Such Riches by Donal McCaffrey (Excerpt)

It is a respect for words
in a tribute paid by a city to itself
Reflecting the fact that the poets
in the first instance
felt moved enough by the city
to gift it with the words and sentiments it evoked from them.


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"Yeats: The Life and Works of WB Yeats"
(from the National Library of Ireland)

'Mine by right of love': Women Poets in the City

Lucy CollinsThe penultimate lecture in the UCD Scholarcast Dublin: One City One Book series is now available. 'Mine by right of love': Women Poets in the City by Lucy Collins examines some of the poems by women featured in If Ever You Go including poems by Winifred Letts, Eavan Boland and Paula Meehan. 

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If Ever You Go...Poetry and Song at the Waterloo Pub

Music stand with 'If Ever You Go'On Saturday, 12 April musicans John Sheahan (The Dubliners), Declan O'Rourke and Sarah Lynch got together for an evening of poetry and songs inspired by 'If Ever You Go'. It was enjoyed by all lucky enough to attend. For those who missed it, here are a few clips that capture the magic created when three talented musicans got together.

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Celebrating Seamus Heaney

Seamus HeaneyTonight at 8pm Dublin City pays tribute to Seamus Heaney in the National Concert Hall.  Certainly one of the highlights of the Dublin: One City, One Book programme, in attendance will be the President of Ireland Michael D.

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Next UCD Scholarcast now available

UCDscholarcast has produced a series of podcasts by leading poets and critics to accompany Dublin: One City, One Book.

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Special Guest at Celebrating Seamus Heaney

We are delighted to announce that Paul Simon will be participating in Celebrating Seamus Heaney in the National Concert Hall on Wednesday 23rd April. While the event has been sold out for several weeks we are releasing 100 restricted view tickets for sale at 10am this morning. Tickets can be purchased at or Tel: 01 417 0000


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