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Fingal Poetry Festival: 4 – 6 September 2020

Organised by Poetry at Skerries Mills.

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

Fingal Poetry Festival 2020

In organising this year’s festival, we have 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 the latest Government Covid-19 regulations we are cancelling all live events during the festival weekend. All tickets already purchased will be refunded.

We are still holding out hope to be able to bring you MUSTARD on Sunday 20th September. Please check back with us.

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Our program: FINGAL POETRY FESTIVAL 04-06 Sep 2020

A highly original blended PROGRAMME of ONLINE and LIVE EVENTS (subject to change)

Taking place on locations around Skerries
Online readings filmed by Sean Leonard (SL) 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, Artistic Director

Filmed by SL in Skerries Mills

Watch it online from 31 Aug 2020, 5 p.m. here. (The link will not work before then.)

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

Filmed by SL in Skerries Mills

Watch it online from 4 Sep 2020, 2 p.m. here. (The link will not work before then.)

Michael J Whelan

Fri
04 Sep

7 pm

ONLINE:
Reading / Performance by Sheila Ryder

Recorded in Skerries by SandS Photography.

Watch it online from 7 pm on Fri 04 Sep here.
(The link will not work before then.)

Fri
04 Sep 2020

7 pm

Cancelled:
FINGAL POETRY SLAM

at Skerries Mills Willow Terrace

Adults only – strong language

Featuring
John Cummins
Sheila Ryder
and musician Eimear O’Sullivan EMR.

Cancelled

Sat
05 Sep
2020

10 am

ONLINE:
Reading by Susan Connolly

Filmed by SL in Skerries Mills

Watch it online from Sat 5 Sep, 10 am here. (The link will not work before then.)

Susan Connolly

Sat
05 Sep
2020

11 am

Cancelled:
Poetry Walk Words in High Woods

with Enda Coyle-Greene

Ardgillan

Meet up in Ardgillan’s top car park and bring poems you want to read/share

FREE event

Cancelled

Enda Coyle-Greene

Sat
05 Sep
2020

11 am

1 pm

ONLINE:
Zoom Poetry Workshop
with Enda Wyley

Interactive online poetry workshop, will also include group discussion.

Limited tickets €25 available until 31 August 2020 on Eventbrite.

Enda Wyley
Enda Wyley

Sat
05 Sep 2020

2 pm

ONLINE:
Fingal Poetry Prize Winners Announced by Mary O’Donnell

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

Filmed by SL in Skerries Mills.

Watch it online from 5 Sep, 2 pm here.
(The link will not work before then.)

Mary O’Donnell

… followed by:

ONLINE:
Reading of Eight Prize Winning Poems

Recorded by the prize winners at their homes.

Watch it online from 5 Sep, 2.15 pm here
(The link will not work before then.)

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Sat
05 Sep

7 pm

ONLINE:
Readings by Máiríde Woods
and Theo Dorgan

Filmed by SL in Sutton.

Watch it online from 5 Sep, 7 pm here
(The link will not work before then.)

Sun
06 Sep

10 am

ONLINE:
Reading by Jean O’Brien

Filmed by SL in Skerries Mills.

Watch it online from 6 Sep, 10 am here
(The link will not work before then.)

Jean O’Brien

Sun
06 Sep

11 am

ONLINE:
Readings by some of the Fingal Poetry Prize Finalists

Recorded by the poets.

Watch it online from 11 am on Sun 06 Sep here.
(The link will not work before then.)

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Sun
06 Sep

11 am

Cancelled
Poetry Picnic

with Ardgillan Creative Writers’ Group

Skerries Mills, Willow Garden

Seven local poets read their works.

Music by Sarah May Rogers

Cancelled

Sun
06 Sep

2 pm

ONLINE:
Reading by Mary O’Donnell

Filmed by SL in Skerries Mills.

Watch it online from 2 pm on Sun 06 Sep here.
(The link will not work before then.)

Mary O’Donnell

Sun
06 Sep

3 pm

Cancelled:
Children’s Poetry Corner

with Cliodhna Noonan

“Trolland”

Skerries Mills, Willow Garden

Workshop suitable for 4-8 year olds.

Children accompanied by guardian only.

Cancelled

Sun
06 Sep

5 pm

ONLINE:
New Chapters

Reading with Leeanne Quinn and Polina Cosgrave

Recorded by the poets.

Watch it online from 5 pm on Sun 06 Sep here.
(The link will not work before then.)

Postscript: Sun 20 September 2020

Sun
20 Sep

2 pm

and

8 pm

LIVE

‘MUSTARD’ by Eva O’Connor,

directed by Hildegard Ryan

Little Theatre

Adults only, strong language

Award Winning One-Woman play, presented by Fishamble Theatre Company and Sunday’s Child

Limited tickets €12/€15 available on Eventbrite.

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