First 2022 Poetry Slam a Great Success

What a great night at our first monthly Poetry Slam at Rush Library! We had a very popular winner in Eppy Mutetwa. Huge congratulations! She will be able to compete for the title of Fingal Slam Champion in the Fingal Poetry Festival’s Grand Poetry Slam in Skerries Mills on Friday 16th September. A huge thankContinue reading “First 2022 Poetry Slam a Great Success”

Looking forward to Fingal Poetry Festival 2022

The Fingal Poetry Festival 2022 is promising to be another exciting celebration of poetry and music, running from September 15th to 18th.  However, we are very happy to announce that we also have a number of events lined up to take place before the Festival weekend. 1) Calling all performance poets! We are  running POETRY SLAMS inContinue reading “Looking forward to Fingal Poetry Festival 2022”

An Fiach Dubh: Duaisdhánta foilsithe

An Fiach Dubh, comórtas filíochta Gaeilge a rith Féile Filíochta Fhine Gall –  Tá na duaisdhánta ón chomórtas seo foilsithe anois i bhFeasta – Meán Fómhair 2021, imleabhar 74, uimhir 09, thar dhá leathanach ar a bhfuil dearadh aoibhinn déanta orthu. The Fiach Dubh, Irish language poetry competition run by the Fingal Poetry Festival – The winning poemsContinue reading “An Fiach Dubh: Duaisdhánta foilsithe”

It was Sheer Poetry

The following article by our honorary secretary and committee member, Angela Murphy, first appeared in Skerries News on 1 October 2021. ON Seamus Heaney’s headstone is a quotation from one of his poems: walk on air against your better judgement Reflecting on the the second Fingal Poetry Festival that took place over four days inContinue reading “It was Sheer Poetry”

The Fingal Poetry Prize and An Fiach Dubh Results

The Fingal Poetry Prize 2021 First Prize:  Anne Frances O’Reilly for Shipwrecked Second Prize: Laurence O’Dwyer for Blanqueta de la col, Pieris rapae (Linnaeus, 1758) Third Prize: Casey Anne Jarrin for Comorbidities      An Fiach Dubh First Prize: Áine Ní Ghlinn  for Scáth                                                            Second Prize:  Proinsias Mac a’ Bhaird for Doirling Third Prize:  Gormfhlaith NíContinue reading “The Fingal Poetry Prize and An Fiach Dubh Results”

Thank you for the 2021 Festival!

Thank you!!! What a time we had! Poems in windows, poems on trees, poems in lights, poems on benches, poems in films, poems in schools and nursing homes, poems at the foot of a Martello Tower, under trees in Ardgillan Park and in an urban park, poems in Baldongan, poems in people’s gardens and poemsContinue reading “Thank you for the 2021 Festival!”

Update during the 2021 Festival Weekend

As the Festival Weekend progresses, we would like to keep you all updated on what is happening. And that is a lot! We are delighted with the events so far, and hope to see many of you over the next day and a half. There are still a few tickets left for our events overContinue reading “Update during the 2021 Festival Weekend”

Clear your diaries

Fingal Poetry Festival will light up Skerries from 16th to 19th September Fingal Poetry Festival will take place from the 16th to 19th September,bringing safe, outdoor, in-person events to iconic locations in and aroundSkerries. Covid is the mother of invention…. Picture the newly covered Skerries Mills Courtyard coming to life and playing host to many events,Continue reading “Clear your diaries”

Announcing the 2021 Festival

Fingal Poetry Festival are delighted to announce that ticket sales for all our ticketed events have commenced. We have a great line-up of poets and musicians for you this year. There are also lots of free events for all the family.  Have a look for yourself and look at the 2021 Festival Programme on ourContinue reading “Announcing the 2021 Festival”