May 15, 2024

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Irish Writers Centre


Helen Dempsey is delighted to announce that she will be launching her debut poetry collection, Planting a Pear Tree published by Revival Press, at the Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1on Wednesday 15th May from 6.30-8.30.

If you would like to pre-order a copy please go to

“This is a poet who combines an easy facility with all of the possibilities of language, emotional honesty, and an awareness of the centrality of image, in poems that always allow space for the reader.” Enda Coyle-Greene

Helen Dempsey from Co. Dublin published work in anthologies, magazines and online. Winner Fingal Libraries’ Poetry Day competition 2018/21 and the Jonathan Swift Poetry Prize 2023. She holds a Masters Degree in Poetry Studies from D.C.U.

Access our Building

The Irish Writers Centre is currently housed in 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. This is a Georgian building which unfortunately does not have a lift. There are 5 steps into the entrance level. The majority of the event’s activities will take place in the Kiely room which is on the first floor and requires climbing 30 steps in total. Please do inform us of any accessibility requirements you might have before the night so we can make any necessary arrangements.

If you have any questions about the event, please email

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