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STROKESTOWN POETRY FESTIVAL

2ND - 6TH MAY 2019

21ST FESTIVAL!!

AN INVITATION TO POETRY

At Strokestown Park House

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. ‘Our mission is to showcase contemporary poetry, local, national and international, foster the development of emerging writers and consolidate poetry in local cultural life bringing it to the widest possible audience’.

Events 2019

JAMES HARPUR

JAMES HARPUR

 He is the recipient of the Michael Hartnett Award, an Eric Gregory Award, and he’s been shortlisted for the Irish Times Award.

RITA KELLY

RITA KELLY

Rita Kelly is an award-winning poet and writer in both English and Irish

GERARD SMYTH

GERARD SMYTH

Gerard Smyth is a poet, critic and journalist.

ENDA WYLEY

ENDA WYLEY

Enda Wyley is an award winning poet and children’s author.

CEAITÍ NÍ BHEILDIÚIN

CEAITÍ NÍ BHEILDIÚIN

Tá trí chnuasach filíochta de chuid Cheaití foilsithe ag Coiscéim. Tá Duais Fhoras na Gaeilge 2015 i measc na ngradam a ghnóthaigh a dánta.

JO SHAPCOTT

JO SHAPCOTT

Shapcott was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

TARA BERGIN

TARA BERGIN

Shortlisted for the 2017 Forward Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize

JOHN F DEANE

JOHN F DEANE

Founded Poetry Ireland and The Poetry Ireland Review in 1978.

IGGY MCGOVERN

IGGY MCGOVERN

Poet and a Fellow Emeritus in the School of Physics at Trinity College

MARTINA EVANS

MARTINA EVANS

An animated and engaging performer with a real talent for dramatic monologue

GILLIAN CLARKE

GILLIAN CLARKE

Gillian Clarke - National Poet of Wales 2008-2016

Our Location

Travel Information

Venue

Strokestown Park House
Strokestown,
Co. Roscommon

Transport

Bus Eireann, No 22 travels directly from Dublin Airport to Strokestown

Hotel & Restaurant

The Percy French Hotel, https://www.thepercyfrenchhotel.com/

Yu Garden Chinese,  https://www.facebook.com/yugardenchinesestrokestown/

Strokestown Park House Cafe, http://www.strokestownpark.ie/cafe-shop/

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Strokestown Poetry Festival
Strokestown
County Roscommon
Ireland

Tel: +353 71 9633759 (10am – 1pm)

Email: office@strokestownpoetry.org

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