I am constantly amazed at the engagement and quality that emerges, often from the most unlikely sources. I would heartily recommend it to any school.

John O’Regan, English Teacher, Bandon Grammar, Co Cork

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

Our students are LOVING your courses. They don’t want to do anything else.

Sinead Fraser, English Teacher, Mungret Community College

He crafts workshops like a wizard, magnetises us with meaningful graphics and makes even the most disengaged students get active, excited and involved. Highly recommended. Five stars!

Pamela O’Leary, Assistant Principal, Cork Educate Together School

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

Ann Aungier, Glenstal Abbey

Students often did not want that day to end. I have always been thrilled by the reach of these workshops – all students feel confident participating, and all students produce personal pieces.

Patrick Huff, iNOTE, English Teacher, Ardscoil Mhuire, Limerick

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

One of the most unique experiences I’ve had in school. So fun and interactive.

5th Year Student, Cork Educate Together School

I had so much more fun than I thought I was going to have doing this workshop. I really did enjoy it.

TY Student – St Joseph’s Mercy Secondary School, Navan, Co Meath

It helped open us up and I have to say that it might have been one of the highlights of the year.

TY Student – St Benildus, Co Dublin

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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