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About the Project

This flagship programme was run as part of Sarah Crossan’s tenure as Laureate na nÓg (2018-20). Rolled out nationally in schools, local theatres, and community centres, Colm was integral in delivering the programme, helping it to reach and engage its target audience. Advocating for the programme’s aim to inspire young people to take ownership of their creative practice, Colm appeared in front of audiences in audiences in Galway, Listowel, Mayo, and across Dublin, facilitating showcase events with other poets and the Laureate, as well as running inspiring workshops with participants from Coláiste Bríde, Moyle Park, and Collinstown in Clondalkin.

Find out about Colm’s involvement in the Portumna Shorelines Festival and the Red Line Book Festival as part of We are the Poets programme.


‘Colm’s involvement with Laureate na nÓg (2018-2020) Sarah Crossan’s We Are The Poets project was central to its success. He brought great experience and insight to all the workshops and events he facilitated, and our young poets saw their writing and confidence bloom. Colm’s approach to creativity was perfectly aligned with the Laureate’s aim to encourage the next generation of artists. His sincerity and ability to listen allowed young people to express themselves openly. His energy is contagious, this was evident from the feedback we received. I recommend him without hesitation.’ 

Aingeala Flannery
Project Manager | Laureate na nÓg

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