Thursday, April 29, 2010

Theo Dorgan reads at 'Greece in Ireland'

As part of a co-operative effort of The Embassy of Greece Press & Communication Office, The Hellenic Community of Ireland & The Irish Hellenic Society, Dedalus Press poet Theo Dorgan read from his recently published poetry collection, Greek, to a capacity crowd at the Teachers' Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 2, on 29 April 2010, a day on which grim tidings from the financial world did not prevent Irish-based Greeks and the many non-Greek members of both societies from showing up in large numbers.

The evening was launched by Her Excellency Diana Zagorianou-Prifti, Greek Ambassador to Ireland, with introductions by Yiorgos Chouliaras, Press Counsellor of the Embassy of Greece. Music was provided by classical guitarist Yiannis Giagourtas. Greek translations of Dorgan's poems, by Socrates Kabouropoulos (who was unable to attend), were read by Dorgan's long-time friend, and Chair of the Irish Anti-War Movement, Michael Youlton.

Her Excellency Diana Zagorianou-Prifti, Greek Ambassador to Ireland
with Theo Dorgan

L to R: Michael Youlton, Theo Dorgan and Yiannis Giagourtas

 As previous image, with Yiorgos Chouliaras (standing)


Greek, by Theo Dorgan, is available at

All photographs © Pat Boran / Dedalus Press


Cláir Ní A said...

Maith thú, Theo! I'm sorry to have missed what must have been a great evening. Cláir Ní Aonghusa

d.t said...

My sincere congratulations to each one that have arranged and or contributed to this wonderful Poetry event by Theo Dorgan that I had also the previlege to meet.
WELL DONE AND I HOPE THAT THE IRISH/HELLENIC SOCIETY together with the Greek Hellenic Community and the Greek embassy Press Office will enrich us more with many other events in the near future.
Kind regards to all.
Dimitris Tsouros