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Final poems to be heard in White House competition

Poet Desmond O'Grady reading in 1969 in this Limerick Leader archive picture. (Copyright LL)

Poet Desmond O'Grady reading in 1969 in this Limerick Leader archive picture. (Copyright LL)

LIMERICK’S popular White House bar will be the venue for the final of the Desmond O’Grady poetry competition this Wednesday evening in the city.

Ten poems have been selected from a shortlist of 40 for the final. The winner will be chosen from the final list of poems and will be presented with the Desmond O’Grady perpetual trophy by competition judge Gabriel Fitzmaurice.

There will also be an Open Mic session - now in its tenth year - in which anyone is welcome to read their poetry to the audience.

“In this year of the 200th anniversary of the White House Bar in Limerick city we are going to have a wonderful celebration of poetry and of the outstanding poet Desmond O’Grady,” said Barney Sheehan, one of the organisers of the long-running poetry night in the popular pub.

“We now invite all of you to join us in this event and to read your poems in the usual Open Mic session which is now in the 10th consecutive year,” he added in an appeal to Limerick Leader readers.

The event kicks off at 9pm and all are welcome. To view the finalist poems online log-on to Desmond O’Grady competition.

 

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