Irish Haiku Society

Irish Haiku Society

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 hotmail dot com

Latest updates

Irish Haiku Society Haiku Competition 2010: the results have just been published (see the Competition page)

Added haiku by John Oliver Byrne

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 societys 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 Boards 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 Societys 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:

Anthony (Anatoly) Kudryavitsky, Chairman

Martin Vaughan, Honorary Secretary

Aisling White, Honorary Treasurer

Sharon Burrell, Events Organiser




Poets A - E


Natalie Arkins, Tony Bailie, Sharon Burrell, John Oliver Byrne,

Andrew Caldicott, Patrick Chapman, Marion Clarke, Bridie Conway, Evan Costigan

Louise Couper, Philip Crudden, Jerm Curtin, Paul Dalton, Noel Duffy



Poets F - G


Stephen Farren, Diarmuid Fitzgerald, Ryan Fitzpatrick,

William Gibb Forsyth, Michael Gallagher, Fionnan Glynn,

Mark Granier, Anna Grogan, Trish Groves



Poets H - L

Carol Hannon, Patrick Hopkins, Peter Kay, Susan Kelly,

Anatoly Kudryavitsky (webmaster),

Jessie Lendennie, Sean Lysaght



Poets M


 Aine MacAodha, James McAuley, Siobhán McCooey,

 Sinéad McDevitt, Clare McDonnell, Beth McFarland,

 Walter Daniel McGuire, Paul McGranaghan, Regina McQuillan,

Michael Massey, Tom Moloney, Maire Morrisey-Cummins



Poets N


Joan Newmann, Kate Newmann,

Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Colette Nic Aodha



Poets O


Andrew Michael O'Brien, Terry O'Connor, Hugh O'Donnell,

Mary O'Donnell, Síofra O'Donovan, Mary O'Keefe,

Nessa O'Mahony, Conor O'Neill, Kate O'Shea, Catherine O'Sullivan



Poets P - R

Thomas Powell, Isabelle Prondzynski, Maureen Purcell,

Alan Reid,

Mark Roper, Gráinne Roche, Suzanne Ryan


Poets S - Z


Breid Sibley, Helen Simcox, Bee Smith,

Tasha Smith, Grainne Toomey,

Martin Vaughan, Aisling White



The selection of haiku & senryu on these web-pages

edited by Anthony Anatoly Kudryavitsky

Irish haiku in Russian translation published in OKNO Magazine



Haiku Journal

of the Irish Haiku Society

edited by Anthony Anatoly Kudryavitsky


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