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Opportunities 26 Sept 2019
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Poetry Day Ireland 2020…is nearly here!

There are just 10 days to go until Poetry Day Ireland, on Thursday 30 April.

As you may have seen on our social media, we have reconfigured Poetry Day Ireland this year as a digital/virtual festival. This will allow everyone to take part from the safety of their own home and collectively experience the joy of poetry.

We’re excited about the range of online events being planned from all corners of the island of Ireland, with lots of people and organisations getting involved too across the world.

Find out more below about how you can get involved in our sixth year of Poetry Day Ireland.

You can also check out poetryday.ie and make sure to use #PoetryDayIRL in your posts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Set your countdown clock, make a date in your diary and we look forward to connecting with you on 30 April!

The Poetry Ireland team

Take part in an online poetry event

There are tons of online poetry events happening on Poetry Day Ireland. Virtual poetry workshops, online poetry readings and open mic nights, Instagram Live events, virtual pub quizzes, one-on-one online poetry clinics – take your pick, there’s lots going on.

Visit our ‘What’s On’ listings on the Poetry Day Ireland website to check out events, so you can make a date in your diary.

If you’d like to register an online event with us, you can also do it that on our website!

And if online events aren’t your thing, remember it’s always possible to simply enjoy poetry at home – reading, writing, whatever takes your fancy.


Poetry Day Ireland Pocket Poems

We’re delighted to present 12 Pocket Poems for Poetry Day Ireland. It’s the perfect number for our time theme this year – one for every hour of the day and every month of the year. And you’ll notice that time is a recurring theme in the poems themselves.

Each day in the run up to 30 April, we’re sharing the Pocket Poems on our social media: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and adding them to the Poetry Day Ireland website – you can check them out on the link below.

We’re delighted that so many fantastic established and up and coming poets have permitted us to share their poems this year for Poetry Day Ireland and we thank them and their publishers for all of their help.



Every year, we invite well known people to record videos of poems that mean a lot to them, to celebrate Poetry Day Ireland.

We’ve another wonderful line up this year that we’ll be revealing very soon so keep an eye out on our social media channels and our YouTube page.

In the meantime, click below to check out some videos from previous Poetry Day Ireland festivals.


New – Poetry Day Ireland Twitter and Instagram

We have launched Poetry Day Ireland Twitter and Instagram accounts this year, with lots of updates and info on online events taking place all over the island of Ireland and further afield. Make sure to give them a follow so you have the latest news and can see what other people are doing to celebrate Poetry Day Ireland, using the hashtag #PoetryDayIRL.

Twitter: @PoetryDay_IRL
Instagram: @poetrydayirl

And you can also check out the Poetry Ireland Facebook page