2. Poetry Activity

Events in 2023

05.10.23 National Poetry Day, Armagh (TBC)

12-14.04.23 Alumni Weekend, Berlin 


Events in 2022

13.11.22 The Poetry Programme, RTE Radio 1

13-15.09.22 Fingal Poetry Festival, Skerries

30.04.22 Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend, Achill Island


Events in 2021

11.11.21 Samhain agus Science: Sonnets for Science, DIAS with Ian Jubb https://youtu.be/-0ouM60eXE4

2-5.06.21 American Conference for Irish Studies, Derry (zoom)

27.04.21 University of The Third Age, Dun Laoghaire-Dalkey-Killiney (zoom)

29.01.21 Alumni Awards, Trinity College, Dublin (zoom)


Events in 2020

14.11.20 Poetry Clips, johnhewittsociety.org

10.11.20 ‘Astronomy and Poetry’, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin (zoom)

29.09.20 Trinity Retirement Association, Dublin (zoom)

09.09.20 Worldwide Reading for Democracy – IRELAND/ILF Berlin (zoom)

24.07.20 Poem of the Week, 1rishartscenter.org 

16.06.20 Oxford Bloomsday 2020, youtube.com 


Events in 2019

09.12.19 DUWA Lunch, Trinity College, Dublin

21.11.19 ‘Surface Science in Turbulent Times’, Institute of Physics, London

09.11.19 Presentation to Dr Carmel Naughton, Trinity College, Dublin

19.10-02.11.19 Heinrich Böll Cottage Residency, Achill Island, Co Mayo

14.10.19 William Carleton Summer School, Clogher, Co Tyrone

20.9.19 Birr Castle, County Offaly

11.09.19 AvH@250, Residence of the German Ambassador, Dublin

06.09.19 Skerries Mills, Skerries, County Dublin

17-20.07.19 Bridges 2019, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

04.07.19 Opening of Poetry Jukebox, EPIC, Irish Migration Museum, Dublin

03.07.19 Poetry Jukebox on Arena, RTE Radio One

01.07.19 Cedar Crest College MFA program, Trinity College, Dublin

24.06.19 Launch of Shane Finan Art Exhibition, Zoology Museum, Trinity College, Dublin

15.05.19 Graduation, Bailieborough Community School, County Cavan

03-06.05.19 Strokestown International Poetry Festival

18.04.19 Strokestown International Poetry Festival Launch, Poetry Ireland

11.04.19 MATRIX Haiku Competition, Belfast

27.03.19 Riverside Readings, University of Ulster at Coleraine

07.03.19 Joyce-Cycle Poetry Competition, Poetry Ireland, Dublin

09.01.19 St Bridget’s Reading Group, Belfast

Events in 2018

15.11.18 Sligo Science Festival, Sligo

22.10.18 O Bheal, Cork

19.10.18 ‘Voices of ’68’, Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy

16.10.18 A Mystic Dream of 4, The Market Place Theatre, Armagh

04.10.18 LitLab Exhibition, Bailieborough Library, Co Cavan

02.10.18 A Mystic Dream of 4, Universitaet Chemnitz, Germany

07-08.09.18 St Cross College, Oxford

04.09.18 Rhymes & Reflections, Schroedinger at 75, Trinity College Dublin

11.08.18 Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy (with Alice Lyons and Kerrie O’Brien)

19.07.18 Moon Cycle for the Festival of Curiosity, Dunsink Observatory

23.06.18 European Physical Society, Dunsink Observatory

20.06.18 International Women’s Forum, Dunsink Observatory

24.05.18 The Radiant Stranger, Trinity College Dublin

22.05.18 St Kilian’s German School, Dublin

10.05.18 Trinity Showcase, London

07.o5.18 Dingle Bookshop, Dingle, Co Kerry (with John O’Donnell)

05.o5.18 ‘Refracting Rhymes’, Feile na Bealtaine, Dingle, Co Kerry

10.04.18 ‘Energy’ Trinity College Dublin

03.04.18 ‘Time Travel’ Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (with Nathan O’Donnell)

