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Poetry Aloud | Poetry Speaking Competition

Poetry Aloud is an annual poetry speaking competition open to all post-primary students on the island of Ireland. It is organised by Poetry Ireland and the National Library of Ireland.

For details of the 2014 competition, please click here to download the brochure.

Click here to view details of the 2013 winners.

Poetry Ireland and the National Library of Ireland gratefully acknowledge the support of the John S Cohen Foundation in memory of Seamus Heaney, in recognition of his support both of Poetry Aloud and of the Stephen Spender Trust of which he was a founding member.

Poetry Ireland Éigse Éireann and Schools Across Borders Creative Writing Project

The Border Crossing Project was piloted in the 2008/9 school year, and continued successfully into 2010/11. The project has been made possible through lottery funding support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Other partners include Cavan, Donegal and Louth Arts Offices. Through the project, schools from all over Northern Ireland and the border counties in the South have been given support for writer and storyteller visits and residencies. A finale event where participants in the residency programme will showcase their work will take place in the Strule Arts Centre in Omagh on April 5th. Click here to look at the project in 2009 and 2010, or click to read the 2011 Merit Award Winners.

Fadom Five - Writer in Residence Film Project

For many years Scoil Phobail Bheara, Castletownbere has been involved in various arts education initiatives with and for students. On the 8th December last in association with Poetry Ireland and National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals Creative Engagement, students from Scoil Phobail Bheara presented a multi-media evening the theme of which was, appropriately, 'The Sea'.

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