Join In

There are plenty of ways to get involved with your nearest Poetry Town.  

Our Poetry Town homepage lists all 20 Poetry Towns for 2021 but you can also see which is your nearest Poetry Town on our handy map!  

If you’d like to take part in local events and activities, check out this town's Activities Page


Poetry Town posters have been distributed to the local co-ordinator in each town to be shared and displayed in the windows of homes, businesses and schools. But if you need access to print one out, you can find it here.  

And speaking of local co-ordinators, we’re delighted to share who is looking after each Poetry Town and we thank them for all the hard work they are putting in, along with the Arts Office for each town.  

Bandon Poetry Town Local Co-ordinator – Marguerite McQuaid 

Marguerite came from Glasgow over 20 years ago. Luckily she landed in Bandon, a town halfway between the Cork City and the coast. In Scotland Marguerite worked extensively in the voluntary sector and BBC’s Social Action, before coming to Ireland to work in relationship fundraising and business development. Passionate about community engagement, she has made many friends and continued her love all things cultural with the Creative Bandon team.   

Sharing on social media 

We’d love if you share pictures of how you are celebrating Poetry Town on social media. Or you might like to craft a poem in celebration of Poetry Town or share some favourite poetic lines online. Be sure to tag our accounts and use the hashtag #PoetryTown. 

Our social media accounts are: 

Twitter: @poetryireland  

Instagram: @poetryireland