John Kelly

John presents The Reading List on RTE Radio One

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John is MC for garden party at Áras an Uachtaráin

John was honoured to ibe nvited to MC another garden party at the Áras. Among those who perfomed were The Strypes and Duke Special.

No's Knife at the Abbey Theatre

John attends opening of No's Knife at The Abbey. With Marina Carr and Lisa Dwan.

pic by Mark Stedman

Latest series of The Works Presents. So far ..... Adam Clayton, Laurie Anderson, Marina Carr, Seamus McGarvey, Fiona Shaw, Grace Coddington, Jesse Jones

Interviews from John's The Works Presents are available here on the RTE player link 

Public interview with portrait painter Colin Davidson at RHA

John conducted a public interview with his old friend Colin Davidson at the RHA in Dublin. link 

John opens Diana Copperwhite exhibition at RHA

John was honoured to say a few words at the opening of Diana Copperwhite's Driven to Distraction at the RHA in Dublin 

John features in Irish Times Books of 2016

John picks his favourite books of 2016

John has a poem in Looking at the Stars

John is honoured to have a poem included in the anthology Looking At The Stars -  in aid of the Simon Community. Huge respect to Kerrie O'Brien for putting this together.


The contributors as follows -


Sarah Bannan ∞ Colin Barrett ∞ Kevin Barry ∞ Sebastian Barry ∞ Martina Bergin 

Sam Blake ∞ Dermot Bolger ∞ Benjamin Black ∞ Daragh Bradish ∞ Arthur Broomfield ∞ Angela Carr ∞ Ingrid Casey 

Jane Casey ∞ Paul Casey ∞ Sarah Clancy ∞ Patrick Cotter ∞ Madeleine D’Arcy ∞ Gerald Dawe 

Theo Dorgan ∞ Paul Durcan ∞ Anne Enright ∞ Elaine Feeney ∞ Tara Flynn ∞ Anthony Glavin ∞ Sinéad Gleeson

Vona Groarke ∞ Elayne Harrington ∞ Claire Hennessy ∞ Christine Dwyer Hickey ∞ Sean Hughes 

John Kelly ∞ Victoria Kennefick ∞ Andre K’Por ∞ Nick Laird ∞ Christopher McCaffrey 

Jaki McCarrick ∞ Thomas McCarthy ∞ Afric McGlinchey ∞ Eamon McGuinness ∞ Belinda McKeon 

Danielle McLaughlin ∞ Jennifer Matthews ∞ Paul Muldoon ∞ Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin 

Doireann Ní Ghríofa ∞ Jean O’ Brien ∞ Joseph O’ Connor ∞ Nuala O’ Connor ∞ Mary O’ Donnell 

Nessa O’ Mahony ∞ Mary O’ Malley ∞ Rick O’ Shea ∞ Paul Perry ∞ Nell Regan ∞ Sally Rooney

Lynn Ruane ∞ Dave Rudden ∞ Donal Ryan ∞ Stephen James Smith ∞ Gerard Smyth

Heaney on Lough Erne

Good days down the Lough with Pat Lunny and Seamus Heaney. Seamus and John were appearing together on a BBC programme called David Hammond's Ireland.

John interviews Clive James

John travels to Cambridge to meet poet, broadcaster and critic Clive James - watch here

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