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Thursday January 01 1970

Saint Patrick's Day Poetry on Tara

category meath | history and heritage | event notice author Wednesday March 14, 2007 13:36author by Heather - TaraWatchauthor email castleeire at msn dot com

Beginning at 5.00 pm at the Lia Fail

TaraWatch is proud to announce an open invitation for all to join in the festivities of Saint Patrick's Day Poetry on Tara, a celebration of the richness of Ireland's history, artistry, and cultural heritage.

Saint Patrick gazes towards the Hill of Skryne, from Tara, across the Tara/Skryne Valley
Saint Patrick gazes towards the Hill of Skryne, from Tara, across the Tara/Skryne Valley

Saint Patrick's Day Poetry on Tara

The festivities begin at 5 pm, with a special mystery guest to open our celebration and an exciting line-up of events. Sponsored by the TaraWatch group, this event will bring together a vast array of poets,
historians, storytellers, artists and traditional Celtic musicians to share in their gifts, as we celebrate Saint Patrick's Day historical connnection to the Hill of Tara.

5:00 pm --6.00 p;m --Children's Poetry Time:
Poetry and story readings for children will begin at 5.00pm. Parents are encouraged to have their children bring along their own special poems to share. Children's author Rose Doyle will read from her works.

--6-7.00 pm -- -- Poets Showcase:
Irish authors will give special readings of their own work, as well as readings of their favorite poems and myths from Irish history.
Patrick Chapman and
Crichton Miller are among the poets.

--7-7:30 pm -- Rosemarie Rowley

--7.30 pm onwards --The Peoples' Poetry:
Event participants are encouraged to bring their own favorite Irish poems and myths to read and to enjoy until late in the evening, as the celebration continues.

--Celtic Musicians: Will provide musical entertainment and percussion accompaniment to poetic readings, as they add to the merriment. Local Meath traditional group Coscan, who sing an anti-M3 song called 'Crazy Cut', will be among the performers.

Come celebrate those bardic days of yore with poems, stories, and songs honoring Tara, Ireland, and its history.

This family event is open to the public, free of charge, and will raise national and international awareness in saving the entire Tara complex as an important cultural and historic site.

There is a strictly no alcohol policy. If you are a poet, storyteller, historian, or musician, and wish to participate in this event, please contact us.

Come one, come all, and join in the celebration, as we honor the artistry and history of cultural heritage and strive to preserve the Hill of Tara for generations to come.

- Heather -

Related Link:

The Lia Fail / Stone of Destiny - location of the poetry event
The Lia Fail / Stone of Destiny - location of the poetry event

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