08.03.18 StAnza Poetry Festival, Scotland (interview with Greg Tate)

21.01.18 Books Upstairs (with Catherine Ann Cullen and Patrick Deeley)

17.01.18 Attic Sessions (interview with Nessa O’Mahoney)

11.01.18 Arena, RTE Radio 1 (interview with Kay Sheehy)

Events in 2017

14.12.17 Over The Edge, City Library, Galway

o6.12.17 Belfast Natural History & Philosophical Society

30.11.17 Kavanagh 50 Years or So, TCD

18.11.17 ‘Refracting Rhymes’, Tate Britain, London

16.11.17 The Great Hunger, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

15.11.17 The Bone Vault, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin

14.11.17 Launch of ‘The Eyes of Isaac Newton’, Schroedinger Theatre, TCD

03-05.11.17 PoetryFest 2017, Irish Arts Center, New York, USA

28.10.17 Michael McLaverty, Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy

21.10.17 International Yeats Society Conference, New York, USA

19.10.17 University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA

14.10.17 The Writer’s Center, Bethesda, USA

12.10.17 Lenoir-Rhyne University, North Carolina, USA

09.10.17 Charlotte Library, Vermont, USA

05.10.17 The Bookstore, Lenox, Massachusetts

04.10.17 Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA

03.10.17 Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire, USA

22.09.17 Culture Night, TCD

12.05.17 Alumni Awards TCD

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06.05.17 Edgeworthstown Literary Festival, Co Roscommon

21.03.17 Liverpool University, Liverpool

21.02.17 Northern Ireland Science Festival, Belfast

18.02.17 ‘Physics & Poetry’ Trinity College Dublin


Events in 2016

26.10.16 John Hewitt Birthday Readings (with Alan Gillis and Emma Must), Belfast International Arts Festival

25.10.16 At The Edge (with John D Kelly, Freda Donohue and Susan Millar DuMars), Cavan

06.10.16 National Poetry Day (UK) (with Kate Newman), City Library, Armagh

30.09.16 ‘William Rowan Hamilton’s Mystic Dream of 4’, Lisbon

16.09.16 Culture Night (with Catherine Anne Cullen), Pearse St Library, Dublin

21.07.16 Night Cycle / Moon Cycle, Festival of Curiosity, Broome Bridge, Dublin

25.06.16 Robert Boyle Summer School, Lismore Co Waterford

14.06.16 ‘A Poetic View of William Rowan Hamilton’, Institute of Physics, London

28.05.16 Poeticas, Castlemaine, Australia

26.05.16 North Shore Poetry Project, Sydney, Australia

21.05.16 Varuna at Sydney Writers Festival, Australia

12.05.16 Otago University, New Zealand

10.05.16 Hagley Writers’ Institute, Christchurch, New Zealand

06.05.16 Waikari, New Zealand

03.05.16 University of Wellington, New Zealand

21.05.16 Varuna-Sydney Writers Festival, Australia

13.04.16 Poetry at University House (with Petra White), Canberra, Australia

11.04.16 ‘Physics and Poetry – not so different?’, University of Canberra, Australia

02.03.16 Science Meets Poetry, Books Upstairs (with Kate Dempsey and Noel Duffy, and introduced by Jim Malone)

24.02.16 Sunflower Sessions, Nealon’s, Dublin

11.02.16 Alliance Party Fundraiser,  Town Hall, Portrush

30.01.16 ‘Listen@Arthur’s’, Arthur’s Pub, Dublin

28.01.16 ‘William Rowan Hamilton’s Mystic Dream of 4’, Physoc, TCD

27.01.16 STACCATO, Toner’s Pub, Dublin

Events in 2015

16.12.15 Windharp, Embassy of Poland, Dublin

06.12.15 ‘William Rowan Hamilton’s Mystic Dream of 4’ Books Upstairs, Dublin

01.12.15 Launch of Everything to Play For: 99 Poems about Sport, Hodges Figgis, Dublin

18.11.15 The Franconian Society, Erlangen

16.11.15 Hermes Club, Erlangen Universitaet

27.10.15 ‘William Rowan Hamilton’s Mystic Dream of 4’ Magnus-Haus, Berlin (with pianist Grainne Dunne)

