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Speakeasy is still online with special performances by some of Ireland's top spoken word talent! Now showing: Karl Parkinson, John W. Sexton and James Rooney. See more on our Speakers Corner section and sign up to our mailing list to stay tuned.

John W. Sexton reads for Speakeasy

John W. Sexton was born in 1958 and lives on the south west coast of Kerry near Kenmare. He is the author of seven full poetry collections, the most recent of which is Visions at Templeglantine (Revival Press 2020). His previous collections are: The Prince’s Brief Career, (Cairn Mountain Press, 1995), Shadows Bloom / Scáthanna Faoi Bhláth, […]


Award winning writer Jaki McCarrick  

Deirdre Wadding reads for Speakeasy  

Margaret O’Driscoll reads her poetry for Speakeasy  


Live performances and writing from our contributors and performers

Novelist and filmmaker Caroline Farrell

John W. Sexton reads for Speakeasy

James Rooney reads for Speakeasy

Skibbereen Speakeasy


The Speakeasy Sessions are a spoken word event


Last Tuesday of each month 8.00pm til 11pm


The Tanyard, Main Street, Skibbereen   


Spoken word performers of every kind are welcome. Whether you are a poet, a rapper, a story-teller, a writer, actor, puppeteer, a giver of speeches, a comedian - or just someone with something interesting to say, a warm welcome awaits you.How? To reserve a slot at one of our gigs, please complete the booking form here.

Spoken word in Skibbereen