Sunday, April 29, 2018

Poetry Day/Dunshaughlin Library 2018!

Poetry Day/Dunshaughlin Library 2018!

Michael Farry and James Linnane

A large crowd turned out for the National Poetry Day event In Dunshaughlin Library with mix of both poetry, music and the spoken word. There were about twenty four contributions in all and some impressive indeed. Refreshments were served in plenty and credits to all involved.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

John F Deane

With thanks to Poetry Ireland and youtube. Reading and talk at An Tobar, Ardbraccan County Meath on Tuesday the 1st of May at 7.15 pm.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Poetry for Pleasure Group/April Meeting 2018!

Poetry for Pleasure Group/An Tobar.

The theme for last Tuesday night's meeting was on "Pastimes" which made for an interesting evening with some people reading their own poems or contributions while others went for pieces from writers such as Seamus Heaney, Joyce Kilmer, Bernadette McCarrick and Brendan Kennelly. The poems read included, Blackberry Picking by Seamus Heaney, Pastimes by Willie G. Hodgins, The House With Nobody In It by Joyce Kilmer, Paperchase by Frank Murphy, Bread by Brendan Kennelly, The Joy of Quilting Groups by Leona Rennicks, Can I Sit With This by Marian Murphy, Walking the Land by Bernadette McCarrick, The Small Inconvenience by Willie G. Hodgins, In Honour of Heaney by Marian Murphy and A House In The Fields by Frank Murphy which had nothing to do with "Pastimes" but inspired by Sean Reilly's reading of The House With Nobody In It. Have to look up Mr Kilmer. The theme for next month's meeting is ~ Darkness and Light.

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