24.10.15 Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften, Erlangen Universität

19.09.15 The Farside Festival, Athlone

18.09.15 Culture Night, Long Room Hub, TCD

02.09.15 ‘Sesquicentenary of the Death of William Rowan Hamilton’ Royal Irish Academy

01.08.15 ‘William Rowan Hamilton’s Mystic Dream of 4’ Birr Castle (Birr Vintage Week)

29.07.15 John Hewitt International Summer School, Armagh (with Moyra Donaldson)

27.06.15 Robert Boyle Summer School, Lismore Co Waterford

16.06.15 Bloomsday, Half Moon Pub, Oxford

12.06.15 Meeting, ‘Reading and Remembering Seamus Heaney’ Italian Institute of Culture, Dublin

02.06.15 ‘Taking The Plunge’ Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire (with Martina Devlin)

08.05.15 United Arts Club, Dublin

07.05.15 The Lestrygonian Sessions, Red Bank Wine Bar, Dublin

05.05.15 Irish Times http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/unthinkable-what-s-the-use-of-poetry-1.2195306

02.05.15 Strokestown Poetry Festival, Co Roscommon

23.04.15 Cedar Crest College, Allentown PA, USA

13.04.15 ‘Light Metre’ Trinity Monday, TCD

01.04.15 Launch of Koffeehouse.com Long Room Hub, TCD

27.03.15 Alumni Awards TCD

15.03.15 St Patrick’s Festival Kanturk Co Cork

12.03.15 Poems for Peace, TCD

26.02.15 A Mystic Dream of 4, Pearse St Library, Dublin (with Noel Duffy and Paula Murphy)

19.02.15 NI Science Festival @ No Alibis Belfast

Events in 2014

11.11.14 Midlands Science Festival, Athlone

05.11.14 The Lab, Foley St Dublin (with Luke Drury) see http://vimeo.com/111720266

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02.11.14 Sunday Feature: Science and Poetry BBC Radio 3  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04n2zcp

28.10.14 Common Room, TCD (with pianist Grainne Dunne)

19-25.10.14 Tin Jug Residency, Birr Co Offaly

16.10.14 A Mystic Dream of 4, Linen Hall Library, Belfast

11.10.14 Bailieborough Festival

25.09.14 Creative Writing, University of Massachusetts, Boston

23.09.14 The Bookstore, Lenox, Massachusetts

18.09.14 Celtic Studies, University of Toronto, Canada

13.09.14 Celebrating Seamus Heaney On Home Ground 2014, Magherafelt

20.08.14 If Ever You Go, with Gerald Smyth, Patrick Deeley, Jean O’Brien & Nessa O’Mahoney, Dundrum Library Centenary, Dundrum, County Dublin

05.08.14 Carleton Summer School, with Noel Monaghan, Clogher, County Tyrone

10-11.07.14 Science and Literature, Athens

04.07.14 Celebrating 50 years of Physics, UCD

30.06.14 Trieste Joyce School, Trieste

25.06.14 Science Meets Poetry 4, ESOF 2014, Copenhagen

16.06 14 Bloomsday, Oxford

29.05 – 01.06.14 Physics and Literature, Erlangen

17.04.14 If Ever You Go…, Hodges Figgis Bookshop

03.04.14 If Ever You Go…, Rathgar Bookshop


Events in 2013

12.12.13 A Tribute to Seamus Heaney, Derry City Library

11.12.13 Launch of A Mystic Dream of 4, Public Library, Armagh

29.11.13 Wintering Out, Crumlin Park House, Ballyglunin, Co Galway

31.10.13 Launch of A Mystic Dream of 4, the Long Room, Trinity College

18-19.10.13 Poesie et Prose, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

