"Memory can be so shaky and strange, and it can be quite overwhelming." We are by memory inspired, as the writer Séamas O’Reilly talks to Christopher Kissane about his award-winning book ‘Did Ye Hear Mammy Died’. Séamus is a columnist with the Observer, and a frequent commentator on culture, politics, and parenting.His book is a memoir of his childhood in Derry, exploring his memories of his late mother, his relationship with his father, and the experience of growing up in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. The day after this studio interview was recorded Séamas took the Ireland's Edge stage in Dingle for another very rousing and heartfelt discussion with Christopher Kissane, this time in front of a live audience. You can listen to that wonderful conversation on Ireland's Edge - The Podcast: https://bit.ly/3HC1OZI Both conversations were captured in December 2021. From the edge we get a different perspective.