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”

Farewell and Until 2021!

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!”

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”

Poetry Festival Treasure Hunt

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”

Fingal Poetry Festival’s Poetry Slam

Skerries, Dublin. Friday 4th September, 7-9 pm. Submit your poem or piece of spoken word for a chance to slam live at Fingal’s Poetry Festival. Cash prizes will be awarded to 3 poets with the top prize being 100 Euro. Submissions are invited from all poets who can travel to Skerries, Dublin and perform onContinue reading “Fingal Poetry Festival’s Poetry Slam”

Announcing The Fingal Poetry Prize

As part of Fingal Poetry Festival, due to take place in Skerries from September 4th to 6th, we are delighted to announce the Fingal Poetry Prize, which will be adjudicated in its inaugural year by esteemed poet and writer Mary O’Donnell. Our generous sponsor for the award is DHL Ireland.