22.09.13 Mill Miscellanea, Dundrum Theatre, Dundrum

20.09.13 A Tribute to Seamus Heaney, On Home Ground, Magherafelt

27-28.07.13 Creative Writing Workshop, Patrick Kavanagh Centre

15.06.13 Bloomsday (almost) Oxford

06.06.13 Launch of Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet

17.05.13 Alumni Awards, Trinity College

13-19.05.13 The Irish Poem Is features on www.thepoetryproject.iealong with the video until the end by Anne Ffrench

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03-05.05.13 Strokestown Poetry Festival

16.04.13 The Bookstore, Lennox MA

11.04.13 American Conference on Irish Studies, Chicago

11.04.13 (with Siobhan Campbell) Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago

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08.04.13 (with Siobhan Campbell and Anne-Marie Fyfe) Writer’s Center, Bethesda

06.04.13 Fergie’s Bar, Philadelphia

11.03.13 (with Michael Schmidt) Long Room Hub, Trinity College

02.03.13 A Tribute to Dennis O’Driscoll, Ennis Bookclub Festival

Events in 2012

14.12.12 Paradise Lost, Trinity College Dublin  http://paradiselostreading.wordpress.com/the-recordings/

18.10.2012 Lecture: Schroedinger in Dublin, Little Museum of Dublin

04.10.12 Emotionality and The Human – an Anthropological Perspective, Royal Irish Academy

01.10.12 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Irish Writers Centre

21.09.12  Culture Night, TCD Long Room Hub

14.09.12 Poetry for Beginners Workshop, Carlow County Library Pen Fest, Carlow

06.9.12 Launch of Windows Anthology, Irish Writers Centre

05.09.12 Sunday Miscellany at Mountains to Sea Book Festival, Dun Laoghaire

14.07.12  Science Meets Poetry, Euroscience Open Forum 2012

16.06.12 The Business, RTE Radio 1


15.06.12 Read for the World, Irish Writers Centre, Dublin

24.03.12 Intermediate School, Killorglin, Co Kerry

20.02.12 Arts Tonight, RTE Radio 1

05.02.12 Opening of Lithosphere, Visual Gallery, Carlow

Events in 2011

28.11.11 Simon Fundraiser, Bad Ass Cafe, Dublin

24.11.11 Friends of The Library, TCD

TCD Alumni Awards Evening

04.11.11 Alumni Awards, TCD (with Eileen, Catherine and Anthony)

29.10.11 Kenny-Naughton Autumn School, Aghamore, Co Mayo

22.10.11 Magdalen College, Oxford

20.10.11 Dublin Contemporary 2011

08.09-06.10.11 Residency in Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

07.09.11 ESB 2011, Royal Hospital Kilmainham

03/04.09.11 Electric Picnic, Stradbally (with Grace, Paul, David and Ayoma)

26.08.11 Tercentenary of The School of Medicine, TCD

06.08.11 People’s Festival, Portadown

01.08.11 William Carleton Summer School, Clogher, County Tyrone

27.07.11 The National Gallery, Dublin

23.07.11 Gerard Manley Hopkins Festival, Monasterevin, County Kildare

03.07.11 Alchemy, Anglo-American University Library, Prague

16.06.11 Irish Festival, Bloomsday, Oxford

07.05.11 John Hewitt Spring Festival, Carnlough, County Antrim

Great Northern Novel Event: l-r Iggy McGovern, Kate Newman and Michael Foley photograph by Paul Maddern

15.03.11 Science & Literature, Long Room Hub, Trinity College

09.03.11 Dublin University Women’s Club, Provost’s House, Trinity College

05.03.11 Dublin Books Festival, Project Arts Theatre, Dublin

26.02.11 Kate O’Brien Weekend, Belltable Theatre, Limerick

10.01.11 New York TCD Alumni Association, Ireland House, Manhattan

Closing Event 2010


Launch of Safe House, Graduates Memorial Building, Trinity College Dublin

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