The launch of our third annual magazine takes place in Jack Quinn's of Scurlogstown (Téach Scurlog) on Friday the 3rd of November at 7.30 pm and all are invited to attend. The magazine includes both poetry and prose and pieces that are of historical interest and for the first time we've included a section on junior poets that is sure to be of interest. Refreshments will be served on the night and if you are looking for something that would make an ideal gift for the Christmas or perhaps have a friend or relative abroad then the magazine would make a beautiful present. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
The Meath Writers' Circle/October Meeting 2017!
About eleven people turned out for the October meeting of The Meath Writers' Circle in the Trim Castle Hotel with some discussion on both the Christmas Party and a launch date and place for our annual magazine. Details of these will hopefully be finalized next week. Given a number of difficulties though the party is now set for early February and we should have all info on this in the next few days. Poems and stories were also read and the best poem of the night must go to Willie for his reading of "Autumn" a poem he wrote for the An Tobar group in Ardbraccan where the theme was just that.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
The Francis Ledwidge International Poetry Award 2017!
The closing date for this one is the 5th of November and the winner will receive both a cash prize and a plaque inscribed with his or her name (A keepsake). There will also be cash prizes and books for the second and third places and merit certificates for the other finalists. The first 3 poems will be entered in the Forward Prize UK. In addition, the winner will invited to read at the annual Francis Ledwidge Commemoration at the National War Memorial Gardens in July 2018.
The poems must be the competitor's own work and not previously published or broadcast and must not exceed 40 lines. The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The entry fee is €5 per poem and made payable to the Inchicore Ledwidge Society. Name and address on a separate sheet of paper. Send S.A.E. or e-mail address for winners' list. Poems will not be returned.
Send to: The Francis Ledwidge International Poetry Award 2017, C/o 20, Emmet Crescent. Inchicore, Dublin 8. Check out on Facebook page: Inchicore Ledwidge Society
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Hanna Greally International Literary Awards 2017!
The closing date for this one is fast approaching (Tuesday 10th October 2017) and entries may be submitted online or by post. €10 for three entries and entries may consist of poetry and /or short-story/prose compositions that have not been previously published. The overall prize winner will receive a publishing package deal from the Manuscript Publisher valued at € 2000 and a cash prize of € 700 will be awarded for 1st prize. Trophy prizes will be awarded to Highly Commended entries in the various categories and the Ger Hanily Memorial Cup will be presented to a local winner. There are a number of terms and conditions with regard to the overall prize and competition rules require that entries must not have been previously published.
Send your postal entries to: Mary Butler, a/County Librarian, Roscommon County Council Library Service, Abbey Street, Roscommon Town.
For further information and to check out terms and conditions go to: www.SiarSceal.com/competitions
Also the above to enter online.
The theme for this year is: Beneath Western Skies
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Dunshaughlin Library/Harvest Festival!
|Meath Land Commission/Heritage Group|
As part of the Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival the Meath Land Commission Heritage Group held an information day at Dunshaughlin Library last Saturday to showcase the heritage of the Resettlement Programme. The event was followed by an evening of stories, music, poetry and song. Chaired by Michael Durkan the group is interested in compiling a publication and can be contacted at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, September 24, 2017
The Ledwidge Issue/Boyne Berries 22, Autumn 2017!
|Francis Browne, Ciaran Mangan and Orla Fay|
|Orla Fay, Ciaran Mangan and Caroline Carey Finn|
|Liam Cahill, Michael Farry and Paddy Smith|
|Michael Farry and Richard Hawtree|
|Orla Fay and Ciaran Mangan|
Ciaran Mangan of Meath County Library did the honours at last Friday's launch of the Boyne Berries literary magazine in the Castle Arch Hotel in Trim County Meath. This was a special issue commemorating the poet Francis Ledwidge who was killed at the battle of Passchendaele in 1917 during WW1. Above are some photos taken on the night.