Goldsmith Festival 2021

The Goldsmith Festival is scheduled to take place over the June Bank Holiday weekend, June 4-6 2021. . At this stage it is envisaged that it will be an entirely “virtual online” event.

Our theme for 2021 is decided and we are currently putting the final touches to our line up of speakers and events. Further details will follow shortly.


The Deserted Village”

As ‘Rural virtues leave the land’

The Economic, Environmental and Social sustainability of Irish Agriculture.

Goldsmith Festival Poetry Competition 2021

in Association with Nally Bros., Ballymahon

is accepting entries for 2021

Our 2020 Poetry Competition was cancelled but all existing entries will be still be valid for the 2021 Competition. Any entrants from 2020 who would like to withdraw their poems may receive a refund of thier entry fee by applying to goldsmithpoetry@gmail.com.

€800 in Prizes

Online entry Available

Goldsmith Online Festival 2020

Videos of this event are available here

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The Committee of the Goldsmith International Literary Festival would like to thank our Funding Agencies for their help in making the event possible.