The 2022 Fingal Poetry Festival Competitions, namely the Fingal Poetry Prize and A Fiach Dubh, are now open for entries.
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, 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”
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 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”
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”
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”
The 2020 Fingal Poetry Prize is now closed!Thank you for sending your poems; entries came in from all over the world and are now on their way to our judge, Mary O’Donnell.Successful entrants will be notified by the second week in August.