Rick O’Shea


Rick has been a broadcaster with RTE since 2001 previously with RTE 2FM, RTE Radio 1 and now with RTE Gold. He also runs Ireland’s largest online book club.


62. Bright Young Things: Dalkey Book Festival Picks the very best new writing

The Masonic Lodge

How many people were actually at U2’s iconic gig in the Dandelion Market? There is a thrill in seeing talent when it is first emerging which is why we at Dalkey are delighted to showcase some of the bright young things of Irish literature. Emerging Irish talent has rarely been stronger. Come listen to three […]


48. Lionel Shriver in the House (with Rick O’Shea)

Seafront Marquee

Never afraid to take on a difficult subject, topic or indeed take on conventional wisdom, Lionel is that rarest of things, a truly brave thinker and writer. In an increasingly PC and sanitised world, the most laudable writers dare to think differently. Shriver is one of those artists.  Winner of the prestigious Orange Prize for female […]