What we Do

Cork’s weekly poetry event features poetry films, a poetry challenge, guest poets and an open-mic. Ó Bhéal has hosted fifty Monday-night events per year since April 2007. Each evening begins with a poetry challenge known as The Five Word Challenge or McNamara Slam. This is followed by one or more guest poets from Ireland or abroad, a featured poetry film and an open-mic session to end the night. The 10th of April 2017 will mark Ó Bhéal’s 10th Anniversary and 504th event. Each November Ó Bhéal presents the Winter Warmer Poetry Festival, a weekend of poetry featuring over twenty-one poets, some of whom perform to music. The festival also showcases events which fuse poetry with other art forms, including theatre and film.

Ó Bhéal (pr. Oh Vale / O Veil, etc. Irish for ‘by word of mouth’, or ‘from the 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 have seen their works accepted into print. The event is held upstairs in The Hayloft bar, above The Long Valley, one of Cork’s favourite and most iconic poetry venues. Ó Bhéal is inclusive of all forms of poetry and adult demographic.
 


Audiences

The audience averages around forty to forty-five in number, often more and sometimes well over seventy (when you can’t get in the door). There is a great deal of overseas presence, usually with any number of poets / attendees from the USA, UK, across Europe and beyond. It’s not atypical to hear three or four languages spoken on the open-mic. Around half the crowd are regulars, and we often meet five to ten new visitors each week. Typically fifty to sixty percent of attendees are active writers and participate during the event. The age and gender demographics are spread evenly, from young school leavers and university students to adults of all ages. Many have a good grasp of Irish, and often travel from across the country to attend.
 

Filíocht as Gaeilge

Ó Bhéal strongly promotes use of the Irish language wherever possible, presenting eight bi-lingual evenings in its annual programme as well as a number of Irish language readings in the Winter Warmer Festival, showcasing the best of today’s gaelic-speaking poets (gallic too). These are funded by Foras na Gaeilge.
 

Beyond the Microphone

Any city benefits from a consistent poetry event (as indeed does any country) and the wider arts sector gains from its presence, encouraging creativity across disciplines. Local poets not only avoid stagnation, but a platform for poetic expression contributes immensely to the mental well-being of the greater community and adds to its creative choices.

Poets from Ó Bhéal often perform as collectives at festivals and events around Cork, Munster and beyond. We integrate annually with the Cork Jazz Festival where we present an improv jazz ensemble, to which poets can read their work. From 2008-2014 we facilitated an annual Cork-Coventry Twin Cities poetry exchange, which involved an annual tour, exchanging visits by two or more poets from each city. Aside from guest-poet workshops at Ó Bhéal, we have also provided workshops within disadvantaged areas of the community. Every second year since 2009, we host the Munster Slam Championships. Ó Bhéal hosted the All-Ireland Slam Championships in 2012. 2013 saw the inauguration of the Five Words International Poetry Competition.
 

Poetry-Film

Since October 2008, with the assistance of the Munster Literature Centre and the Cork Film Centre, Ó Bhéal has been promoting the art of the Poetry-Film and has worked in collaboration with the Goethe Institute and Literaturwerkstatt Berlin to encourage this art-form in Ireland. The 8th of November 2010 saw Ó Bhéal’s first poetry-film evening, highlighting some of the world’s best poetry-films. Our third poetry-film night on the 12th of November 2012 featured thirty excellent films from Ireland and around the world, as part of the Corona Cork Film Festival programme. Since 2013, Ó Bhéal has been affiliated with the IndieCork Festival of Independent Cinema & Music, to bring you the Ó Bhéal International Poetry-film Competition, screening the shortlist of thirty films and awarding one winner the Ó Bhéal/IndieCork prize for best poetry-film. Shortlisted poetry-films since 2012 are also shown every week at Ó Bhéal, before the event begins. Poetry-film programmes curated by Ó Bhéal have also appeared at Cyclops Poetry-Film Festival in Kiev and at the Clare Island Film Festival.
 

Who we Are

With founder and director Paul Casey, Ó Bhéal’s board of consideration and direction includes Irish Professor and Writer Alan Titley; Publisher and Poet Billy Ramsell; eMCee and Events organizer Gerry McNamara; Arts Facilitator and poet Jennifer Matthews; Actress, Clown and Poet Rosie O’Regan; poets Sue Cosgrave, Stephen O’Riordan, Julie Field, Eimear Conboye, Rab Urquhart, Cal Doyle, Emily Davis-Fletcher, Ciarán MacArtain, Kathy D’Arcy and Stanley Notte. Most of these compère in alternation, as do occasional guests and regular poets such as John McNally and Cathal Holden.

