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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Special reading for All-Ireland Poetry Day

Published 25/09/2013 | 05:20

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ALL-IRELAND Poetry Day is being marked in Dundalk with 'Workers and Their Struggles' – a poetry reading celebrating the centenary of the 1913 Lock Out.

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The event in The Space, Tain Theatre, Dundalk Town Hall, at lunchtime on Monday, September 30, is being organised by the Arts Service of Louth Local Authorities, in association with Dundalk FM 100, and will be broadcast on Dundalk FM on All-Ireland Poetry Day .

The show will be hosted by Eileen Corcoran, and will feature a wide range of people from the area, reading their own poems, as well as poems which mean something to them, and discussing the relevance of poetry in Irish society today.

Readers will include Chairperson of Dundalk Town Council, Eamonn O'Boyle; Dundalk based poet Barbara Smith; Lorrainge Quigley, Louth branch secretary of Impact Trade Union and member of The Cu Chulainn Singers; artist Declan Honan, writer and lecturer Giallian Thompson; and punk poet troubadour Jinx Lennon.

'We're delighted to be working with Dundalk 100 FM once again on a radio programme dedicated to poetry', said County Arts Officer, Brian Harten.

'Everybody has a favourite poem, and "Workers and Their Struggles" will encourage people to think about the poems which have made an impression on them in the past.'

The reading begins at 1 p.m. and is open to the public – admission free. 'Workers and Their Stuggles' will be recorded and broadcast on All Ireland Poetry Day which takes place on Thursday, October 3.

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