, a poetry film

The Pier , a poetry film by Pat Boran, was shot on the East Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin, in August 2020.

Rhododendron Gardens, Howth: A Poetry Film

HERE’S A SHORT FILM, based on my poem Rhododendron Gardens, Howth, made during the lockdown travel restrictions of recent weeks. The poem itself is a couple of years old, and about the experience of return visits to a familiar location. I suppose for obvious reasons it seemed to take on additional significance in the present climate. If […]

A Man Is Only As Good: A Poetry Film

Pat Boran, A Man is Only as Good, screenshot

A Man Is Only As Good is a short film based on my poem of the same name. Something of an experiment in these strange times. I hope you enjoy it. https://youtu.be/AyRUWrb060E A Man is Only As Good I made this short poetry film on my phone while lying on my back in bed, having […]

Lining Out by Pat Boran, a film by RTÉ Sport

The poem Lining Out by Pat Boran provides the inspiration for this video produced by RTÉ Sport, which went viral in September 2018 during the run-up to the All-ireland Senior Football final between Dublin and Tyrone.

Video: Two Poems

Two videos from the Poetry Programme on RTÉ Radio 1, jointly funded by RTÉ Radio 1 and the Office of Public Works. Made in association with Poetry Ireland. Filmed at Emo Court, Co Laois. Filmed by CB Media. Produced by Rockfinch. ‘Learning to Dive’ and ‘The Inverse Wave’ © Pat Boran/Orange Crate Books. Published in […]