Poet Laureate Event

Town Poem Unveiling

Join us for the unveiling by Bandon’s Poet Laureate Matthew Geden of his commissioned poem 'The Walls We Build'. Bandon as a plantation walled town was built for monoculture. Now with one in five residents being non-national, it has well and truly outgrown its walls.

Poetry Town in Bandon will be officially launched by the Mayor of Cork County, Gillian Coughlan, who is also a Bandon resident.

Other local poets, Cath Ronan, Isla Jeffers and Carmel Burman-Roy will read their work. Renowned local musician, Declan Sinnott will also be a guest before Matthew Geden will read his specially commissioned poem for the town. 

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Event Partners

  • Cork County Council