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Poetry Event at UCD Festival 2016

UCD held their inaugural UCD Festival on Saturday 18 June, aimed at encouraging staff, students, alumni and the local community onto campus.
There were some 6,000 visitors to campus on the day and over 90 separate events were offered.
UCD Library rose to the challenge, offering various presentations and the opportunity to browse in James Joyce Library, along with our main event, a Celebration of Poetry and Music.
This event, led by Paula Meehan, was a great success, with a good audience and some 18 well-known and emerging Irish poets reading. A Poetry Wall, containing signed hand-written poems, was also a big success.
All the readings and musical interludes from this event will be able in due course in the Irish Poetry Reading Archive.