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28th Apr 2022
to 31st Dec 2022

Age Range
All ages

Poetry in the Park

A project bringing poetry into public spaces Poetry in the Park will see installations curated and scheduled by the libraries, supported and installed by the staff of the Parks and Recreation Department in:

  1. Clogheenmilcon Walkway, Blarney
  2. Jerry O’Sullivan Park, Harbour View Road
  3. The Marina, Blackrock
  4. Fitzgerald’s Park, City centre
  5. Tramore Valley Park
  6. Ballincollig regional Park
These parks include the north and southside of the city, the city centre and the ‘new’ city area and attract 3 million visitors annually. The programme brings poetry to people in their everyday lives, creating a sense of community, awareness and celebration of the vibrant literary life of the Cork City.

Established and award winning poets are placed alongside emerging poets, young poets and intercultural voices celebrating the diversity of life and literature in the city.

In 2022 the installations will reflect festivals and events in the city by presenting new works including

  • Irish language poetry for SnaG
  • Works of poets participating in Cork World Book Fest in April
  • LGBTI+ works; Awareness Festival in May
  • Young Voices from The Unfinished Book of Poetry for Cruinniú ns nóg in June
  • Seasonal in July
  • Heritage in August
  • Supporting Culture Night in September
  • CBF in October
  • Cork Words new work in November
  • Winter in December
The poetry will support  Munster Literature Centre, Ó Bhéal, Cork City Libraries, UCC and others.

It will be launched on Poetry Ireland Day.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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