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[…]
We are delighted to announce that Strokestown Poetry has been announced as a County winner of the National Lottery #GoodCausesAwards 2018! Delighted with the news and thank you to all our associates for their support. We now go forward to the Regional Final in September so fingers crossed!
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[…]
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[…]
Ms. Majella Hunt, Director of Services – Governance and Corporate Affairs, Roscommon County Council visited the Poetry Stand at the Pride of place exhibition in Strokestown on July 24th. She is pictured here (L-R) with Melissa Newman (Director, Strokestown Poetry), Majella Hunt, Shane Lynskey (Treasurer) and Louise G Cole (Assistant Treasurer). Roscommon County Council generously support the Read more about Director of Services visits Poetry Stand[…]
Heritage week meets Poetry in a Mid Summer competition to celebrate the creation of a new Pollinator Flower Bed by four different groups in Strokestown. To celebrate the creation of the Pollinator Flower Bed in the Grotto in Strokestown, we have launched a new poetry competition to tie in with Heritage week, the theme of Read more about Creating a Buzz in Strokestown – a new Poetry Competition[…]
Councillor Ivan Connaughton Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council joined us at the Strokestown Pride of Place Exhibition on the 24th July.
Come and join Strokestown Poetry as we showcase our community wares on Tuesday 24th July, 1.30, Percy French Hotel, Strokestown, for the judging of the IPB Pride of Place Awards 2018. IPB Pride of Place Awards In association with Co-operation Ireland An all-island competition that acknowledges the work that communities are doing all over the Read more about Pride of Place Strokestown[…]
See our own Louise G Cole reading from her latest collection, which is being launched by Jane Clarke at Boyle Arts Festival, this coming Thursday 26th July, 4pm, King House, Boyle. Free Event, everyone welcome! Louise G. Cole: Beyond the Green Bridge
Poetry readings, song and film were all part of “Roscommon Connects: Community Building Through Shared Storytelling” Performance Showcase by Syrian Refugees from Ballaghaderreen, devised by Jessamine O’Connor in th Galleried Kitchen, Strokestown Park as part of the Famine Summer School 2018.