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Monday 19 August 2019

Enniscorthy readings 'a celebration of poetry'

At the readings were, front, Caroline Busher, Maria Clifford, Helen Gaynor and Betty Thompson. Back: Donal Moore, Denis Collins, Sean Clarkin, Mogue Doyle, Larry Stapleston and librarian Jarlath Glynn.
At the readings were, front, Caroline Busher, Maria Clifford, Helen Gaynor and Betty Thompson. Back: Donal Moore, Denis Collins, Sean Clarkin, Mogue Doyle, Larry Stapleston and librarian Jarlath Glynn.

By David Tucker

TEN local poets read their ten favourite poems during an evening of poetry and discussion at Enniscorthy Library as part of A Poem for Ireland Project. Local poets were invited to read one of the poems and speak in its favour. This was followed by a lively discussion.

At the end of the event, a vote was taken and the favourite poem was 'When all the others were away at Mass' by Seamus Heaney. In joint second place were 'The Statue of the Virgin at Granard Speaks' by Paula Meehan and 'Filleadh ar an gCathair' by Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh.

Librarian Jarlath Glynn said the point of this project was to ignite a national conversation about our poetry and to celebrate one of the things we do best.

The proceedings were filmed for the RTE arts programme 'The Works'. Among the poets were Caroline Busher, Maria Clifford, Helen Gaynor and Betty Thompson, Donal Moore, Denis Collins, Sean Clarkin, Mogue Doyle and Larry Stapleston.

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