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Become a Friend of The Gerard Manley Hopkins Festival

Become a Friend of The Irish Gerard Manley Hopkins Society! We were founded in 1987 to celebrate the poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins and his interests: poetry, painting, music, the arts, philosophy.

Mainly, of course, we do this through our Annual Gerard Manley Hopkins Summer School which takes place during the last week of July since 1987.

We are also building up our online Gerard Manley Hopkins Archive, a resource for scholars, students and lovers of Hopkins poetry worldwide.

The Gerard Manley Hopkins Society

The Irish Hopkins Society is a voluntary society which runs an international literary festival each Summer and hosts a large Hopkins archive. Find out more about the Society

The Gerard Manley Hopkins Society needs your support

The Gerard Manley Hopkins Society is a Not for Profit Company Limited by Guarantee and is approved for Tax Relief under Section 484 of TC.A. 1997. Sponsors and Donors who wish to avail of this Tax Relief should contact the Society for details Reg. number 268039.

As a voluntary group, we exist only with the support and sponsorship of those who believe in what we are doing. As a Friend of our Society you will be entitled to:

A free copy of each Newsletter published by the Society

Discount of 20% on all our events

A copy of The Poems of Hopkins

Inclusion in our mailing list, including copies of our programmes.
Invitation to Opening Reception and to all official Receptions.

Amount of Annual Subscription is voluntary; minimum $100.00. If you wish to become a Friend of the Society, please contact Chairman, Richard O'Rourke, Drogheda Street, Monasterevin, Kildare, Ireland or

The Hopkins Committee Celebrate 21 years with a Reception from the President Mary McAleese

Friends of The Hopkins Society
The Hopkins Festival Moves to Newbridge College
Book Presentation to Mark Hopkins Festival move to Newbridge College