Feile Bheaq Filiochta Poetry Festival

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An Féile Bheag Filíochta - The Little Poetry Festival is a much loved annual festival of writers, raconteurs and singers concentrating on poetry.

The event which is mainly concentrated in the tiny village of Ballyferriter, begins on Friday evening with a lecture at the Museum before moving to the nearby atmospheric Tigh an Tobair (The House of the Well) for a session of song, storytelling and music.

In the Gaeltacht poetry seems to be a part of everything. It’s in the language, the scenery and especially the hospitality. This elegant, heartening event, organised and hosted annually by poet and potter Louis Mulcahy, has etched its way firmly into the diary of poetry loving people.

With top Irish poets conducting workshops in Irish and bilingually. Enjoy many poetry readings, with two major open microphone events at which all are welcome to read; and the annual festival lecture together with book launches. While the gathering is conducted through Irish, speakers of all languages and poems in all languages are very welcome.

This popular, winter, festival in Ballyferriter brightens up the mind with lectures, readings and workshops, and good natured open microphone events. The calibre of the speakers is always very high.

This year celebrated poets will share some of their work and practice with participants in lectures, workshops and other events.

Saturday has day long poetry workshops in the Museum, while around lunch time people gather at the nearby pottery workshop and café of poet-artist-craftsman Louis Mulcahy to prepare for a guided tour to some of the local historic locations such as Dún an Óir.

After that, comes the highlight of the festival - the evening open mic session at Tigh an Tobair. On Sunday morning participants transfer to nearby Dingle town for a reading in the beautiful little chapel of An Díseart under Harry Clarke windows.

Early booking for the workshops is essential, as numbers are limited. While the festival is run through Irish, poems in any language will be welcome.

Tionólfar an 10ú Féile Bheag Filíochta i mBaile an Fheirtéaraigh ar Mí na Samhna. Bíonn ana-éileamh ar an bhFéile seo ag tosach an Gheimhridh; Reacaireacht agus Ceardlanna ag filí aitheanta, léacht na Féile, amhráin, ceol agus an maidhc oscailte, mar a léann cumadóirí áitiúla agus cuairteoirí a gcuid filíochta.

For Further Information:

·         Address: Baile an Fheirtéaraigh

·         Website: http://www.feilebheagfiliochta.com/

·         Distance from Dingle Town: 10-15km

·         Nearest Town or Village: Ballyferriter / Baile an Fheirtéaraigh


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