Work in schools

We are committed to encouraging writing, reading and a love of literature among people of all ages, which is why we work in partnership with schools, youth organisations and Nenagh Arts Centre. 

School Poetry competition

Geraldine Mitchell

Acclaimed poet and author Geraldine Mitchell has been judging our schools’ poetry competition for several years and has been hugely impressed by the high standard of entries.

Children from primary schools in Tipperary are invited to write poems in response to a different theme each year and their writing is celebrated at the festival.

We’re grateful to The Book Shop in Nenagh who sponsor competition prizes and to committee member Margaret Folan who co-ordinates the competition.