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WK2 JPEG Poetry Aloud 2018 entrants Amber, Abbie and Diana with their teacher Noel Bannon from St Michael’s Holy Faith Secondary School, Finglas, Dublin 11 Image Name: WK2 JPEG Poetry Aloud 2018 entrants Amber, Abbie and Diana with their teacher Noel Bannon from St Michael’s Holy Faith Secondary School, Finglas, Dublin 11 Description: Poetry Aloud 2018 entrants Amber, Abbie and Diana with their teacher Noel Bannon from St Michael’s Holy Faith Secondary School, Finglas, Dublin 11
WK2 JPEG Seamus Heaney Poetry Aloud Award Trophy Image Name: WK2 JPEG Seamus Heaney Poetry Aloud Award Trophy Description: Seamus Heaney Poetry Aloud Award Trophy

Poetry Aloud

Since it was launched in 2006, Poetry Aloud has grown into a national phenomenon, involving around 2000 students in hundreds of second-level schools around the whole island of Ireland. Students stand up in front of judges and audiences and perform poems which they have learned by heart, their performances judged on clarity and their ability to communicate emotion and meaning. Poetry Aloud captures the highs and lows of the 2018 annual schools’ poetry-speaking competition.

Producer: Claire Cunningham

Sound supervision: Tinpot Productions

A Rockfinch Production (Ireland) for RTÉ lyric fm, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland from the Television Licence Fee.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 6th January, 6pm-7pm