The website acts as the main organisational hub, offers podcasts from most Ó Bhéal nights and in the region of 800 videos of individual poems read/performed at Ó Bhéal and at other festivals across Ireland. Ó Bhéal is regularly advertised via Poetry Ireland, The Irish Times, The Evening Echo, Lyric FM, Radio na Gaeiltachta, WhazOn? Cork and a number of online literary hubs. Guest poets can also leave their works at Ó Bhéal for sale on their behalf, for which Ó Bhéal seeks no profit.
 

Funding

On an ongoing (non-for-profit) basis, Ó Bhéal seeks funding assistance, primarily to provide adequate artists’ fees, accommodation and some administrative expenses. Funding secured thus far is indeed limited to these, provided via four main sources: Three being the Arts Council’s Festivals and Events scheme, Foras na Gaeilge and the Cork City Council, with occasional funding from Poetry Ireland. In 2009 The Munster Literature Centre provided Ó Bhéal with a once-off grant of 1,000 euro. The fourth source is a non-obligational donation jar which is circulated each week and serves to defray additional expenses incurred throughout the year. There is also a donation button on the lower right-hand side of each Ó Bhéal webpage for online contributions, and contributors, should they wish, are published as friends of Ó Bhéal. In 2016 the Community Foundation for Ireland awarded to Ó Bhéal a grant of almost 9,000 euro to host eight Commemorative Events throughout 2016, celebrating the centenary of the 1916 Rising through past and contemporary poetry.


Poetry IrelandForas na GaeilgeCork City CouncilArts Council

 
 

 

Friends of Ó Bhéal

Mary O’Donnell
John Buttimer
Derek Mahon
Paddy Bush
Munster Literature Centre
Oliver Broderick
Jennifer Matthews
Biddy Jenkinson
Mary Kennelly
Pádraig Ó Laighin
Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Eugene Crowley
Louis Mulcahy
Gene FitzGerald
Patricia O’Regan
Robyn Rowland
Richard Halperin
Mary Melvin Geoghegan
Noel King
Eileen Sheehan
John W Sexton
Geraldine Mills
Áine Moynihan
Marion Kleinschmidt
James Cummins
Louis de Paor
National University of Ireland Galway
Union College/Hobart William Smith Colleges Study Abroad in Ireland Program
Dunnes Stores
Bank of Ireland
The Quay Co-op
Homeopathy for Health
The Long Valley Bar
Arc Publications
University College Cork School of English
John Ennis
Stanley Notte
Cónal Creedon
Michael Sheehan
Rosalin Blue
Mags Creedon O’Shea
Kate Dempsey
Liam Prút
Deirdre O’Brien
Linda Ibbotson
Ron Carey
Eibhlís Carcione
Michael O’Donnell (imo. Ron O’Donnell)
John Murphy
 

Lord Mayor’s Arts and Culture Award 2013: Citation at City Hall

 

2011 Fundraiser

In September 2011, our first fundraiser at the Metropole, featuring 14 acts of music, poetry and comedy raised 1200 euro, closing the gap in our 2011 budget. Thanks to an enormous show of support from the Cork Arts community, and beyond, our reading series has remained uninterrupted. Performers offered themselves free of charge for the event. Our thanks goes to Áine Duffy, Turcán, W!LD, Andy Wilson, Jo Collins, David Nelligan, Lady Grew, Fionnbarra, One Horse Pony, Cormac O’Caoimh, Niamh Murphy, Tom Campbell and Snatch Comedy. Thank you to all for your crucial support!

Thank you to all who donated raffle prizes for the night: Louis Mulcahy, Lush, Greenes Restaurant, The Farmgate Café, Vibes & Scribes, Waterstones, Doghouse Books, O’ Donovans off-licence, Butlers, The Quay Co-op, Priya, Silverwood, The Munster Literature Centre, The Wine Buff, Centra Tower, Tower Pharmacy and Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium.


Guest poets

Each year, Ó Bhéal aims to present a range of established poets and non-established, though usually most will have published to some extent (this is not a prerequisite). We try to host about 70-80% Irish and 20-30% overseas guests. Fortunately there are enough excellent Irish poets to keep us going at this rate indefinitely (should funding prevail) … what did Kavanagh say about a standing army of ten thousand poets? It seems he may have been right … we’re just lucky there are a lot of really good ones among us.

