- Competitions 2021
- Competitions 2020
- Competitions 2019
– and lovers of poetry –
are invited to participate in
POETRY IN THE PARK
Free poetry walks on the last Saturday
of the month at 2pm
Poetry in the Park is an opportunity for poets and lovers of poetry to meet, to share their favourite poems, and to socialise once a month from April to September 2022. There will be a short walk, with stops along the way for the reading of poems. Immediately after the walk (which will be about an hour), we will take up residence at a nearby café for refreshments (at your expense), some more poetry readings, and plenty of chat.
You can bring along a poem that you have written, you can bring along a poem you love, or you can come along with no poems in tow and simply enjoy the walk, the poems, and the chat. Nature
poems are particularly welcome, but if your favourite poem is about a grandfather clock, or a mother’s love, or about anything at all, really, that’s fine, as long as it’s suitable for sharing among
young and old!
MONTHLY CALENDAR OF WALKS (all walks start at 2pm)
Saturday 30th April: STROKESTOWN PARK HOUSE & GARDENS
In association with Strokestown International Poetry Festival
Meet at Strokestown House
Saturday 28th May: LOUGH KEY FOREST & ACTIVITY PARK
Meet at the Visitor Centre
Saturday 25th June: MOTE PARK
Meet at Girl Guides Cottage
Saturday 30th July: THE DEMESNE, CASTLEREA
Meet at the miniature Cottage (enter from town square)
Saturday 27th August: LOUGHNANEANE PARK, ROSCOMMON
Meet at the Amphitheatre (park your car at the Castle Street entrance)
Saturday 24th September: KILRONAN CASTLE LAKESIDE & WOODLAND
Meet at Kilronan Castle Car Park
There is no charge for these events and no requirement to book. However, it would be helpful to have an idea in advance of the expected numbers, so do please let Gerry Boland know if you’re
coming along, either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (087-6397557). Gerry will also answer any queries you may have.
For information on these and other walks and trails in the county see
Poetry in the Park is funded by Roscommon County Council Creative Ireland Programme 2022.