Ahead of what would have been the poet's 80th birthday, the life and work of poet Derek Mahon was celebrated this week in Trinity College Dublin. Actress Venetia Bowe reads Mahon's After the Titanic above.

Derek Mahon: Piecing Together the Poet gathered some of the most distinguished poets and critics from Ireland and beyond to highlight the many aspects of Mahon's work.

Organised by Trinity’s School of English in association with Poetry Ireland, the occasion also marked the launch of a new online exhibition celebrating Derek Mahon, featuring a number of performances of his work - Stephen Rea reads Everything is Going To Be Alright below.

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