International Women’s Day


I was delighted to be invited to perform at The Embassy of Ireland in Paris on the occasion of International Women’s Day, where I performed my poems with the accompaniment of talented pianist Julie Alcaraz, who chose works by Scarlatti, Chopin, and Debussy. The embassy also hosted the wonderful exhibition ‘Blazing a Trail: Lives and Legacies of Irish Diaspora Women,’ and I was honoured to meet artist Szabolcs Kariko and Melanie Lynch of Herstory.  My gratitude to the Department of Foreign Affairs, particularly to Ambassador O’Brien, Peter O’Connor, and Arianna Whelan, and to the wonderful audience who gave us all such a warm welcome. It was a joy to spend a little time exploring Paris in spring sunshine, and I felt very fortunate that my poems had brought me on another adventure. Míle buíochas le cách!