Identifying Inspirational Artefacts

March 16th, 2022|

In February 2022, James Phelps, an MA student in Public History at UCD, joined the Poetry as Commemoration team to assist in identifying archival materials relating to the War of Independence and Civil War that

  • An Irish Free State Army soldier sitting on guard.

Special Collections – Inspiring creative practice

March 14th, 2022|

Interacting with special collections and archival materials can be an impactful experience for the user.  Turning the pages of a 16th century book, reading a propaganda pamphlet from the Irish revolutionary period, finding notes

In the Media

Poetry Programme: how poems deepen our understanding of the past.  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 conflictsIrish 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. 26 Aug, 2021.

‘Poetry as Commemoration’ – New partnership for Decade of Centenaries with Irish Poetry Reading Archive. 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. 26 Aug, 2021.