A Poem For Ireland

Poem-for-IrelandMany thanks to Anne Fletcher for bringing this newsworthy announcement to our attention:

Six months, hundreds of poems and thousands of nominations, comments and votes later, the Irish people have chosen their Poem for Ireland. At a ceremony in the Royal Irish Academy on Dawson Street on Wednesday, March 11th 2015, President Michael D. Higgins announced that the people’s chosen RTÉ A Poem For Ireland is Seamus Heaney’s ‘When all the others were away at Mass’ [from Clearances in memoriam M.K.H., 1911-1984].

Visit http://apoemforireland.rte.ie/ to read and hear the winning poem and go to The Shortlist to read and hear the top 10 finalists.

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