Roscommon Schools Poetry Exhibition

Roscommon Schools (Primary and Secondary) Shortlisted Poems can be seen in Strokestown Library, with kind permission of Helen Kerins, Strokestown Branch Librarian.   To read the poems click here  HERE The prizes will be awarded in The Percy French Hotel, Strokestown on Friday 4th May, at 5pm.  All welcome For further details on the festival click Read more about Roscommon Schools Poetry Exhibition[…]

Poetry Treasure Hunt and Festival Launch

Poetry Treasure Hunt and Festival Launch Strokestown’s 20th International Poetry Festival launches with a poetry-themed mountain treasure hunt on Sliabh Bán on Easter Monday. Suitable for families, the two and half kilometre walk includes poetry clues from ‘poets’ such as Bob Dylan, Sam Smith, David Bowie and Joan Baez, alongside Billy Collins and Paddy Bushe and others. There will be Easter Read more about Poetry Treasure Hunt and Festival Launch[…]

International gathering to read Poetry in Castlerea

Students from Galway Roscommon Education Training Board, and Strokestown Poetry followers gathered to read poetry (from their own countries) on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination which coincided with World Poetry Day, on the 21st March 2018.   The group included readers from Spain, Romania, Poland, Ireland, Brazil and Mexico.  Fernando Cabrita (Portugese poet) Read more about International gathering to read Poetry in Castlerea[…]