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 andContinue reading “Final Words for the 2022 Festival”
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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.Continue reading “2022 Poetry Competition Results”
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, whichContinue reading “Today is the day! Fingal Poetry Festival is coming to town!”
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 aisceContinue reading “Mark your diaries!”
The 2022 Competitions
The 2022 Fingal Poetry Festival Competitions, namely the Fingal Poetry Prize and A Fiach Dubh, are now open for entries.
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!”