Calendar

Information on Poetry Ireland supported readings, launches and events around Ireland, as well as other writing events around the country.

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Readings & Events


15.04.2014

One City, One Book: Where are you now? Poems About Dublin

Poet Gerald Dawe (Prof. of English, TCD) explores his relationship with Dublin, city and country. Booking essential.
Venue: Rathmines Library
Time: Tuesday @ 6:30 pm
Admission: Free
T: 01 4973539
15.04.2014

One City, One Book: Bringing It All Back Home

Poets Dermot Bolger and Michael O'Loughlin reflect on their Dublin childhoods along with readings from their contributions to If Ever You Go. Booking essential.
Venue: Drumcondra Library
Time: Tuesday @ 6:30 pm
Admission: Free
T: 01 8377206
E: drumcondralibrary@dublincity.ie
16.04.2014

One City, One Book: Poets, Buddhas and Bicycles

An evening with poet Tony Curtis. Booking essential.
Venue: Rush Library
Time: Wednesday @ 6:45 pm
Admission: Free
T: 01 8708414
16.04.2014

One City, One Book: Bee-Loud Glade Cabaret

Bee-Loud Glade cabaret - a rocking evening of electrifying entertainment with selections from If Ever You Go and other outrageous things.
Venue: Clifton Court Hotel Bar, Eden Quay
Time: Wednesday @ 8pm
Admission: €5 on door
16.04.2014

One City, One Book: Lighting Up The Park in Poetry & Song

Lighting Up The Park in Poetry & Song with Dermot Bolger, Theo Durgan, Paula Meehan, Peter Sheridan & others. Closing date to apply for tickets 2nd April at 10am.
Venue: Ballroom, Farmleigh, Castleknock
Time: Wednesday @ 8pm
Admission: Free but allocated by lottery
www.farmleigh.ie
16.04.2014

One City, One Book: If You Ever Go to Dublin Town

The Clé Club, in association with the NUJ, hosts an evening of songs, poetry and music with Gerard Smyth, Pat Boran and other special guests. Fear a'Tí Séamus Dooley. Booking not necessary, doors open 7.30pm, early arrival advised.
Venue: Liberty Hall, Eden Quay
Time: Wednesday @ 8pm
Admission: €5
16.04.2014

One City, One Book: A Creative Writing Workshop for Teenagers

A two-day creative writing workshop for teenagers 13-16 years with Dave Lordan. Booking essential.
Venue: Finglas Library
Time: Wednesday @ 3.30pm
T: 01 8344906
E: finglaslibrary@dublincity.ie
17.04.2014

One City, One Book: If Ever You Go - O'Connell Street and surrounding streets Tour

Many of the poems in If Ever You Go are reflections on O'Connell Street & the surrounding streets. Join Pat Liddy on a walk that will discover their stories, & enjoy extracts from the relevant poems before ending at The Church Café and Bar, Mary Street for complimentary tea & coffee. Duration approx. 90 mins. Meet at the Spire (opposite the GPO). Numbers limited. Booking essential.
Venue: The Spire
Time: Thursday @ 2pm - 3.30pm
Admission: €10
T: 01 8329406
www.walkingtours.ie
17.04.2014

One City, One Book: In Conversation with Anthony Cronin and Vincent Woods

One City, One Book: In Conversation with Anthony Cronin and Vincent Woods
Poet, novelist and biographer Anthony Cronin in conversation with Vincent Woods. Booking not necessary.
Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Time: Thursday @ 6.30 pm
Admission: Free
19.04.2014

One City, One Book: Yeats and Company

Paul O'Hanrahan with singer Mark Wale recalls the poetry & writers associated with Stephen's Green & Merrion Square on this strolling recital through the grandeur of Georgian Dublin. Duration approx 90 mins. Starts at National Library of Ireland entrance, Kildare St. Numbers limited. Booking essential.
Venue: National Library of Ireland entrance
Time: Saturday @ 3pm - 4.30pm
Admission: €10
www.tickets.ie
19.04.2014

Poetry Reading with Maeve O'Sullivan

Poetry Reading with Maeve O'Sullivan
Join the Phoenix Park Visitors Centre for a reading from Maeve O'Sullivan featuring some of her haikus, other forms of poetry, and perhaps even a couple songs.
Venue: Phoenix Park Visitors Centre Gallery
Time: Saturday @ 2pm
21.04.2014

Ó Bhéal: Niamh Ní Lochlainn

Ó Bhéal: Niamh Ní Lochlainn
Ó Bhéal presents a poetry reading with Niamh Ní Lochlainn.
Venue: Upstairs at The Long Valley, Winthrop Street, Cork
Time: Monday @ 9.30pm
www.obheal.ie
21.04.2014

Ceardlann Scríbhneoireachta Gaeilge

Ceardlann Scríbhneoireachta Gaeilge

Líon rannpháirtithe teoranta do dheichniúr ar mhaithe le plé níos iomláine ar a saothair. Costas cláraithe €20; mic léinn €5 (Lón ag 1.00pm agus léitheoireacht oíche Dé Luain clúdaithe sa táille).

Stiúrthóurí: Mícheál Ó Ruairc, úrscéalaí Pádraig Ó Snodaigh, file & foilsitheoir

 Teagmháil: Pádraig Mac Fhearghusa, 43 Na Cluainte, Trá Lí.

