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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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