News from the Fingal Poetry 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!”
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”
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”
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”
The Fingal Poetry Prize and An Fiach Dubh – Irish Language Competition, are now closed. All poems are with our judges, Adam Wyeth and Aifric Mac Aodha. Winners will be notified in advance of the Award Ceremony in Skerries on Saturday 18th September, 5pm.
As part of the Fingal Poetry Festival, due to take place from September 16th – 19th 2021, we are delighted to announce that this year’s Fingal Poetry Prize will be judged by esteemed poet and writer, Adam Wyeth. Open to national and international writers, entries can be sent from May 1st and will close atContinue reading “The Fingal Poetry Prize 2021”
Open to national and international writers of poetry in the Irish language, An Fiach Dubh poetry award is a new and exciting addition to the Fingal Poetry Festival due to take place from September 16th – 19th 2021. An Fiach Dubh – Irish Poetry Competition is kindly sponsored by Country Crest. The winner of AnContinue reading “An Fiach Dubh 2021 – Irish Language Poetry Competition”
The online programme of the inaugural Fingal Poetry Festival is now available to enjoy in this YouTube playlist. Or look at all events in the review on our website and have a look at individual events. A warm Thank You to all who came to our online events for the first Fingal Poetry Festival! WeContinue reading “Farewell and Until 2021!”
Many congratulations to the prize-winners of the first-ever Fingal Poetry Prize! The winning poems are: 1st: John Baylis Post, Reredos2nd: Jim McElroy, Rivermouth3rd: Chandrika Narayanan Mohan, Stargazing With My MotherHighly Commended:A.M. Cousins, Sestina for MaggieMonica De Bhailís, The Grey Scrape of the SpringChandrika Narayanan Mohan, AraratBrian Kirk, Hard SwallowsEithne Lannon, Oileán na Sionnach The poets readingContinue reading “Announcing the Winners of the 2020 Fingal Poetry Prize”
Fingal Poetry Festival invites you on a poetry treasure hunt around Skerries: WINDOWS ON WORDS – 15 poems in shop windows. Find them all and enjoy a few moments of calm as you allow the words to work their magic. Some poems have also taken up residence on BENCHES around Skerries, inviting you to lingerContinue reading “Poetry Festival Treasure Hunt”
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