Limerick student represents county at national poetry competition

Sean O'Sullivan represented Coláiste Chiaráin in the Poetry Aloud competition.

A LIMERICK student has represented his school and the county at a national poetry competition.

Sean O’Sullivan from Coláiste Chiaráin represented Limerick at the Poetry Aloud competition, which challenges students from across the country to perform a prescribed poem from memory.

Organised by the National Library of Ireland and Poetry Ireland, this year’s competition drew over 300 applicants from 65 schools.

Dr Audrey Whitty, director of the National Library of Ireland, said: “The goal of Poetry Aloud is for students to learn to interact with poetry in a way that is beyond words on a page.”

“It is also about getting involved and being part of an all-island event that seeks to celebrate the joy of speaking and listening to poetry.”

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