Monday, October 18, 2021

Brendan Kennelly - A Personal Glimpse by Noel O'Grady

Brendan Kennelly ~ Born April 17th 1936 ~ Died October 17th 2021.

Searching for a poem or two I came across this tribute by Noel O' Grady from 2016. Loaded by Andy Flaherty and with thanks.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Simon & Garfunkel - America (from The Concert in Central Park)

Simon & Garfunkel - America!

Paul Simon was born on the 13th of October 1941 and celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday and what can you say about the guy? One of the really great singer-songwriters of the past century or indeed any time. An artist in every sense of the word. I heard someone say on the radio that when they were handing out Nobel Prizes they should have given one to Paul and indeed to Leonard as well. Look around you now where has it all gone? Plastic culture. Where has America gone? Loaded by Simon & Garfunkel ~ with thanks. 

Monday, October 11, 2021

Fire in my Head ~ Moya Roddy!

Fire in my Head ~ Moya Roddy
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 Moya Roddy is delighted to invite you to

the online launch of her new collection of short stories 

Fire in my Head 


Thursday 14th October at 8pm



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The launch is hosted by Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop and the book is being launched by poet Rachael Hegarty.

Books will be available to order at the launch (and afterwards!)* Bring your preferred beverage and join me at 8pm!

I hope to see you there and send my warmest wishes. 

Drawn to the Light ~ Orla Fay!

 Drawn to the Light Press ~ Issue 4.

Delighted to have a poem included in the above edition. Drawn to the Light Press is an online poetry magazine edited by Orla Fay of The Boyne Writers Group. Editor of Boyne Berries for many years, Orla was nominated Poet Laureate for Dunshaughlin, County Meath by Poetry Ireland a few weeks back and has a poetry collection due out in the near future. She is the winner of many awards and widely published. The above collection of poems can be accessed through her blog site - link to the right and downloaded if you wish. Easily read and a fine piece of technical work.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Cathalbui Poetry Anthology - Selected Entries!

Cathalbui Poetry Anthology ~ Selected Entries!

The selected entries from the Cathalbui Poetry Competition 2021 are available on Amazon Books at £3.47 a copy and there is a Kindle version as well. One hundred and thirty seven pages in all with an intro on Cathalbui and the Belcoo Hedge School the book is well worth adding to your poetry collection. The winning and commended entries are listed in bold type on the contents page. Nice to have a poem included.


Saturday, October 2, 2021

Poetry Town Cootehill 2021!

Poetry Town Cootehill ~ 2021!

Picked this up from a Cathalbui link. Noel Monahan reads his commissioned poem for the town of Cootehill, County Cavan as part of the Poet Laureate town events. Cavan Arts.

Friday, October 1, 2021

The Meath Writers' Circle ~ October 2021!

The Meath Writers' Circle ~ October 2021!

The next meeting of the group and its first get together since early 2020 will take place next Thursday night in the Trim Castle Hotel at 7.30pm. Vaccine passports and facemasks required for all attendees.