UCC announced as major new partner for Poetry Aloud

Poetry Ireland and the National Library of Ireland have announced that University College Cork (UCC) has joined as a partner on Poetry Aloud, the annual poetry speaking competition for post-primary schools, in a new 10-year agreement.
 
President of UCC, Professor Patrick G. O'Shea, was joined by Poetry Ireland’s Director Maureen Kennelly and Dr Sandra Collins, Director of the National Library of Ireland at Poetry Ireland’s headquarters in Parnell Square to announce UCC as a major new partner for Poetry Aloud.
 
Poetry Aloud is an annual poetry speaking competition for post-primary schools, presented throughout the island of Ireland by Poetry Ireland and the National Library of Ireland. The only competition of its kind in Ireland, students participating in Poetry Aloud commit poems to memory and then speak the poems aloud at heats, regional finals and at a national final that takes place each December at the National Library of Ireland.
 
Since it was launched as a national programme in 2006, Poetry Aloud has grown from just a few hundred entries to over 1,800 entries in 2017. The entry form for Poetry Aloud 2018 will be available on the National Library website www.nli.ie and Poetry Ireland website www.poetryireland.ie in late August.

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