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”

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”

Fingal Poetry Prize and An Fiach Dubh – Irish Language Competition now closed for 2021

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.

The Fingal Poetry Prize 2021

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”

An Fiach Dubh 2021 – Irish Language Poetry Competition

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”

Announcing the Winners of the 2020 Fingal Poetry Prize

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”