Final Words for the 2022 Festival

The final verse in this year’s Fingal Poetry Festival has been spoken, the last note of music has been struck.

What an amazing time we had – we had poetry on library walls, poetry in libraries, poetry in shop windows, on the streets, in parks, in pubs and a theatre, in a purpose-built auditorium and in a Bridge Club, in schools and outside fish shops, by the sea and even rising out of the sea. We heard poetry in the GAA and in Skerries Mills.

Poems found us in English, Irish, and Irish Sign Language, even French, via Zoom, in film form and in podcasts – drawing us in, pulling us together.

Music was ever present, supplementing and enriching and always uplifting.

What remains now is to express our gratitude to all who helped to make all of this happen – our wonderful volunteers, the dedicated committee, our sponsors and the marvellous support from the community of Skerries. 

To all we say THANK YOU, let’s do it all again soon!

To look and listen back to Fingal Poetry Festival 2022 please visit our Gallery. Amazing images, a poetry film, some animations and podcasts. 

Until the next time,

Ernestine

Ernestine Woelger, Festival Chair

Support by the Arts Council, Fingal County Council, Fingal Libraries, Foras na Gaeilge, RTÉ: Supporting The Arts, Leabhair Pháistí Éireann, Laureate na nÓg and Poetry Ireland is gratefully acknowledged.
The Fingal Poetry Prize is sponsored by DHL.
An Fiach Dubh, the Irish language poetry prize, is sponsored by Progressive Credit Union.
Raven illustrations, poster and brochure design: Matthew Kelly
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