More readings for you!

Speakeasy continues online with new performances by some of the world’s top spoken word artists! Now showing: Novelist Terry Lawless, poet Rude Judes and a reflection on the last year of Speakeasy by our own Paul Kestell. See more on our Speakers Corner section and sign up to our mailing list to stay tuned.

Paul Kestell reflects on a year of Speakeasy

Paul Kestell reflects on a year of lockdown Speakeasy performances, celebrates the much missed Angela Byrne, and reads his new poem ‘Empty House’ for us.


Jack Grady reads  

Lynn Buckle reads for Speakeasy  

Poet Moyra Donaldson reads for Speakeasy  


Live performances and writing from our contributors and performers

Paul Kestell reflects on a year of Speakeasy

Rude Judes performs for Speakeasy

James Lawless reads American Door for Speakeasy

James Lawless reads from American Doll

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