Project featured on RTE’s The Poetry Programme
On Sunday, 6 November, the Poetry as Commemoration initiative featured on RTE Radio 1's The Poetry Programme. In the episode presenter, Olivia O'Leary, met students from St. Fiacc's National School, Graiguecullen, Co. Carlow, as
Jukebox Tour Continues in Cork City
Poets Eibhlis Carcione, Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Deborah Oniah, Victoria Kennefick, & Thomas McCarthy with Lord Mayor of Cork City, Deirdre Forde at the launch of the Poetry as Commemoration Jukebox. Picture: Alison Miles /OSM
Poetry as Commemoration at The Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
As part of the Belfast Book Festival programme (10-19 June 2022) and in collaboration with Poetry as Commemoration, the Poetry Jukebox outside the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast City has a new curation of
Poetry as Commemoration Jukebox unveiled in St. Stephen’s Green
A new Poetry Jukebox installation was launched in St. Stephen’s Green on Thursday, June 9th as part of the Poetry as Commemoration initiative led by UCD Library and supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture,
Poets to Engage with Challenging Period of Irish History
Poetry as Commemoration and Poetry Ireland have commissioned ten poets to write a poem, in English or Irish, inspired by documents from the War of Independence and Civil War. Writers will select an archive anywhere
‘Contours and Colours’: Poetry as Commemoration
Commemoration is the practice of calling for the remembrance of a person or event from the past. As Dr. Laura McAtackney notes, it is an assertion that something or someone is worthy of being remembered.
In the Media
Poetry Jukebox pops up in Limerick park . Live95FM, 17 May 2023.
New Poetry Jukebox Commemorates Irish History in The People’s Park, Limerick.ie, 17 May 2023.
New installation in Limerick park has people scratching their heads. Limerick Leader, 16 May 2023.
Museum commemorating 1916 Rising leader celebrates 10th anniversary Offaly Express, 4 May 2023.
Poetry as Commemoration participant, Anna O Laoghaire, discusses her poem ‘Sentinels’ on Tipp Mid West Radio. Listen at 38min 28 secs. 23 Jan 2023.
Civil War poem by Wexfordman Ned Culleton included in national collection in the James Joyce Library at UCD. Irish Independent. 10 Jan, 2023.
Poetry Programme: how poems deepen our understanding of the past. RTE.ie 4 Nov 2022.
Blood Pulled My Shoe Off: The Birth of the Free State in the Words of Maire Comerford. The Irish Times. 31 Oct. 2022.
The Irish Times Books Newsletter, 30 Sept. 2022.
Imagine Arts Festival Waterford, 25-30 Oct. 2022.
Sound, thanks, Cork Independent. 24 Aug. 2022.
Cork to host poetry jukebox to commemorate centenary of conflicts. Irish Independent. 18 Aug. 2022.
Word on the street is Cork to get poetry jukebox. Irish Examiner. 12 Aug, 2022.
The Crescent Arts Centre to host Poetry as Commemoration Poetry Jukebox throughout Belfast Book Festival. 17 May, 2022.
Catherine Martin: Centenary commemorations seek to strengthen peace in Ireland. The Irish Times. 10 May, 2022.
Poetry as Commemoration Commissions. Poetry Ireland, 6 May 2022.
Poetry as Commemoration Commissions Announced. Irish Times Weekly Round up. 29. Apr. 2022.
New initiatives will bring poetry about commemoration to the fore. Irish Independent. 2 Sept, 2021.
‘Poetry as Commemoration’ – A new partnership for the Decade of Centenaries with the Irish Poetry Reading Archive at University College Dublin (UCD) Library. Gov.ie. 26 Aug, 2021.
‘Poetry as Commemoration’ – New partnership for Decade of Centenaries with Irish Poetry Reading Archive. UCD.ie. 26 Aug, 2021.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Minister Catherine Martin announce the 2022 Programme for the Decade of Centenaries. (PDF)
Poetry as Commemoration – an all island project. Artscouncil-ni.org. 26 Aug, 2021.