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Poetry Day Ireland

May 2 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Duration: 9 Hours



Yeats Society Sligo celebrate Poetry Day Ireland in style, May 2nd 2019


Shmeshtinas and Nillavelles - 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Free

A reading and exhibition of new work by second year students in the Creative Writing + Literature BA (Hons), IT Sligo

Yeats Building Sligo


The Last Peacock - 8pm - €5 including wine or tea/coffee

Belfast-born poet Gerald Dawe has published over twenty books of poetry and prose since his first collection, Sheltering Places, was published in 1978.

He taught for many years in NUI Galway before moving to Trinity College Dublin in 1988 where he was professor of English and Fellow under retirement in 2017.

He will be reading from The Last Peacock, a new poetry collection, to be published later this year and The Wrong Country: Essays which appeared last year.


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