Contact Us

Email address and phone numbers for individual staff members are listed below. For general enquiries about Irish poetry, please email info@poetryireland.ie and we'll direct your email to the best person to answer it.  

Our Staff

Director

  • Maureen Kennelly
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Contact Maureen with queries about programme and organisational policy, fundraising and the management of relationships with national and international partners.  Also contact Maureen about the development of the Irish Poetry Centre. 

General Manager

  • Ayoma Bowe
  • T +353 1 678 9815
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Contact Ayoma about subscriptions and trade sales of Poetry Ireland Review and Trumpet, as well as for information on the Introductions Series, critical assessment, and other opportunities and bursaries for writers. Also contact Ayoma about financial information and office management, as well as working or interning at Poetry Ireland. 

Education Officer

  • Jane O'Hanlon
  • T + 353 1 678 9001
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Jane O'Hanlon is currently on sabbatical. Please contact Moira Cardiff in Jane's absence. 

Writers in Schools Development Officer

  • Anna Boner
  • T + 353 1 678 9022
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Contact Anna about Writers in Schools single visits, Writers in Schools Northern Ireland, or if you are a writer interested in finding out about applying for inclusion on the Writers in Schools Directory. 

Development Education Project Officer

  • Moira Cardiff
  • T +353 1 678 9815
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Contact Moira about Poetry Ireland’s Writers in Residence Scheme, Development Education Projects with WorldWise Global Schools, Concern and Trócaire, and the Poetry Aloud poetry speaking competition. 

Publications Manager

  • Paul Lenehan
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Contact Paul Lenehan if you have a question about Poetry Ireland’s regular publications (Poetry Ireland Review, Trumpet) and one-off publications, or if you need general information about writing, reading or publishing poetry.

Communications Executive

  • Muireann Sheahan
  • T +353 1 678 9815
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Contact Muireann about marketing and communications at Poetry Ireland, including social media and web content, listing opportunities for poetry submissions, competitions and courses, as well as press enquiries and enquiries relating to Poetry Ireland events.