To celebrate All Ireland Poetry Day which happened in October, Mayo County Council’s arts office, library service, and Mayo Artsquad put out a call for submissions of inspiring poetry to dress a poetry tree designed by Artsquad artist Louisa Sloan. There was a great response to the call for poetry with some 160 submissions received to date. Poetry was received from primary and secondary school students, Active Retirement Associations, care settings, and writers groups.
The poetry tree is currently in Westport library and between January and Easter of 2013 the poetry tree will tour Ballina, Claremorris, and Ballinrobe libraries.
Maybe you have a poem that you would like to add to the tree? If so, send your poem to Arts Office, Mayo County Council, Áras an Chontae, The Mall, Castlebar; 094 904 7471/ 47558. Email: [email protected]; [email protected] or to any Mayo Library, list of Mayo Libraries: http://www.mayolibrary.ie/en/FindABranch/