Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Scurlogstown Olympiad 2017!

Scurlogstown Olympiad and Haymaking Festival 2017!

Michael Durkan and Suzanne Pegley

Eugene Kane, Peter Fahy, Sean Kane, Suzanne Pegley, Margaret Geraghty, Michael Fahy, Bridie Halton,
Michael Durkan and Carmel Murray
Eugene Kane, Sean Kane Peter Fahy, Suzanne Pegley, Margaret Geraghty, Michael Fahy
Bridie Halton, Frank Murphy and Carmel Murray
Marion McDonald, Willie G. Hodgins and Daniel McDonald
Trim Castle and Church across the Boyne

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Hothous Flowers (&The Dubliners) - The Rose

Ah, the lucky and the strong! With thanks to youtube and Matz Katz who loaded.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wreath Laying Ceremonies!

Wreath Laying Ceremonies/Laracor and Trim.

The wreath laying ceremony at the grave of poet F. R. Higgins
 in Laracor graveyard.
John Smith, Bernie Murray, Pat Farrelly, Carmel Murray
Willie G. Hodgins, Joan Conlon and Catherine Murray
The wreath laying ceremony at the grave of  poet Tommy Murray
in St Loman's graveyard Trim.
Bernie Murray, John Smith, Carmel Murray,Catherine Murray
And Willie G. Hodgins.

The first event of Olympiad week every year is the wreath laying ceremonies at the graves of two of Meath's best known poets, Tommy Murray and F. R Higgins.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Age of Glass/Photos!

The Age of Glass/ Michael Farry

Michael signing copies of The Age of Glass
Dominic Taylor and Tom Muldowney
Paddy Halligan
Barbara Flood
Anne Crinion, Orla Fay and Noeleen Egan
Paddy Smith and Noel French
Nessa O' Mahony and Tom Dredge
Noeleen Egan and Willie G. Hodgins

Friday, June 9, 2017

The Age of Glass/Michael Farry.

The Age of Glass/Michael Farry.

Paddy Halligan, Michael Farry and Anne Crinion
Nessa O' Mahony did the honours last night in the Castle Arch Hotel at the launch of Michael Farry's The Age of Glass. His second book of poetry to date it includes a number of prize winning poems and is no small collection, numbering sixty three in all that reflect on his interest in various fields of study or discipline. Grouped under headings from Genealogy to Gerontology the poems explore in meticulous detail and craft what he describes himself as the Desolate Splinters and you need a little courage to go there. The book is published by Revival Press Limerick and is beautifully produced. Retails at €12.

Other highlights on the night included intros by Nessa herself and Dominic Taylor of Revival and of course the most excellent master of ceremonies Paddy Smith who once again demonstrated that when it comes to wit and entertainment few can compere! Excellent timing. Some photos to follow! 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

St Patricks Cathedral Dublin - Jonathan Swift

No mention of Trim or Laracor here and there are a number of other videos on his life and times that are worth a look but it is the 350th anniversary of his birth this year. Loaded by st Patrick's Cathedral Dublin.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Meath Writers' Circle/ June Meeting 2017!

The Meath Writers' Circle/June Meeting 2017!

About twelve people turned out last Thursday night for the June meeting of The Meath Writers' Circle in the Trim Castle Hotel where it was a nice mixture of poetry read, stories told and an ending with a Stephen Foster song to take us way back in time to the 1850's when the world was young or younger and poets then as now discovered there was no money in it! Anyway a gentle reminder to get your material in for the magazine as the closing date is the end of this month or at least by the fourth of July when the next meeting takes place. Upcoming events this week include the launch of Michael Farry's book, "The Age of Glass" on Thursday night in the Castle Arch Hotel in Trim at 8 pm and on Friday night the wreath laying ceremonies at the graves of the poets F.R. Higgins in Laracor Churchyard and Tommy Murray in St. Loman's Trim. Times to be confirmed.