So while we do our best to provide a platform for all the capes and tunics of this great army, we also like to populate the series with a few handfuls of International poets during each year. To date we’ve hosted writers from England, Scotland, Wales, India, Greece, America, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Romania, Argentina, South Africa, Poland and more.

That’s just about it … guest poets have included, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Derek Mahon, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Paul Durcan, Paula Meehan, Gillian Clarke, and all these fine poets below. We’re a lucky bunch!
 

Guests Since 2007 (Our first 8 weeks had no featured guests)

11 June 2007 – Gerard Sheehy, Edward O’Dwyer & Noel Harrington
18 June 2007 – Perciphone Petticoat (UK)
25 June 2007 – Adam Wyeth
02 July 2007 – Gina Ferrara & Jonathan Kline (US)
16 July 2007 – Ian Horn (UK)
30 July 2007 – John Liddy
06 August 2007 – Martin Farawell (US)
13 August 2007 – Terry McDonough & Diarmaid Moynihan (US)
20 August 2007 – Perciphone Petticoata (UK)
27 August 2007 – Seven Towers (UK)
10 September 2007 – Seamus Harrington & Mel O’Dea
17 September 2007 – Gerry Murphy & Angelique Everitt
24 September 2007 – Louis de Paor
01 October 2007 – Dimitris Lyacos (Greece)
08 October 2007 – Sandeep Sinha (India)
15 October 2007 – Keith Armstrong & Paul Summers (UK)
22 October 2007 – Mark O’Flynn (AUS)
29 October 2007 – Mags Traenor & Steven Murray (AUS)
05 November 2007 – Billy Ramsell
12 November 2007 – Anamaría Crowe Serrano
19 November 2007 – The Poetry Chicks
26 November 2007 – Alan Garvey
03 December 2007 – Helen Kavanagh Ronan
10 December 2007 – Barbara Smith
17 December 2007 – Buddy Wakefield, Katie Wirsing & Andrea Gibson (US)

2008

07 January 2008 – Teri Murray
14 January 2008 – Jessica Peart
21 January 2008 – Cliff Wedgbury
28 January 2008 – Neil McCarthy
04 February 2008 – Mark Whelan
11 February 2008 – Gearoid Mac Lochlainn
18 February 2008 – Raven (US)
25 February 2008 – Gary King
03 March 2008 – Trish Casey
10 March 2008 – Desmond Swords
17 March 2008 – James Kelly
24 March 2008 – Kevin Higgins
31 March 2008 – Derek Mahon
07 April 2008 – Eugene O’Connell & Matthew Geden
14 April 2008 – Ó Bhéal’s 1st Anniversary – Launch of Five Words
21 April 2008 – Miceál Kearney
28 April 2008 – Ian Horn (UK)
05 May 2008 – Fred Johnston
12 May 2008 – Eileen Sheehan
19 May 2008 – John W Sexton
26 May 2008 – Seán Callahan (US) and Randall Maggs (CAN)
02 June 2008 – Colette Nic Aodha
09 June 2008 – Harry Zevenbergen (NL)
16 June 2008 – Tim Wells (UK)
23 June 2008 – Aoife Casby and Celest Augé
30 June 2008 – Dominic Taylor
07 July 2008 – Ronán Ó Snodaigh
14 July 2008 – Desmond O’Grady and John Liddy
21 July 2008 – Matthew Sweeney
28 July 2008 – Niall Herriott
04 August 2008 – Paddy Bushe
11 August 2008 – Dairena Ni Chinnéide
18 August 2008 – Oran Ryan and Ross Hattaway (NZ)
25 August 2008 – Billy Ramsell
01 September 2008 – Knute Skinner (USA)
08 September 2008 – Robyn Rowland (AUS)
15 September 2008 – Leanne O’Sullivan
22 September 2008 – Felicity Heathcote and Seamus Cashman
29 September 2008 – Gabriel FitzMaurice
06 October 2008 – Barbara Smith
13 October 2008 – Aideen Henry
20 October 2008 – Anne-Marie Glasheen (UK)
27 October 2008 – Keith Armstrong and the Honeyfeet (Jazz quintet – UK)
03 November 2008 – Diarmaid Ó Dálaigh and Tony Desmond
10 November 2008 – Mary Noonan and John Mee
17 November 2008 – Jon Morley and Tony Owen (UK)
24 November 2008 – Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
01 December 2008 – John Walsh and Miceál Kearney
08 December 2008 – Alan Titley
15 December 2008 – Pat Cotter

