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Pocket Poems Posted – Pictured at An Post Scarriff are staff David Minogue, Tony O’Rourke, Darren Howard and Noel Lee 

Pocket Poems Posted will provide people around Limerick and Clare with pocket poetry  

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Jade Crowe  

Pocket Poems Posted will take place Thursday, April 29, 2021, in honour of Poetry Day Ireland.  

As part of Poetry Day Ireland, the Arts Office at the University of Limerick have decided to team up with Poetry Ireland to provide over 2000 homes in Limerick and Clare with pocket-sized poetry. 

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Pictured is Michelle Rodgers of Hogan Computers who helped facilitate the event

The initiative will also include work from members of the Master’s Programme in the Creative Writing Centre at the University of Limerick.  

Participating facilitators in the event include many Limerick organisations including St Munchins Community Centre, Northside Family Resource Centre, Southill Family Resource Centre and many more through their Meals on Wheels services. 

The initiative is aimed directly towards keen participants in counties Limerick and Clare and staff at the Scariff Post Office in Clare will kindly provide the postage to participating members in the initiative and Hogans Computers will also help facilitate the event.

Speaking on the event the Arts Office at the University of Limerick said, “Members of Meals on Wheels programmes of St Munchins Community Centre, Our Lady Queen of Peace Development Group, Northside Family Resource Centre, Limerick Island Community Partners and the Southill Family Resource Centre are facilitating the inclusion of a poem as a side dish on April 29th.Thanks to Donal O’Leary, Access Campus; Eileen Hoffler, CWell Programme, UL and Katherine Kirby, Our Lady of Lourdes Community Services Group, Limerick.”  

Last year, Pocket Poems Posted delivered pocket poems to over 400 people in Limerick and Clare with pocket poetry for National Poetry Day. Poetry Day Ireland is an annual event that encourages people across the country to celebrate, read and share poetry.  

Poetry Ireland commented, “Poetry Day Ireland takes place on Thursday, April 29 and the theme is ‘New Directions: Maps and Journeys’. Whether you share a poem, read a poem, or programme your own online event, everyone is invited to join in and celebrate.”  

Poetry Ireland will be hosting a range of free events which can be found on their website. 

 

For more information on Poetry Ireland and Poetry Day go HERE 

For more stories on the University of Limerick go HERE 

 
 

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