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.

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.