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#Poetry

# poetry - Monday 18 October, 2021

President leads tributes to 'two great poets' Mhac an tSaoi and Kennelly
# Tributes
# Tributes

President leads tributes to 'two great poets' Mhac an tSaoi and Kennelly

Oct 18th 2021, 8:57 AM 9,464 Views 3 Comments

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, the President described both poets as “two great figures” of Irish poetry.

# poetry - Sunday 17 October, 2021

Celebrated poet Brendan Kennelly dies aged 85
# RIP
# RIP

Celebrated poet Brendan Kennelly dies aged 85

Oct 17th 2021, 8:20 PM 42,913 Views 19 Comments

During his lifetime, Kennelly wrote over 20 books of poetry, along with plays, novels and criticism.

# poetry - Sunday 11 July, 2021

The Irish Read: Four young writers share their poetry
# Young Writers
# Young Writers

The Irish Read: Four young writers share their poetry

Jul 11th 2021, 10:00 AM 8,827 Views 2 Comments

Enjoy new work by young Irish authors, excerpted from the Paper Lanterns journal, this Sunday morning.

# poetry - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Opinion: Yeats' poetry helped shape Ireland and appears on the Leaving Cert - now the Yeats Society is under threat
# Surviving In A Pandemic
# Surviving In A Pandemic

Opinion: Yeats' poetry helped shape Ireland and appears on the Leaving Cert - now the Yeats Society is under threat

Jun 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,298 Views 14 Comments

Susan O’Keeffe of the Yeats Society Sligo charts the influence of the great poet on Irish life and highlights the Society’s struggle to survive the pandemic.

# poetry - Thursday 8 October, 2020

American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature
# Poetry
# Poetry

American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Oct 8th 2020, 12:53 PM 10,836 Views 3 Comments

The writer won a Pulitzer in the early 1990s.

# poetry - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Quiz: Can you name these Leaving Cert poets from their poems?
# English
# English

Quiz: Can you name these Leaving Cert poets from their poems?

Apr 30th 2020, 9:30 PM 44,486 Views 21 Comments

Read the paper, read the paper, read the paper.

'For what they love, they both put down a gun' - The GAA's place in Irish poetry
# Chapter And Verse
From The42
# Chapter And Verse

'For what they love, they both put down a gun' - The GAA's place in Irish poetry

Apr 30th 2020, 7:45 AM 4,233 Views 0 Comments

We take a look at some of the best poems into which the GAA has been weaved.

# poetry - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

'Finding a voice, where they found a vision': Eavan Boland's powerful voice for women is remembered
# Poetry
# Poetry

'Finding a voice, where they found a vision': Eavan Boland's powerful voice for women is remembered

Apr 28th 2020, 11:33 AM 8,448 Views 2 Comments

The Irish poet passed away aged 75.

# poetry - Monday 27 April, 2020

'The foremost female poet of her generation': Eavan Boland has died aged 75
# RIP
# RIP

'The foremost female poet of her generation': Eavan Boland has died aged 75

Updated Apr 27th 2020, 10:32 PM 49,001 Views 17 Comments

Boland published her first book of poetry in 1962 and went on to become a writer-in-residence at Trinity College Dublin and UCD.

# poetry - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

'My sister is not a statistic': High emotion on Liveline as woman recites poem for her deceased sister
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'My sister is not a statistic': High emotion on Liveline as woman recites poem for her deceased sister

Apr 14th 2020, 4:30 PM 41,677 Views 15 Comments

Dorothy Duffy spoke about the passing of her sister Rose on 4 April.

# poetry - Monday 6 April, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know your Irish poetry?
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Quiz: How well do you know your Irish poetry?

Apr 6th 2020, 9:30 PM 40,473 Views 12 Comments

Will things fall apart for you in this quiz?

# poetry - Sunday 5 April, 2020

The story behind the Seamus Heaney quote guiding people through the Covid-19 crisis
# Wintering Out
# Wintering Out

The story behind the Seamus Heaney quote guiding people through the Covid-19 crisis

Apr 5th 2020, 7:00 PM 140,760 Views 17 Comments

‘If we winter this one out, we can summer anywhere’.

# poetry - Sunday 3 March, 2019

John Cooper Clarke: 'I heard on the news that Bono's leather pants were robbed, so I put it to rhyme'
# The Luckiest Guy Alive
# The Luckiest Guy Alive

John Cooper Clarke: 'I heard on the news that Bono's leather pants were robbed, so I put it to rhyme'

Mar 3rd 2019, 8:00 PM 22,296 Views 16 Comments

The godfather of British performance poetry will embark on an Irish tour in March and April.

