Live event: Floraville Thurs 2 Sep 2021, 8.30 pm. Free
To celebrate the light that poetry brings into our lives, join us in the park for the lighting up of Floraville and live poetry.
We will turn on the illumination of this town centre park which will feature haikus by Enda Coyle-Greene and Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin that will hopefully touch something in all of us – and a brand new animation by Matthew Kelly – look out for the Raven!
A first for Skerries, the display will be seen every evening in the run up to the festival and on the festival weekend. Thanks to Fingal Co Co and Tom at Eventco in particular for bringing the project to life- keep an eye on it as it might just change!
About our artists
Enda Coyle-Greene was born in Dublin and lives in Skerries, Co. Dublin.
She has published three collections with Dedalus Press: Snow Negatives (2007), winner of the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 2006; Map of the Last (2013); and Indigo, Electric, Baby (2020). Her work has featured in anthologies such as If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song (2014), Shine On: Irish Writers for Shine (2011), The Quiet Quarter: Ten Years of Great Irish Writing (2009) and Sunday Miscellany: A Selection from 2004 – 2006.
She received a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in 2020.
Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin
Saolaíodh Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin i Ros Eo, Contae Bhaile Átha Cliath, agus maireann sí anois in Iarrthar Ciarraí. File agus drámadóir í Ceaití. Tá ceithre chnuasach filíochta foilsithe aici agus dhá ghearrdhráma dá cuid stáitsithe ag An Lab, sa Daingean. Bhuaigh an cnuasach filíochta is déanaí uaithi, Agallamh sa Cheo, Cnoc Bhréanainn (Coiscéim), Duais an Oireachtais 2018. Chaith Ceaití tréimhse ina scríbhneoir cónaitheach sa Díseart, sa Daingean, fé Scéim Ealaíontóir Cónaitheach Harry Clarke, 2008-2010. Bronnadh sparánacht Ealaíon na Gaeltachta (Údarás na Gaeltachta agus An Chomhairle Ealaíon) uirthi, i 2019 agus arís, le tacaíocht ó Éire Ildánach, i 2020.
Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin (Cathi Weldon) was born in Rush, Co. Dublin and now lives in West Kerry. Ceaití is a poet and dramatist. Four volumes of her Irish language poetry have been published and two of her short dramas have been staged at An Lab, in Dingle. Her latest collection of poems, Agallamh sa Cheo, Cnoc Bhréanainn (Coiscéim) won Duais an Oireachtais 2018. She was writer in residence at the Díseart, in Dingle, under the Harry Clarke Artist Residency Scheme, 2008-2010. She has been awarded bursaries by Ealaíon na Gaeltachta, with support from Údarás na Gaeltachta and the Arts Council, in 2019, and again, in collaboration with Creative Ireland, in 2020.
Matthew Kelly is a Dublin writer and illustrator who works in illustration, short animation and design with work used in the Irish Independent, the Dublin International Film Festival and soon the Fingal Poetry Festival. See some of his work in his online portfolio.