2009

05 January 2009 – Dave Lordan
12 January 2009 – PJ Brady & Lisa Marie Johnson
19 January 2009 – Grace Wells (UK)
26 January 2009 – Alan Jude Moore (UK)
02 February 2009 – Macdara Woods
09 February 2009 – Eabhan Ní Shúileabháin, Gwyn Parry and Declan Meade
16 February 2009 – Martin Daws (WALES)
23 February 2009 – Eamonn Lynskey
02 March 2009 – Gréagóir Ó Dúill
09 March 2009 – Susan Millar DuMars and Lorna Shaughnessy
16 March 2009 – Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill
23 March 2009 – Mary Mullen
30 March 2009 – Lothar Luken
06 April 2009 – James Harpur
13 April 2009 – Ó Bhéal’s 2nd Birthday & HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN
20 April 2009 – Karen O’Connor
27 April 2009 – Rosemary Canavan
04 May 2009 – Dave Rock AND Stephen James Smith
11 May 2009 – Anamaría Crowe Serrano
18 May 2009 – Thomas McCarthy
25 May 2009 – Janice Fitzpatrick Simmons
01 June 2009 – Gerry Murphy
08 June 2009 – Ger Reidy
15 June 2009 – Frank Golden
22 June 2009 – Jon Morley, Mike McKimm and Tony Owen (UK)
29 June 2009 – Máighréad Medbh
06 July 2009 – Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh
13 July 2009 – Aidan Murphy
20 July 2009 – Frank Dullaghan
27 July 2009 – Frances Cotter
03 August 2009 – Pete Mullineaux
10 August 2009 – Joseph Horgan
17 August 2009 – Áine Uí Fhoghlú
24 August 2009 – Nigel McLoughlin
31 August 2009 – Tommy Frank O’Connor
07 September 2009 – Keith Armstrong (UK) & Rense Sinkgraven (NL)
14 September 2009 – Liz Gallagher
21 September 2009 – Bernadette Cremin (ENG) and Munster Slam Champs
28 September 2009 – Pádraig Mac Fhearghusa
05 October 2009 – Robyn Rowland (AUS)
12 October 2009 – Terry McDonagh
19 October 2009 – Robert Gray and Alison Croggon (AUS)
26 October 2009 – Denisa Mirena Piscu (ROM) / Backra Men (UK)
02 November 2009 – Gabriel Rosenstock
09 November 2009 – Maurice Scully
16 November 2009 – Enda Coyle-Greene
23 November 2009 – Six Whitehouse poets from Limerick
30 November 2009 – Joseph Woods
07 December 2009 – Meg Bateman
14 December 2009 – Gearoid Mac Lochlainn

2010

04 January 2010 – Patricia Byrne
11 January 2010 – Eugene O’Connell
18 January 2010 – Simon Ó Faoláin
25 January 2010 – Chris Agee (US)
01 February 2010 – Matthew Geden (UK)
08 February 2010 – Marian O’Rourke
15 February 2010 – Liam Ó Muirthile
22 February 2010 – Teri Murray
01 March 2010 – Nessa O’Mahony
08 March 2010 – Kate Dempsey (UK)
15 March 2010 – Bríd Ní Mhóráin
22 March 2010 – Paul Grattan (UK)
29 March 2010 – Gerard Hanberry
05 April 2010 – John W Sexton
12 April 2010 – Ó Bhéal’s Third Anniversary
19 April 2010 – Cuairt na bhFilí Albanacha
26 April 2010 – Aifric Mac Aodha
03 May 2010 – Vincent Woods
10 May 2010 – Camille Martin (CAN)
17 May 2010 – Richard Tillinghast
24 May 2010 – Carlos Reyes (US)
31 May 2010 – GMC and Bubba Shakespeare
07 June 2010 – Paul Perry
14 June 2010 – Afric McGlinchey AND Maureen Gallagher
21 June 2010 – Noel King
28 June 2010 – Quincy Lehr (US)
05 July 2010 – Anthony Owen and Barry Patterson (UK)
12 July 2010 – John McNamee
19 July 2010 – Elaine Feeney and Dave Lordan
26 July 2010 – Seosamh Ó Guairim
02 August 2010 – Jerome Kiely
09 August 2010 – Kevin Higgins and Susan Millar du Mars
16 August 2010 – Caroline Lynch
23 August 2010 – Maurice Riordan
30 August 2010 – Marcela Sulak (US)
06 September 2010 – Áine Moynihan
13 September 2010 – Celia De Fréine
20 September 2010 – Christodoulos Makris (CYPRUS)
24 September 2010 – Fergus Costello (Cork Culture Night)
27 September 2010 – Patrick Chapman
04 October 2010 – Nell Regan
11 October 2010 – John Corless
18 October 2010 – Roderick Ford
25 October 2010 – Jazz-Poetry Night
01 November 2010 – Jennifer Cendaña Armas (US)
08 November 2010 – Poetry-Film Night
15 November 2010 – Caitríona Ní Chléirchín
22 November 2010 – Maggie O’Dwyer
29 November 2010 – Olive Broderick
06 December 2010 – Biddy Jenkinson
13 December 2010 – Paul Durcan

