The Open Mic

“In the 1950’s I told Kitty Bredin I was looking for a public house where people met to talk about their cultural interests and Limerick’s cultural interest, in particular. 
Kitty introduced me to Eamonn Gleeson who owned The White House (public house). My suggestion was that we should invite any Limerick person who was writing poems to read to us over our drinks and that we also should invite any poet in Ireland or visitors from abroad to read their country’s poetry to us. That would bring their world to ours.”

- Desmond O’Grady

(May, 2005 - Microphone On