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Guildhall Time Ball

Clocks by Caitríona O’Reilly was commissioned by Humber Mouth and Hull Maritime to celebrate the restoration of the Guildhall Time Ball. A limited run publication was published in June 2023 to commemorate the Time Ball’s first day back in use.

Caitríona O’Reilly
Caitríona O’Reilly was born in County Wicklow and educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where she completed a PhD in American Literature. In 2002 she was awarded the Harper-Wood Studentship in English Literature from St John’s College Cambridge. She has published three collections of poetry with Bloodaxe Books – The Nowhere Birds (2001) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and was awarded the Rooney Prize in Irish Literature; The Sea Cabinet (2006), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, was shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award. Geis (2015) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and is jointly published by Bloodaxe Books and Wake Forest University Press in the United States. It was shortlisted for the 2016 Pigott Prize and was the winner of the 2016 Irish Times Poetry Now Prize. Her poetry has also been widely translated. Caitríona O’Reilly has written literary criticism for publications including The Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, and The Irish Times. She has taught poetry at institutions including Trinity College, Dublin, the University of York, Wake Forest University, and King’s College, London. She is a former editor of Poetry Ireland Review. She lives in Lincolnshire.