Ireland is a country known for its rich tradition of verse, from its traditional Bardic poetry and folk songs to poetic forms like the aisling that are still used today. Rife with history and song, Irish poetry has a legacy that includes such poets as Eavan Boland, Seamus Heaney, Louis MacNeice, Paul Muldoon, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, and more.

An annual celebration of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day, which occurs every March 17, is a time for celebrating Irish history and culture, and reading about great poets and poetry from the Emerald Isle.

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