2011

10 January 2011 – Ian Wild
17 January 2011 – Catherine Ann Cullen
24 January 2011 – Órfhlaith Foyle
31 January 2011 – Pól Ó Muirí
07 February 2011 – Mary Kennelly
14 February 2011 – Gerry Murphy
21 February 2011 – Nuala Ní Chonchúir
28 February 2011 – Cherry Smyth
07 March 2011 – Simone Mansell Broome
14 March 2011 – Ciaran O’Driscoll
21 March 2011 – Geraldine Mills & Lisa C. Taylor
28 March 2011 – Philip Cummings
04 April 2011 – Mary Madec
11 April 2011 – Ó Bhéal’s Fourth Anniversary
18 April 2011 – Pat Borthwick
25 April 2011 – Rita Kelly
02 May 2011 – Anne-Marie Fyfe
09 May 2011 – Michael Farry
16 May 2011 – Kathy D’Arcy
23 May 2011 – Richard Halperin
30 May 2011 – Siobhan Mac Mahon & Sabrina Piggott
06 June 2011 – Robyn Rowland & Lynn Saoirse
13 June 2011 – Jennifer Militello
20 June 2011 – MC Mupéad agus Jimmy Penguin
27 June 2011 – Luca Artioli, Andrea Garbin, Fabio Barcellandi, Dave Lordan
04 July 2011 – Bicycles with Umbrellas
11 July 2011 – Ailbhe Darcy
18 July 2011 – Paul Maddern
25 July 2011 – Pádraig Ó Laighin
01 August 2011 – Michael McCarthy
08 August 2011 – Malcolm Dewhirst
15 August 2011 – Aidan Hayes
22 August 2011 – Maeve O’Sullivan
26 August 2011 – Grace Wells
29 August 2011 – Mary Melvin Geoghegan
05 September 2011 – Geraldine Mitchell
12 September 2011 – Rody Gorman
19 September 2011 – Rab Urquhart
23 September 2011 – John Carmody
26 September 2011 – Sarah Clancy
03 October 2011 – Shirley McClure
10 October 2011 – Tom Conaty
17 October 2011 – Seán Hutton
24 October 2011 – The K.F.C. Trio
31 October 2011 – Ten Salmon poets
07 November 2011 – Poetry-Film Night
14 November 2011 – Stephen Murray
21 November 2011 – Tina Pisco
28 November 2011 – Kerry Hardie
05 December 2011 – Doireann Ní Ghríofa
12 December 2011 – Carol Ann Duffy & John Sampson

2012

09 January 2012 – Helena Nolan
16 January 2012 – Daw Harding
23 January 2012 – Louis de Paor
30 January 2012 – Adam Wyeth
06 February 2012 – Liz O’Donoghue
13 February 2012 – Jimmy Cummins
20 February 2012 – Jill Battson
27 February 2012 – Colm Keegan
05 March 2012 – Rita Ann Higgins
12 March 2012 – Peadar O’ hUallaigh
19 March 2012 – Patrick Moran
26 March 2012 – Kerrie O’Brien
02 April 2012 – Leeanne Quinn
09 April 2012 – Paul Jeffcutt
16 April 2012 – Ó Bhéal’s Fifth Anniversary
23 April 2012 – Fiona Clarke Echlin
30 April 2012 – Sheila Fitzpatrick O’Donnell & Joseph Healy
07 May 2012 – Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin
14 May 2012 – Fergal Gaynor
21 May 2012 – Roger Hudson
28 May 2012 – Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin
04 June 2012 – Ross Donlon
11 June 2012 – Pauline Fayne
18 June 2012 – Anne Le Marquand Hartigan
25 June 2012 – Gerry Boland
02 July 2012 – Cliona O’Connell
09 July 2012 – Mark Conway
16 July 2012 – Anatoly Kudryavitsky
23 July 2012 – Áine Ní Ghlinn
30 July 2012 – Harry Clifton
06 August 2012 – Hugh O’Donnell
13 August 2012 – Janet Smith & Jayne Stanton
20 August 2012 – Eleanor Hooker
27 August 2012 – Marie Coveney & John Saunders
03 September 2012 – Kit Fryatt
10 September 2012 – Mícheál Ó hAodha
17 September 2012 – Alex Skovron, Alison Wong and Andy Kissane
21 September 2012 – Séamus Fox
24 September 2012 – Ilya Kaminski
01 October 2012 – Louis Mulcahy
08 October 2012 – Colm Breathnach
15 October 2012 – Lillian Allen
22 October 2012 – Raven and the Dan Walsh Trio
29 October 2012 – Denise Blake
05 November 2012 – Afric McGlinchey
12 November 2012 – Poetry-Film Night
19 November 2012 – Paula Cunningham
26 November 2012 – Tom Mathews
30 November 2012 – All Ireland Slam Championships & Billy Ramsell
03 December 2012 – Diarmuid Johnson
10 December 2012 – Gillian Clarke

