Venue: The National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 1
On Friday 4th December in The National Library of Ireland ‘finalist Roisin Ferguson a first year at Maryfield College was awarded 2nd prize in the Junior Category of The Poetry Aloud Competition.
Roisin captivated her audience with her beautiful , unique interpretation and articulation of two poems “The Rose Tree” by William Butler Yeats and “ Back in the playground blues” by Adrian Mitchell.
Her recitals from memory were flawless both in the regional heats and the final competition .
Poetry Aloud celebrates Yeats 150th Anniversary and registered 1805 students the highest ever entry received. Thirty six students represented schools in the final from Antrim, Armagh, Carlow, Cork, Donegal,Down, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny,Laois, Monaghan,Sligo , Tipperary,Waterford and Wicklow.
This prestigious event was sponsored by Poetry Ireland and The National Library of Ireland who aim to bring “poetry into the memory and affections of the young in a way that will make it a lifelong possession and value .”(Seamus Heaney)