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14th Mar 2022
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Máire Mhac an tSaoi - Poetry in Irish Award

Máire Mhac an tSaoi – Poetry in Irish Award

In honour of Máire Mhac an tSaoi, 1922-2021,

Meath County Council Cultural Services are pleased to announce the establishment of the Máire Mhac an tSaoi Poetry in Irish Award


The award consists of a one-day Master Class with Louis de Paor for five participants.

There is no application form.

Closing date: Friday 27th May, 2022 at 5.00 p.m. and is open to practitioners of Irish language poetry on the island of Ireland.

Applicants must be over 18 years of age.

Applicants should be able to show commitment and achievement in their chosen field.

Máire Mhac an tSaoi was one of Ireland’s foremost Irish language poets. Her collections include Codladh an Ghaiscígh, 1973, An Galar Dubhach, 1980 (both Sairséal agus Dill), An cion go dtí seo (Collected Poems, published in 1987) and Shoah agus Danta eile, 1999 (both Sairséal Ó Marcaigh). Renowned for her ability to merge traditional and classical forms with modern themes, she spoke to and from the intimate experience of women at a time when women’s voices were largely inaudible.She lived with her daughter in Navan, Co Meath for a number of years where she enjoyed the services of Navan library.

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