To celebrate the launch of A Poet’s Rising app, we are delighted to announce that Irish Professor of Poetry Eilean Ní Chuillenáin will recite her wonderful poem For James Connolly at the James Connolly Statue by Liberty Hall, Dublin on 26 November at 3PM.
Then, under the guidance of writer and historian Conor Kostick we will take a tour of the significant locations of the 1916 Rising as featured on the A Poet’s Rising app. Conor will give a brief introduction to the background history or the location/icon and also the poet and poem.
We will first head to City Hall to watch Jessica Traynor’s A Demonstration, we will then head to the GPO for Paul Muldoon’s Patrick Pearse: A Manifesto. Following this we move to O’Rahilly Parade for Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill’s Íota and Bháis. We then head around the corner to Moore Lane for Theo Dorgan’s We Carried it to Here as Best We Could, followed by Thomas McCarthy’s Garden of Remembrance at the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square.
Following the final poem, all are invited into the Irish Writers Centre for a warm glass of mulled wine and birthday.
As this is to mark the launch of the app, the audience are asked to bring either a smartphone or tablet and a pair of headphones in order to watch the videos at each location.