New to Poetry Day Ireland?

Poetry Day Ireland takes place on Thursday 27 April 2023, with the theme 'Message in a Bottle'. There are lots of ways to join in and celebrate the joy of poetry. Below you'll find some ideas on how you can get involved.  

Plan an event 

We welcome all events, big or small, and with our theme 'Message in a Bottle' this year, the more original the better! You can find some help and advice on planning an event below.

Once you have confirmed your event register your event and we'll add it to our online events calendar

You can download or browse our online programme here

Take part in an online event 

Check out our What’s on section from 5 April to find events and workshops taking place on Poetry Day Ireland. 

Read a poem 

Tell us what poetry you’re reading at the moment. Whether you're an aficionado already or just dipping your toe in, let us know and share using the hashtag #PoetryDayIRL! We will be sharing themed pocket poems nearer to Poetry Day Ireland so keep an eye out.

Celebrate in School 

Take a look at our education pages for information on how to get your school involved on Poetry Day Ireland. We have countless ideas, lesson plans and videos on the way to help bring poetry into the classroom. You can download our Education pack HERE 

Share a poem  

Time to get creative! You can write your own poem on the theme of 'Message in a Bottle' or share one of our pocket poems once they're available.

Share a poem on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram on Thursday 27 April 2023  with the hashtag  #PoetryDayIRL