Valentines, Vicars and Vikings with Verve

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– Billy Craven
– Mary B Shannon

Vicar Street Venue the home of great gigs Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Christy Moore,

Packed to the rafters show after show fans cry arís as well as encore.

– Mary B Shannon
– Catherine Ann Cullen
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– Lisa Perkins

On Vico Road, a valiant crew

Videos the vast, viridescent view.

– Catherine Ann Cullen
– Catherine Ann Cullen
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– Marie Studer

– Catherine Ann Cullen

Victoria Quay, home to Guinness alone:

Albert, once opposite, lost out to Wolfe Tone..

– Catherine Ann Cullen
– Catherine Ann Cullen

The Vikings in Dublin put up a good fight;

but they couldn’t survive the Civic Offices sh*te.

– Karen J McDonnell
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– Theresa Donnelly
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– Catherine Ann Cullen

Author:

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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