Agnes Walsh

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Agnes Walsh is a Canadian actor, poet, playwright and storyteller from Newfoundland. Walsh was born in Placentia.

Walsh has won Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters awards for poetry as well as TickleAce poetry and ballad writing awards. Her poems have been translated into French and Portuguese. She has toured Canada, the eastern United States, Portugal, and Ireland reading from her work.

Walsh is also the founder of the Tramore Theatre Troupe on the Cape Shore of Placentia Bay, an ensemble dedicated to preserving and presenting the oral history of that area. The group has performed to packed houses in both Newfoundland and Ireland and hosted Irish cultural exchanges to the Cape Shore area.

She has adapted an Icelandic novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Halldor Laxness for the theatre.

In 2006, she was named the first poet laureate for St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.


  • In the Old Country of My Heart (1996)
  • Going Around with Bachelors (2007)
  • Agnes Walsh named St. John's poet laureate CBC Arts, March 21, 2006, accessed June 15, 2006
  • review of In the Old Country of My Heart by Phil Thompson, accessed June 15, 2006
  • "Snapshot: Agnes Walsh." Homemakers Summer 2006.
  • Tramore Productions
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