m2s 2014

Our Sponsors

Our sponsors and partners for 2013 will be announced shortly



Festival Director:
Mairead Owens

Primary Curator:
Maureen Kennelly

Event Management and PR:
Line Up (SME)
Maeve Buckley
Geraldine Jordan
David McHug

Poetry Curator:
Paul Perry

Family and Schools
Event Programmer:
Tom Donegan

Festival Producers:
Carolyn Brown
Marian Keyes

Family and Schools Curator:
Sarah Webb

Social Media Co-ordinator:
Jessica McCarry

Kadine Henry

Emily Charlotte Greene and Mark Granier


The Festival Team would like to thank the staff of all of the venues involved.

County Hall
Pavilion Theatre
The Mill Theatre
Royal St. George Yacht Club
Oliveto at the Kingston
National Maritime Museum of Ireland
Royal Marine Hotel
Promenade Café
People’s Park

The Festival Team would like to extend a very special thank you to all the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Councillors for their support of the Festival. They would also like to extend their gratitude to Owen Keegan, County Manager and Richard Shakespeare, Director Environment, Culture and Community Department, Kenneth Redmond Arts Officer and Tim Carey, Heritage Officer. for all their support of and hard work on behalf of the festival.

Hughes & Hughes
Books Upstairs
Gutter Bookshop

Special thanks to:
Joe Woods, and all at Poetry Ireland, Geraldine Mitchell, Trish Groves, Campaigns Officer - Grants & Multimedia Trócaire, Pat Boran, John Saunders and Shine, the Strong family, Gerry Smyth, Kevin O’Sullivan and The Irish Times, Rolf Stehle and the Goethe Institute, Thomas Zandegiacomo Del Bel, Project Manager, ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, Paul Casey, Dr. Christiane Lange, Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, Pat Cotter, Belinda McKeon, Neil Astley and Christine Macgregor at Bloodaxe, Peter Sirr, Enda Wyley, Nessa O’Mahony, Philip Coleman, Catherine Phil MacCarthy and our judges for the Irish Times Poetry Now Prize Gerald Dawe, James Harpur and Mary Shine Thompson, Jenny Duffy, Anna Johnston and all at Newpark Comprehensive, Mary Byrne at Harper Collins Children’s Books, Siobhan Tierney and Victoria Roberts at Hachette Children’s Books, Catherine Alport at Scholastic Children’s Books, Nina Douglas at Orion Children’s Books, Conor Hackett at Walker Books, Catherine Ward and Helen Gleed O’Connor at Simon and Schuster, David Maybury and Patricia Kennon from Inis Magazine, Mags Walsh, Jenny Murray and Aoife Murray from CBI, Sara Bennett and all at Fighting Words, Marian Richardson, Richard Howorth, Fergus Cronin, Rachel O’Flanagan, Eoin Kennelly, Catriona Crowe, Richard Ford who will read later this year in Dublin City, James Ryan, Michael Good, Mary Corcoran and Ber O’Hara.

We would like to acknowledge all photographers who provided their images for this programme.

Graphic Design
Noel Greene, evolve

Our sponsors for the 2012 festival were Fáilte Ireland and RTE Supporting the Arts.

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Our partners in 2012 included:

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