Episode 1 – Nessa O’Mahony

Nessa O'Mahony reading poetry

In this first episode of ‘The Family of Things’ series presenter Helen Shaw talks to Irish poet Nessa O’Mahony about her life, her poetry, and what inspires her.

Nessa O’Mahony was one of the first writers in Ireland to complete a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing in 2007. She is a published writer having released poetry collections and verse novels such as ‘Bar Talk’ (1999), Trapping a Ghost (2005), In Sight of Home (2009) and more recently ‘Her Father’s Daughter’ (2014)
Nessa tells Helen how she first began writing and the inspiration  behind her poems and gives us an insight into her personal life by sharing tales from her childhood memories with her father and what her family really think of her writing.