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Carrie Barrett takes First Wednesday Sessions stage for February



Limerick Writers’ Centre and Lime Square Poets bring guest poet, Carrie Barrett to the First Wednesday Series on February 7

Limerick Writers’ Centre and Lime Square Poets bring guest poet, Carrie Barrett to the First Wednesday Series on February 7

Carrie Barrett will be special guest for the First Wednesday Series on February 7

In a spectacular kick-off to the new year, the First Wednesday Series, organised by Limerick Writers’ Centre and Lime Square Poets, lit up the stage with its event on January 4 at the Whitehouse Bar.

Now the group are excited to announce the continuation of this poetic journey on February 7, featuring the well-regarded guest poet, Carrie Barrett.

Carrie Barrett, a celebrated playwright and poet hailing from Limerick City and currently residing in Co. Clare, brings an impressive artistic background to the forefront. As the trailblazing participant in the Abbey Theatre’s 5X5 project, Barrett crafted captivating monologues that later became integral to the acclaimed play ‘Bingo!’.



Premiered at the Belltable Theatre in Limerick, ‘Bingo!’ was published in 2021 by the Limerick Writers’ Centre as part of the anthology ‘Four Limerick Plays’. Barrett’s residency at The Liverpool Irish Festival in 2022 showcased her poetic prowess, with her evocative poem ‘Home’ gracing the pages of the festival’s magazine.

Among her numerous accolades, Barrett was honoured as the recipient of Poetry Ireland’s prestigious Poetry Town Bursary in 2021. Currently pursuing an MFA in Playwriting at The Lir – National Academy of Dramatic Arts, Trinity College, Dublin, Barrett consistently contributes to various projects. Notable mentions include her participation in Abbey Theatre’s Dear Ireland III in collaboration with Adapt Domestic Abuse Services in 2021, the 24-hour Plays at The Limetree Theatre in Limerick in 2019, and In:Visible Women at the Liverpool Irish Festival in 2018.

Prepare for an extraordinary performance as Carrie Barrett takes center stage, and seize the opportunity to showcase your own talent at our Open-Mic! The lines are open for you to secure your spot at the magical microphone, so don’t miss out – book early!

Since the inception of the ‘First Wednesday Series’ at the atmospheric Whitehouse Bar, poetry has witnessed a remarkable resurgence as a public performance spectacle. This event transcends age and hierarchy, providing an inclusive platform where beginners and seasoned poets share the spotlight equally. Join them for what promises to be a fantastic show, and they eagerly anticipate welcoming you to this wonderful celebration of poetry.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.