Poetry Day 2024 Announcement

5th March 2024

Poetry Ireland is thrilled to announce Poetry Day Ireland 2024 will take place on Thursday 25th April. Celebrating its 10th birthday this year, Poetry Day Ireland is an annual island-wide celebration of poetry which invites the nation to read, write, and share a poem on the day.  

Our theme for this year is “Good Sports” celebrating the good sport in all of us, the drive to give it a go or to have a crack at it. Join us as we celebrate the Olympic year, the clash of the ash, the narrow miss, the kick of a ball, the roar of the crowd, the crushing defeat, the herculean feat, the triumph, and our willingness to be good sports in all aspects of our lives. 

All are welcome to get involved, with participation encouraged from artists, venues, schools, hospitals, community groups, poetry-lovers, and more. In the past, we have even had contributions from Paul Mescal, Margaret Atwood, Hozier and Mary Robinson. 

Individuals and organisers can register their Poetry Day event starting now via this form here with registration closing on April 1st. 

A small number of Bright Ideas bursaries are available now to fund outside-the-box Poetry Day events and project ideas here with this closing on March 22nd.   

Whatever way you choose to celebrate, we want you to be a good sport and read, write and share a poem on Thursday 25th April and if you are on socials tag us Instagram, Facebook or Twitter/X please use #PoetryDayIRL