# poetry - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Seamus Heaney letters, diaries and manuscripts on display to the public from tomorrow
# Seeing Things
# Seeing Things

Seamus Heaney letters, diaries and manuscripts on display to the public from tomorrow

Jul 5th 2018, 8:16 AM 8,252 Views 7 Comments

Tickets are free – but booking is advised for the next few days due to high demand.

# poetry - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'This country has been so unloved. People go on about 800 years of oppression, it's 800 years of rejection'
# Randomer
# Randomer

'This country has been so unloved. People go on about 800 years of oppression, it's 800 years of rejection'

Mar 18th 2018, 10:30 AM 29,183 Views 27 Comments

Poet Colm Keegan’s latest collection is an exploration of self and society.

# poetry - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Varadkar admitting he wasn't fully aware of Kerry Babies shows importance of retelling our stories
# Untailored History
# Untailored History

Varadkar admitting he wasn't fully aware of Kerry Babies shows importance of retelling our stories

Jan 20th 2018, 10:45 AM 17,060 Views 38 Comments

When we don’t tell our stories we create a world where change is impossible and where inequality and oppression can openly flourish, writes Annemarie Ni Churreain.

# poetry - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Old Georgian House to be transformed into new home for Irish poetry... and it has some major backers
# I Will Arise And Go Now
# I Will Arise And Go Now

Old Georgian House to be transformed into new home for Irish poetry... and it has some major backers

Jan 14th 2018, 6:30 PM 23,761 Views 34 Comments

After 40 years, it looks like Poetry Ireland may finally get its own centre in Dublin.

# poetry - Saturday 19 August, 2017

'My teacher told me not to get my hopes of an A in the Junior Cert up - now I'm on the syllabus'
# Writing
# Writing

'My teacher told me not to get my hopes of an A in the Junior Cert up - now I'm on the syllabus'

Aug 19th 2017, 8:00 AM 37,333 Views 22 Comments

Poet Hazel Hogan’s Grangegorman has been added to the recommended list.

# poetry - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

A Maze in Cork, a Firestorm in Clare and a VR party in Offaly: Culture Night is back
# Save The Date
# Save The Date

A Maze in Cork, a Firestorm in Clare and a VR party in Offaly: Culture Night is back

Aug 9th 2017, 3:20 PM 15,076 Views 6 Comments

This Friday 22 September, towns and cities across Ireland will be transformed for the 12th edition of Culture Night.

# poetry - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'I think people understanding that they aren't alone in their torment has a healing element to it'
# Poetry As Healing
# Poetry As Healing

'I think people understanding that they aren't alone in their torment has a healing element to it'

May 14th 2017, 7:45 PM 740 Views 6 Comments

Canadian poet Shane Koyczan speaks to TheJournal.ie about art, healing, and his latest work.

# poetry - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

'Crouched Burial': An award-winning poem before bedtime
# Hennessy Awards
# Hennessy Awards

'Crouched Burial': An award-winning poem before bedtime

Mar 29th 2017, 7:30 PM 10,727 Views 6 Comments

A poem from this year’s Hennessy Awards Winner for Emerging Poetry, Una Mannion.

# poetry - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'The Quilt': A poem before bedtime
# Read Me
# Read Me

'The Quilt': A poem before bedtime

Oct 29th 2016, 10:00 PM 1,022 Views 12 Comments

Take a moment to read The Quilt, a poem by Paula Meehan taken from a new collection by Marie Heaney.

# poetry - Thursday 20 October, 2016

"Art's job is to question the status quo, not to ever accept it" - Spoken word and social change
# Lingo Festival
# Lingo Festival

"Art's job is to question the status quo, not to ever accept it" - Spoken word and social change

Oct 20th 2016, 6:03 AM 4,660 Views 6 Comments

A spoken word festival will be held across multiple venues in Dublin this week.

# poetry - Thursday 11 August, 2016

15 memories every Irish person has of the Feis
# Highly Commended
From The Daily Edge
# Highly Commended

15 memories every Irish person has of the Feis

Aug 11th 2016, 9:30 PM 4,826 Views 0 Comments

Pick your poison: poems, music, or Irish dancing. We all had one.

# poetry - Monday 1 August, 2016

'One way of healing yourself is to own your story': Growing up in an abusive home
# Opinion
# Opinion

'One way of healing yourself is to own your story': Growing up in an abusive home

Aug 1st 2016, 11:00 AM 776 Views 14 Comments

Poet Connie Roberts talks about her experiences growing up an abusive alcoholic father and attending an industrial school.

# poetry - Friday 10 June, 2016

Yeats didn't come up in the English exam yesterday and the Leaving Certs are RAGING
# Dead And Gone
From The Daily Edge
# Dead And Gone

Yeats didn't come up in the English exam yesterday and the Leaving Certs are RAGING

Jun 10th 2016, 10:41 AM 10,976 Views 3 Comments

Their Leaving Cert hopes are dead and gone; they’re with O’Leary in the grave.

