Fingal Poetry Festival 2020 took place from the 4th to 6th September 2020

Organised by Poetry at Skerries Mills.

Support by the Arts Council, Fingal County Council and Poetry Ireland is gratefully acknowledged. The 2020 Fingal Poetry Competition was sponsored by DHL.

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In organising this year’s festival, we had decided to have most of our events online. However, we felt it important to have some live events, as poetry and poets are part of the community and have an important contribution to make. However, in line with Government Covid-19 regulations all live events were cancelled. We are hoping to bring these events to the audiences they deserve at next year’s festival.

Until then you can continue to enjoy the recorded readings of our fabulous poets and Fingal Poetry Prize winners. They were filmed by Sean Leonard especially for the Fingal Poetry Festival at locations in Skerries Mills and Sutton.

Mon 31 August 2020

5 pm

ONLINE:
Welcome to the Festival by Enda Coyle-Greene (click name for more), Artistic Director

Filmed Skerries Mills

Watch it here.

Enda Coyle-Greene, Artistic Director

Click on the names of poets / performers for their bios

Fri
04 Sep 2020

2 pm

ONLINE:
Reading by Michael J Whelan (click name for more)

Filmed in Skerries Mills

Watch it here.

Michael J Whelan

Fri
04 Sep

7 pm

ONLINE:
Reading / Performance by Sheila Ryder (click name for more)

Recorded in Skerries by SandS Photography.

Watch it here.

Sat
05 Sep
2020

10 am

ONLINE:
Reading by Susan Connolly (click name for more)

Filmed in Skerries Mills

Watch it here.

Susan Connolly

Sat
05 Sep
2020

11 am

1 pm

ONLINE:
Zoom Poetry Workshop
with Enda Wyley (click name for more)

Interactive online poetry workshop, did also include group discussion.

Enda Wyley
Enda Wyley

Sat
05 Sep 2020

2 pm

ONLINE:
Fingal Poetry Prize Winners Announced by Mary O’Donnell (click name for more)

Our judge for the 2020 prize, Mary O’Donnell, unveils the prize winners.

Filmed in Skerries Mills.

Watch it here.

Mary O’Donnell

… followed by:

ONLINE:
Reading of Eight Prize Winning Poems

Recorded by the prize winners at their homes.

Watch it here.

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Sat
05 Sep

7 pm

ONLINE:
Readings by Máiríde Woods
and Theo Dorgan (click names for more)

Filmed in Sutton.

Watch it here.

Sun
06 Sep

10 am

ONLINE:
Reading by Jean O’Brien (click name for more)

Filmed in Skerries Mills.

Watch it here.

Jean O’Brien

Sun
06 Sep

11 am

ONLINE:
Readings by some of the Fingal Poetry Prize Finalists

Recorded by the poets.

Watch it here.

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Sun
06 Sep

2 pm

ONLINE:
Reading by Mary O’Donnell (click name for more)

Filmed in Skerries Mills.

Watch it here.

Mary O’Donnell

Sun
06 Sep

5 pm

ONLINE:
New Chapters

Reading with Leeanne Quinn and Polina Cosgrave (click names for more)

Recorded by the poets.

Watch it here.

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