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Poetry Prescriptions

Poetry Prescriptions: Hand Sanitisation by Catherine Cullinane

Date posted: 13 March 2021

Image shown: Still from The Dance Back Home, film documentary created with patients and staff in the Age Related Unit in Tallaght University Hospital by Artists in Residence Ailish Claffey and Deirdre Glenfield.

Catherine Cullinane is a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Musculoskeletal Triage at University Hospital Waterford. Catherine’s poem ‘Hand Sanitisation’ was written during creative writing classes facilitated by author and poet Lani O’Hanlon as part of Waterford Healing Arts Trust’s programme for healthcare staff. Read More

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Poetry Prescriptions: The Waters of March by Antônio Carlos Jobim

Date posted: 19 June 2020

Image shown: Artwork by Charlotte O'Connor

The Waters of March (Águas de Março) is a song by Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994), a Brazilian songwriter, musician and singer. This poetry prescription has been chosen by Charlotte O’Connor, an Occupational Therapist working with the Finglas Community Mental Health Team (CHO9). Read More

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Poetry Prescriptions: This Moment by Eavan Boland

Date posted: 14 May 2020

Image shown: Eavan Boland.

‘This Moment’ by Eavan Boland has been chosen by Lani O’Hanlon, author, poet and dance artist. Read More

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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: 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

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