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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…

2022 Poetry Competition Results

We are delighted to announce the winners of our two international poetry competitions, as unveiled during the Fingal Poetry Festival. Is cúis áthais dúinn buaicfhilí ár gcomórtaisí filíochta a ainmniú. Congratulations!! Comhghairdeas leo! We want to thank everyone for entering, the judges were delighted with the quality of poems submitted and the diversity of voices.…

Today is the day! Fingal Poetry Festival is coming to town!

Today at 8.30pm, Floraville will play stage to poetry and music, launching this year’s Festival in style by celebrating the light that poetry brings to our lives. Listen to poetry and watch a live performance of “Currents”, a specially commissioned poem by Sunday’s Child. “Currents” will also feature in our spectacular new video projection, which…

Mark your diaries!

Indeed, do mark your diaries! On Thursday, September 1st, Fingal Poetry Festival will launch with an evening of poetry and spectacular video displays. We are celebrating the light that poetry brings to our lives and the sea – which is precious to all and in peril. 🌟🌟🌟 The event is free – saor in aisce…

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Fingal Poetry Slam 2022

Be part of Fingal Poetry Festival’s Poetry Slam Fri 16th September Submit your poem or piece of spoken word for a chance to slam live at Fingal PoetryFestival’s Grand Poetry Slam. The event will take place in Skerries Mills Courtyard on Fri 16 September, from 7 pm, as part of the 2022 Fingal Poetry Festival.…

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 thank…

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 in…

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 poems…

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 in…

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