Drawing inspiration from the Poetry Wall at UCD Library, the Virtual Poetry Wall includes commemorative poems generated in creative writing workshops; poems submitted by the public; commissioned poems; and poems by well-known authors that are now out of copyright. A physical archive of these poems is held in UCD Special Collections. This project has now ended and, therefore, we are longer accepting submissions. We are very grateful to everyone who contributed to the commemorative archive. 

UCD Poetry Wall


  • The Sting of Salt

    by Lorna Shaughnessy

  • Red Deer on the Irish Pound

    by Stephen de Búrca

  • Shades of Division

    by Finola Scott

  • My Grandfather’s glasses in a cracked leather case

    by Siobhán Flynn

  • Taken

    by Déirdre Orme

  • Never Without Her

    by Patricia McCarthy

  • Michael Collins (The Big Fellow)

    by Tracy Connolly

  • Hallowed be thy name

    by Déirdre Orme

  • A smock of nettles

    by SM Jenkin

  • EARNÁN (Ernie O'Malley)

    by John Hoban

  • History Books

    by Niamh O'Connell

  • 1914

    by Liam Canniffe

  • Anonymous to History

    by Darragh Coady

  • The Photograph of Aero Lyons

    by Marian Relihan

  • You Left Your Soul Print

    by Rose Moran

  • There is a Story'

    by Rose Moran


    by Zoryanna Kuts

  • The Day Still Has Its Night To Come

    by Seamus Finnan

  • Michael Farrell

    by Maeve Brady

  • The West Connemara Flying Column

    by Kate O'Neill

  • Heartland

    by Déirdre Orme

  • The 10th of May

    by Kitty Hughes

  • Constance Georgine Markievicz

    by SM Jenkin

  • The Newspaper Boy

    by Niamh Hegarty

  • Watchers from the Bardo

    by Geraldine Mitchell

  • СТАКАН ДЛЯ ВІСКІ З SHELBOURNE ГОТЕЛЮ/ The Shelbourne Whiskey Glass

    by Zoryanna Kuts

  • The Day Has Come For Me to Meet My Fate

    by Bronagh McDermott

  • I Warn You Solemnly, Sir

    by Ava Johnston

  • Countess Markiewicz

    by Evelyn Maguire

  • The Women of 1916

    by S M Jenkin

  • Imní faoi Mháthair Shléibhe

    by Nuala de Paor/Ní Riain

  • Remembrance

    by Rona Fitzgerald

  • Waker

    by Rebecca Bilkau

  • The Last Letter of James Fisher

    by Pippa Little

  • Grandad: Arrival

    by Mussarat Rahman

  • Farewell to 130D

    by Robert Morgan, DMP Constable 130D, Warrant number 5944

  • Recollections of joining the D. M. P.

    by Robert Morgan, DMP Constable 130D, Warrant number 5944

  • Judgement

    by Peter Mulligan

  • I Grieve your Summer World

    by Róisín Ní Neachtain

  • Offerings

    by Isabela Basombrío Hoban

  • Burning, burnt, burning

    by Nadja Hieber

  • Near and Far

    by Lily Nguyen

  • Do Not Waste Your Time Here

    by Selin Balikci

  • Intermission

    by Danny Naumov

  • Dreams of Home

    by Peter Devonald

  • Prodigal Kiss

    by John Buckley McQuaid

  • An Irishman Foresees a Day in NYC

    by Stephen de Búrca

  • Dear Brendan

    by Patricia McCarthy

  • Molecule Chain

    by Shaanthi Gunasekara

  • Precious Past

    by Patrick Carroll