Wednesday 6 October 2010


Donald Hall, Penelope Shuttle and Robert Hass at last year's Cuisle Festival

The 15th Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival will take place next week, from Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th October, with lunchtime and evening readings by international, national and local poets, as well as a varied programme for schools and a Young Poet of the Year Award.
    This year’s festival includes performances by the popular Rita Ann Higgins and Mary O’Malley from Galway; Chris Agee, editor of Irish Pages; American award-winner Allan Peterson from Gulf Breeze, Florida; Poet-Surgeon Veronika Dintinjana and Poet-Songwriter Jani Kovacic from Slovenia; younger poets James Brookes and Sarah Jackson from Sussex; poet and novelist Kerry Hardie; Vincent Woods, poet and author of At the Black Pig’s Dyke; Máire Áine Nic Gearailt, sár-fhile i nGaeilge; Limerick’s Jo Slade, Catherine Phil MacCarthy and Patricia Byrne. Mark Whelan launches the latest edition of The Stony Thursday Book. Mark Hederman launches the festival at 7pm on Wednesday 13th at Daghdha Space, John's Square.
    There will be discussions, socializing and crack, nightly open mike sessions, book launches and the much-loved Cuisle Grand Poetry Slam.
    If you’re within an ass’s roar of Limerick, or need some poetry in your life, pay us a visit. Further information from The Arts Service, Limerick City Council 353-61-407421 or


  1. It's a great line up Ciaran for the week. I'll be skulking around the city, taking it all in.

  2. Congratulations on putting together this superb line-up!