North West Words

Promoting the Arts in the North West of Ireland

April event – National Poetry Day with North West Words and Poetry Ireland 27th April

Posted on Apr 10, 2017

The North West Words National Poetry Day Readings feature two Donegal poets: Maureen Curran, who writes in English, and Máire Dinny Wren, who writes in Irish. It showcases two poetic traditions in Donegal. The readings start at 8pm in Florence Food Co. Letterkenny, Co. Donegal and are free of charge. Máire Dinny Wren was born in Gweedore, Co. Donegal. She writes poetry and fiction. Her work has...

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Máire Dinny Wren wins our 2016 Irish Language Poetry Competition

Posted on Apr 2, 2017

Photo from L to R: Breíd Lindsay (Aurivo Co-operative Society Ltd /Donegal Creameries), Máire Dinny Wren (1st prize winner), Rachel Holstead (Ealaín na Gaeltachta) and Proinsias Mac a’Bhaird (competition judge) Máire Dinny Wren has won the North West Words, Ealaín na Gaeltachta and Aurivo/Donegal Creameries Irish Language Poetry Competition 2016. What a night of Craic agus Ceol. Thursday...

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March Event – North West Words Arts Night 30th March 2017 – 8pm in Cafe Florence

Posted on Mar 9, 2017

    Join us for our Irish language poetry Award Night on Thursday 30th March 2017 starting at 8pm in Cafe Florence, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Great readings and the open mic, and of course, great food from Florence Food Co This month is competition night again. This time it’s for Irish language poetry, with readings of the shortlisted poems from the North West Words, Ealaín na...

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Shortlisted & longlisted Irish Language poems from the North West Words, Ealaín na Gaeltachta, and Donegal Creameries Poetry Competition 2016

Posted on Feb 24, 2017

We are delighted to announce the longlisted and shortlisted Irish Language poems from the North West Words, Ealaín na Gaeltachta, and Donegal Creameries Poetry Competition 2016. Congratulations to all the poets, and thank you to all who entered the competition. Also, a special thanks to our judge Proinsias Mac a’ Bhaird. Our Thursday 30th March event will be devoted to readings of the...

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February event – North West Words Arts Night 23rd February 2017 – 8pm Café Florence

Posted on Feb 19, 2017

Join us for our second Arts Night of the year on Thursday 23rd February 2017 starting at 8pm in Cafe Florence, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Great readings and the open mic, and of course, great food from Florence Food Co This month is competition night (English language poetry) with readings of the shortlisted poets from the North West Words and Donegal Creameries Poetry Competition 2016. Our...

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