Kerri Ní Dochartaigh & Annemarie Ní Churreáin

Kerri Ní Dochartaigh & Annemarie Ní Churreáin

Kerri Ní Dochartaigh & Annemarie Ní Churreáin

Deer’s Head Music Hall

Sunday 5 September, 2.00pm


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An afternoon featuring two of the most potent talents writing in Ireland today.

Kerri ní Dochartaigh was born in Derry-Londonderry at the very height of the Troubles. One parent was Catholic, the other was Protestant. In the space of a year they were forced out of two houses and when she was 11 a homemade petrol bomb was thrown into the family home.

Terror was in the very fabric of the city, and for families like hers, the ones who fell between the cracks of identity, it seemed there was no escape. In her hugely acclaimed memoir Thin Places, Kerri examines how nature kept her sane and helped her heal; how violence and poverty are never more than a stone’s throw from beauty and hope; and how we are, once again, allowing our borders to become hard, and terror to creep back in.

Annemarie Ní Churreáin is a poet from the Donegal Gaeltacht. Her publications include Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017) and Town (The Salvage Press, 2018).

She is a recipient of The Next Generation Artist Award from the Arts Council and a co-recipient of The Markievicz Award. She is a former literary fellow of the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany. 
Her second full-length poetry collection The Poison Glen is forthcoming with The Gallery Press in 2021. Visit:

Doors 1.30pm | Unreserved Seating


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