Another Successful Poetry Festival!

Another Successful Poetry Festival – the Highlights! As expected, the 20th Strokestown International Poetry Festival was a memorable occasion, with more than 80 poets taking part over May Bank Holiday weekend. Lots of poems and poets, plus street entertainment, films, book launches, pub poetry, local schoolchildren participating, sunshine – and visitors from as far afield Read more about Another Successful Poetry Festival![…]

Festival 2018 – Best dressed windows

It seemed that everyone in Strokestown wanted to get in on the Poetry Festival action this year.  In the inaugural Best Dressed Window Competition, 1st prize was taken by Ivy Rose Florist, followed by Helen Kerins for Donal’s, and 3rd was Healthy Beings.  All windows had beautiful literary themes.  The judge was Wiltrud Dull from Read more about Festival 2018 – Best dressed windows[…]

The Poetry Divas Tomorrow 3rd May

The Poetry Divas are a glittery group of women poets who read their own material at events and festivals all over Ireland including Electric Picnic, Feile na Bealtaine, Dingle, Dublin Writers Festival, Dromineer Literary Festival and Kildare Readers Festival. Each lineup and show is different, blended to the occasion but they guarantee a deliciously infectious Read more about The Poetry Divas Tomorrow 3rd May[…]

Strokestown is getting ready for the 20th Festival

If you are anywhere near Strokestown this May Bank Holiday weekend, you’ll find plenty of poetry-themed activities going on – and most of them are free to attend. The 20th Strokestown International Poetry Festival kicks off on Thursday, May 3rd and continues with events throughout the days and evenings until May 7th. There will be Read more about Strokestown is getting ready for the 20th Festival[…]