The Galway Poetry Trail is a collection of over 20 commemorative plaques scattered around the city of Galway containing the works of well known Irish and International poets.
Pieces of creative writing about Galway are celebrated by being cast in bronze or engraved in stone and situated in an environment that reflects their content. For example James Joyce’s poem “She weeps over Rahoon” is placed on the wall of Rahoon Graveyard, Gerald Dawe’s poem “The Tribune” is on the facade of the Connacht Tribune offices and so on. This collection is on going, new plaques are added every year, most of the time the poems have a connection with Galway. The Galway Poetry Trail and includes plaques with pieces by James Joyce, Mairtín Ó’Direáin, Seamus Heaney, Pádraic Ó’Conaire, Walter Macken, Louis MacNeice, Kevin Faller, Moya Cannon, Patricia Burke Brogan, W.B.Yeats, Gerald Dawe, Rita Ann Higgins, Gerard Hanberry, George Moore, Máire Holmes, and several others.