Exuberant Exhibition of ‘E’ Entries

= Billy Craven

E is for 7 Eccles Street, home to Molly and Leopold Bloom, Where the stink of his grilled mutton kidneys permeated every room.

– Mary B Shannon
= Robin McNamara

Come to the Edge Dave Evans,

Come to the Edge, strum your guitar,

Come to the Edge with your muted palm,

With your thrum dum digg-a dig dum

– Therese Kieran

E is for Ely House

Home to the Order of the Knights of St. Columbanus

Built by Stapleton the Stuccadore

Who secured bricks from Bridgewater to block the exterior.

– Marie Studer

E is for Emerald Square

There is a little cul de sac,

It is called Emerald Square.

It contains 41 Residential Houses.

A family place of care.

So steeped in Folklore and Dublin’s past history.

Where young and old, meek and bold,

writers poets and patriots, lived their lives you see.

– PJ Brady

E’s for EPIC the Emigration Museum down on Liffey’s Quays, Close to Tall Ship Jeanie Johnson that shipped thousands across the sea.

= Mary B Shannon

– Lisa Perkins

E’s for the elegant edifice of the Eye & Ear,

where you encounter experts in how we see and hear

– Catherine Ann Cullen


Catherine Ann Cullen is the inaugural Poet in Residence at Poetry Ireland since September 2019. She was awarded a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in December 2018. She has an M.Phil in Creative Writing from the Oscar Wilde School at Trinity College Dublin and a Creative Writing PhD from Middlesex University. Catherine Ann has published three poetry collections: The Other Now (New and Selected Poems) with Dedalus Press in October 2016; A Bone in My Throat (2007) and Strange Familiar (2013) with Doghouse Books. She is the author of three books for children, The Magical, Mystical, Marvelous Coat (Little, Brown 2001) and Thirsty Baby (Little, Brown 2003) and All Better! Poems about illness and recovery (Little Island 2019). She is also a scholar of broadside ballads.

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