Strokestown Poetry Festival
27th April – 1st May 2017
2017 Ticketed Events: Please click on the event below for which you would like to buy a ticket
An evening with Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Vincent Woods – 8.30pm, Saturday 29th April, The Percy French Hotel, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon.
Headline event – An evening with Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Vincent Woods, 8.30pm, Saturday 29th April 2017, The Percy French Hotel, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. Cost €10.00
‘Stretch out the Thread‘: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, current Ireland Professor of Poetry in conversation with poet and broadcaster, Vincent Woods. Eiléan will also read a selection of poems.
Music by Patsy Hanly (flute) & John Carty (fiddle).
Poetry Writing Workshop with Paddy Bushe, Friday 28th April, 2-4pm, Percy French Hotel, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. Cost €10.00. Booking essential
Are you interested in writing poetry, either as a beginner or a more experienced writer? Come along and discuss your own and other’s poems as a way of getting in deeper. Even if you don’t wish to present your own work, you are welcome to join in. Nobody will bite, and participants should find their belief in poetry refreshed and renewed.
Sunday Miscellany, Monday 1st May, 12.00pm, Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon
For the first time, an edition of RTÉ Radio’s Sunday Miscellany will be recorded as part of the Strokestown Poetry Festival. The recording will take place on Monday 1st May at midday, and should be a highlight of the festival, in poetry, prose, music and song. If you wish to be part of this unique occasion, and experience for yourself the atmosphere behind the broadcast, book your ticket early. Cost €10.00
Sarah Clancy with support from members of the Hermit Collective – Strokestown Park House, Thursday 27th April 7.30pm, in conjunction with Roscommon Councy Council – Poetry Day Ireland Event No Charge
Sarah Clancy is a page and performance poet from Galway. She has several collections of poetry including Stacey and the Mechanical Bull (Lapwing Press, Belfast, 2011), Thanks for Nothing, Hippies (Salmon Poetry, 2012) and The Truth and Other Stories (Salmon 2014)
As a performance poet Sarah has won the Cuirt International Festival of Literature Grand Slam Championships and has twice been runner up in the North Beach Nights Grand Slam.
“An Invitation To Poetry”
The Strokestown International Poetry Festival was founded in 1999. It takes place annually on the first weekend of May, in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. The weekend provides a world-renowned forum for excellence in poetry. Strokestown is famous for the large audiences that attend all readings and allied to the welcome, the friendliness and the scenery, the weekend is an unforgettable experience and a thrilling immersion in contemporary poetry.