Back in July Poetry Ireland announced details of Poetry Town, a new all-island initiative, which will see more than a hundred FREE poetry-related activities take place in 20 towns across the island of Ireland between 10th and 18th September 2021. Along with local authority Arts offices, a Poet Laureate was appointed to each town participating.
Poetry Town Belmullet
Anne Walsh Donnelly was appointed Poet Laureate for Belmullet, Co. Mayo. Originally from County Carlow, Anne now lives in County Mayo. Anne was appointed to write a poem honouring and reflecting Belmullet and its people.
Anne Walsh Donnelly will read her poem for Belmullet LIVE from Áras Inis Gluaire via the arts Centre’s Facebook Page and via Mayo County Council’s arts office Facebook Page on 16th September at 6:00pm
Poetry walk with guide Neal Doherty and local poet Caitlín Ní Oireachtaigh
Local Historian and Tour Guide Neal Doherty (Alchemy Tours) and local poet Caitlín Ní Oireachtaigh will walk through Belmullet and its environs. You will learn local history including our literary past and the tour will be interspersed with poetry readings.
To book for the 11:00am or 2:30pm walk, please call Áras Inis Gluaire at (097) 81079.