Poetry as a dream of peace


The Corrymeela Community tells a story of a woman who came to its house for refuge. In her luggage she brought a small hatchet. She was ready to believe they were people of peace, but just in case, she brought a weapon. Using poetry to tell stories of people’s experiences of conflict, this talk will touch on themes of narrative, healing, lying, and peace.

Pádraig lives in Belfast where he works with the Irish Peace Centres as the faith and peace worker. He writes poetry for oral archiving projects. He has worked with the Corrymeela Community and the Irish Peace Centres in writing poetry to represent people’s experiences of life, troubles and hope.

Pádraig Ó Tuama