Such Riches by Donal McCaffrey (Excerpt)

It is a respect for words
in a tribute paid by a city to itself
Reflecting the fact that the poets
in the first instance
felt moved enough by the city
to gift it with the words and sentiments it evoked from them.


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"Yeats: The Life and Works of WB Yeats"
(from the National Library of Ireland)

The Book on One

Strumpet City will be on The Book on One from Monday 1st to Friday 26th April. The Book on One airs at 11:10pm each weeknight on RTÉ Radio 1.

Strumpet City - Read an Excerpt


At 3.15 a.m., with spectral quiet, His Majesty’s yacht Victoria

and Albert approached the harbour mouth and lay to. And at half

past six, with the first light, the workmen had finished. They

looked with some pride on the result of their labours. The floral

arch was ready for the disembarkation. It stood mute and beautiful

at the harbour mouth, its green leaves stirring a little in the

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The 1913 Lockout in Poetry,Song and Story

City Hall Lunch Time Lectures will take place every Tuesday in April at The Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2.

Admission Free. In Association with Dublin One City One Book Festival.

Lectures will take place on the following dates:

Tuesdays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th April at 1.10–1.50pm

 No booking required.

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Dublin City and the 1913 Lockout - Seminar

Full day seminar in The Dublin City Library & Archive to mark the launch of a new book of essays entitled A capital in conflict: Dublin city and the 1913 Lockout.

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Boys and Girls Come Out To Play

On 6th April Dublin’s City Hall will echoe to the sound of children playing as part of Dublin: One City One Book 2013 which celebrates James Plunkett’s classic tale Strumpet City.


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