Keane On Keane

Fergal Keane reveals the writer behind the 'Letters', dramatised this week on Radio 4, his late uncle, John B Keane.

The writer's home town of Listowel, Co Kerry was the inspiration for much of his work, and there and in Dublin, Fergal hears how a country publican became a writer of international fame, creating a popular people's literature that both reflected and produced change in twentieth century Ireland.

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20050106

Fergal Keane reveals the writer behind the 'Letters', dramatised this week on Radio 4, his late uncle, John B Keane.

The writer's home town of Listowel, Co Kerry was the inspiration for much of his work, and there and in Dublin, Fergal hears how a country publican became a writer of international fame, creating a popular people's literature that both reflected and produced change in twentieth century Ireland.

20050612

Fergal Keane presents a portrait of his late uncle, the Irish writer John B Keane.

John B's home town of Listowel, Co Kerry was the inspiration for much of his work, and there and in Dublin, Fergal hears how a country publican became a writer of international fame, creating a popular people's literature that both reflected and produced change in 20th century IRELAND