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    Remembering Seamus Heaney

    Remembering Seamus Heaney

    It has been eight months since the passing of one of Ireland’s best known poets, Seamus Heaney. In advance of a celebration of his life and work in the National Concert Hall, Sean was joined in studio by Maureen Kennelly, Director of Poetry Ireland and 15-year-old Niall O'hAnnagáin who recited two of Heaney's works on air.
    Poetry Aloud – Niall McMonagle

    Poetry Aloud – Niall McMonagle

    “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings, it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity” according to William Wordsworth.   And to whet your appetite The final of Poetry Aloud an all-island poetry speaking competition for post-primary school pupils, takes place in the National Library this Friday. Poetry Aloud was founded 21 years ago by Niall McMonagle to promote and celebrate the pleasure and the power of poetry.  Sean spoke to Niall and three of last year’s winners, Cian Siggins from Galway, Shauna Hession and Emily Guiney from Dublin.

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