The 2022 Fingal Poetry Festival Competitions, namely the Fingal Poetry Prize and A Fiach Dubh, are now open for entries.
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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!”
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Fingal Poetry Slam 2022
Be part of Fingal Poetry Festival’s Poetry Slam Fri 16th September Submit your poem or piece of spoken word for a chance to slam live at Fingal PoetryFestival’s Grand Poetry Slam. The event will take place in Skerries Mills Courtyard on Fri 16 September, from 7 pm, as part of the 2022 Fingal Poetry Festival.Continue reading “CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Fingal Poetry Slam 2022”
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”
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”
Clear your diaries
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 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.
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”