Cúirt in association with Laureate na nÓg, Sarah Crossan and Claddagh of poetry by the children of Claddagh National School who have been working on this special project with poets, Geraldine Mills and Terry McDonagh.

In Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop at the Town Hall we will have the #WeAreThePoets bookmarks available when you purchase a book while stocks last. We will also have some on show at the Event on Sunday as well as a book of the poetry.


Claddagh National School has a proud history of leading the way in innovative and inclusive education for children of all backgrounds and abilities. In 2017, the school launched the Claddagh Festival of Children’s Books, which takes place each November. With #WeAreThePoets, Claddagh N.S. continues its mission of helping children in Galway experience, make and enjoy the wonderful world of words.

Once you say the words “I am a poet” or “we are the poets” then young people will start to believe and start to write poetry. I really think poetry and the arts can transform lives. And no one should be excluded from that.” Sarah Crossan – Laureate Na nÓg, 2018-2020.