An Féile Beag Filíochta 2018

An Fhéile Bheag Filíochta 2018 9-11 Samhain/November Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí. Féile Filíochta dhátheangach is ea an Fhéile Bheag Filíochta. Cuirtear fáilte roimh fhilí/fhilíocht i ngaeilge agus i mBéarla. Irish and English Language poets and poetry welcome. Simultaneous translation available.   Click here for programme  

Strokestown Poetry Competitions are now LIVE!

You now have until December 7th to create some original poetry to wow our judges! Our range of competitions offer some serious prizes – and recognition of outstanding poetry at an international literary event, now in its 21st year. This year’s main competition, the Strokestown International Poetry Prize, has renowned poets Jo Shapcott and Gerard Read more about Strokestown Poetry Competitions are now LIVE![…]

Creating a Buzz in Strokestown Poetry Results

The results of our Mid Summer Pollinator Friendly Poetry Competition have been announced by the judge, James Harpur, and the prize-giving took place at the Grotto, Strokestown, at our Heritage Day event – ‘Creating a Buzz in Strokestown’.   First Prize went to ‘Listen Closely’ by Sven Kretzschmar, Second, Bernadette Brudell, and Third, Kieran Moylan. Read more about Creating a Buzz in Strokestown Poetry Results[…]

Opening of Poetry Exhibition

It may be hard to believe, but 2018 marked the 20th International Poetry Festival in Strokestown, making it one of Ireland’s longest running literary get-togethers.   And today, Majella Hunt (Director of Services, Corporate Services, Roscommon County Council) officially opened the exhibition of 20:20 poems in the Áras an Chontae, Roscommon. Last Spring we introduced an extra Read more about Opening of Poetry Exhibition[…]

One week left to get your poem into Strokestown

Creating a buzz in Strokestown -Mid Summer Poetry Competition To celebrate the creation of the Pollinator Flower Bed in Strokestown, we have launched a new poetry competition to tie in with Heritage week, the theme of which is ‘Sharing Stories’. The flower bed was the creation of four local groups: Strokestown Tidy Towns, STAAR Brothers Read more about One week left to get your poem into Strokestown[…]

Jane and Louise and Boyle Arts Festival

Award-winning poet Jane Clarke joined Strokestown committee member Louise G Cole at Boyle Arts Festival this week. The occasion was a launch of Louise’s poetry book ‘Beyond the Green Bridge’, which she first revealed at our Festival back in May. This week’s launch was in King House in Boyle, County Roscommon. Louise’s poems were introduced Read more about Jane and Louise and Boyle Arts Festival[…]