Welcome to Ó Bhéal, Cork’s weekly poetry event. Featuring guest poets, a poetry challenge and later open-mic, Ó Bhéal has become a prominent, thriving feature in the cultural landscape of the Cork arts community.
Ó Bhéal (Irish for ‘by word of mouth’) creates an original platform for established and non-established poets alike, allowing the public consistent access to contemporary poetry. Many as a result have engaged with the art form for the first time, and a number of these have remained actively writing and seeing their works accepted into print.
The event is held on Mondays at 9.30 pm, upstairs in The Hayloft bar, above The Long Valley, one of Cork’s favourite and most iconic poetry venues. It is inclusive of all poetry styles and adult demographics. Do come along and experience some contemporary poetry in a friendly setting.