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
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 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):
Any person who wishes to be on the Irish Haiku Society’s mailing list, should write to
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
http://irishhaiku.webs.com/IHS News September to November 2009.pdf
June to August 2009
http://irishhaiku.webs.com/IHS News June to August 2009.pdf
December 2008 to February 2009
http://irishhaiku.webs.com/IHS News December 2008 to February 2009.pdf
http://www.irishhaiku.webs.com/IHS News September-November 2008.pdf
http://www.irishhaiku.webs.com/IHS News June-August 2008.pdf
http://www.irishhaiku.webs.com/IHS News March-May 2008.pdf
http://www.irishhaiku.webs.com/IHS News 9-2007.pdf
http://www.irishhaiku.webs.com/IHS News 8-2007.pdf
http://www.irishhaiku.webs.com/IHS News 7-2007.pdf
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
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
Joan Newmann, Kate Newmann,
Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Colette Nic Aodha
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,
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
of the Irish Haiku Society
edited by Anthony Anatoly Kudryavitsky
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