The Recordings

This page makes available the complete recordings from the Trinity College Dublin Paradise Lost read-a-thon. This live reading of Paradise Lost, the epic poem written by John Milton after he had lost his sight, was held to raise funds for the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI). If you missed the event, but would still like to make a donation, you can do so here.

The following audio recordings were kindly produced by Trinity FM.

Book One:

Book One of Paradise Lost as read by:
Philip Coleman, The Argument, (from 0.00)
Seamus Heaney, ll 1-83, (from 2.37)
Gerald Dawe, ll 84-224, (from 7.34)
Darryl Jones, ll 225-496, (from 15.56)
Fiach MacConghail, ll 497-662, (from 31.26)
Nicholas Grene, ll 663-798, (from 40.14)

Book Two:

Book Two of Paradise Lost as read by:
Crawford Gribben, The Argument, (from 0.00)
Brendan Kennelly, ll 1-118, (from 1.34)
Helen Conrad O’Briain, ll 119-309, (from 10.07)
Alice Jorgensen, ll 310-416, (from 20.55)
Paul Delaney, ll 417-628, (from 26.51)
Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, ll 629-849, (from 39.54)
Jane Mahony, ll 850-967, (from 54.17)
Tim Groenland, ll 968-1055, (from 1.00.04)

Book Three:

Book Three of Paradise Lost as read by:
Philip Coleman, The Argument and ll 1-144, (from 0.00)
Ema Vyroubalova, ll 145-265, (from 10.23)
Kate Roddy, ll 266-415, (from 17.25)
James Wood, ll 416-653, (from 25.12)
Mark Granier, ll 654-742 (from 38.38)

Book Four:

Book Four of Paradise Lost as read by:
Crawford Gribben, The Argument, (from 0.00)
Jonathan Williams, ll 1-171, (from 2.27)
Amanda Piesse, ll 172-357, (from 12.11)
Padraic Whyte, ll 358-439, (from 23.31)
Eve Patten, ll 440-775, (from 28.02)
David Norris, ll 776-1015, (from 46.52)

Book Five:

Book Five of Paradise Lost as read by:
Philip Coleman, The Argument, (from 0.00)
Peter Sirr, ll 1-94, (from 0.57)
Amanda Bell, ll 95-223, (from 6.15)
Emily Johnson, ll 224-307, (from 12.56)
Helen Dempsey, ll 308-467, (from 17.45)
Jonathan Creasy, ll 468-576, (from 28.27)
Zosia Kuczynska, ll 577-772, (from 35.17)
Ailbhe Honohan, ll 773-907, (from 44.11)

Book Six:

Book Six of Paradise Lost as read by:
Crawford Gribben, Introduction, (from 0.00)
Patrick Geoghegan, The Argument, (from 0.20)
Bernard William Mackey, ll 1-188, (from 1.28)
Patrick Prendergast, ll 189-219, (from 11.04)
Michelle Mary Buckley, ll 219-333, (from 13.17)
Kevin McGee, ll 334-468, (from 19.20)
Anne Sappington, ll 469-567, (from 26.59)
Feargus Denman, ll 568-722, (from 32.03)
Frances Rowe, ll 723-912, (from 40.32)

Book Seven:

Book Seven of Paradise Lost as read by:
Philip Coleman, Introduction, (from 0.00)
Maurice Harmon, The Argument, (from 0.18)
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, ll 1-108, (from 0.47)
Joseph Woods, ll 109-242, (from 7.24)
Eugene O’Connell, ll 243-338, (from 15.40)
Gerard Smyth, ll 339-518, (from 23.46)
Macdara Woods, ll 519-640, (from 35.02)

Book Eight:

Book Eight of Paradise Lost as read by:
Crawford Gribben, The Argument, (from 0.00)
Alexandra Tauvry, ll 1-65, (from 0.56)
Tom Luxon, ll 66-378, (from 4.17)
Enda Wiley, ll 379-499, (from 25.00)
Martin Mansergh, ll 500-594, (from 31.57)
Ruth Doherty, ll 595-653, (from 38.25)

Book Nine:

Book Nine of Paradise Lost as read by:
Philip Coleman, The Argument, (from 0.00)
Brendan O’Connell, ll 1-98, (from 2.05)
John Saunders, ll 99-225, (from 7.31)
Michael O’Dea, ll 226-377, (from 14.45)
Hanna Hjerpe-Schroeder, ll 376-548, (from 23.25)
Wendy Mooney, ll 549-855, (from 33.05)
Leeanne Quinn, ll 856-1185, (from 53.32)

Book Ten:

Book Ten of Paradise Lost as read by:
Philip Coleman, The Argument and ll 1-84, (from 0.00)
Cathal Quinn, ll 85-208, (from 7.17)
Nessa O’Mahony, ll 209-409, (from 13.58)
Maeve O’Sullivan, ll 410-609, (from 25.21)
Rachel O’Donnell, ll 610-866, (from 36.57)
Guy Woodward, ll 867-936, (from 49.36)
Dave Lordan, ll 937-1104, (from 53.16)

Book Eleven

Book Eleven of Paradise Lost as read by:
Philip Coleman, The Argument, (from 0.00)
Iggy McGovern, ll 1-125, (from 0.56)
Liam Hunt, ll 126-295, (from 9.32)
Jonathan Creasy, ll 296-369, (from 21.05)
Will Dunne, ll 370-449, (from 26.14)
Harry Clifton, ll 450-597, (from 30.14)
Philip Coleman, ll 598-762, (from 40.18)
Esme Monty, ll 763-839, (from 49.43)
Michael Hinds, ll 840-901, (from 53.46)

Book Twelve:

Book Twelve of Paradise Lost as read by:
Crawford Gribben, The Argument, (from 0.00)
Michael O’Loughlin, ll 1-78, (from 1.07)
Vawn S. Corrigan, ll 79-190, (from 5.41)
Peter Denman, ll 190-269, (from 10.01)
Peter Doherty, ll 270-385, (from 15.33)
Jennifer Trieu, ll 386-465, (from 22.06)
Niamh NicGhabhann, ll 466-500, (from 26.21)
Terence Brown, ll 501-649, (from 28.14)

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