20 Days of Poetry for secondary schools

Tuesday 5 April 2022

With access to the Coole Park Poetry Series (a series of filmed poems available to view online), Druid hopes to inspire a new generation of poetry enthusiasts to watch one short poetry film every school day for twenty days, beginning on Poetry Day Ireland – Thursday 28 April 2022.

With educational resources to accompany the poetry films, we hope that students will enjoy this introduction to poems by some of the greatest Irish poets of the past century, as well as the opportunity to explore the work of new Irish poets – and it just happens to be useful preparation for the Unseen Poetry question!

Poets featured in the series include Eavan Boland, FeliSpeaks, Seamus Heaney, Seán Hewitt, Patrick Kavanagh, Derek Mahon, Paula Meehan, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Doireann Ní Ghríofa and WB Yeats.