PoetryIreland 2019Review - Page 15

Writers in Schools presented a busy programme of events this
year, with tens of thousands of children and young people
enjoying encounters with all kinds of writers.
Writer in Schools children’s
writer Sadhbh Devlin on a
school visit in Co Wicklow
Our lively programme of single
writer Robin Stevens of the acclaimed
visits, North and South, reached
Murder Most Unladylike Series
every county of the country from
making her first ever visit to a school
schools such as St Killian’s Special
in Ireland, enjoyed by the lucky
School in Mayfield,
ters in
writer of Scoil Mológa in Harold’s
Pat Speight) to Arranmore Island
Cross, Dublin. Girls from St Mary’s
Sadhbh Devlin at a school visit in
No. 1 National School (poet, Frank
National School, Fairview, Dublin,
Galligan), St Brigid’s National
also got the chance to meet Robin in
School, Finglas, Dublin (children’s
Poetry Ireland and write their very
writer Debbie Thomas) to St Naile’s
own murder mystery!
Primary School, Co Fermanagh
(storyteller Joe Brennan) to Moyne
We were also delighted to partner
College, Ballina, Co Mayo (poet Terry with the ‘Seamus Heaney: Listen
Now Again Exhibition’ in College
Green, Dublin, run by the National
Special events in the one-off
Library of Ireland, where students
programme included children’s
from secondary schools in Limerick,

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