Estelle Birdy

Estelle Birdy – Speakeasy October 29th 8.00pm

Another fantastic mix of drama, poetry, comedy and prose.  FREE ENTRANCE. Taking to the Speakeasy stage this month will be award-winning short story writer Estelle Birdy, acclaimed author Lynn Buckle and novelist Paul Kestell. Joining them will be poet Anton Floyd and Joy Lawlor who will be reading from her father’s letters published on her […]

Hugh Bradley at the Speakeasy

Comedians and poets – 24th September

Another fabulous line up featuring three poets, two storytellers, four comedians, and two novelists.  Adds up to more than 8? Exactly.  Enjoy some of the finest comedy talent from as far as Scotland, Cork and Dublin,  together with poetry and pokes.  Find out more by booking your seat!  

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Kevin Higgins Tuesday 27th August

8.00pm at the Tanyard Bar. All welcome. Free. The Speakeasy Sessions are delighted to welcome internationally renowned poet Kevin Higgins, debut contributor and local author Karen Billing, comedian Dakota Mick and spoken word veteran Cormac Lally to The Tanyard for the August event.  There will also be four open mic slots for anyone who would […]

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Story Slam Competition July 30th

Story Slam 2019- A Skibbeeen Arts Festival Fringe Event {{ brizy_dc_post_loop count=’1′ taxonomy=’category’ value=’12’ order=’ASC’ orderby=’date’ }} The Judges – clockwise – Pádraig Belton, Cormac Lally & Daphne Babington TUES 30TH JULY 7.00 PM !Story Slam! Twelve Stories – Twelve Storytellers Skibbereen’s own Spoken Word event, The Speakeasy Sessions, brings you an evening of original […]

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ER Murray Speakeasy Session June 25th

Speakeasy June 25th 8.00 pm June 25th is next Speakeasy Sessions in Skibbereen and the slate this month is as exciting and varied as ever. We reconvene at 8pm at the wonderful Tanyard on Main Street – a beautifully refurbished venue with a specialist whiskey bar and a lovely mini-theatre in at the back. This month we […]

David Jackson on the slate for Skibbereen Speakeasy

David Jackson Speakeasy May 28th 2019

  Another night of fun performances, moving moments and high culture. Yes, it’s Speakeasy time again. Featuring David Jackson, Anne Crossey, Alana Daly Mulligan, Rude Judes and more. Unmissable. Join us in the fantastic setting of Skibbereen’s specialist whiskey bar, The Tanyard, with its own self-contained theatre section in the back.  Enjoy the variety of […]

William Wall

William Wall Speakeasy April 30th

8.00PM AT THE TANYARD SKIBBEREEN TUES 30TH APRIL A fantastic evening of spoken word fun, storytelling, poetry and readings. Superb line-up for April: internationally acclaimed author and poet, William Wall; magical, mystical story-teller Rae McKinley; poet, author and translator Daniele Serafini from Italy; writer, broadcaster and performer Moze Jacobs; story-teller Pat Speight (prepare to laugh […]


Cormac Lally Speakeasy March 23rd 2019

  Speakeasy kicked off on March 26th at The Tanyard whisky bar on Main Street, Skibbereen – and what a great night it was. We had puppetry, story-telling, poetry, readings and a Toastmaster talk. Story-teller extraordinaire, Rae McKinley spun a magical tale of wolves and sorcery; Trace Irwine raised many laughs with her Scottish tale […]


Introducing the Speakeasy Sessions

The Speakeasy Sessions are monthly spoken-word events at The Tanyard specialist whiskey bar on Main Street Skibbereen. A special venue with a wonderful , recently refurbished with a lovely stage and facilities that together create the perfect atmosphere for entertainments of every sort. Any and all forms of creative spoken word are welcome – poetry, […]