Sunday, April 23, 2006

White House Poetry Revival Wed 26th April 2006

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 26th April. 2006 9.00pm

Foras na Gaeilge to sponsor poetry revival at White House.

The White House Poets in association with Foras na Gaeilge presents a series of bi-lingual poetry readings commencing Wednesday 26th April at 9.00pm in the White House pub, O Connell Street , Limerick

The series begins with special guest poet Dairena Ní Chinnéide

Dairena Ní Chinnéide hails from the West Kerry Gaeltacht of Corca Dhuibhne.She has a BA in Communication Studies from DCU and a Higher Diploma inTranslation Studies from UCG. Dairena writes in the Irish language andtranslates immediately into English. She is published in Feasta, Comhar, GonUige Sin, An Sagart and recently took part in the international poetryexchange of Words Unbound with French, English, Belgian and Irish poets.Her work can be seen at and her first poetrycollection "An Trodaí agus Dánta Eile/The Warrior and Other Poems" is just published by Cló Iar Chonnachta.

Over the coming months many more bi lingual poets are booked to read including Gregoir O Duill, Louis De Paor, Cathal O Searcaigh, Gabriel Rosenstock, Gearoid Mac Lochlainn, Cristoir O Flynn, Paddy Bushe, Gabriel Fitzmaurice plus many others.

The White House Poetry Revival has being going now for almost three years. Every Wednesday the famous old world bar is transformed into a centre of culture as poets recite their latest work. Barney Sheehan, the man behind the revival of poetry at the White House, continues to attract the best of Irish and International poetry to Limerick. He sees the involvement of Foras na Gaeilge as a recognition of the work they have put in to making the White House one of the pre eminent venues for poetry in Ireland.

As usual the reading is preceded by an open mic session in which anyone who wishes to read is invited to do so. Complementary finger food is provided and proceeding commence at 9.00 pm.

For further information contact Barney Sheehan at 086 8657494 or Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409.
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