Donegal - Letterkenny

Letterkenny Courthouse

Guided Tours & Body, Voice & Sentence(s) - Poetry Reading

Following the huge success of last year’s event, we are delighted to welcome back Letterkenny Courthouse to our programme. This year, we have an additional and very special event with our 2019 Culture Night ambassador, poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin. From Cloughaneely in northwest Donegal, she has been awarded several literary fellowships and is the 2019-20 Writer-In-Residence at NUI Maynooth. 

Guided Tours 

6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm & 7.30pm

Visitors are invited to an after hours guided tour of this landmark four storey civic building, which sits on an elevated site overlooking Letterkenny, conducted by Geoffrey McGonagle, Court Office Manager and Liam Devenney, Court Office Service Officer. Duration 30mins. 

Body, voice & sentence(s) – Poetry Reading 

Join us for a special reading by Donegal poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin. Drawing inspiration from the very rich and ancient relationship in Ireland between poetry and law,  Ní Churreáin will read from her books Bloodroot (Doire Press 2017) and Town (The Salvage Press 2018), looking closely at the themes of landscape, roots, and the power of the human voice to excavate the past. Reading will be followed by an audience Q&A.

This is an extraordinary collection, finely crafted and rooted in place, politics and history”
Mark Roberts, The Rochford Review Issue 26

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Genres: Architecture / Performance / Poetry / Spoken Word / Tour

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Letterkenny Courthouse, High Road, Letterkenny

Phone: 074 92 06000

No Booking Required