Meet Our Poetry Slam Judge Marie O’Halloran

Meet our judge for the Poetry Slam Marie O’Halloran. Marie lives in Co. Cork. She writes novels, poetry, short stories and plays. Two of her poems were commended in 2013 Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition. Runner-up was achieved by another poem of Marie’s in 2013 ’Caring for Carer’s Ireland’ poetry competition, in conjunction with the Ennis Book Club Festival. In May 2013 she was the featured poet at an event in Fermoy with

Poetry Slam 2016

The annual poetry slam kindly sponsored by Kanturk Bookshop will be held once again in Kanturk Courthouse @ 7:30pm on 20th March. Recite or read a favourite piece of poetry ( your own or someone else’s) and advocate it before our Judge, This year two €50 prizes will be awarded. One for a self penned poem and the other for a favourite piece of someone else’s poetry. A special prize will be given

Messy Hands

Kanturk Arts Festival is delighted to announce an extra special workshop for children taking place on Friday, March 18th in the Trade Union Hall, Strand Street. From 10am, “Messy Hands” will host a “messy art workshop” suitable for 2 to 6 year olds and their parents. This is a chance for your child to create a self-portrait with a difference. On offer will be a range of messy paint and craft fun including

Short Story Competition

  SHORT STORY COMPETITION Prizes First – €300 Second – €125 Third – €75 Rules No entry form is needed. Entry is online, or by post if required. The competition is open to writers of any nationality writing in English. There is no restriction on theme or style. Maximum number of words is 1,000. Stories must not have been published previously. The judges’ verdict is final. No correspondence will be entered into. Stories cannot be altered

The 2015 Kanturk Arts Festival

The 2015 Kanturk Arts Festival was held from March 13th-15th   click here …. for the 2015 Festival Programme (PDF, 840kb) 2015 Short Story Competition Winners “Triage” by Shauna O’Connor is the winner of the Under-15 Competition – click here … for the story (MS Word, 18kb) “The Thief and The Liar” by Breda Murphy is the winner of the Under-19 Competition – click here … for the story (MS Word, 18kb) 2015 Schools’

2014 Festival Archive

  2014 Programme – OpenExhibitionGuidelines2014 Photography Exhibition details – click here …. The Human Orchestra Project – click here …. Open Art Exhibition Invitation and Guidelines – click here …[PDF, 1Mb] Schools’ Art Competition 2014 – Overall Winner   By Donal O’Donoghue