Manchester poet returns to Newry

Manchester-Irish, working class and entirely self-taught, his powerful writing and electrifying performances have made him a regular on television and radio. Tony Walsh brings his unique and powerful poetry to the Fleadh.


Tony is much in demand for a huge range of high-profile occasions, and is renowned internationally for the now iconic performance of his poem This Is The Place in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017.

We are delighted that Tony is coming back to Newry. With a Cavan father, he has a special affinity with the Irish navvies that built the Manchester canals. The last time he performed here, his poem for those men resonated with the Newry audience and we know his work will do so again.

Tony will be performing at two events. As part of our Family Fun Day on Saturday August 27, he will be in Marcus Square at 10am, bringing poetry and fun to the day (all children must be accompanied by an adult).


Later that day, Tony is performing alongside Finbar Magee and Briege Quinn as the three bring stories of people and places to life. A beautifully emotive evening, we promise you will laugh and cry.

Saturday August 27th, Working Men’s Club, Hill Street. Free.

Clive Price