Venue: Óstán Meadowlands, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí
Time: Monday @ 10.30am
Admission: Costas cláraithe €20, mic léinn €5
E: feasta@eircom.net
21.04.2014

One City, One Book: Music from If Ever You Go

Music from If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song, at The Church Café & Bar, junction of Mary Street and Jervis Street. Booking not necessary.
Venue: The Church Café & Bar
Time: Monday @ 7.30 - 9 pm
Admission: Free
23.04.2014

One City, One Book: Celebrating Seamus Heaney

One City, One Book: Celebrating Seamus Heaney

Dublin City Council, Dublin: One City, One Book in association with Poetry Ireland presents a special tribute to Seamus Heaney

 

Theo Dorgan, Peter Fallon, Michael Longley, Donal Lunny, Paula Meehan, Paul Muldoon, Liam O'Flynn, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and many more will take part in an evening of poetry and music in celebration of the life, work and legacy of Seamus Heaney.

 

 

Venue: The National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, D2
Time: Wednesday @ 8.00pm
Admission: €25 / €20
T: 01 417 0000
www.nch.ie
24.04.2014

One City, One Book: A reading by Sinéad Morrissey

One City, One Book: A reading by Sinéad Morrissey
A reading by Sinéad Morrissey, recent winner of the TS Eliot Prize for poetry, as part of the RDS Library Speaker Series. Booking essential.
Venue: RDS Library, Ballsbridge.
Time: Thursday @ 6.30 pm
Admission: Free
T: 01 2407254
E: librarydesk@rds.ie
www.rds.ie/speakerseries
24.04.2014

North West Words Evening of Poetry, Fiction and Music

North West Words Evening of Poetry, Fiction and Music
North West Words presents a poetry reading with Kevin O'Shea followed by a reading of a work of fiction by Finbar Rafferty and a musical performance by Rosie Carney. The evening will end with an open mic.
Venue: Cafe Blend, High Rd, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Time: Thursday @ 8.00 p.m.
T: 074 91 600 66
25.04.2014

One City, One Book: Poetry and Songs

 An Góilín Traditional Singers' Club celebrates if Ever You Go with songs and poems from the book as well as other Dublin songs. Booking not necessary.

Venue: Club na Múinteoirí, Parnell Square
Time: Friday @ 9.30 pm
Admission: €3
T: 086 2940652
www.goilin.com
26.04.2014

Dublin Shakespeare Society: 'Punk - John Cooper Clarke'

Dublin Shakespeare Society presents 'Punk - John Cooper Clarke'.
Venue: Teachers Club, Parnell Square West, D1
Time: Saturday @ 7.30pm
Admission: €5
dublinshakespearesociety.ie
26.04.2014

One City, One Book: A Dublin Saunter

 A Dublin Saunter encompassing Dublin's poetry, songs and stories presented by Centre Stage Players. Booking advised.

Venue: The Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham
Time: Saturday and Sunday @ 3pm
Admission: €5
T: 01 4934208
27.04.2014

One City, One Book: A Dublin Saunter

A Dublin Saunter encompassing Dublin's poetry, songs and stories presented by Centre Stage Players. Booking advised.
Venue: The Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham
Time: Saturday and Sunday @ 3pm
Admission: €5
T: 01 4934208
27.04.2014

One City, One Book: Special Letterpress Event

 The museum hosts a special letterpress event to celebrate the festival. Booking not necessary.

Venue: National Print Museum, Haddington Road
Time: Sunday @ 2 - 5 pm
Admission: Free
www.nationalprintmuseum.ie
28.04.2014

One City, One Book: Music from If Ever You Go

Music from If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song at The Church Café & Bar, junction of Mary Street and Jervis Street. Book not necessary.
Venue: The Church Café & Bar
Time: Monday @ 7.30 - 9 pm
Admission: Free
28.04.2014

Ó Bhéal: Graham Allen

Ó Bhéal: Graham Allen
Ó Bhéal presents a poetry reading with Graham Allen.
Venue: Upstairs at The Long Valley, Winthrop Street, Cork
Time: Monday @ 9.30pm
www.obheal.ie
29.04.2014

One City, One Book: If Ever You Need, a very good read

20 titles you simply must read with Kate Bateman and Niall Mac Monagle. Booking essential.
Venue: County Library, Dún Laoghaire
Time: Tuesday @ 7.30pm
Admission: Free
T: 01 2147970
E: libraries@dlrcoco.ie
30.04.2014

One City, One Book: A Dublin Saunter

A Dublin Saunter encompassing Dublin's poetry, songs and stories presented by Centre Stage Players. Booking not necessary.
Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Time: Wednesday @ 7pm
Admission: €5
30.04.2014

One City, One Book: Poems of Dublin 8

Poems of Dublin 8 with Harry Clifton, Padraig J Daly, Peter Sirr, Gerard Smyth & Enda Wyley at Arthur's Pub, Thomas Street. Booking not necessary. 

Venue: Thomas Street
Time: Wednesday @ 7pm
Admission: Free
30.04.2014

One City, One Book: The Brownbread Mixtape

 Music, spoken word and comedy with The Brownbread Mixtape. Upstairs in The Stag's Head pub, 1 Dame Court. Booking not necessary.

Venue: 1 Dame Court
Time: Wednesday @ 8.30pm
Admission: €5
30.04.2014

The Seven Towers Agency Last Wednesday Open Mic

The Seven Towers Agency presents 'The Last Wednesday Open Mic' with MC Declan McLoughlin.
Venue: The Twisted Pepper Cafe, 54 Middle Abbey Street, D1
Time: Wednesday @ 7.30pm
T: 0872798361
seventowers.ie
30.04.2014

Kinloug Kinlough Womens Writing Group

Kinloug Kinlough Womens Writing Group

The Kinlough Women's Writing Group, led by award-winning writer Monica Corish, will meet every Wednesday from 30 April to 4 June from 7-9:30 pm.

The group welcomes newcomers throughout its duration.


Time: Every Wednesday until 4 June @ 7 pm
Admission: €85, or €65 before 22 April
T: 087-6414185
E: monicacorish@iol.ie
www.monicacorish.ie

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