Last night in the Solstice Arts Centre in Navan saw the joint launch of the Francis Ledwidge Centenary Programme 2017 and Dermot Bolger's Francis Ledwidge, Selected Poems published by New Island Press in association with Meath County Council. It was also the last night of an exhibition that featured the poetry of Gerard Smyth and the paintings of Sean Mc Sweeney, aptly titled, The Yellow River, as it unites the personal histories of both men. The Yellow River is a tributary of the Blackwater, (Kells) which merges with the river Boyne in Navan. With regard to Ledwidge there are any number of events planned over the coming months in celebration of his life including Poetry Day Ireland - Launch of new Meath County Council Francis Ledwidge Creative Writing Award on April the 27th. The poetry of Francis Ledwidge, Dermot Bolger, Gerard Smyth and Michael Farry can be accessed over on youtube.