Sunday, August 18, 2019

Bailieborough Poetry Prize 2019!

Bailieborough Poetry Prize 2019!


The closing date for this one is Friday September 6th and this year's judge is Cavan Writer-in- Residence Anthony J. Quinn. Full details and information about the contest are available on their website and a link is also available on Michael Farry's blogsite. Link to the right.

Link below! And good luck. Check out all details.


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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Jonathan Swift Creative Writing Awards 2019!

Jonathan Swift Creative Writing Awards 2019!



The above competition has a closing date of Friday the 20th of September and the winners will be notified and must be prepared to read their work if possible at the awards at the Heritage Centre in Saggart Co. Dublin on the 26th of October 2019, 4 to 6 pm. Address is as above and published authors Michael Whelan and Ms Maria Wallace will judge the competition.

The cover charge for the competition is €4 per poem, or 3 poems for €10 with a max of 6 poems and €5 for a prose entry. Entries made payable to: Saggart Literary Project Writing Awards. Poems not to exceed 45 lines. Entries must be typed in plain font Times Roman point 12 single spacing on plain white A4 sheet, without decoration or illustration and may be in Irish or English. The entrants name must not appear on the typescript but only on the entry form. The work must be the author's original work and not have been published or broadcast previously.  There is also a Facebook page for the above. The judges decision is final.  



Saturday, August 10, 2019

Kristina Train - Saturdays Are The Greatest



Destined to become a classic I would say. Heard it on late night radio and checked out on wikipedia. Born in America but now lives in the UK, I'm amazed it hasn't more hits on it. Reminds me of Nick Drake's ~ Riverman. Captures that lazy Saturday feel.....  With thanks to Chromeman who loaded and youtube.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

An Tobar/Open Day 2019!

An Tobar/Open Day 2019!


James McConnell and Leona Rennicks
Made it over to An Tobar, Ardbraccan yesterday for a visit to their Open Day celebrations and managed to get a photograph of two of our "Poetry for Pleasure" group. Many different events going on but didn't get to visit them all, though the surroundings were lovely. The rain came and went and lots of interesting conversation to go with the refreshments, which were free to all! A number of different groups use these surroundings which are located just outside Navan and if you have a particular interest or hobby why not give them a call. Something for the Autumn months! Jackie Smyth at 046 9078 973.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Meath Writers' Circle/August 2019!

The Meath Writers' Circle/August 2019!




Seven in all (including myself) turned out for the August meeting with the usual round of stories and poems, best ones perhaps a reading by Sean Reilly or Sean Kane. Another item discussed was the annual wreath laying ceremonies for F.R. Higgins and Tommy Murray and that should be sorted out in the next week or so. The magazine is with the printer and a proof copy should be ready by our next meeting on Thursday the 5th of September. Looks interesting but never there until it's there!

Friday, August 2, 2019

Open Day/An Tobar Navan!

A Bank Holiday Treat For Yourself And Your Family!


You are invited to the An Tobar Open Day on Monday the 5th of August from 2pm to 6pm at An Tobar, Ardbraccan Navan.  Come and see and take part in the many "Demos" available such as Yoga, Tai Chai, Reflexology, Cookery Class, Aura Soma, and Flower Arrangement. And you might even have a poem or two read to you by the "Poetry for Pleasure" group who meet there on the third Tuesday of every month, although the next meeting is not until September,

Also of course it is a chance to enjoy the hospitality of An Tobar with a cup of tea and of course the "yummy" chocolate cake. Please spread the word by telling your family and friends. The Spiritan Community wist to thank you for your ongoing support of An Tobar. For further information please contact Jackie Smyth. Tel: 046 9078 973. 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Irish Love Poem by Margaret Widdemer (read by Tom O'Bedlam)



Came across this one by accident. Read by Tom O' Bedlam and can't say I'm familiar with the writer, though checking through wikipedia I see she was a Pulitzer Prize winner. An American poet and novelist she lived from 1884 to 1978. Will have to check the background on the above. Enjoy. With thanks to youtube and the share button and of course Tom.