2013

07 January 2013 – Eileen Casey
14 January 2013 – Peadar O’Donoghue
21 January 2013 – Winter Issue of Southword – Six Poets
28 January 2013 – Bernadette McIntyre
04 February 2013 – Karl Parkinson
11 February 2013 – Anne Fitzgerald
18 February 2013 – James Lawless
25 February 2013 – Niamh Boyce
04 March 2013 – Cahal Dallat
11 March 2013 – Joe Steve Ó Neachtain
18 March 2013 – Maurice Devitt & Orla Fay
25 March 2013 – Ann Joyce
01 April 2013 – Barney Sheehan
08 April 2013 – Jessie Lendennie
15 April 2013 – Ó Bhéal’s Sixth Anniversary
22 April 2013 – Derry O’Sullivan
29 April 2013 – Deirdre Hines
06 May 2013 – Moya Cannon
13 May 2013 – Kate O’Shea and CAH-44
20 May 2013 – Hugh McFadden
27 May 2013 – Diane Fahey & Ali Cobby-Eckermann
03 June 2013 – Máire Dinny Wren
10 June 2013 – David Butler
17 June 2013 – Monica Corish
24 June 2013 – Lisa C. Taylor
01 July 2013 – Philip Lynch & Christine Murray
08 July 2013 – Kimberly Campanello
15 July 2013 – Mícheál Ó Ruairc
22 July 2013 – Sarah James, Tom Wyre and Martin Brown
29 July 2013 – Liam Ryan
05 August 2013 – Jim Norton
12 August 2013 – Mark Roper & Eric Sweeney
19 August 2013 – Proinsias Mac an Bhaird
26 August 2013 – Susan Millar du Mars
02 September 2013 – Paul Kane
09 September 2013 – Munster Slam and Seán Dennehy
16 September 2013 – Michael O’Loughlin
20 September 2013 – Julie Goo and Cathal Holden
23 September 2013 – Michael Hartnett Tribute Night
30 September 2013 – Andy Jackson & Rachel Wenona Guy
07 October 2013 – Adam White
14 October 2013 – Fióna Bolger & Poetry Bus 5 launch
17-20 October 2013 – Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition
21 October 2013 – Dimitra Xidous & the Gary Baus trio
28 October 2013 – Michael McKimm
04 November 2013 – Bríd Ní Mhóráin, Louis Mulcahy and Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin
11 November 2013 – Jorge Fondebrider
16-20 November 2013 – Winter Warmer Festival (21 poets ++)
18 November 2013 – Maggie Breen
25 November 2013 – Robert Priest
02 December 2013 – Dairena Ní Chinnéide
09 December 2013 – Joseph Horgan & Adrian Boyle
16 December 2013 – Cancelled Event (Seamus Heaney)

