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Coombe Maternity Hospital are marking International Women’s Day with a celebration of poetry. On Thursday March 8th, President Michael D. Higgins will launch the event  at the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital in their Education Centre.
 
There will be readings on the night from poets Dermot Bolger, Katie Donovan, Paul Durcan, Paula Meehan, Nuala Ni Dhomhaill, Enda Wyley and writer Colm Toibín. They have also kindly donated a poem/writing for display in the CWIUH corridors. There will also be music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. This event is part of Dublin Unesco City of Literature’s series Bringing it All Back Home in association with Poetry Ireland, The Irish Copyright Licensing Agency and Dublin Unesco City of Literature. 
 
The event is being coordinated by CWIUH Master, Dr. Chris Fitzpatrick and Coombe mother and poet Enda Wyley. Enda’s most recent collection of poetry contains a number of works inspired by becoming a mother for the first time. She is now regularly contributing poems to the CWIUH website.
 
Members of the public are invited to attend the event which will begin at 7.30pm (doors close at 7.20pm). There will be a reception before the event at 6.45pm. Members of the public wishing to attend should confirm with Laura Forde on lforde@coombe.ie or on 01 408 5320 by Friday March 2nd. Visit www.coombe.ie for more information. 
 

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