Poetry Day

All-Ireland Poetry Day | 3 October 2013

 

All Ireland Poetry Day is now in its 6th year and we hope this year will be the strongest and most comprehensive celebration of poetry and poets alike.

The object of the day is to celebrate poetry in every county in Ireland and in a variety of ways via imaginative programming, scheduling, venues and locations. The response from our partners has been a continued and pleasant surprise through the different ways they have sought to deliver poetry to audiences of all age groups.

Once again this year poetry will happen in diverse and unusual locations throughout the whole island of Ireland.

 

For a full programme please click on the county of your choice on the map below.

 

Down Dublin Kildare Antrim Armagh Down Derry Donegal Tyrone Fermanagh Leitrim Monaghan Louth Cavan Meath Sligo Longford Westmeath Roscommon Mayo Galway Offaly Clare Tipperary Limerick Kerry Cork Waterford Laois Kilkenny Carlow Wexford Wicklow

All-Ireland Poetry Day is Thursday 3 October 2013

This year's 'All-Ireland Poetry Da'y took place on 3 October with poetry events in many counties across the island.

 

Antrim

Island Arts Centre, Lisburn

Island Arts Centre in association with the John Hewitt Society presented a poetry reading with Kate Newman and Damian Smyth.

 

Armagh

Armagh Public Library, 43 Abbey Street, Armagh

The John Hewitt Society and Armagh City Chapter presented a poetry reading with Paula Cunningham and Matt Kirkham, who will read from their new collections.

 

Cork

Arts for Health Partnership Programme West Cork; West Cork Mental Health Servies; Arts in Health at Cork University Hospital

A unique poetry collection 'Menu of Poems' was distributed on hospital wards, in waiting rooms, Day Care Centres and other health settings for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy. The poems were selected for healthcare contexts and was made available as a PDF for self-printing and distribution at each location.

To download a copy of the 'Menu of Poems', please visit www.artsandhealth.ie


Donegal

Dánlann an Ghleanna, Gort a Choirce

Óiche fhilíochta agus cheoil i nDánlann an Ghleanna, Gort a Choirce, Co Dhún na nGall. Léamh filíochta le filí agus ceoltóirí ón cheantar. Fíon agus bia ar fáil! 8.00 i.n.
 
Poetry and music in Dánlann na Gleanna, Gortahork, Co. Donegal. Sumptuous music and food coupled with delectable poetry and wine. Gaeltacht poets and musicians will perform. 8.00 pm.


Dublin

Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square, D1

This year's core All Ireland Poetry Day event was a marathon poetry reading streamed live from the Irish Writers' Centre in Dublin. All Ireland 'LIVE' Poetry Day will feature poetry readings streamed live, recorded interviews with poets and special guests, vox pops and open mics.

This event was streamed live at www.poetryireland.ie/live

 

National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, D2

The JCSP 10th Anniversary Performance Poetry Showcase took place in the National Library of Ireland.

 

Dublin Airport, Terminal 1 & 2

As part of All Ireland Poetry Day and a celebration of Dublin City of Literature, Michael O'Loughlin will once again give a public reading in Dublin Airport. Readings will take place in and around Terminal 1 and 2, starting at 2 PM.


Fermanagh

Charlie's Bar, Church Street, Enniskillen

The Fermanagh Writers joined Irish language writer and poet Seamus Mac Annaidh to read at Charlie's Bar in Enniskillen. They gather around the fireplace in the bar with the audience, and for one of their poems the resident pooch helped to present the piece.

This event was live streamed on Ustream at www.ustream.tv/channel/fermanagh-writers-stories-and-poems

 

Galway

Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust

A unique poetry collection 'Menu of Poems' was distributed on hospital wards, in waiting rooms, Day Care Centres and other health settings for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy. The poems were selected for healthcare contexts and was made available as a PDF for self-printing and distribution at each location.

To download a copy of the 'Menu of Poems', please visit www.artsandhealth.ie

 

Kilkenny

City Library, John's Quay, Kilkenny

The City Library in Kilkenny hosted a lunchtime poetry reading with Kerry Hardie.


Louth

Dundalk FM 100

The Arts Service of Louth Local Authorities in association with Dundalk FM 100 presented 'Workers and their Struggles', a celebration of poetry to mark the centenary of the 1913 Lock Out.

As part of All Ireland Poetry Day, the Arts Service of Louth Local Authorities organised a morning of poetry and opinion which was being broadcast on Dundalk FM 100. Building on previous radio programmes broadcast to mark All Ireland Poetry Day, the show was hosted by Eileen Corcoran, and featured a wide range of people from the area reading their own poems, as well a poems which mean something to them, and discussed the relevance of poetry in Irish society today.

 

Highlanes Gallery, Dundalk

'Variations on a Theme of Change, Transformation and Alchemy' was the theme chosen for a special lunchtime gallery event to mark All Ireland Poetry Day. Five Drogheda poets, Susan Connelly, Patrick Dillon, Roger Hudson, Marie MacSweeney and John O'Rourke, presented poems that explored the various aspects of change.

 

Anaverna House, Ravensdale, Dundalk

A poetry reading with Enda Coyle-Greene and Richard W. Halperin. There was also a musical interval and readings from the Dundalk writers' circle.

 

Mayo

 

Meath

12pm - Laracor Graveyard

1pm - St Patrick's Cathedral, Trim

4pm - Ledwidge Museum, Slane

5pm - O'Reilly Memorial, Dowth

The Boyne Writers Group celebrated the poetic heritage of Meath. They held a series of four readings to celebrate two Meath-born poets and two who spent many years in the county: F.R. Higgins, Jonathan Swift, Francis Ledwidge and John Boyle O'Reilly.

 

Sligo

Arts Initiative in Mental Health, Mental Health Services, Sligo-Leitrim

A unique poetry collection 'Menu of Poems' was distributed on hospital wards, in waiting rooms, Day Care Centres and other health settings for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy. The poems were selected for healthcare contexts and was made available as a PDF for self-printing and distribution at each location.

To download a copy of the 'Menu of Poems', please visit www.artsandhealth.ie

 

Tipperary

Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer

The Dromineer Literary Festival presented a poetry reading with Michael Longley, Mark Roper and Jennifer Matthews.

 

Waterford

Waterford Regional Hospital

Actor Nick Kavanagh gave a poetry reading in the Paediatric ward Waterford Regional Hospital.

 

Waterford Healing Arts Trust

A unique poetry collection 'Menu of Poems' was distributed on hospital wards, in waiting rooms, Day Care Centres and other health settings for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy. The poems were selected for healthcare contexts and was made available as a PDF for self-printing and distribution at each location.

To download a copy of the 'Menu of Poems', please visit www.artsandhealth.ie

 

Westmeath

Dean Crowe, Theatre, Athlone

Dean Crowe Theatre, in collaboration with Athlone Literary Festival, hosted an open mic poetry night with music as part of All Ireland Poetry Day.

The evening opened with poet/writer John Sexton, followed with readings from Micheal Corrigan, Niall O’Connor, Michéal Kearney, Éabha Rose, Declan Finneran, Amy Barry, Patrick Carton, and many more.

 

Wexford

10.30am - Wexford Library

Wexford County Council Public Library Service presented a Poetry Appreciation Workshop with Margaret Garvin. The workshop explored the poetry of Paula Meehan, Seamus Heaney and Denis O'Driscoll.


 


 

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