Duais Cholmcille

Strokestown in Co. Roscommon hosts an international poetry festival where Gaelic poetry is given equal status with English. Colmcille has provided a prize fund for poems in Irish or Scottish Gaelic.

The shortlisted poets take part in a special evening of Gaelic poetry, and in other poetry reading sessions during the festival. For information on the 2010 and 2011 festivals see