Fingal Poetry Festival:  September 15th -16th 2023

Fingal Poetry Festival:  
September 15th -16th 2023

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky…

— John Masefield

Welcome!

It is June 2023 and the committee is busy preparing for the fourth Fingal Poetry Festival in September. Once again this year we will be kicking off with the hugely popular Fingal Poetry Slam on Friday, September 15th at Skerries Mills.

This will be followed The Big Poetry Day Out on Saturday, September 16th with various events around Skerries.

We are delighted to present a programme packed with something for everyone.

Keep an eye out for our exciting programme which will be available shortly.

In the meantime, you might like to check out our Fingal Poetry Festival podcast featuring some of our wonderful poets who took part in the festival in 2022!

In the latest episode of the Fingal Poetry Festival Podcast, you will join Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin as she leads you on a Poetry walk around Red Island in Skerries. You will hear poetry from Ceati, songs from Donal Kearney and Sarah Dennedy, and a live performance from Eva O’Connor:

In the latest episode of the Fingal Poetry Festival Podcast, you will join Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin as she leads you on a Poetry walk around Red Island in Skerries. You will hear poetry from Ceati, songs from Donal Kearney and Sarah Dennedy, and a live performance from Eva O’Connor.

There are still more episodes to come, in fact, we will continue to receive new ones at intervals till the next festival, September 15th-16th 2023.  Check back regularly!

Our first two Poetry Slams of the year were booked out: The one in Balbriggan library in April, and the one in Malahide library in June. Congratulations to all the participants, especially those who made it through to the Grand Slam in September.

Mark your diaries! Blanchardstown Poetry Slam will be held on June 29th. Details to be announced soon. You will be able to book your tickest on our Eventbrite page.

A bike in Skerries harbour

We continue to promote sustainability as much as we can in every aspect of the festival. This year we are working with the Active Travel Department in Fingal County Council to provide sustainable modes of transport for people as they travel to Skerries and move from event to event. Watch this space for more updates!

Support by Fingal County Council is gratefully acknowledged.