The capacity to love poetry begins at an early age. Our commitment to connecting people and poetry starts with children and young people, and continues through to adulthood.
Writers in Schools
Part-funded visits by writers and storytellers to schools in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Writers in Residence
Part-funded short residencies by writers and storytellers in schools in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Directory of Writers
Search our database for writers and storytellers available to visit your school.
Exploring global issues through creative writing projects in primary and post-primary schools.
An annual poetry speaking competition for post-primary schools, organised in partnership with the National Library of Ireland - now open for entries.
Trócaire Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition
This annual competition is open to published poets, unpublished poets, spoken word poets and students.
Information for Writers
Criteria and application process for writers regarding the Writers in Schools Scheme.
Resources for Teachers
Classroom resources and lesson ideas for teachers.
Poems & stories by young people
Have a read of some of the excellent work produced by students during Writers in Schools sessions.
Irish Poetry Reading Archive
A digital library of Irish poets reading their own work.
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies, Risk Assessment & DÓCHAS Code of Conduct
Poetry Ireland is committed to a child-centred approach to our work with children and young people.
Behind the Lines video series
Behind the Lines is an initiative to engage Leaving Cert students with poems on their English and Irish courses.