Take a look at videos from previous years, featuring well-known people reading favourite poems for Poetry Day Ireland.


Musician and singer, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh reads 'Ceist na Teangan' by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill for Poetry Day Ireland 2022. 

Cork actor Alison Oliver, who will appear in the lead role in the upcoming television adaptation of Sally Rooney's 'Conversations with Friends', reads her favourite poem 'Time Passing' by Clare Dwyer Hogg, for Poetry Day Ireland 2022.

Irish rapper JyellowL reads his chosen poem for Poetry Day Ireland 2022. ‘Love Cycle’ by Chinua Achebe.

A novelist, poet, and critic, Chinua Achebe is regarded as the founding father of African fiction. His work chronicled Nigeria’s troubled history since the beginning of British colonial rule.  His first novel Things Fall Apart remains the most widely studied, translated and read African novel.

Canadian Astronaut and Spaceship Commander, engineer, musician and fighter pilot, Chris Hadfield reads his chosen poem for Poetry Day Ireland 2022. 
‘High Flight’ by John Gillespie Magee Jr.

John Gillespie Magee was a World War II Anglo-American Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot and poet.  He was killed in a mid-air collision over England in 1941, aged only 19 years old.


Watch videos featuring well known people reading their favourite poems for Poetry Day Ireland from previous years: 


View more videos in our 2019 Playlist and 2017 Playlist.