2014

13 January 2014 – Mae Leonard
20 January 2014 – Michael Gallagher
27 January 2014 – Annette Skade
03 February 2014 – MA Creative Writing Students from UCC
10 February 2014 – Patrick Lodge
17 February 2014 – Brendan Cleary
24 February 2014 – Máighréad Medbh
03 March 2014 – Brendan McCormack
10 March 2014 – Colette Ní Ghallchóir
17 March 2014 – Christy O’Donnell
24 March 2014 – Jessica Traynor
31 March 2014 – John Ennis
07 April 2014 – Margaret Galvin
14 April 2014 – Don Nixon & Ó Bhéal’s Seventh Anniversary
21 April 2014 – Niamh Ní Lochlainn
28 April 2014 – Graham Allen
05 May 2014 – Gerður Kristný
12 May 2014 – Catherine Phil McCarthy
19 May 2014 – Susan Lindsay
26 May 2014 – Kim Moore
02 June 2014 – Marcus Mac Conghail
09 June 2014 – Nicola Griffin
16 June 2014 – Moyra Donaldson
23 June 2014 – Peter O’Neill
30 June 2014 – John Menaghan
07 July 2014 – Adam Steiner & Saleha Begum
14 July 2014 – Roisín Tierney
21 July 2014 – James O’Sullivan
28 July 2014 – Raina J. León
04 August 2014 – Dan Disney
11 August 2014 – June Sylvester Saraceno & Suzanne Roberts
18 August 2014 – Donall Dempsey
25 August 2014 – Trista Hurley-Waxali
01 September 2014 – Seán Ó Leocháin
08 September 2014 – Alyson Hallett
15 September 2014 – John Foulcher & Teresa Bell
19 September 2014 – John Cummins
22 September 2014 – Ed O’Dwyer
29 September 2014 – Kobus Moolman
06 October 2014 – Susan Musgrave
13 October 2014 – Dan Moran & Jean Kavanagh
18-19 October 2014 – Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition
20 October 2014 – Patrick Cotter & the Mo O’Conor trio
27 October 2014 – Angela T Carr
03 November 2014 – Rita Kelly
10 November 2014 – Mary Frances Turley-McGrath
17 November 2014 – Jane Clarke
21-22 November – Winter Warmer Festival (21 poets ++)
24 November 2014 – Pat Galvin
01 December 2014 – Martín Veiga
08 December 2014 – Bonny Cassidy
15 December 2014 – Liz Lochhead

2015

12 January 2015 – Helen Burke
19 January 2015 – Art Ó Maolfabhail
26 January 2015 – Arthur Broomfield
02 February 2015 – MA Creative Writing Students from UCC
09 February 2015 – Erin Fornoff & Caleb Brennan
16 February 2015 – Martin Dyar
23 February 2015 – Melissa Diem
02 March 2015 – Aifric MacAodha
09 March 2015 – Alan McMonagle
16 March 2015 – Richard Halperin
23 March 2015 – Bernadette Cremin
30 March 2015 – Noel Duffy
06 April 2015 – Jim Maguire
13 April 2015 – Derek Sellen & Ó Bhéal’s Eighth Anniversary
20 April 2015 – John Pinschmidt
27 April 2015 – Gabriel FitzMaurice
04 May 2015 – Áine Uí Fhoghlú
11 May 2015 – Rachel Warriner
18 May 2015 – Vivienne McKechnie
25 May 2015 – Noel Monahan
01 June 2015 – Michael Naughten Shanks & Evan Costigan
08 June 2015 – Oran Ryan
15 June 2015 – Mike and Austin Durack
22 June 2015 – Alice Lyons
29 June 2015 – Seán Ó Roideacháin
06 July 2015 – Nell Regan
13 July 2015 – Evelyn Casey
20 July 2015 – Clara Rose Thornton
27 July 2015 – Emily Weitzman & Tom McCarthy
03 August 2015 – Celine McGlynn
10 August 2015 – Mark Granier
17 August 2015 – Adam Rudden
24 August 2015 – Liam Prút
31 August 2015 – Mary O’Donnell
07 September 2015 – Munster Slam Championships with Tina Pisco
14 September 2015 – Carmel Macdonald Grahame
18 September 2015 – Culture Night with Abby Oliveira
21 September 2015 – Brendan Constantine
28 September 2015 – Matt Mooney
05 October 2015 – Sheila Mannix
10-11 October 2015 – 2015 Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition
12 October 2015 – Breda Wall Ryan
19 October 2015 – Mike Mac Domhnaill
26 October 2015 – Afric McGlinchey, Michael Ray and The Blue Notes
02 November 2015 – Noel King
09 November 2015 – Huw Parsons
16 November 2015 – Jaki McCarrick
20-21 November – 3rd Winter Warmer Festival (22 poets ++)
23 November 2015 – Elaine Gaston
30 November 2015 – Victoria Kennefick & Jennifer Matthews
07 December 2015 – Rozalie Hirs
14 December 2015 – Philippe Beck

