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Poetry Day Ireland Thursday April 30th 2020

Make ‘Time’ for Great Poetry and Great Competitions.

Note: Poetry Day Ireland takes place on Thursday 30th April.


“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words” – Robert Frost.

This year’s festival will follow a digital format so that participants can take part safely in their homes. Everyone can take part and celebrate poetry at home, online and virtually for Poetry Day Ireland.

You can organise an online event, read a poetry book in your sitting room, write a poem or simply share some poetic lines. Details and photos can be shared using the hashtag #PoetryDayIRL.

Parents and Teachers:
For parents and teachers, a wonderful Poetry Day Ireland education resource packed with inspirational ideas has been made available and it can be accessed HERE.

Poemathon Competition: Fifth and Sixth Class Pupils can share their Poetry with President Michael D. Higgins and the World.

As part of the Poetry Day Ireland festival next Thursday 30th April, Poetry Ireland are organising a national poemathon. Fifth and Sixth class pupils are invited to submit a line of poetry on the theme on time which will be combined into a longer poem. If you know a creative 5th and 6th class pupil, why not get them to submit their line of poetry, by completing the special Poetry Ireland Poemathon form available HERE.

The President of Ireland, Mr Michael D Higgins has written the first line of the poem which has been revealed as: ‘There will be time without measure’.
President Higgins has also written the very last line of the poem, which will be revealed when the poem has been fully assembled and unveiled on 30th April next.

There’s not much time left. Submissions, from 5th and 6th class primary school pupils, need to be submitted by 11.59pm on Monday 27th April, 2020. Click HERE for more information.

The theme for Poetry Day Ireland 2020 is ‘There will be time’, so why not take “the time” to celebrate poetry day next Thursday, 30th April 2020.

A collection of poems on the theme of ‘Time’ can be viewed by clicking HERE.

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