Friday, May 11, 2007

Poetry Aloud finals

Good luck to Rosy Temple, Jessica Dean and Anna Traill, who today take part in the semi-finals of the Poetry Aloud recital competition in the National Library in Dublin.

From the website :
"Following the first round of the POETRY ALOUD Poetry Speaking Competition, which was held regionally in March, the semi-final and final of the competition will take place in the National Library in Dublin on 11 May 2007. 112 students from 19 counties across Ireland and Northern Ireland have been chosen to represent their schools in the semi-finals. The first semi-final will take place at 9.30am and the second at 1.30pm. 30 students will compete in the final of this year’s competition, which will take place at 6pm. The judges for the final are Professor Brendan Kennelly poet and teacher; Thomas McCarthy, poet, critic and Board member of Poetry Ireland, and Dr Pat Donlon, former Director of the National Library of Ireland and now Director of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in County Monaghan."

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