Arts Forms:

Literature and Participatory Arts


Areas of Interest:

Running AT The Edge, Cavan Literary Nights (Readings and Open Mic)

‘Word in Your Ear’, an open mic to mark national poetry day

Facilitating poetry and writing workshops




A Londoner, Kate Ennals has lived in Ireland for 21 years and currently runs poetry and writing workshops in County Cavan, and organises At The Edge, Cavan, a literary reading evening and open mic, funded by the Cavan Arts Office.

Since doing her  MA in Writing at NUI Galway in 2013, Kate has focused on her poetry and writing. She has a distinctive voice which reflects some of her English origins. Her work is slightly off kilter and sometimes humorous. Her interest lies in capturing the awkwardness of the every day. Most of her stories focus on relationships. Her poetic voice is often wry. Her topics range from love, politics, and place. She has is putting together her first collection ‘It’s All About Me.’

She has been published in Crannog, Skylight 47, Burning Bush 2, The Galway Review, Ropes, Boyne Berries, and North West Words. She was shortlisted in 2014 in the Doolin Short Story competition, Claremorris Drama Fringe Festival and the Jonathan Swift, Battle of the Books Festival in Trim. She has published a novella, Slainté, on Amazon.

Before doing an MA in Writing at NUI Galway, Kate worked in the community sector for thirty years, supporting local groups to engage in local projects and initiatives. She did training, research, project management, evaluation, newsletter and website production. She facilitated a variety of projects and carried out a range of training and evaluation across the country.

Her blog can be found at


See Kate's work listed below:

Artificial Intelligence

In the Hands of White Men


Please Can I have a Man

The Songs On My Way


Contact information and further details:


Tel: 003538637374847