The Speakeasy Sessions are monthly spoken-word events at The Tanyard specialist whiskey bar on Main Street, Skibbereen. The Tanyard is a special venue, recently refurbished, with a lovely stage and other facilities that together create the perfect atmosphere for entertainments of every sort. Any and all forms of creative, spoken word are welcome – poetry, story-telling, readings, performance, puppetry, mime – see you there!

The Speakeasy Sessions aim to provide an opportunity for local, regional and national artists to share their work and talents in as wide a variety of formats as possible. All welcome. If you would like to participate and/or be kept up to date about future events, please contact us here.


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.

Cork Arts Scene

Cork city and county has one of the most vibrant, adventurous arts scenes in Ireland with festivals and events of every kind happening all year long. The Speakeasy Sessions have been a warmly welcomed addition to that offering. West Cork, one of the country’s foremost arts regions, and home to so many artists and writers, is justifiably proud of its contribution to the arts. There is no night on which there is not something innovative and entertaining taking place – on which there are not several to choose from, in fact. A list of local festivals and other events, from Beara to Bandon, can be found be found here.For further information about the Speakeasy Sessions please contact us at TheBlingPig@SkibbSpeakeasy.com

Spoken word in Skibbereen