Poet Laureate Event

Night Drive to the Harbour at Naas

Join Mary O’Donnell, 2021 Poet Laureate for Naas, who will read her poem 'Night Drive to the Harbour at Naas', specially commissioned for the Poetry Town initiative and inspired by the historic town of Naas.

Mayor of County Kildare, Cllr. Naoise Ó Cearúil, and Deputy Mayor of Naas Municipal District, Cllr. Evie Sammon, will provide a welcome address. Mary will be joined by Dr. Catherine Gander, poet and Associate Professor of American Literature, Department of English, Maynooth University and Naas based singer-songwriter Pete Kavanagh for what promises to be a very special event.

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Event Partners

  • Kildare County Council