Poetry Day Ireland 2017: Resources for Post-Primary Schools

Videos and lesson plans for post-primary students, to share in the classroom on Poetry Day Ireland. 

Martin Dyar: 'Death and the Post Office'

Martin Dyar grew up in Swinford, Co Mayo. His debut book Maiden Names was a Book of the Year selection in the Guardian and Irish Times and was the winner of the 2009 Patrick Kavanagh Award, and the Strokestown International Poetry Award in 2001. His poem Death and the Post Office has been added to the Leaving Cert prescribed poetry syllabus.

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill: 'Mo Ghrá-sa (idir lúibíní)'


Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill grew up in the Irish-speaking areas of West Kerry and in Tipperary. She is a member of Aosdána and was Ireland Professor of Poetry (2001-2004) and the first Professor of Irish (language) Poetry. In this video, Nuala speaks to Caitlín Nic Íomhair in Poetry Ireland about her poem 'Mo Ghrá-sa (idir lúibíní)', which is currently on the Leaving Certificate Irish syllabus. 

Downloadable lesson plans by Seamus Cashman

A former teacher and book editor, Seamus Cashman's own published works include two co-edited and lasting volumes, Irish Poems for Young People and Proverbs and Sayings of Ireland, as well as three poetry collections; That Morning Will ComeCarnival, and Clowns and Acrobats. Download three development education poetry-writing lesson plans by Seamus Cashman, suitable for post-primary students. 

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