About Tigh Filí


Since 1985, Tigh Filí Cultural Centre has been offering shelter, support and motivation to emerging writers, poets and artists by organising and facilitating readings, workshops, seminars and a poetry outreach education programme, in addition to a number of actions and initiatives targeted specifically at children. The centre coordinates and operates poetry, artwork and animation workshops at its own cultural centre and in schools, libraries, youth centres and festival events across Ireland and Europe. Under the Bradshaw Books imprint, Tigh Filí has published over 200 titles, including the annual Cork Literary Review and the Eurochild Anthology of Children’s Artwork and Poetry, in addition to dozens of poetry collections by first-time, niche and local community writers.

Tigh Filí is supported with funding by the EACEA, Arts Council of Ireland, Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport and Cork City Council. It is affiliated with numerous other arts and literary organisations across Ireland and the rest of Europe, including Euro-École.

The organisation has extensive experience of sourcing, engaging and employing artists and other creative personnel, as well as additional support staff. The organisation also provides opportunities for students, volunteers and graduate work placements. In the past, Tigh Filí arts centre has operated a number of successful FÁS Community Employment schemes, providing training opportunities and hands-on experience in project management, publishing, design, administration and IT for dozens of learners, as well as mentoring opportunities for young arts professionals, students and volunteers. Tigh Filí has always strived to create a safe creative environment that values and supports all contributions and contributors equally, without reference to preconceived hierarchies or prejudices.


  • Joseph Woods

    “The existence of literary journals is often precarious… Many journals disappear or go online… The Cork Literary Review, now in its 13th issue, under the editorship of Eugene O’Connell, is reversing matters and has gone from paperback to hardback in a bold and ambitious move.”

    Joseph Woods, The Irish Times, 2009
  • SeamusHeaney[1]

    “…terrific variety and good standard all the way through.”

    Séamus Heaney, poet, on the Cork Literary Review Volume XII
  • SiobhanParkinson1[1]

    What a wonderful project Eurochild is and what wonderful work the children produce! I cannot imagine a better way for children from many lands to learn to communicate creatively than a project like this.”

    Siobhán Parkinson, CBI Laureate na n-Óg – Laureate for Children’s Literature