Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Reading

A group of poetry enthusiasts gathered recently to mark the 50th anniversary of Patrick Kavanagh’s passing. Organised by Strokestown Poetry Festival, the event included readings of the great poet’s work, anecdotes about his life and times, and one of his most recognisable works, On Raglan Road, sung by Pat Compton. Pictured afterwards outside Strokestown Community Read more about Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Reading[…]

One day left!

Tomorrow, the 1st of December is the last day for receipt of entries to the Strokestown Poetry Competitions which include, The Strokestown International Prize, the Duais de hÍde for Irish Language and The Percy French Prize for Comic Verse.   For further details click here   https://www.strokestownpoetry.org/competitions-2018/

14 days left to enter Strokestown Poetry Competitions 2018

Strokestown Awaits Your Pleasure Imagine being invited to read your poetry in Ireland’s lovely Strokestown Park House, being paid a reader’s fee – and having a poem printed in a beautifully produced, highly esteemed anthology? This could be yours as a finalist in this year’s International and Duais de hÍde competitions organised by Strokestown International Read more about 14 days left to enter Strokestown Poetry Competitions 2018[…]

21 days left to enter Strokestown Poetry Competitions 2018

Strokestown Poetry Competitions 2018 Strokestown International Poetry Festival (May 3rd – 7th 2018) has three major poetry competitions now open for on-line or postal entries until December 1st 2017. Strokestown is Ireland’s longest-running poetry festival, and has a reputation for friendly informality, twinned with deep respect for poetry, poets and poetry lovers. • Moya Cannon Read more about 21 days left to enter Strokestown Poetry Competitions 2018[…]

4 weeks left to enter Strokestown Poetry Competitions

  4 WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER STROKESTOWN POETRY COMPETITIONS 2018.  CLOSING 1ST DECEMBER 2017   Strokestown Poetry Competitions 2018 Strokestown International Poetry Festival (May 3rd – 7th 2018) has three major poetry competitions now open for on-line or postal entries until December 1st 2017. Strokestown is Ireland’s longest-running poetry festival, and has a reputation for Read more about 4 weeks left to enter Strokestown Poetry Competitions[…]