‘Poetry in the Park’ at Lough Key Forest

Poetry in the Park, which takes place this Saturday afternoon at Lough Key Forest & Activity Park in Boyle is an opportunity for poets and poetry lovers in the Roscommon area to meet, share nature poems, and socialise.

Meeting outside the visitor centre in Lough Key at 2 pm, there will be a short walk with stops along the way for the reading of nature poetry. Immediately after the walk (which will be about an hour), participants will take up residence at the outdoor café for refreshments (at your expense), some more poetry readings, and plenty of chat.

You can bring along a nature poem that you have written, one you love, or you can come along with no poems in tow and simply enjoy the walk, poetry, and chat.

Poetry in the Park is a new initiative, the inspiration for which arose out of three Heritage Week poetry and nature walks in Lough Key, Mote Park, and St. John’s Wood in August of this year.

Organisers hope to make Poetry in the Park a regular event, possibly once a month, beginning in the spring of 2022.

There is no charge for this event and neither is there a requirement to book. However, it would be helpful to have an idea in advance of the expected numbers, so please let Gerry Boland know if you’re coming along, either by email (roscwir@gmail.com) or by phone (087-6397557). Gerry will also answer any queries you may have.