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.
It was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of one of Strokestown Poetry’s longterm friends and supporters and one of the richest voices in Irish poetry, Macdara Woods. We will miss him greatly as a mentor and contributor to Strokestown. With Eiléan, Macdara published many new voices, and we are honoured to have Read more about Macdara Woods RIP[…]
Another Successful Poetry Festival – the Highlights! As expected, the 20th Strokestown International Poetry Festival was a memorable occasion, with more than 80 poets taking part over May Bank Holiday weekend. Lots of poems and poets, plus street entertainment, films, book launches, pub poetry, local schoolchildren participating, sunshine – and visitors from as far afield Read more about Another Successful Poetry Festival![…]
Celebrate the life of Liz McElhinney This Friday, 18th May, 8pm, Kilbride Community Centre, Proceeds in aid of Motor Neurone Disease Association Edit
Thanks to everyone in Strokestown who helped make the 2018 Poetry festival such a success. It was a great example of a community in action. Thanks to those who: displayed poems in windows/railings cordoned off streets gave their time picked up litter parked their cars elsewhere connected up electricity dressed windows planted flowers erected the Read more about Thanks Strokestown[…]
It seemed that everyone in Strokestown wanted to get in on the Poetry Festival action this year. In the inaugural Best Dressed Window Competition, 1st prize was taken by Ivy Rose Florist, followed by Helen Kerins for Donal’s, and 3rd was Healthy Beings. All windows had beautiful literary themes. The judge was Wiltrud Dull from Read more about Festival 2018 – Best dressed windows[…]
Fifteen people gathered to hear James Harpur at the annual Shortlisted Poems workshop in Strokestown Library as part of the Strokestown International Poetry Festival 2018.
Tony Walsh in Strokestown with children from the local schools
The Poetry Divas are a glittery group of women poets who read their own material at events and festivals all over Ireland including Electric Picnic, Feile na Bealtaine, Dingle, Dublin Writers Festival, Dromineer Literary Festival and Kildare Readers Festival. Each lineup and show is different, blended to the occasion but they guarantee a deliciously infectious Read more about The Poetry Divas Tomorrow 3rd May[…]