PoetryIreland 2018Review21Dec - Page 18



Education
also funded the ‘Ár mBaile
Coiteann’ project in Pobalscoil
Chorca Dhuibhne in Dingle. The
project aimed to highlight the UN’s
Sustainable Development Goals
by engaging students in a project
through the medium of poetry and
etching. Over the course of two
months, twenty-seven students
worked with poet Bríd Ní Mhoráin
and printmaker Niall Naessens to
create poems and etchings. A short
film was created to document this
process.
justice issues of our time. The theme
for 2018 was ‘Until Love Conquers
Fear’ and we received a great many
entries of a very high standard from
all over the country.
In November an Events for All
training day helped inform 30 writers
on best practice for delivering events
for children and young people
with Autism. This was presented in
partnership with Children’s Books
Ireland with the support of IBBY
(International Board on Books for
Young People) Ireland and the British
Council.
In partnership with the JCSP,
WRaPParound Finale events took
place in Trinity College Dublin and
University College Cork in May for
35 schools.
Poetry Ireland’s Jane O’Hanlon is
the arts education advisor to the
Department of Education & Skills
STEM Implementation Group. Jane’s
many presentations this year included
the presentation of research at the
IBBY World Congress in Athens in
September and a joint presentation
at the Literacy Association of Ireland
Conference on performance poetry in
November in partnership with Junior
Certificate Schools Programme
Library Project.
Trócaire’s annual poetry competition,
held in association with Poetry
Ireland, uses the arts to raise
awareness about the leading global
Jane is also part of a consultative
partnership with the Junior Cycle
English and Gaeilge Teams on the
teaching of poetry in the classroom.
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