# poetry - Sunday 8 May, 2016

10 words that just sound better in a Monaghan accent
# Poetry
From The Daily Edge
# Poetry

10 words that just sound better in a Monaghan accent

May 8th 2016, 9:30 PM 23,539 Views 1 Comment

“Do do do do… Faaaarney Army.”

# poetry - Monday 21 March, 2016

12 school poetry memories that are too real for Irish people
# World Poetry Day
From The Daily Edge
# World Poetry Day

12 school poetry memories that are too real for Irish people

Mar 21st 2016, 9:30 PM 11,249 Views 2 Comments

English Paper 2, ya divil.

# poetry - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Get ready for an avalanche of Chinese poetry on the Dart this fortnight
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

Get ready for an avalanche of Chinese poetry on the Dart this fortnight

Feb 2nd 2016, 11:00 AM 6,701 Views 14 Comments

Connolly Station is the venue for a Chinese New Year celebration as the exhibition is launched today.

# poetry - Thursday 15 October, 2015

"There are a lot of dead poets on tea towels in tourist shops - this is about live poetry"
# Lingo Festival
# Lingo Festival

"There are a lot of dead poets on tea towels in tourist shops - this is about live poetry"

Oct 15th 2015, 9:00 PM 6,552 Views 3 Comments

Ireland’s a hotbed of activity in the spoken word and poetry worlds, as this new event proves.

# poetry - Thursday 8 October, 2015

How Well Do You Remember Junior Cert Poetry?
# Tich Miller
From The Daily Edge
# Tich Miller

How Well Do You Remember Junior Cert Poetry?

Oct 8th 2015, 1:24 PM 9,680 Views 10 Comments

Has your memory served you well?

# poetry - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

7 reasons why Alan Shatter is like no other politician
# Earth Shatter-ing
# Earth Shatter-ing

7 reasons why Alan Shatter is like no other politician

Aug 19th 2015, 9:15 AM 37,286 Views 125 Comments

Shatter. Alan Shatter.

# poetry - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Everyone is sharing this poem with an uplifting hidden meaning
# Look Again
From The Daily Edge
# Look Again

Everyone is sharing this poem with an uplifting hidden meaning

Jul 22nd 2015, 9:53 PM 9,854 Views 4 Comments

It’s all about perspective.

# poetry - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Alan Shatter's been having a pop at the Twitterati. Via the medium of poetry.
# Quite The Character
# Quite The Character

Alan Shatter's been having a pop at the Twitterati. Via the medium of poetry.

Jul 9th 2015, 5:30 PM 9,433 Views 50 Comments

He dabbles.

# poetry - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Every Leaving Cert has the same prayer about tomorrow's English Paper II
# Come On Eilean
From The Daily Edge
# Come On Eilean

Every Leaving Cert has the same prayer about tomorrow's English Paper II

Jun 3rd 2015, 10:23 AM 8,630 Views 2 Comments

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE….

# poetry - Sunday 17 May, 2015

This Enda Kenny Instagram comment is the greatest Instagram comment of all time
# Poetry
From The Daily Edge
# Poetry

This Enda Kenny Instagram comment is the greatest Instagram comment of all time

May 17th 2015, 1:14 PM 9,701 Views 3 Comments

We’ve been waiting for this moment.

# poetry - Friday 30 January, 2015

Look at these old Inter Cert Irish schoolbooks
# Irish School Books
From The Daily Edge
# Irish School Books

Look at these old Inter Cert Irish schoolbooks

Jan 30th 2015, 10:33 AM 9,855 Views 4 Comments

Peig, never far from our thoughts.

# poetry - Friday 23 January, 2015

"Just damn the consequences and see what happens": Rick O'Shea on his new poetry show
# Radio 1
# Radio 1

"Just damn the consequences and see what happens": Rick O'Shea on his new poetry show

Jan 23rd 2015, 6:00 PM 17,305 Views 20 Comments

The radio presenter is due to present the Poetry Programme for 30 weeks from tomorrow.

# poetry - Monday 12 January, 2015

Rick O'Shea: I'm fronting RTE's new poetry show but I'm no expert
# Radio
# Radio

Rick O'Shea: I'm fronting RTE's new poetry show but I'm no expert

Jan 12th 2015, 3:00 PM 7,090 Views 21 Comments

The DJ wants to share his passion for poetry with the masses.

# poetry - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Silly Willie: A gentle poke at Yeats's lifelong crush on Maud Gonne
# Cool It Man
# Cool It Man

Silly Willie: A gentle poke at Yeats's lifelong crush on Maud Gonne

Nov 11th 2014, 10:05 PM 11,005 Views 12 Comments

Artist Annie West’s book of illustrations might make you feel a little sorry for WB. But only a little.

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