A Glorious Gaggle of Gs

– Billy Craven
– Siobhán Mc Laughlin
– Damien Donnelly
– Colm @ColmMynames

George’s Street Arcade like a dock in the rain

Where earrings wait sailor’s daughter

or the shiny rainbow couple under the gaslight

– Arjuna Cecchetti

My mind turns to George’s Street Arcade

where old dreams and friendships were made.

– Karen J McDonnell

-poem above and three photos below by Damien Donnelly

G is for Glasnevin, its graves of granite glory,

A gargle in the Gravediggers will give you grub and story.

– Catherine Ann Cullen

G is for Graduates Memorial Building

Home of the Hist the Phil and the Theo

And ideas that seeped through Front Gate.

– Marie Studer
– Robin McNamara

On Grafton Street where Glen Hansard busked and where Kavanagh’s old ghosts still meet,

also, for the glorious Gaiety Theatre, grand dame of South King Street.

– Mary B Shannon
– Anne Tully Sheridan

G is for Grangegorman, a campus for the city,

Where once stood an asylum that was gloomy, grey and gritty.

– Catherine Ann Cullen

G is good for Guinness, at old St James’s Gate,

A glass was once medicinal; the Storehouse view is great.

– Catherine Ann Cullen

Guinness Storehouse

We walk through the story of Guinness –

layers of froth and richest darkness.

– Karen S Davies

G’s for Guinness Storehouse and for its rooftop Gravity Bar, for Brendan Gleeson’s ‘Pint of Plain’ – O’Brien’s favourite jar.

– Mary B Shannon


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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