Previously at Speakeasy

Una Mannion reads for Speakeasy  

Una Mannion reads from her debut novel ‘A Crooked Tree’. Una Mannion was born in Philadelphia and lives in County Sligo. She has won numerous prizes for her work including the Hennessy Emerging Poetry Award and the Doolin, Cúirt, Allingham, and Ambit short-story prizes. She edits The Cormorant, a broadsheet of poetry and prose. Her […]

Victoria Keating sings with Declan Sinnott  

Victoria Keating is a singer, writer and blogger who digs a good garden and prefers books to shoes. Victoria’s first single is called ‘Little Rooms’ It’s the title track of her debut album, which will be released in September 2021. This song is her first release as a solo artist, and it is very special. […]

Mags Wade Dark Matter video  

Relevant Creative Work Two plays of mine, Silk Kimonos and The Adventures of Aurora, have had professional productions in Sligo, ,London at various arts centre, Tricycle Theatre Upstairs and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I have devised and written plays for many different groups  as my way of  teaching  theatre skills to them. Doing and being are […]

Seán Lysaght reads for Speakeasy  

Seán Lysaght is from Limerick in Ireland and taught for many years at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Castlebar, Co Mayo. He is the author of six volumes of poems, including The Clare Island Survey (1991), Scarecrow (1998), The Mouth of a River (2007) and Carnival Masks (2014), all from Gallery Press. He has […]

Jack Grady reads  

Jack Grady is a founder member of the Mayo-based Ox Mountain Poets. His poetry has been published in Ireland, the UK, Canada, the USA, France, Portugal, Greece, Columbia, India, Nepal, and Indonesia, and some of his poems will be appearing, translated into Spanish, in the February issue of Alameda 39. His most recent publication credits […]

Andy Howden reads from his novel  

London based writer Andy Howden reads from his new novel Melting in the Middle. Long-listed for the Exeter Novel Prize, Melting in the Middle is a literary comedy about redemption and second chances, played out amid the madness of modern life. For Stephen Carreras, life is in turmoil. His career with Britain’s worst chocolate company […]

Audrey Molloy Reads for Speakeasy  

Audrey Molloy is an Irish poet based in Sydney. Her first collection, The Important Things, will be published by The Gallery Press in 2021. Her debut pamphlet, Satyress, was published by Southword Editions in 2020. Her work has appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, The North, Magma, Mslexia, The Moth, The Tangerine and The Irish Times. […]

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!  

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 […]

Story Slam Competition July 30th  

Story Slam 2019- A Skibbeeen Arts Festival Fringe Event THE STORYTELLERSPICTURES BY DETLEF SCHLICHPICTURES BY PHOEBE COTTON

ER Murray - Skibbereen Speakeasy

ER Murray Speakeasy Session June 25th  

Speakeasy June 25th 8.00 pmJune 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 will […]