Saturday, September 29, 2018

Boyne Berries 24/ Launch!

Boyne Berries 24/Launch!

Castle Arch Hotel
The 2018 Autumn issue of the Boyne Berries literary magazine will be launched in the Castle Arch Hotel in Trim, County Meath on Thursday the 4th of September at 8 pm by poet Miceál Kearney. Miceál lives in the west of Ireland and began writing in 2001. He has had poems and short stories published in Ireland, the UK and worldwide; both in print and online. Check out his info over on the Boyne Berries Blogsite. Link to the right. Boyne Berries is edited by poet Orla Fay, copy edited by poet Francis Browne and with cover design by poet and illustrator Rory O' Sullivan. All are welcome on the night and entry to the launch is free.Contributors will read and copies of the magazine will be available for sale. Also a list of contributors is available on the website. The Boyne Writers group was founded in March 2006 and meets twice monthly in the Castle Arch Hotel.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Kevin Dwan ~ An Tobar!

Kevin Dwan/Poetry Reading!

Kevin Dwan, Leona Rennicks and Jim Owens
Kevun Dwan read a selection of poems from his poetry collection, "Twenty 7" last Tuesday night in An Tobar, Ardbraccan followed by a discussion and readings of other poems. Kevin is  an actor and writer and also a music producer and poet. His poems are both insightful and entertaining and  focus on what it is that makes up the human condition and indeed the meaning of the everyday. He began writing in 2008 and believes that there are lessons in everything and in every moment. The book has some beautiful illustrations throughout by  Bayani Pasig and is dedicated to his father and mother. Cover design, layout and typesetting is by the author. First published in 2016 by KDM Studios Dublin. E-mail Kevin Dwan at  

* Other poems read on the night were, "Goodbye Love"  by Eugene Kane, "A Galapagos Moment" by Frank Murphy, The Year of the Honeybee" by Leona Rennicks and "Gossip" by Canadian poet Doris Daley read by Willie G. Hodgins.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Hank Williams - I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) ft. Anit...

Hank Williams was born on the 17th of September 1923 so something of an anniversary this week. His song, "Move it on Over" recorded in 1947 is credited by some as laying the foundations of Rock and Roll. Give a listen see, what you think. The Carter Family were all talented performers and June and Johnny Cash need no introduction but Anita was perhaps the finest singer of them all. With thanks to Hank Williams Vevo who loaded and youtube.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

An Tobar/Poetry for Pleasure!

An Tobar/Poetry for Pleasure/September 2018!

The guest reader at next Tuesday night's meeting in An Tobar, Ardbraccan Navan is Kevin Dwan. He began writing in 2008 and got involved in the Spoken Word scene and has performed at Longtitude, Valentia Festival and Shakefest etc. Published in a number of journals he is also a music producer and in 2011 produced a Manga-Themed opera called, The Adventures of Captain Mac and the Starship Peace and Unity. His debut collection, Twenty 7 is self published. The latter part of the evening is open mic or "Free Range" and you can contact Jim Owens at 087 967 6728 or An Tobar for further details. Start time is 7.30 pm. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018



Pat Farrelly
Tossie Harrington, Annette Barry and Naoise
Road Scene!
Jimmy Peppard, Willie Hodgins and James Linnane
Kevin Cunniffe
Dog on Tractor!

To celebrate their 50th anniversary the Scurlogstown Olympiad group and Trim Comhaltas, not forgetting The Meath Writers' Circle, were at the Heritage Park beside Jack Quinn's on Sunday last for a day of music, crafts, vintage cars and tractors, farm animals, hay making, Land Commission recordings, dancing and numerous other events and all recorded by RTE/Nationwide to be broadcast sometime before Christmas. With special thanks to them for coming down. Above are a few photos of the day.

Monday, September 10, 2018

The Meath Writers' Circle/September Meeting 2018!

The Meath Writers' Circle/September Meeting!

Thirteen people turned out for last Thursday night's meeting of the Meath Writers' Circle with some interesting short stories and poems read including extracts from, "Poems of the Decade" an anthology of The Forward Books of Poetry selected by William Steghart. A good number of Irish writers in there including Tom French of the Meath County Library. Our magazine has gone to the printer and the proofs should be out in the next few weeks. Interesting to see how it turns out. The launch date is provisionally set for November the first in the Trim Castle Hotel. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Salmon of Knowledge Festival 2018/Trim!

Salmon of Knowledge Festival/Trim!

This year's Salmon of Knowledge Festival in Trim coincided with the Pope's visit to Ireland but a fair old crowd turned out at Trim Castle for what was an afternoon of fun and entertainment for all. A few photos of the event above.