13-16 June 2024

14 Jun 2024
Town Hall

Poor: Grit, Courage and the Life-Changing Value of Self Belief

The inspirational best-selling author of Poor, which debuted at number one on the Irish Non-Fiction bestseller list, grew up in extreme poverty. Katriona O’Sullivan describes the far-reaching impact of a childhood home shaped by her parents’ heroin addiction. Katriona’s story chronicles her journey from poverty, teenage pregnancy, and homelessness to graduating with a PhD from Trinity College Dublin and becoming a lecturer whose work challenges barriers to education. A stirring argument for the importance of looking out for our children’s future, giving them hope, support and opportunity.

Katriona O’Sullivan with Pat Kenny