06-06 June 2009


Tickets: 10

Poetry and place are intrinsically linked. At its most resonant, a poem reveals the landscape anew – physical, mental, mythological – and Paula Meehan and Leanne O’Sullivan each evoke a unique and highly distinctive sense of place.

Paula Meehan’s new collection Painting Rain explores an Ireland where uncontrolled development is tearing apart a sustaining ecology. Reflecting on the small virtues and large defeats that shape a world, hers is an ambitious meditation, from the point where private memory, mythology and ecology meet. Born and raised in Dublin, Meehan has published five previous collections of award-winning poetry.

When Leanne O’Sullivan made her literary debut with the acclaimed Waiting for My Clothes (’04), she was barely out of her teens. Now the young poet from the Beara peninsula, West Cork, presents her second collection Cailleach – The Hag of Beara. The Cailleach – or wise woman figure – is embedded in the culture and landscape of western Ireland. In O’Sullivan’s hands, the Cailleach of legend is humanised, her relationship to the rugged terrain and her own petrified mythology reviewed and reimagined.  

‘Paula Meehan is that rare and precious thing – a vocational poet of courage and integrity.’ Carol Ann Duffy

O’Sullivan’s voice sounds with striking confidence and originality… these are poems not just of what it is to be young… but of what it is to be alive…’ Irish Times

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Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

6 JUNE ~ Tickets

Prices €10 & €8 (conc)

*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.


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Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email melanie@projectartscentre.ie (Mon-Fri during office hours) Seating

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins…. …or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another. Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information.

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