Sunday, April 15, 2018

Poetry for Pleasure/An Tobar/An Evening with John F. Deane,

Poetry for Pleasure/An Tobar/An Evening with John F. Deane.

Poetry for Pleasure Group 2018
An Tobar, Ardbraccan, Co Meath
                     Tuesday evening 17th April at 7.30pm
For further information please feel welcome to contact: 
Ø Jim Owens 087 967 6728,  Email:
Ø Carol Owens  Email:
Ø Jackie Smyth (An Tobar) 046 9078973                                               email:
Everybody welcome
 A date for your diary!  A special evening with the poet and prose writer John F. Deane in An Tobar, on Tuesday 1st May at 7.15pmPoetry for Pleasure Group 2018

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Meath Writers' Circle/Children's Poetry Competition!

Meath Writers' Circle/Children's Poetry Competition.

Meath Writers' Circle is holding a children's poetry competition on the theme of, My Favourite.....  .

From Google Images
There will be categories for children aged 8 to 10 years and 11 to 13 years. Prizes and certificates will be awarded to the winners of each category and entries will be judged by members of The Meath Writers' Circle. Entries should be sent with name, age, address, phone number, class and school on a separate sheet with a copy of the poem to Gaberiel McDonnell, Clogarrow, Enfield Co Meath with any enquiries to (087 263 9531).

So off you go boys and girls and write a poem about your favourite person, place, pet, sport/hobby, food, invention or whatever topic you chose. And good luck!

The Meath Writers' Circle meet on the first Thursday of each month in the Trim Castle Hotel at 7.30 pm and new members are always welcome.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

The Meath Writers' Circle/April Meeting!

The Meath Writers' Circle/April Meeting!

About eleven people turned out for the April meeting with the focus now on getting material in for our yearly magazine. The deadline is about two months from now and members can submit either poems or short stories or something of historical interest.

About two A4 pages approx and we'll work from there. 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Boyne Berries 23!

Boyne Berries 23!

Boyne Berries 23
Cover Draft/Rory O' Sullivan
The launch of Boyne Berries 23, the literary magazine of the Boyne Writers' Group will take place this Thursday night coming ~ the 5th of April ~ in the The Castle Arch Hotel in Trim, County Meath at 8 pm. Rachel Coventry who won the 2016 Galway University Arts Trust Annual Poetry Competition will do the honours on the night. She was short-listed for the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award and is writing a PhD on Heidegger's Poetics at The National University of Ireland. Salmon Poetry will publish her debut collection this year. There are many other credits to her name and if you click on the link to the right (Boyne Berries) you can get details. Orla Fay is the editor of the above and everyone is welcome on the night. Refreshments will be served. 
Rachel Coventry

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Disturbed - The Sound Of Silence [Official Music Video]

One of my favourite ballads from the sixties and one of the best ever by Simon and Garfunkel, this version by David Draiman of Disturbed is a classic in its own right. Over three hundred and fifty million hits on youtube and just give a listen! With thanks to Youtube and the share button!

Friday, March 23, 2018

An Tobar/Poetry for Pleasure ~ March 2018!

An Tobar/Poetry for Pleasure/Ardbraccan, Navan.

The theme for last Tuesday night's meeting was either satire or romance and just about everyone managed a poem or two that was either one or both. Some of the more interesting included Thomas De Quincey's, On Murder Considered as one of the Fine Arts, first published in 1827 and Willie G. Hodgins', Romance with a Difference.  She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron was very well read by Sean Reilly and if I remember correctly he did a take on Julie Andrews', My Favourite Things. All had interesting stories attached. Other pieces read included, Song of Wandering Aengus by W. B. Yeats, Base Details by Siegfried Sassoon, The Hospital by Patrick Kavanagh, and also his poems, Come Dance With Kitty Stobling and Consider The Grass Growing, so he was the most popular on the night. Myself I read, A Knight's Tale and A House of Cards and Lines Written in Early Spring by William Wordsworth also got a reading. The theme for the next meeting in April is, Pastimes.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Raggle Taggle Gypsy/Tabhair dom do laimh - Planxty 1973

The death of Liam O' Flynn last week brings to an end, in some way, an era where only a few musicians would have such an effect on the popular culture of the time that their original "Black Album" is still considered one of the greats of Irish recordings and the piping of Liam O' Flynn contributed in no small way to that. What Planxty brought to the traditional Irish music scene or culture was perhaps only matched by the Clancy Brothers or the Dubliners, or in more recent times, Riverdance. They got it by the scruff of the neck and said, "Wake Up!" There are all sorts of influences playing above and Planxty blended them together to bring you a little magic. He will be missed. Enjoy! With thanks to Mick Connell who loaded to youtube.