Saturday 19 October 2019

Poll: Pick your favourite 1916 Easter Rising poem

Some magnificent poetry has emerged from the Easter Rising, from participants, onlookers and others writing over the century since 1916.

Dr Lucy Collins of University College Dublin has written about ten key poems inspired by the Easter Rising.

Read alll 10 poems and Dr Collins' commentary in the links below and vote for your favourite poem in our poll:

Read: ‘The Mother’, by Patrick Pearse
Read: ‘I See His Blood Upon the Rose’, by Joseph Plunkett
Read: ‘The Foggy Dew’, by Canon Charles O’Neill
Read: ‘The Wayfarer’, by Patrick Pearse
Read: ‘Easter 1916’, by WB Yeats
Read: ‘Connolly’, by Liam Mac Gabhann
Read: ‘Wishes for my Son’, by Thomas MacDonagh
Read: ‘Comrades’, by Eva Gore-Booth
Read: ‘Sixteen Dead Men’, by WB Yeats
Read: ‘Imperial Measure’, by Vona Groarke


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