Saturday, November 17, 2018

An Tobar ~ Poetry for Pleasure!

An Tobar ~ Poetry for Pleasure!

This month's meeting of the Poetry for Pleasure group in An Tobar, Ardbraccan, County Meath has a theme of "Place" or something that relates to it in someway depending on interpretation. The start time is 7.30 pm this Tuesday night coming and everyone is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. Contact Jim Owens at 087 967 6728 or Jackie Smyth (An Tobar) at 046 90 789 73 for further details. 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Eric Bogle - The Green Fields of France

From the great Eric Bogle. Loaded by Grant O' Neil. Today is the 11th of November 2018. Enough said. With thanks to youtube!     

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Meath Writers' Circle/Magazine Launch!

Magazine Launch/Photos!

Verona Pentony and Una O' Callanáin
Michael Farry
Barbara Flood
Pat Farrelly
Monica Sherlock
Eugene Kane
Sean Reilly
Gaberiel McDonnell 
Noel Dempsey who launched the magazine with Willie G. Hodgins in the background.

Just some of the photos taken at the launch of The Meath Writers' Circle 4th Annual Magazine in the Trim Castle Hotel on Thursday the 1st of November. Again a big thank you to everyone who came or read or contributed something to the magazine, to our prize winners in the children's poetry competition and to Gemma McGowan for her beautiful singing and musical accompaniment on the harp.  

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Meath Writers' Circle/Magazine Launch 2018!

The Meath Writers' Circle/ Annual Magazine Launch 2018!

Noel Dempsey did the honours on last Thursday night at the Trim Castle Hotel for the launch of our fourth Annual Magazine and it was fitting in that he was one of the founder members of the group back in the early Nineties when himself and Deirdre McGivern, with the assistance of Trim poet Tommy Murray first established the group as part of the Adult Education Department of the Meath County VEC. Tommy was the chairperson of the group until he died in 2012 and Willie G. Hodgins has occupied the position since that time. This year's magazine includes some of Ireland' most prominent writers as well as members of our local writing groups. There are contributions here from President Michael D. Higgins, John F. Deane, Michael Farry, Tom French, Orla Fay, Tommy Murray, Anthony J. Jordan, Louise Scott, Myra Lalor, John Quinn, Verona Pentony, Sean Reilly, Willie G Hodgins, Paul Martin, Patrick Nolan, Sean Kane, Eugene Kane, F. R. Higgins, Rex Lee, Gemma McGowan, Cynthia Simonet, Jim Owens, Peggy Murphy, Frank Murphy, Thomas Davis, Monica Sherlock, James Byrne, Peter Farrely, Pat Farrelly, Tess Ryan, Mick Gillick, Gaberiel Mc Donnell, Mary Flood, Barbara Flood, Kieran Murray, George Knightley, James Linnane, Leona Rennicks, Ray Crinnion, Tony Mc Cormack, Kathleen Miggin, Noel French, Gemma Macey, Carmel Murray, Sean Landers, Pat Bennett, Doris Daley and of course our junior writers and children's competition winners: Etain McCarthy, Jessica Varley, Rebecca Ó Reilly, Louise Reynolds, Nicole Mc Fadden, Thomas Balfe, Sadhbh David-Ní Laoire, Barra Mc Cluskey, Grace Lyons, Emily Brooks, Lily Casey, Isabel Wallace, Glenda Smith, Sophia Grace Christie and Scarlet Leonard.

There are over sixty contributions here in all, although not in the order above and we'd like to thank everyone who sent something in. If I've left anyone out please let me know! The magazine has 72 pages and retails at only €6. A4 size it would make an ideal Christmas present.

Some photos to follow.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

'Grangegorman' by Hazel Hogan

Here's an interesting one I came across on youtube. Worth a listen. Loaded by Dublin City Literature. With thanks to youtube.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Magazine Launch/2018!

The Meath Writers' Circle/ Magazine Launch/2018!

The Meath Writers' Circle will launch their 4th Annual Magazine in the Trim Castle Hotel on Thursday the 1st of November at 8 pm. All are welcome to attend and light refreshments will be served. The magazine will be launched by Noel Dempsey and includes some of Ireland's most prominent writers as well as the winners of our children's poetry competition. A broad mix of poetry and prose and pieces of historical interest there's sure to be something there to appeal to everyone, so why not come along and enjoy the night. Retails at €6 and would make an ideal Christmas present. Noel Dempsey was a founder member of the group.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Verona Pentony Reading Her Poems | Speakers Corner

Verona Pentony of The Meath Writers' Circle reading from her poetry books, Reflections from the Heart and Reflections of Time at Speaker's Corner, Hyde Park London on Sunday the 7th of October. With thanks to Verona, Content over Everything, D J Riza's Channel and youtube. Some nice comments over on youtube.