Poetry as Commemoration video released

March 29th, 2023|

https://youtu.be/sKsu3Lka7IM A new video capturing the various strands of the Poetry as Commemoration initiative has been released on the UCD Special Collections YouTube channel. The video includes a sneak preview of Stephen Sexton

Poetry as Commemoration Workshops

December 20th, 2022|

The story of Ireland is preserved in archives across the island and beyond. Records, letters, photographs and ephemera provide powerful contemporary evidence of events and lives that shaped our collective past. Since June 2022,

In the Media

Inaugural Thomas MacDonagh Hedge School a resounding success. Ireland Live. 5 Oct. 2023.

Decade Of Centenaries ‘Poetry Jukebox’ At Galway City Museum. Culture Night. 22 Sept. 2023.

Countdown to MacDonagh Hedge School. Nenagh Guardian. 11 Sept, 2023.

Poetry Jukebox commemorates Galway connections to Ireland’s struggle for independence. Galway Daily. 28 Aug, 2023.

Tipperary museum to mark its tenth birthday with inaugural Thomas MacDonagh Hedge School. Tipperary Live. 28 Aug, 2023.

Two University of Limerick writers feature in new ‘Poetry Jukebox’. 18 Aug, 2023.

Museum Celebrates with MacDonagh Hedge School. Nenagh Guardian. 18 Aug, 2023.

‘Poetry Jukebox’ BITE-SIZED HISTORY. History Ireland, Issue 4 (July/August 2023), Volume 31

Poetry As Commemoration – deepening our collective understanding of a crucial period in Irish history 1912 – 1923 by Angela Graham. The Honest Ulsterman, June 2023.

New Poetry Jukebox Commemorates Irish History in The People’s Park. ilovelimerick.ie 17 May, 2023.

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 as Commemoration – Poetry Jukebox comes to Cobh. 28 Nov 2022.

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.

Jukebox of Poetry installed in Waterford’s Cultural Quarter. 22 Sept. 2022.

Jukebox reciting poetry added to Waterford’s Cultural Quarter.  WLR FM. 14 Sept. 2022.

Waterford public encouraged to engage with poetry jukebox containing 20 poems. 23 Sept. 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. 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.