Friday, November 17, 2017

Poetry Competitions/2017

Poetry Competitions ~ To end the year!


These competitions have a closing date that's fast approaching, so if you intend entering a poem or two you only have few days left to do it. Myself I might enter two of them. See how it goes! All worth a mention in. Strokestown and the Gregory O' Donoghue are two of the biggest in the country and the Doolin Festival is ... well if you haven't been! Links below.


Doolin Festival

Good Luck!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Goodnight. By Dylan Thomas. Read By Richard B...





Brendan Gleeson does a stirring version of this over on RTE. Played just before the match last night. But enough said. Sport is a funny thing and a touch here or a touch there and the result could have been different. But when it goes wrong out there and at that level its like war in the desert. With thanks to youtube and guy who loaded.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Carter Family - Wildwood Flower





Always meant to post something on these guys. So on a busy Sunday. Enjoy. With thanks to youtube and the guy who loaded!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Meath Writers' Circle 3rd Annual Magazine Launch Night 2017 - Meath Dail...





Many thanks to Gemma and Meath Daily TV for turning out for the launch! Many other videos of interest here as well. Link below.

Meath Daily TV 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Magazine Launch/Photos!

The Meath Writers' Circle/Third Annual Magazine Launch 2017!


Monica Sherlock
Kathleen Miggin
Claire and Eugene Kane
Michael Farry and James Linnane
Jim Owens and Willie G. Hodgins
Bridie Halton
Noel French

Some photos taken at last night's launch in Jack Quinn's. With thanks to Jim Owens for launching the magazine and to everyone who contributed or assisted in any way. And finally a big thank you to Meath Daily TV for their recordings on the night. More on that to follow! 




Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Magazine Launch 2017!

The Meath Writers' Circle/Magazine Launch 2017!

The launch of our third annual magazine takes place this Friday night in Jack Quinn's of Scurlogstown (Téach Scurlog) at 7.30 pm. A mix of poetry and prose with pieces of historical interest, the magazine is A4 size and runs to over sixty pages including biographical notes and introduction. It is printed on glossy paper with a number of illustrations. It would make an ideal Christmas present or gift for anyone interested in the written word. It includes contributions from a number of writing groups and poems by some of Ireland's best known writers. Refreshments will be served and hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Jonathan Swift Creative Writing Awards 2017!

Jonathan Swift Creative Writing Awards 2017!


Ms Maria Wallace
Made it up to Saggart this afternoon for the 2017 awards and the 10th year anniversary. Award winning Catalan/Tallagh author Ms Maria Wallace was the judge and the winners and shortlisted entrants should be up on their Facebook page in the next few days. Will add them here as soon as possible. Managed a Highly Commended but that was it. Nice to get something on the 350th of Swift's birth!



Poetry:  1st - Karen O' Connor - Beached
   Joint 2nd - Berni Dwan - Department Store Restaurant
                    Aíne Lyons -  The Return
           3rd - Roisin Browne - Morning Manoeuvres RPG Avenue

Prose: 1st - James Conway - Imagination
          2nd - Andrew MacLaughlin - Los Otros Peregrinos
  Joint 3rd - Noel King - Black Socks
                  Patrick A Gavin - Goat's Hair