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artsandhealth.ie 2020 artist bursary: reflecting on arts and health practice

Date posted: 7 May 2020

Since 2013, artsandhealth.ie has awarded an annual bursary for the documentation of an arts and health project. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, arts programming in healthcare settings has been curtailed and many planned projects will not be able to take place or will need to be re-envisioned. Read More

Covid Chronicles

Covid Chronicles: Kevin O’Shanahan | A story of a village and a stained-glass window

Date posted: 6 May 2020

Image shown: An Open Door by Aoise Tutty Jackson, film still © Aoise Tutty Jackson.

Kevin O’Shanahan is a Nurse Specialist in Mental Health and the Arts with Cork Mental Health Services, working within the HSE’s Cork Kerry Community Healthcare Organisation. He works in a co-productive way with health professionals, artists, people in recovery and local communities as part of 49 North Street, a dedicated space in Skibbereen for creativity, recovery and wellbeing. Read More

Poetry Prescriptions

Poetry Prescriptions: Portiuncula by Patricia Hodgins and her son Tyler

Date posted: 6 May 2020

Image shown: Portiuncula University Hospital. Image credit: Saolta University Health Care Group.

This week’s poem ‘Portiuncula’ was written by Patricia Hodgins, Household Assistant at Portiuncula University Hospital, with her son Tyler, in response to Saolta Arts’ PUH Artist in Residence Programme 2019.
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Poetry Prescriptions

Poetry Prescriptions: Artist poems from Tallaght University Hospital

Date posted: 30 April 2020

Image shown: The Way by Fergus Smith

Today is Poetry Day Ireland, where we celebrate not only the poems we love but the creation of poetry itself and the solace it can bring us. Read More


The Poetry Line – receive a poetry call on Poetry Day Ireland

Date posted: 26 April 2020

The Poetry Line  is a new initiative from Poetry Ireland and Aosdána, in collaboration with ALONE, a charity supporting older people living on their own. Individuals who are currently cocooning are invited to sign up to receive a phone call from a writer/poet who will read them two reassuring poems in celebration of Poetry Day Ireland on Thursday 30 April 2020. Read More

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