Kevin Barry on ‘Tim Robinson: Connemara’

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This isn’t a screening, it’s a live-streamed conversation about the film, which is available to watch FOR FREE GLOBALLY beforehand!

For the eighth screening in our new #whatistobedone incarnation of LRB Screen, hosted by Gareth Evans, a trinity of remarkable talents consider the multivalent textures, stories and visionary atmospherics of place, most notably Ireland’s western coastline. Multi-award winning writer Kevin Barry is in conversation around Tim Robinson: Connemara, the calmly insightful essay film following the great cartographer and cultural historian, who died earlier this year. Made by the remarkable Irish documentarian Pat Collins, it’s a tribute to Robinson’s decades-long exploration of that spectacular landscape, a terrain also extensively mapped in a different register by Barry’s own keenly sensitive and lyrically charged prose explorations.

Alongside this beautiful documentary, we are delighted to share Ernestine and Kit and Breakfast Wine, two invigorating short film adaptations of Barry’s wonderful stories. Barry’s latest novel is Night Boat to Tangier, and his long-awaited new short story collection, That Old Country Music, is published in October.

Thanks to Pat Collins and Colm McAuliffe. Tim Robinson: Connemara will remain available to view until 11 June.


First watch Gareth’s introduction.

Then book your free ticket and you’ll receive a link and password to watch the film for free.

Send questions for our panel (again, before Wednesday) by using the hashtag #LRBscreenathome on Twitter, or by email to:

Then on Wednesday 10 June at 7 p.m., join Kevin and Gareth on our YouTube channel for a livestreamed discussion about Tim Robinson: Connemara, here.

You’re very much invited to ask questions, post further reading recommendations etc. in the comments – we’re keen to make these events as conversational as possible!