2019 Wellread & Poetry Awards

Thursday 21st November 2019 was a day of celebration at the Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone, as many teachers and students from throughout Ireland, attended the 2019 PDST Wellread & Poetry Awards.


After welcoming teachers and students to the PDST Wellread & Poetry Awards, PDST National Director, Ciara O’Donnell, spoke of the potential of poetry; enabling us to use language in new and exciting ways, as well as becoming an outlet for self-expression.


Attendees then heard Patricia Forde speak about how her love of reading influenced her decision to become a writer, and the joy that
this creative process has given her time and time again.


By Video Link, author Dave Rudden, congratulated all award winners, not just for receiving their award, but more importantly for bravely pursuing their creative endeavours.


The ceremony was an enjoyable celebration, as PDST Post Primary Literacy Team Leader Mona Metcalfe noted, we are exceptionally blessed to have so many gifted poets and inspirational advocates for reading in our schools!


Congratulations, again, to all students, teachers and schools involved.


A gallery of images from the event can be viewed on our Facebook page.