Women’s Day Marked Through Verse

INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day was celebrated in poetry in Nenagh with a reading of some old favourites and some lesser known works in the Peppermill Restaurant.

INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day was celebrated in poetry in Nenagh with a reading of some old favourites and some lesser known works in the Peppermill Restaurant.

The reading, which was held in conjunction with the Nenagh Players, was performed by Mary McGrath, Mary Fogarty and Geraldine McNulty. They read from the works of WB Yeats, Seamus Heaney and Brendan Kenneally, as well as poems by Mary Oliver, an American nature poet, and Carol Ann Duffy, Britain’s Poet Laureate.

The poems covered themes from family relationships to life and death, husbands, diets and even chocolate cake.

“I want to thank Robert Gill and his staff for their generosity on the night, providing food and the venue. We also had a very fine appreciative audience who enjoyed all the poems,” said Ms McNulty.

While there was no charge, a collection was taken up on the night for the Pink Ribbon breast cancer awareness campaign.

“I was delighted that International Women’s day was celebrated in Nenagh and this was a most enjoyable way of marking the day,” said Cllr Virginia O’Dowd, who has helped organise International Women’s Day in Nenagh for a number of years.

She also paid tribute to Robert Gill and his staff.

The reading will take place again in the Ponte Vecchio restaurant in Killaloe on Wednesday, March 23, at 8pm. Once again, there will be no charge, but patrons can make a donation to the Pink Ribbon campaign.