Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Family Fun Day/Scurlogstown Heritage Park 2017!

Family Fun Day/Scurlogstown Heritage Park 2017


Jack Quinn's Public House
Scurlogstown/Heritage Sunday

As part of Heritage Week the Scurlogstown Olympiad group will be holding a "Family Fun Day" in the Heritage Park just across the road from Jack Quinn's on Sunday the 20th of August. All are welcome with games for the children, music and poetry and Pet's Corner and if you should be thirsty just over the road is one of the best known pubs in Meath. Just outside Trim on the main Dublin road Scurlogstown is close to some of the most important visitor attractions in the county and if you happen to be passing on the day why not stop in for a while!



Saturday, August 12, 2017

Poetry Reading/St Elizabeth's Athboy!

Poetry Reading/St Elizabeth's Athboy.


The Meath Writers' Circle were guests last Thursday for an afternoon of poetry and song in St Elizabeth's of Athboy and would like to thank the residents and staff there for what was an enjoyable gathering. Poems that were schoolbook favourites or songs from yesteryear made for an entertaining get together and ended with light refreshments and tea for all. Again a big thank you to everyone there.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

True Grit (1969) - La Boeuf (Glen Campbell), Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne...





The remake of this is perhaps as good as the original which takes nothing from either and John Wayne won an Oscar here for playing Rooster, but both Kim Darby and Glen Campbell put in some great performances here in what is one of the great classic westerns. (As is the remake!) With thanks to youtube and ~ "Glen Campbell - a Tribute" who posted.

Glen Campbell ~ "Highwayman" (Jimmy Webb) LIVE! 1980 L.A. Forum





Sad to hear of the death of Glen Campbell, one of the great contemporary ballad singers. I remember buying an eight track cassette of his back in the early seventies or so, and while the sound from those things was something else, they had a tendency to jam and it did somewhere on the back road from Rathfeigh to Duleek  in the middle of, "Dreams of an Everyday Housewife" or maybe it was, "Gentle on my Mind". Anyway he was a fine singer and guitar player and will be missed and to borrow a line from another song, "Another piece of America's gone!" With thanks to youtube and Diamond's In The Rough who posted.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Meath Writers' Circle/August 2017!

The Meath Writers' Circle/ August 2017!


About eight or nine people turned out for the August meeting of The Meath Writers' Circle, so a small number this time. The magazine is finished and with the printer and we should have a proof to go through for our next get together. Thanks to everyone who contributed a poem or article. A number of events coming up, or possible other projects, but yet to be ironed out and interesting to see how it goes. On the night we read some poems and stories and finished off with a song.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Bray Literary Festival 2017!

Bray Literary Festival 2017!


The Bray Literary Festival 2017 has prizes in two categories and a closing date of not later than 5 pm on Thursday the 31st of August. There are prizes here for both poetry and flash fiction with the winner of each category receiving €200 and the runner-up €50. The judges are Breda Wall Ryan (author of the award winning, "In a Hare's Eye ~ Doire Press) for poetry and Catherine Dunne, author of nine novels, including the award winning, "The Things we Know Now" ~ MacMillan). There are a number of terms and conditions and entry is by post only with fees at €5 for a single entry and €10 for three entries. 

Postal address: Bray Literary Festival Competitions, 9 Martello Manor, Bray, Co. Wicklow, A98 T389. 

Check out details at: Here! 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Dromineer Literary Festival 2017

Dromineer Literary Festival 2017!




The closing date for the Poetry and Short Story competitions is on midnight the 18th of August 2017 so only a few weeks left to get your entries in. You can submit an unlimited number of entries for these competitions but must they must be no more than 40 lines for the poetry and 500 words for the flash fiction section. The entry fees are €5 per poem and €10 per entry in the flash fiction. Post or by email. The judges are Lisa Frank and John Walsh of Doire Press and if by post you need to download an entry form. 

Post to: Peter Hooker, Dromineer Literary Festival, Dromineer, Nenagh, Co, Tipperary.