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Only 5 weeks to our weekend of poetry

Strokestown Poetry Festival 27th April – 1st May 2017 Only 5 weeks today to Strokestown Poetry Festival! Come and join us for a week end of poetry with …. Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Vincent Woods, Paddy Bushe, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Maura Dooley, Cathal O’Searcaigh, James Harpur, Sarah Clancy, Jessamine O’Connor, Patrick Maddock, Michéal O Ruairc, Simon Read more about Only 5 weeks to our weekend of poetry[…]

Congratulations Paddy Bushe and Macdara Woods

Congratulations to Paddy Bushe (our Director) and Macdara Woods who have both been shortlisted for the Irish Times – Poetry Now Award 2017.   Their books On a Turning Wing (Dedalus), Paddy Bushe,  and Music from the big tent (Dedalus), Macdara Woods were both launched at Strokestown Poetry Festival in 2016 and are two of the five shortlisted for Read more about Congratulations Paddy Bushe and Macdara Woods[…]

Strokestown International Shortlist announced

The shortlist of the Strokestown International Prize has just been announced below by the judges, Paddy Bushe and Maura Dooley. Tony Barnstone, California, U.S.A., (“American Spoken Here”) Marianne Burton, London, U.K., (“Worm in Exile”) Geraldine Clarkson, Warwickshire, U.K., (“Ironing Veils”) Majella Cullinane, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand (“Op Shop, 1985”) Beatrice Garland, London, U.K., (“Leaving Home”) Read more about Strokestown International Shortlist announced[…]

Roscommon Poets’ Shortlist announced

The Shortlist of the Roscommon Poets’ prize 2017 has just been announced below, by the Judge, Jessamine O’Connor.   Louise G. Cole, Moyne, Ballaghaderreen (“Fragments of Forgetfulness”); Susan Graham, Foxford, Co. Mayo (“Broken not Bowed on the Ballaghaderreen Bypass”); Laurence Henson, Church Street, Strokestown (“Taking Sides”); Monika Kaboth, Cloonslanor, Strokestown (“Oktober”); Maureen Lydon, Ballintubber, Castlerea (“Mysterious Alder”); Read more about Roscommon Poets’ Shortlist announced[…]

Percy French Prize, Shortlist announced

The Shortlist for the Percy French Prize for Witty Verse has been announced by the judge Margaret Hickey, and is as follows: Pat Borthwick, East Yorkshire, England (“My Neighbour’s Myna”); D.G. (Greg) Geis, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., (“Class of 67”); Joe Greaney, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo (“Apachees on Mi-Wadi”); James Martyn Joyce, Renmore, Galway (“The Reading”); Mike Read more about Percy French Prize, Shortlist announced[…]

Shortlist for Comórtas Dhughlas de h-Íde 2017 announced

The Shortlist for Comórtas Dhughlas de h-Íde 2017 has just been announced by the Judge, Cathal Ó Searcaigh.  The Poets are – Celia de Fréine,  Dublin  (“Iarfhocal”); Rody Gorman,  Isle of Skye, Scotland (“Lorg Shuibhne”); Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí (“D’Ionú Tagtha”); Bríd Ní Mhóráin,  Trá Lí (“Uaisle an tSléibhe”); Seosamh Ó Murchú, Co. Bhaile Read more about Shortlist for Comórtas Dhughlas de h-Íde 2017 announced[…]