Featuring recited poems at special locations by five exciting voices in contemporary Irish poetry, including Aifric Mac Aodha, Áine Ní Ghlinn, Paddy Bushe, Mícheál Ó Ruairc and Seosamh Ó Murchú, this fascinating bilingual self-guided poetry trail is curated by Ciara Ni É.
Poet, performer, and broadcaster Ciara Ní É is an Irish Writers Centre ambassador. She is the founder of REIC, a monthly multilingual spoken word and open mic night that features poetry, music, storytelling and rap. The five poets featured in the trail include Poet Laureate na nÓg Áine Ní Ghlinn, whose poem is tied to Pearse street and the monumental sculpting business of James Pearse; the award-winning Paddy Bushe who has published nine collections of poetry, and several books of translation from Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Chinese; and Aifric Mac Aodha, the Irish-language poetry editor of Poetry Ireland Review, gorse and The Stinging Fly. Her first poetry collection, Gabháil Syrinx (The Taking of Syrinx), was published by An Sagart.
Conair Filíochta: Ar Dhá Thaobh na Life
Conair filíochta dhátheangach atá féin-stiúrtha
Éist le cúigear scríbhneoirí a bhfuil guth láidir acu i bhfilíocht chomhaimseartha na Gaeilge – Aifric Mac Aodha, Áine Ní Ghlinn, Mícheál Ó Ruairc, Seosamh Ó Murchúagus Paddy Bushe ina measc. Déan do bhealach féin tríd an gconair filíochta dhátheangach seo, roghnaithe ag Ciara Ní É.
File, taibheoir, agus craoltóir í Ciara Ní É atá mar ambasadóir ar Áras Scríbhneoirí na hÉireann. Ise a bhunaigh an oíche filíochta ilteangach REIC, a mbíonn dánta, ceol, scéalta, agus rap le clositeáil ann. I measc na bhfilí a bheidh páirt tá Laureate na nÓg Áine Ní Ghlinn, Aifric Mac Aodha, agus Paddy Bushe.
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Dia dhuit agus fáilte go dtí Conair Filíochta an International Literature Festival Dublin fiche fiche haon.
Hello and welcome to the International Literature Festival Dublin’s Conair Filíochta / Poetry Trail twenty twenty one. I’m Ciara Ní É, a poet and the curator of the Irish Language events for this year’s festival and I am delighted to be your host for this bilingual poetic ramble around Dublin City.
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This self guided audio trail features recited poems at special locations by five exciting voices in contemporary Irish poetry – Aifric Mac Aodha, Paddy Bushe, Áine Ní Ghlinn, Mícheál Ó Ruairc, and Seosamh Ó Murchú.
I chose the location of each stop on this trail carefully to link in with the themes of the various poems, so open your eyes and soak it all in as you listen to the poet’s voices.
You will travel through Irish mythology and history, to modern day Dublin, and it gives me great pleasure to offer you the opportunity to hear these poems in the city’s native language, as well as English.
The route covers approximately 2km. Pause after each poem when you hear the music, and make your way to the next stop.