Poems That Stay With You: Mayor Gillian Coughlan

Poems That Stay With You  

Mayor of County Cork and Bandon resident, Gillian Coughlan, on the poems she learnt at school. 

A specially shot film on location at the old school room in West Cork Heritage Centre in Bandon.  

Smell the chalk on the blackboard, prop your elbows on the wooden desk, or sit back and enjoy a trip down memory lane.  From Junior Infants though to Leaving Cert, Gillian Coughlan, the Mayor of County Cork talks about why the poems we learn in school stay with us for life.  Hear how poetry can teach us different perspectives and sometimes allow us to see everyday things in an entirely new light.