Energy, laughter and creativity. Stephen makes poetry accessible and appealing to young people. All are encouraged to find their voice. I suggest you book now.

Larry Cotter, St Keiran’s College, Kilkenny

He has achieved the impossible. He has made poetry cool for teenagers. The boys absolutely loved it.

Ann Aungier, Glenstal Abbey

The most unlikely students showed off their poems proudly. I would recommend the workshops to all schools.

Deirdre Cox, TY Coordinator Sligo Grammar

A very exciting experience. The highlight of our transition Year programme.

Elaine Feeney, English Teacher, St Patricks, Tuam

They have energized language in this school like no one else before.

Imelda McDonagh, TY Coordinator, St Mary’s Arklow

Thanks again for all you do, I think you change lives.

Sheila Quealey – Friars Gate Literary Festival

Steve is a true alchemist whose influence resonates long after his workshops have finished.

Lisa Connolly, English Teacher, Colaiste Bride Clondalkin

Our students consider his workshop one of the highlights and surprises of the year!

Sonya Cummins, TY Coordinator, Franciscan College, Gormanstown

The Inspireland workshops were very popular with students who spoke with real enthusiasm about the session and all recommended it for T.Y students next year.

John Noonan, English Teacher, Crescent College Limerick

I would not consider running a Transition Year programme without including an Inspireland Poetry Workshop.

Glenda Groome, TY Coordinator, Holy Cross & Passion, Kilcullen


We all had a great day, I learnt a lot about written expression and a bit about myself too. Thank you so much for coming to our school.

TY Student, St. Mary’s, Arklow, Co. Wicklow

This workshop was actually unreal. Best thing ever, thought it was going to be shite. Hope the legend comes again. Really funny and actually got loads from the class.

TY Student, Coláiste Pobail Osrai, Kilkenny

100% the best workshop I’ve had, you’re absolutely hilarious and made my day. Definitely have a new outlook on poetry and education in general. Cheers.

TY Student, Scoil Chaitriona, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

This was honestly the best experience I’ve ever had in school! Stephen is amazing teacher and he helped me a lot with my creative writing and I think writing is way more fun now when you use your imagination!! 

2nd Year Student, St. Brigid’s College, Callan, Co. Kilkenny

It was an enjoyable, joyous day. I dived into my creative poetic side and had lots of fun! 

TY Student, Salerno College, Galway

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