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Poetry Day Ireland: A Poet's Rising Promenade

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Beresford Place

Dublin

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Tour starting from James Connolly Statue, Beresford Place, opp. Liberty Hall.

Join writer and historian Conor Kostick for a tour of the significant locations of the 1916 Rising as featured on the Irish Writers Centre's A Poet’s Rising app.

Conor will give a brief introduction to the background history of the location/icon and also the poet and poem. The tour will bring participants first to City Hall to watch Jessica Traynor’s ‘A Demonstration’, then 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 to the Irish Writers Centre for tea and coffee where the A Poet's Rising film will be shown in full. 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.

Part of Poetry Day Ireland.

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