Video: The Statues of Emo Court

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 […]

Video: The Pier

The Pier. A new poem/film shot on the East Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin, August 2020

Video: Rhododendron Gardens, Howth

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 […]

Video: A Man Is Only As Good

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.

Video: Lining Out’, a film by RTÉ Sport

I was very much taken by surprise when this video, produced by RTÉ Sport, and built around an audio recording of my poem Lining Out, went viral in September 2018 during the week of the All-ireland Senior Football final, with over a quarter of a million views in a few days. It’s a testament, I […]

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 […]

Video: Reading, University of Granada, Feb 2018

Pat Boran reads at the University of Granada, February 2018, as part of The Irish Itinerary events, organised by Pilar Villar Argaiz. (Reading follows general introductions and discussion about 50 mins in)

A Stay at Château de Lavigny

The Château de Lavigny in the Swiss Canton of Vaud is a unique residence for writers, located in the centre of the vineyards along the north shore of Lake Geneva. The former home of one of the most influential European publishers of his time, Heinrich Maria Ledig-Rowohlt– who introduced writers such as Vladimir Nabokov, Henry […]