Irish Writers Centre
Promoting and assistant in the development of contemporary Irish writing
Poetry Ireland
Ireland’s national poetry organisation
Words Ireland
Increasing opportunities for writers at all stages in their careers

Literature Ireland (formerly ILE)
The national organisation for the international promotion of Irish literature, in English and Irish.


The Stinging Fly
Literary magazine and press publishing the best in new Irish writing
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Poetry Ireland Review
Thrice yearly journal of the national poetry organisation
The Moth
‘Boutique’ and stylish independent quarterly of new poetry and prose

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New writing and reviews, online, from the Munster Literature Centre.
Long-running Dublin-based journal of new poetry and reviews
Galway-based, 3 times yearly journal of poetry and short prose

The complete online writing magazine.


 corkspringpoetry Cork International Poetry Festival
Vibrant dedicated international poetry festival from the team at Munster Literature Centre (annually in March, formerly February)
cuirtCúirt International Festival of Literature
Galway-based, long-established festival combining best of Irish and international writing (April)
strokestownStrokestown International Poetry Festival
Small and welcoming poetry festival in village/big house setting (May)
limerick literary festivalLimerick Literary Festival
mountainsMountains to Sea Dlr Book Festival
Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin based festival with dedicated poetry strand (March)
francoFranco-Irish Literary Festival
The best of Francophone writing in all genres, incorporating dialogue between Irish and visiting writers (April)
Innovative predominately Irish-language literary festival, creating dialogue between languages and art forms (May)
ilfd_660International Literature Festival Dublin
Dublin-based festival of writing, with, disappointingly, very little poetry (May)
listowelListowel Writers’ Week
Long-running festival of writing & reading with strong emphasis of workshops and new writers (May/June)
West Cork Literary FestivalWest Cork Literary Festival
Bantry-based festival of writing in all genres, with workshops and a welcome for emerging writers (July)
coskshortstoryCork International Short Story Festival
Again from the team at the Munster Literature Centre, a truly international and unique festival of the short story (September)
Dublin Book FestivalDublin Book Festival
Vibrant festival of book launches, readings and other events highlighting the wealth and diversity of contemporary Irish writing and publishing (November)