Welcome to Irish Poetry Therapy Network - IPTN, a non-profit organisation that provides an environment where participants explore at first hand, through the use of poetry therapy and bibliotherapy, the healing power of poetry as a means of identifying and dealing with various life issues.

Find out more about us and how to join our network by checking out our site.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Tripartite Conference 2018

At the ‘Breathing Space’ conference I had an opportunity to meet Clare Scott, chair of Lapidus, a UK based network for people interested in writing and creativity for personal development.

Recently, Clare contacted IPTN to discuss introducing Lapidus to an Irish audience and we are pleased to announce that IPTN will facilitate this request by extending their annual conference to a two-day event. In addition, we are delighted to welcome Jill Teague, Executive Director of The International Academy for Poetry Therapy (iaPOETRY), and Master/Mentor, as the third member of the tripartite, introducing a ’Treading Softly’ element to the weekend.

We are excited by this inaugural collaboration between IPTN, Lapidus and iaPOETRY and details of our October 2018 conference will be published on our blog and Facebook as the programme is developed.

Monday, 12 February 2018

IPTN AGM 24/2/18


IPTN's AGM will take place  on Saturday 24th February 2018 in the Glenview Hotel, Co. Wicklow
at 2pm.
Meet in the main lounge.

All are welcome to attend.

Click here for directions.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Breathing Space Conference a great success

Ger and Carol at Breathing Space weekend conference in Snowdonia, Wales with great speakers, facilitators and imaginative workshops in wonderful surroundings. Congrats to Jill Teague and all concerned.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Poetry and the Third Eye - 2017

Wishing Lines (Suzanne Power's Session)

Thanks to participants and facilitators of our 2017 Poetry Therapy Conference, we are pleased to announce another successful event in our PT calendar.

To illustrate the power of the occasion, here is our group poem:

Opening my Third Eye

I looked in the mirror
but held it slant
at first a sea of sky blue
reflecting back
this is my life
my choice
I choose freedom
surviving an act of love
to grow in self and worth.
See the splinter of stars exploding
and a lineage side-mouthed
the dead can't answer questions.
Now I have captured my soul
I dare you to break the spell
a place where only I can go -
you are braver
than you think you are.

Participants of 'Poetry and the Third Eye' Conference

Thursday, 14 September 2017

IPTN Conference - Sun 8 October '17

We are pleased to announce 

 IPTN Conference 2017 at

Ardgillan Castle


Date: Sunday 8 October 2017
Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm
Cost: €80/€70 members  to include a light lunch.

Facilitators: Carol Boland PTP, Suzanne Power PTP and Ger Campbell PTP. Programme will be uploaded shortly.

Places are limited. So as not to be disappointed,  reserve yours now by emailing us at irishpoetrytherapynetwork@gmail.com

Ardgillan Castle and Demesne is situated in North County Dublin on an elevated coastline between Balbriggan and Skerries,32 kilometers north of Dublin City. The demesne is well signposted off the M1. The park consists of 194 acres of rolling open grassland, mixed woodland and gardens, overlooking the Irish Sea with views of Mourne Mountains to the north and Lambay to the south-east. Ardgillan is a sanctuary for many species of animals, mammals and birds for which the wooded areas provide a safe retreat from surrounding agricultural land.