Irish Haiku Society

Established in 2006

               About us   

The Irish Haiku Society is a not-for-profit organisation promoting the writing and appreciation of haiku in Ireland. It organises readings, ginko, workshops and other haiku-related events.

The Irish Haiku Society, founded in September 2006, is an association of haiku poets.

The Irish Haiku Society organises haiku meetings, readings, book-launches, workshops, ginko and other haiku-related events.

The Board of the Irish Haiku Society deals with queries relating to these activities,
and can be contacted at

irishhaikusociety at gmail dot com


Latest Updates


 The results of the Irish Haiku Society Haiku Competition 2012 have been announced! (see the Competition page)

"Bamboo Dreams", an Anthology of Haiku Poetry from Ireland edited by Anatoly Kudryavitsky and featuring 77 Irish haijin, is available to order via the Doghouse Books website.

Added haiku by Jim Burke, Marie Coveney, Joe Healey, Kara Craig, Beth McFarland, Tom Moloney, Conor O'Neill, Akagi Kobayashi, Diarmuid Fitzgerald, Marion Clarke, Helen Simcox

Haiku Directory updated




Membership of the Irish Haiku Society is free of charge and can be in one of three categories: Guest, Ordinary and Honorary.

Guest membership and publication of work on the society’s website, as well as in other publications, are available for everyone, following application and approval by the Board.

The Board offers Ordinary membership to guest members based or born on the island of Ireland.

Honorary membership is offered to poets of the Board’s choosing.

Applications for membership of the Irish Haiku Society should be submitted to the Board of the Irish Haiku Society at


Please note that Guest membership of the Irish Haiku Society is open to everybody with an interest in haiku and related forms, and should not therefore be interpreted as being any kind of professional qualification.

Membership of the Irish Haiku Society does not constitute a recommendation.

Members of the Irish Haiku Society are welcome to popularise haiku and discuss any haiku-related matters in public.


Constitution of the Irish Haiku Society is available here (PDF format):

Mailing List


Any person who wishes to be on the Irish Haiku Society’s mailing list, should write to



The Board of the Society


 The Board shall manage, superintend and direct the affairs of the Society, execute and enforce observance of the Rules of the Society, make representations and negotiate with any person or bodies or any authority on behalf of the members, have the power to decide all questions where the rules are not specific.

Current members of the Board are:

Anatoly Kudryavitsky, Chairman

Martin Vaughan, Honorary Secretary

Aisling White, Honorary Treasurer

Bee Smith, Events Organiser

Haiku News


IHS Newsletter has been discontinued. For information on haiku competitions and other haiku news see our Facebook page at


Previous Issues of IHS Newsletter (PDF format)

September to November 2009 News September to November 2009.pdf

June to August 2009 News June to August 2009.pdf

December 2008 to February 2009 News December 2008 to February 2009.pdf

September-November 2008 News September-November 2008.pdf

June-August 2008 News June-August 2008.pdf

March-May 2008 News March-May 2008.pdf

December 2007-February 2008 News 9-2007.pdf

September-November 2007 News 8-2007.pdf 

June-August 2007 News 7-2007.pdf 


Haiku Journal

of the Irish Haiku Society

edited by Anatoly Kudryavitsky


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