Dublin Can Be ‘Ell

Lake water lapping at UCD,

hideaway amongst leafy trees.

– Siobhán Mc Laughlin
– Robin McNamara
– Mary B Shannon

A full moon hangs over Leeson Street,

Georgian redbricks reciprocate.

– Siobhán Mc Laughlin

– Marie Studer

Liberty Hall should be my gravity zone

a solid box

a river float

let me have a look at this green top roof

one minute before the plane takes off.

– Arjuna Cecchetti (including photo below)

Libraries are where it’s at, sweetie!

RIA, Trinners, Marsh’s, Chester Beatty …

– Karen J McDonnell
– Billy Craven

The Liffey is a spaceship

Which shines in the nights

As thousands of moths under the electric lights

– Arjuna Cecchetti
– Damien Donnelly, poem above and photo below

Luas bell trills and seagulls cry,

city’s soft ping, nature’s shrill reply.

– Siobhán Mc Laughlin

– Lisa Perkins

On Harry Street, thanks to Roisín Dubh Trust, you will find Phil Lynott’s statue standing tall,

Thin Lizzy frontman, composer, bass-guitarist, the embodiment of rock ‘n’ roll.

– 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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