Bailieborough Poetry Festival

Thursday 6 October to Saturday 8 October Celebrating the fourth Bailieborough Poetry Festival, a weekend including the launch of Elena Duff's Art Exhibition, readings, writing workshops, music and open mic sessions. This year we welcome Guest Poet, Monica Corish, and Gallery Press Poets, Peter Fallon, Vona Groake and Tom French.





Bailieborough Poetry Festival Programme of Events 2016


Thursday Oct 6th- Bailieborough Library 7pm

Official opening of poetry festival with the launch of artist Elena Duff’s exhibition in the library arts space. This will also feature the launch of pop-up gallery Gallery Thing in the town, presenting a public display of art works from invited artists. The exhibition will be launched by Ollie Burns, a founder of the CO Club in Oldcastle.  There will be a poetry reading by LitLab writers at the launch which will feature new writing based on the art work of Elena Duff.

Sips and nibbles provided.


Friday Oct 7th – Murtagh’s Lounge



Poet, Monica Corish in an interview with Irene O’Dea, featuring amongst other things, a discussion on her recent publication A Dying Language which was published by the Hospice Foundation.


Open mic hosted by Andy Jones.


Music by Luna.


Saturday Oct 8th - various venues


Bailie Hotel; 10am-1pm.

Poetry workshop with Vona Groarke (places limited, please book in advance).


Bailieborough Library; 2.30-3.30pm.

Announcement of the Bailieborough Poetry prizewinners (sponsored by the Bailie Hotel). Judges Michael Farry & Mairead Donnellan.


Bailie Hotel; 4-6pm.

Flash Fiction workshop by John Mulligan (limited to 12 places, advance booking essential).


Murtagh’s Lounge; 7.30pm

GALLERY GOES presents poets

Peter Fallon, Tom French & Vona Groarke.


8.30pm; Music by Sam Geraghty

9pm; Poetry reading by selected LitLab poets to close festival


See Website here

Remember Bailieborough Poetry Festival,……………….. WHERE WORDS MATTER.

Image detail courtesy of Desmond Connors, photography


06 Oct 2016