About Us

Poetry Ireland connects poetry and people. We are committed to achieving excellence in the reading, writing and performance of poetry throughout the island of Ireland.

Poetry Ireland receives support from The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and we enjoy rewarding partnerships with arts centres, festivals, schools, colleges and bookshops at home and abroad.

Our commitment to creating performance and publication opportunities for poets at all stages of their careers helps ensure that the best work is made available to the widest possible audience, securing a future for Irish poetry that is as celebrated as its past.

In September 2016, Poetry Ireland moved into its beautiful new home in Dublin's Parnell Square.

In February 2022, Dublin City University welcomed Poetry Ireland to its new temporary home in the Cregan Library on the St. Patrick’s Campus in Drumcondra, Dublin 9. The relocation allows Poetry Ireland to continue its work, dedicated to poetry and poets, while refurbishment and development takes place at its historical headquarters at 11 Parnell Square East. 

We are now embarked on ambitious and innovative plans for the redevelopment of this expansive Georgian townhouse as an all-island institution dedicated to poetry in all its forms. When complete, this development will house the Seamus Heaney Library, a contemporary performance space and a café.

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