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”
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”
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”
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 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!”
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”
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”
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.
Poetry at Skerries Mills – Fingal Poetry Festival are inviting people in Skerries to mark Poetry Day Ireland on April 30th by using windows and shop fronts all around Skerries to display the owners’ favourite poems. This can be hand written, printed, with or without illustrations. The aim is to open a window on poetryContinue reading “There Will Be Time”