Irish Poetry Therapy Network Conference
Writing For Wellness: Accentuate the Positive
13/14 October in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Check out link.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Crow Duo and Gorey Writers

On 27 September 2018, CrOw Duo,  improvisation musicians, played with Gorey Writers in Gorey Library.
An amazing evening where music and spoken word combined in a dynamic performance.

Delighted to be part of this innovative project.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Coming Ashore - a new collection of poetry

My latest collection of poetry, Coming Ashore, was launched on 14/6/18 at the Old School, Hollyfort, Gorey.

Music and poems rang out in the old school, and the evening was a great success thanks to Hollyfort's Tidy Towns, friends and family.

The book is available from Boland Press at €10 (plus P&P €2.50)

Thursday, November 30, 2017

It's official

At St. Anne's Church, Dawson Street receiving my BSc degree in psychotherapy.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Pen Fest Carlow

Pen Fest 2017 in Carlow Town runs from 22nd to 24th Sept 2017. As part of this writing festitval, Carol Boland facilitates a Self-Discovery through Poetry session on Sunday 24th in Carlow Library from 2pm to 4pm.

Check out the full programe at

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Future of Poetry Therapy in Ireland

Irish Poetry Therapy Network is running a Strategy Forum on the Future of Poetry Therapy in Ireland on Sat 11 Feb at 2pm in Spencer Hotel on Clarion Quay, Dublin.
All welcome to join the open discussion. If you are interested, please email

This is a free event.

Monday, September 12, 2016

IPTN Annual Conference: Creative Arts and the Inner Self

Creative Arts and the Inner Self

Finding your inner self through the creative arts of poetry and film

        Day workshop of self-discovery           
finding your inner self through poetry & film
Sunday 9 October 2016
Tinakilly House Hotel
Rathnew, Co. Wicklow

70/60 iptn members
To reserve your place, email


Building Bridges            
Carol Boland PTP :This workshop will explore personal meaning through metaphors and symbols to encourage positive growth and change.

Self-Reflection : Film and the Arts
Dr Noreen Giffney, will consider how visual culture texts offer each of us an opportunity to be with our own thoughts and feelings while watching a film or visiting an exhibition. Excerpts from selected films will be screened, followed by group     discussion.   

Theresa Kelly PTP
Exploring who ’I AM’
             I’m nobody! Who are you?
             Are you nobody too?
                                   Emily Dickinson
Working with varied materials and poems, we will explore the different roles we take on in life.

 Dr. Shelley Tracey
Opening the Doors to Happiness
         I throw open the doors and windows of my heart and allow the sun and the wind and the rain to come in.   Osho
In this session we will share ideas about happiness, exploring         images, quotations and poems on the theme. Each participant will create their own ‘recipe for happiness’.