As you will all know we had to postpone our Poetry festival this year on the May Bank Holiday weekend. After careful consideration, we have now decided, very sadly, to cancel the 2020 festival. Our audience and readers are comprised of people who travel from abroad and from all over Ireland, and with so much uncertainty around travel, it was not possible to book dates and venues.
However, on a more positive note we have decided to announce the winners of our four main competitions on Sunday May 3rd on our website. They will be announced in this order:
10.00 am Roscommon Schools'
12.00 pm Roscommon Poets'
2.00 pm Percy French Prize for Witty Verse
4.00 pm Duais De Híde
6.00 pm Strokestown International Poetry Prize
The Strokestown Anthology which includes the poems from the International and Irish shortlists is nearly ready and will be available online shortly.