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.

Confidentiality Agreement: IPTN Sessions are held in a confidential space. Participants, discussions and poems are only published with agreement. These sessions use poetry as therapy and are not psychotherapy sessions.

Saturday 28 October 2023

Workshops and Poetry Club '24

Throughout the year, IPTN runs Wellness through the Seasons workshops on zoom on a Saturday from 2pm to 4pm. Details of the sessions are advertised nearer the time. IPTN members receive a reduced rate.

We also run a Poetry Club (free) for IPTN members on a Saturday from 2pm to 3pm, on zoom.

Here are the dates for your diary and we will email a gentle reminder beforehand.

10 February 2024  Siblings and our Relationship with them- Theresa Kelly

20 April 2024  The Road Ahead - Carol Boland in Old School, Hollyfort, Gorey,                               and on zoom. A combining of face-to-face and zoom sessions.

8 June 2024

24 August 2024

€20 for members and €25 for non-members

Poetry Club

Dates for IPTN’s one-hour Saturday sessions from 2pm:

23 March 2024  Poems That I Like with Bernie Walsh

18 May 2024

27 July 2024

21 September 2024

 Sessions are open and free to IPTN members

We look forward to seeing you there.

Monday 16 October 2023

IPTN Conference - A successful day!

What a day it was - full of interesting and enlightening facilitations from all our speakers. Thanks to  facilitators and to all who attended and participated in the sessions, you made the conference the successful event it was. We could not have done it without you! Copies of the poems are on their way.

Check out our autumn ezine below for details of upcoming online events during 2024.

See you there!


Friday 29 September 2023

Conference Prog - Sat 14 Oct '23

 See our Autumn ezine below for further details.

Book your place by emailing Theresa Kelly at irishpoetrytherapynetwork@gmail.com

Monday 21 August 2023

Sorry! Session Cancelled


We regret that our Wellness Through the Seasons session on 26th August '23 has been cancelled.

For IPTN members, the next Poetry Club is on 23th September with Alison Broder. She will contact you nearer the time with further details.

Save the Date - Annual Conference Saturday 14/10/23

In the meantime, our IPTN Ezine is almost ready for publication. Watch out for it here and on Facebook. As usual, it is full of interesting articles, and this edition includes details of our upcoming Annual Conference on Saturday 14th October, on zoom.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Thursday 11 May 2023

IPTN AGM - 20/5/23

This year the IPTN's AGM (annual general meeting) will be held on zoom on Saturday 20th May '23 at 3.15pm

Please email IPTN for the zoom link if you wish to join us.

All Welcome.