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A Poet's Rising live event

1916 Rising A Poet's Rising Arts Council Catherine Dunne Colm Mac Con Iomaire Conor Kostick Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin Jessica Traynor Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill Paul Muldoon Theo Dorgan Thomas McCarthy

A Poet's Rising live event

at the Irish Writers Centre, 31 March 2016  Catherine Dunne      ‘When I think of all the false beginnings… The man was a pair of hands, the woman another pair, to be had more cheaply, the wind blew, the children were thirsty – ’ Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin’s poem ‘For James Connolly’ was the first to be recited to a spellbound audience at the Irish Writers Centre in Parnell Square, Dublin, last Thursday night. I found these opening lines deeply moving – they brought me right back to when I was ten or eleven and read my first adult biography. It...

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President Michael D.Higgins visits IWC | 25th Anniversary Celebrations

Colm Mac Con Iomaire Eilis Ni Dhuibhne Irish Writers Centre Irish Writers Centre Patron Joseph O'Connor Liz McManus Michael D Higgins President Higgins Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

President Michael  D.Higgins visits IWC | 25th Anniversary Celebrations

On Wednesday 13 January 2016 we welcomed the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, in recognition of his patronage which marked the beginning of our 25th year celebrations.     Writers and IWC Ambassadors, Éilis Ní Dhuibhne and Joseph O'Connor read for the President, as well as Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, the recipient of this year's Jack Harte Bursary Award. Musician Colm Mac Con Iomaire debuted his beautiful composition Solasta to a packed room of writers and distinguished guests – and wowed us all. The President addressed attendees with a speech that ranged in content from Bowie and Hot Press to Descartes and civil society... President Higgins...

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