I was honoured to participate in an event at UCC last week to commemorate 100 years since the birth of Seán Ó Ríordáin.
Colm Breathnach, Áine Uí Fhoghlú and I discussed our experiences writing in a minority language, the importance of Ó Ríordáin in 20th Century Poetry (and beyond!), and whether Ó Ríordáin, writing in the Irish language, could be considered a ‘major’ poet. Wilson McLeod provided an interesting Scottish perspective to the conversation.
There will a conference and other events in Baile Mhúirne, birthplace of Seán Ó Ríordáin, in early December. More information on those events at this link.