A day-long (10am to 4pm) of poetry by some of Ireland's finest poets is at the centre of Poetry Ireland's celebration of All Ireland Poetry Day.
Watch the live stream at poetryireland.ie/live
Francis Ledwidge: WWI Irish Nationalist War Poet - Talk
On the eve of the All Ireland Poetry Day teacher, writer and performance artist Miriam Kilmurry will examine the place of Francis Ledwidge among the canons of WWI literature in her talk "Francis Ledwidge: WWI Irish Nationalist War Poet". Admission is free and no booking required.
Dean Crowe Theatre, in collaboration with Athlone Literary Festival, will host an open mic poetry night with music on Thurs Oct 3 at 7:30pm in the Dean Crowe, Athlone.
Poet/Writer John Sexton will open the evening followed with readings from Micheal Corrigan, Niall O’Connor, Michéal Kearney, Michael Corrigan, Éabha Rose, Declan Finneran, Amy Barry, Patrick Carton...and more....
Join them at any or all of the venues, listen to or read poems by these poets and others of your choice.