Wednesday, October 31, 2018

'Grangegorman' by Hazel Hogan

Here's an interesting one I came across on youtube. Worth a listen. Loaded by Dublin City Literature. With thanks to youtube.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Magazine Launch/2018!

The Meath Writers' Circle/ Magazine Launch/2018!

The Meath Writers' Circle will launch their 4th Annual Magazine in the Trim Castle Hotel on Thursday the 1st of November at 8 pm. All are welcome to attend and light refreshments will be served. The magazine will be launched by Noel Dempsey and includes some of Ireland's most prominent writers as well as the winners of our children's poetry competition. A broad mix of poetry and prose and pieces of historical interest there's sure to be something there to appeal to everyone, so why not come along and enjoy the night. Retails at €6 and would make an ideal Christmas present. Noel Dempsey was a founder member of the group.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Verona Pentony Reading Her Poems | Speakers Corner

Verona Pentony of The Meath Writers' Circle reading from her poetry books, Reflections from the Heart and Reflections of Time at Speaker's Corner, Hyde Park London on Sunday the 7th of October. With thanks to Verona, Content over Everything, D J Riza's Channel and youtube. Some nice comments over on youtube.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

An Tobar ~ Poetry for Pleasure/ Readings!

Poetry for Pleasure/Readings!

Last night's gathering in An Tobar, Ardbraccan was hosted by Jim Owens and included members of a number of different writing groups and local poets. A wide selection of favourite poems were read and with a theme on the Autumn of John Keats 'season of mists and mellow fruitfulness' - given a little poetic license; the following poems were read. The Canditate by Thomas Gray, A Soft-edged Reed of Light by Julia Copus, Temptation in Harvest by Patrick Kavanagh, Journey's End by Reginald Arkel, The Astronomical Fall by Carol Owens, The Fiddler o' Legananny by Richard Rowley, (recited from memory by Sean Kane) To Autumn by John Keats, The Guest House by Rumi, The Ranch by Eugene Kane, Luke Kelly by Claire Kane, Sunflower by Willie G. Hodgins, The Rising Tide by Frank Murphy, (the only poem I have with a mention of Autumn in it) and if I remember correctly there was another poem by Reginald Arkel, Apple Blossoms? and did somebody read a poem by Síobhan O' Luan? Should keep better notes! Hope somebody will correct me on that!   

Friday, October 12, 2018

Poetry for Pleasure Group/ An Tobar!

Poetry for Pleasure Group/ An Tobar

Poetry for Pleasure Group 2018

An Tobar, Ardbraccan, Co Meath

Tuesday evening 16th October at 7.30pm

Guiding theme: ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’

For further information please feel welcome to contact: > Jim Owens 087 967 6728, 
Email: > Carol Owens Email:
> Jackie Smyth (An Tobar) 046 9078973 email:

Everybody welcome

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Boyne Berries 24 Launch!

Boyne Berries 24 Launch!

Noel French, Paddy Smith
Liam Cahill
Just about made it around to the Castle Arch in Trim on last Thursday night for the launch of the above magazine. Haven't had time yet to go through it except for a poem or two and a short story by Peter Farrelly, (Epitome of Unconditional Love) and worth buying for that alone. Micéal Kearney's launch notes can be read over on the Boyne Berries site, (link to the right) and there's information there also on how to purchase a copy. Price: €10. Congratulations to Orla and everyone on another splendid production.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Meath Writers' Circle/October Meeting 2018!

The Meath Writers' Circle/October Meeting 2018!

Trim Castle Hotel
About eight members turned out for the above meeting where the launch and publication of our "Annual Magazine" was the main topic of discussion. Date and place are set with the launch taking place at The Trim Castle Hotel on Thursday the 1st of November at 8 pm. A few loose ends to be tied up and further info to follow. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Charles Aznavour - Yesterday When I Was Young ( Hier Encore )

A fine piece of poetry. Charles Aznavour died on the first of October 2018. He was born on 22nd of May 1924. The English Language lyrics were written by Herbert Kretzmer. Check him out! With thanks to fabrizio lencioni who loaded and Youtube.