The Amergin Solstice Poetry Gathering
Éigse na Gréine

Celebrating Contemporary Irish Poetry where Irish Poetry first came ashore

It is with regret that we have decided not to hold the 2020 Amergin Solstice Poetry Gathering/ Éigse na Gréine in June 2020 as planned. This is a great disappointment to us here in Waterville, and also a disappointment to those who had planned to participate or attend at this year’s festival. The decision has nonetheless become unavoidable.

We emphasise that this is a postponement, not a cancellation. We are determined to celebrate Amergin, poetry and music in the wonderful setting of Iveragh when it is safe to do. We recall the old triad about the three things that are so deep in us that they cannot be taught: Guth, Féile agus Filíocht. We intend to celebrate all three in 2021, and possibly on a small scale before that. We are actively considering the possibility of moving as much as we can of the entire programme to the same dates next year, that is from the 20th to the 23rd of June, 2021. In the meantime, we hope that those of you who attended our 2018 and 2019 festivals will be strengthened by their memories of those marvellous days, and that all of you will take healing and inspiration from the words of Amergin.

Go dté sibh ar fad slán sábháilte

am wind on sea...

am gaeth i m-muir...

mé gaoth ar muir...

Ireland's newest poetry festival celebrating our oldest poem. Bí Linn !

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