Poetry Written in Stone

  • 11 September, 2.30pm
  • Meet at the Magnet Ballroom, Elphin Street

Strokestown’s Heritage Trail has 22 stops, all situated within the historical heritage town, with an optional extra loop at the western end to include the Workhouse Famine graveyard. Stroll around with us for a guided tour and an insight into the architecture and history of Strokestown. 

Architecture has been the inspiration for many great poems.  Think of Wordsworth’s ‘Upon Westminster Bridge’ and Coleridge’s ‘Kubla Khan’. 

Parts of our own recently launched heritage trail prompt a connection with poetry too. Expect some short readings along the way. 

This participatory tour will be led by a local guide whose knowledge of Strokestown is unmatched. If you would like to read a poem connected to or inspired by any of the stops, please let us know in advance. We would especially welcome original poems in any form but they must not exceed 10 lines. See the full map here: 

https://www.strokestown.ie/walking_trails.html 

Please text your name and the tour point of interest to 087 2223029 if you would like to read a poem.

This event is hosted by the Strokestown Community Development Association (SCDA). Places limited to 12 people but a second walk can be arranged

(Photo Credit: Cathal O’Leary & SCDA)