Find Us & Access

Poetry Ireland is situated at 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1. Our front entrance is directly opposite the main entrance of the Garden of Remembrance. Poetry Ireland has great public transport links, and a range of public car parks nearby.

The Luas Green stops at Parnell and O'Connell Upper, both a 4 minute walk from Poetry Ireland. The Abbey Street stop on the Red Line is a 9 minute walk away.

Poetry Ireland is well connected on many Dublin Bus routes. Routes stopping within a 1 minute walk are include: 1, 4, 7, 9, 11, 13, 16, 38, 40, 44, 46A, 41, 120, 122, 123, 140, 747

Connolly Station is a 16 minute walk away.

Q-Park Clerys Car Park on Malborough Street is 400 meters (a 5 minute walk) from Poetry Ireland and offers parking for €2.70 per hour or an evening rate from €6.

ParkRite Parnell is 700 meters ( 9 minute walk) from Poetry Ireland and offers parking for €3.20 per hour or an evening rate of €10, or €7 if paid in advance at a paystation within 15 minute of arrival.


Our performance space at 11 Parnell Square is on the groud floor of a Georgian building. Most of our public events take place on the ground floor, but some meetings and workshops take place on the first floor, currently accessible by stairs only. Providing universal access to the building is the major priority in our plans for the building’s renovation. Until we have raised the funds to carry out these works, the building may pose access challenges to people with limited mobility. In the meantime we endeavour to provide assistance in any way that we possibly can to anyone who may experience difficulties accessing our building. 

Front Entrance
Currently, the front entrance is not accessible for wheelchair users due to our front steps. If you’re visiting us for an event, please ring the doorbell. Outside of event times, please call +353 1 678 9815 for entry, or ring the doorbell if you can't phone. 

Rear Entrance 
Wheelchair users can enter through the rear of the building, accessible from Rutland Place. We currently have no lift, so only the ground floor is wheelchair-accessible. The back entrance is level with our event space on the ground floor. Can can provide limited parking if needed. Please call us on +353 1 678 9815 to arrange or email


  • Please note that there are no lifts in the building. Wheelchair users are limited to the ground floor, which is the location of most of our events. 
  • The building currently has no accessible bathrooms. Wheelchair accessible bathrooms are avilable at The Belvedere Hotel, around the corner from us on Great Denmark Street. Please ask at reception if you wish to use the wheelchair-accessible facilities there, as they have kindly offered use of them to anyone attending Poetry Ireland events. 
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome to visit Poetry Ireland.
  • We do not currently have induction loops installed in our building.

Tickets for people with extra access requirements
If you require a companion to facilitate your visit to Poetry Ireland, you can obtain one free ticket for a person accompanying you. A concession discount for your own ticket will usually be available. 

Diversity and Inclusion at Poetry Ireland

Poetry Ireland is working to increase the diversity of voices in its programmes and publications, and we published our first Inclusion & Diversity Strategy in 2018. We want to hear from poets belonging to underrepresented or misrepresented groups who are interested in becoming involved in our advisory group. Find out how to get involved

Contact us

If you have any remaining questions, please contact us either by email at or by phone at +353 01 678 9815.