Vision, Ethos, and Values.

Vision Statement.

Cobh Poetry Jukebox is a not-for-profit community project. It aims to support and enhance the availability, accessibility, enjoyment, understanding, and interaction with poetry and the spoken creative word in the town of Cobh. It will do this through the installation of a Poetry Jukebox in a central location in the town, and ensure that innovative and engaging curations are freely accessible to all.


Underpinning the work of Cobh Poetry Jukebox will be a firm commitment to the adherence to our values.

Community is at the heart of Cobh Poetry Jukebox. This project is for everyone. We are making a commitment to the celebration of our community’s diversity and to actively supporting inclusion is a vital part of our project. Building strong, confident communities benefits every member of society. We are stronger together. Ní Neart Go Cur Le Chéile

Our poetry jukebox is place for creating, sharing, expressing, exploring, and discovering. We will be a space for all Artists; Professionals, Established, or Novices. This will be a platform of creative expression not just for our beautiful town, but for the world. We believe strongly in ensuring that a commitment to the #PayTheArtist campaign is a core part of supporting careers in creativity.

The power of poetry to make an impact is undeniable. We are a nation of poets, and we celebrate it. We will support Irish, English, and minority languages. We will seek to communicate with everyone, young and old, regardless of their social status in the aim of supporting the rights of all to full participation in our society.

All around on our Great Island we can see the power of collaboration. The power of the community of this wonderful place shows in a thousand ways every day. We will work with everyone to play our part in making our island a warm, welcoming, safe and happy place for all who live here, and those who come to visit.

Cobh is a town where thousands depart to the lands beyond the horizon in years gone by, and where in those days the harbour was filled with sails, today those masts have been replaced by container ships and bulk carriers. A permanent reminder of the vital living connections this town has with the wider world. This project will explore and enhance those connections. Those connections with the Irish diaspora abroad are deep and lastly, we will renew old friendships, and forge new ones.