Mark My Words – Poetry and Art at Mayo Day

Posted in Connect on May 10, 2019.


During March and April, Mayo Arts Service and Mayo Day in partnership with Poetry Ireland provided a poetry and art workshop to four primary schools in the Castlebar, Co. Mayo. The participating primary schools worked with Mayo poet, Terry Mc Donagh and Mayo Artsquad Artist, Rónán Quigley.  During the workshop, the students wrote their own poetry and created and designed large-scale cards of their poetry and art work. The completed work was on display in the National Museum of Country Life – Turlough on May 4th as part of Mayo Day.  Midwest Radio interviewed the keys participants involved in Mark My Words and students from St. Peters National School on The Tommy Marren shown on Poetry Day Ireland on the 2nd May.

Well done to all the participating schools: St. Patrick’s De La Salles B.N.S Castlebar, St Peter’s National School Snugboro, Castlebar Educate Together N.S and St. Anthony’s N.S Castlebar. During Mayo Day lots of visitors, families and friends admired the work in the museum galleries including Terry Mc Donagh pictured here.

A partnership between, Mayo Arts Service, Mayo Day, Mid-West Radio and Poetry Ireland’s Poetry Day Ireland and Writer in Residency programme.

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