2016

11 January 2016 – Colm Scully & Conor McManus
18 January 2016 – Helen Harrison & Marian O’Rourke
25 January 2016 – John McGrath
01 February 2016 – MA Creative Writing Students from UCC
08 February 2016 – Madelaine MacNamara
15 February 2016 – Maeve O’Sullivan
22 February 2016 – John MacKenna
29 Febraury 2016 – Ann Marie Kennedy & Sean Ruane
07 March 2016 – Paul Ó Colmáin
14 March 2016 – Connie Voisine
21 March 2016 – James Arthur
28 March 2016 – Gabriel Rosenstock, Cathal Quinn & Enda Reilly
04 April 2016 – Mary Kennelly
11 April 2016 – John W. Sexton & Ó Bhéal’s Ninth Anniversary
18 April 2016 – Ron Carey & Tom Moloney
25 April 2016 – Ruth O’Callaghan
02 May 2016 – Alvy Carragher
09 May 2016 – Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill
16 May 2016 – John McAllister, Martha McGonigle, Ray Givans, & Paul Jeffcutt
23 May 2016 – Abby Oliviera, BeRn, Catherine Ann Cullen, Cormac Lally, John Cummins & Julie Goo
30 May 2016 – Daragh Bradish & Steve Luttrell
06 June 2016 – Kate Dempsey
13 June 2016 – Julie Morrissy & Stephen Sexton
20 June 2016 – Anne Tannam
27 June 2016 – John Hennessy
04 July 2016 – Maggie Harris
11 July 2016 – Paul Butterfield & Drucilla Wall
18 July 2016 – Doireann Ní Ghríofa & Mick O’Shea
25 July 2016 – Lorna Shaughnessy
01 August 2016 – Susan Connolly
08 August 2016 – Anne Irwin & Stephen Byrne
15 August 2016 – Sandra Ann Winters
22 August 2016 – Fióna Bolger, Nita Mishra, Christine Murray, Rosaleen Crowley, & Joanne Quirke
29 August 2016 – Elanor Rees
05 September 2016 – Elaine Cosgrove & Trevor Conway
12 September 2016 – Christine Broe
16 September 2016 – Temper-Mental MissElayneous
19 September 2016 – Keith Payne
26 September 2016 – Kevin Barrington
03 October 2016 – Rafiq Kathwari
10 October 2016 – Biddy Jenkinson, Thomas McCarthy, & Rónán Ó Snodaigh
16 October 2016 – The 4th Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition
17 October 2016 – Scott Jamison, Stephen Connolly & Manuela Moser
24 October 2016 – Edward O’Dwyer, John W. Sexton & Sandra Ann Winters
31 October 2016 – Sarah Clancy and The Jazz Messengers
07 November 2016 – Paul Muldoon
14 November 2016 – Jean O’Brien
21 November 2016 – Adam Wyeth
25th-26th November – 4th Winter Warmer Festival (22 poets ++)
28 November 2016 – Looking At The Stars
05 December 2016 – Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, Enda Reilly, Liam Ó Muirthile & Margaret Lonergan
12 December 2016 – Ian Duhig

2017

09 January 2017 – Amy Barry & Ben Simmons
16 January 2017 – Mike Garry
23 January 2017 – Ann Leahy
30 January 2017 – Michael Coady
06 Febuary 2017 – MA Creative Writing Students from UCC
13 February 2017 – Gerard Smyth
20 February 2017 – Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin
27 February 2017 – Amanda Bell
06 March 2017 – Claire Crowther
13 March 2017 – Michelle Cahill
20 March 2017 – Michèle Vassal-Ring & Brendan Ring
27 March 2017 – Michael J. Whelan
03 April 2017 – Louis de Paor
10 April 2017 – Ó Bhéal’s 10th Anniversary with John Baylis Post
17 April 2017 – Rachel Coventry & Ingrid Casey
24 April 2017 – Martin Figura & Helen Ivory
01 May 2017 – John Murphy
08 May 2017 – Shara McCallum
15 May 2017 – Diarmuid Fitzgerald
22 May 2017 – Mary Madec
29 May 2017 – Sarah J. Sloat
05 June 2017 – Stephanie Conn & Simon Lewis
12 June 2017 – Matthew Caley
19 June 2017 – Jo Slade
26 June 2017 – Linda Ibbotson & Sarah Byrne
03 July 2017 – Maria McManus
10 July 2017 – Didi Jackson & Major Jackson
17 July 2017 – Celia De Fréine
24 July 2017 – Andrea Mbarushimana & Russ Berry
31 July 2017 – Mary O’Malley
07 August 2017 – Gerda Stevenson & Aonghas MacNeacail
14 August 2017 – Phil Lynch
21 August 2017 – Lani O’Hanlon & Grace Wells
28 August 2017 – Deirdre Grimes & John Carew
04 September 2017 – Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh
11 September 2017 – Jane Williams
18 September 2017 – Rodger Hudson
22 September 2017 – Benjamin Burns & Paul McNamara
25 September 2017 – Siobhán Campbell