Sunday, February 28, 2016

It's Our Day!

It's Our Day!

A Celebration Of Women

Navan Writers Group invites you to a celebration of women, the events will include music, poetry, photography, arts and crafts etc. Speakers will include local poet, Peggy Murphy - "Creative Writing/A life-long passion". 

* Dierdre Murphy, Meath Womens Refuge - "We Are Here To help". Information and Advice.

* Cllr Sinead Burke - "Can Modern Women Have It All?". 

* Breda Reidy - One Woman Tells Her Story Of Sailing, "Around the Med".

Come and meet your friends or drop in and make a new one. 

Date: March the 7th from 10 am to 12 pm in Navan Library. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Isle of Hope sung by Paul Hennessy - Tenor

Irish tenor Paul Hennessy will be the guest singer at the launch of Peggy Murphy's book,"The Clubhouse Down Our Street" in Teach Na Teamhrach, Navan this Friday night and the above is one of his videos from youtube. Paul has been singing professionally for over twenty two years and has made numerous appearances on TV and radio and was a member of the original "Irish Tenors" and "Celtic Tenors". He has sung in Croke Park on no less than eleven occasions and guested on programmes such as The Late Late Show and The Rose of Tralee. Also he's recorded a number of albums for charity including one for Our Lady's Children Hospital and "To Be A Child Again" in aid of The Mannix Kane Appeal, which can be downloaded from iTunes. Ray Murtagh is providing the music on the night and Tracey Carty of the Evolution Stage School is launching the book. So if you're in Navan on Friday night and want a show, sure where else would you b  

Sunday, February 21, 2016

"Centenary in Poetry and Prose"/ Book Launch!

"Centenary in Poetry and Prose"/Book Launch!

The Meath Writers' Circle is launching a book to mark the centenary of the the 1916 Rising although the material included covers the period from 1914 to the present day. The venue is the Trim Castle Hotel on Thursday the 3rd of March at 8 pm and everyone is welcome to attend. The night will include a mixture of music, poetry and song and the book will retail at €10. The cover photo above is of CĂșchulainn and Ferdia, Ardee County Louth and is by the Kells artist and sculptor Ann Meldon Hugh, while the photos back are of a special ten shilling coin that was issued in 1966 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Rising and was kindly donated by Noel French of The Meath Heritage Centre. The book will hopefully bring a little insight and reminder into what were troubled times while giving others the chance to look back or reflect on what might or could have been. Contributors' copies will be at the door, so if you have an article or poem included, be sure to ask. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Proclamation Reading 1916!

Proclamation Reading 1916!

St Patrick.
One of the many events to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising was held on Tara last Monday when members of the Kilmessan Camogie Club and also members of the Dunsany Football Club got to read excerpts from the Proclamation. The readings are to be part of a programme that goes out on RTE later in the year and a film crew was on site on what was a very sunny afternoon. I believe a major event is being planned for the Hill on Easter Monday when local groups will gather around six in the evening for a night of story and song but more info on that to come.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Book Launch/The Clubhouse Down Our Street!

Book Launch/"The Clubhouse Down Our Street"

Peggy Murphy is launching a book of poems in Teach Na Teamhrach, Navan on Friday the 26th of February at 9 pm. Music is by Ray Murtagh, with special guest Paul Hennessy and is sure to be a night of great entertainment. The book includes photographs of Dunhaughlin and the Friday Club and was published by A&J Print of Dunshaughlin. Tracey Carty of The Evolution Dance School will launch the book and her dance school and videos can be checked out over on youtube, likewise for both Paul and Ray. The price is €7 including food and all are welcome!   

Monday, February 8, 2016

Melodies at Eventide/Book Launch!

Melodies at Eventide/Book Launch!

Rex Lee holds a masters degree in film studies from UCD and is widely known for his work on behalf of disabled people.Tomorrow night in Kells County Meath his book "Melodies at Eventide" will be launched by Fergus Finlay, CEO of Barnardos. The book is a personal account of overcoming disabilities and the difficulties of leading an independent life. Published by The Manuscript Publisher the book retails at €12.99. Light refreshments will be served on the night and copies for sale. The book can also be ordered online from the website of The Manuscript Publisher. The venue is Kells Library and the launch time is 7 pm.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Meath Writers' Circle/February Meeting 2016!

The Meath Writers' Circle/February Meeting 2016!

 About fourteen people turned out last Thursday night for the first meeting of the year in the Trim Castle Hotel and while some poems were read, events to mark the centenary of the Rising and the launch of our forthcoming book on the period and indeed the last hundred years, took order of precedence. The launch itself is on Thursday the 3rd of March in the Trim Castle Hotel at 8 pm and everyone is welcome. But more on that to follow. A night of poetry and song and plenty of conversation. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Pick Your Favourite 1916 Poem!

Pick Your Favourite 1916 Poem!

If you visit the Irish Independent website there are a number of articles on 1916, and indeed as you would expect its influence or otherwise on the present, but there is also a chance to vote for your favourite poem of the Rising and these include some of the better known and a few there that seldom get an airing. You can both read and listen to them being recited and then click on whichever one takes your fancy. I suspect W.B. Yeats and 1916 will be the one most preferred but you never know? Type in Irish Independent/Rebel Poems and it should come up. Wish I could post a link but it doesn't seem to work!