Desmond Kenny, CEO of the National Council of the Blind, chats with Eve Patten as Provost Patrick Prendergast arrives at the event. From left to right are Nicholas Grene, Brendan Kennelly, Desmond Kenny, Patrick Prendergast, Eve Patten, and Crawford Gribben.
Seamus Heaney reads the opening lines of Book One.
Professor Gerald Dawe and Professor Nicholas Grene follow the text during the reading of Book One.
Professor Darryl Jones reads from Book One as Fiach Mac Conghail, Seamus Heaney, Gerald Dawe, and Nicholas Grene listen.
Patrick Prendergast with Brendan Kennelly and Seamus Heaney.
Senator David Norris reads the culminating section of Book Four.
Trinity College Library’s rare editions of Paradise Lost were on display during the event. This edition of the epic poem features beautiful illustrations by William Blake. The image shown above is the Expulsion from Eden.
- NCBI’s Braille edition of Paradise Lost.
A first edition of Paradise Lost showing the text of Book One.
Seamus Heaney signs the event poster. A limited number of posters signed by all of the read-a-thon participants were auctioned after the event as part of the fundraising effort.
Dr. Crawford Gribben, co-organizer of the event, at the lectern.
Dr. Philip Coleman, co-organizer of the event, reads The Argument of Book One.
Declan Treanor, Director of the Student Disability Service in Trinity College Dublin, at the lectern.
Peter Sirr reads the opening section of Book Five in the College Chapel.
Readers and listeners in the College Chapel.