Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale Of New York (Official V...





Over 42 million people can't be wrong. Here's Shane and Kirsty. With thanks to youtube and Rhino UK who loaded.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Meath Writers' Circle/December Meeting!

The Meath Writers' Circle/ December Meeting 2017!


About eleven people turned out for what was our last meeting of 2017, with a summary or review of magazine sales or such, and to date more that a few hundred have been sold with more on order. A number of poems and stories were read and in the midst of all this a birthday cake came out so it was celebrations all round! Our Christmas or yearly party has been postponed though until February and anyone who is interested in going should get their name in asap.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Moth Poetry Prize 2017!

The Moth Poetry Prize 2017!


This one has a closing date that's fast approaching so only a few weeks left to get your entries in. The first prize is €10,000 for an unpublished poem with three runner up prizes of €1000 and a short list of four will be chosen by the judge Daljit Nagra. the poems will be published in the spring 2018 issue and the overall winner will be announced at a special award ceremony at Poetry Ireland in Dublin in the spring. You can enter online or by post and an entry form and list of previous winners is available on the site. €12 per poem. Check out details!


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Kilmessan/Keep Memories Alive!

Snippets From The Skane Valley!

Front Cover
The Skane Valley Active Retirement Group which was founded in 2013 has today over 60 members and they meet every Tuesday morning in the old schoolhouse Kilmessan at eleven onwards. The above booklet which was launched this afternoon includes contributions from many of its members and covers a wide variety of topics and different interests, including poetry, prose, story telling, recipes , paintings, hints and tips, sayings, recollections and historical pieces. The introduction is by Joe Whelan and the painting on the cover is by Sheila Keating. If you would like some information about joining the group, contact Mary Carroll at 085 179 0744. The booklet retails at €3. 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Glen Hansard and Colm Mac Con Iomaire Raglan Road





Patrick Kavanagh ~ Born 21st October 1904 - Died ~ 30th November 1967.



Here's a fine rendition of Kavanagh's Raglan Road. Most would go for Luke Kelly but Glen does a fine job here and worth a listen. I loaded this one some time back but tomorrow is the 30th of November so here goes. Great story about this and a true story. With thanks to youtube and the person who loaded!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Book Launch/Brendan McCann!

"Erne Valley" Brendan McCann
Image/Artist
Eilish McCann

"Erne Valley" a new poetry collection by Brendan McCann will be launched at Johnston Central Library, Farnham Street, Cavan on Thursday the 30th of November 2017 at 7 pm by acclaimed national poet Noel Monahan. Information from Cavan County Council Arts and Library Service. Contact details below.


Tel: 049 4378549

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

4. ronnie drew - turning the psyche of the irish inside out





Ronnie telling it as it is or was. Where have all the characters gone? If we get anymore politically correct the country's gone! With thanks to youtube and eyebrightirl for loading.