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The 2022 Fingal Poetry Festival competitions are now open!

The 2022 Fingal Poetry Festival competitions are now open! ——— We’re thrilled to announce that this year’s competitions will be judged by esteemed poets and writers, Louis de Paor (An Fiach Dubh – Irish language) and Iggy McGovern (The Fingal Poetry Prize – English language). ——— The winner of each competition will receive €500 with awards of €300 and €200 for 2nd and 3rd place — these prizes were kindly sponsored by Progressive Credit Union (An Fiach Dubh) and DHL (Fingal Poetry Prize). ——— Submissions close on June 30th, and we hope to invite the six winning entries to an...

A Reading with Emily Cullen, Michael Durack and Eoin Devereux

A Reading with Emily Cullen, Michael Durack and Eoin Devereux

The Poetry Circle, an occasional reading series run by the Limerick writers’ Centre, are delighted to be taking part in this years programme of events for April is Poetry Month in Limerick. Tonight we introduce 3 poets each with a distinctive voice and style of presentation – Michael Durack,  Emily Cullen and Eoin Devereux. Sexton’s Bar, Henry St., Limerick 7.00pm Michael Durack was born on a farm near Birdhill, Co. Tipperary. His work has been published in journals such as The Blue Nib, Skylight 47, The Cafe Review, The Stony Thursday Book and Poetry Ireland Review as well as airing...

The Limerick Writers’ Centre Announce the Winner of the Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2022.

The Limerick Writers’ Centre Announce the Winner of the Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2022.

The winners, and commended poems, of the Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2022 were announced last night by judge Adam Wyeth at the Desmond O’Grady memorial reading in the People’s Museum of Limerick. First prize: Kendrick Loo for his poem ‘laundry’ Kendrick Loo is a poet and reviewer based in Singapore. His writing has appeared in fourteen poems, EcoTheo, and Sundog Lit. He read English and Management at the University of St Andrews, and from 2019 to 2021 commissioned and edited literary reviews for Singapore Unbound. He currently works in academic publishing. Second Prize: Rosemary Geary for her poem ‘’For Your...

Lime Square Poets Readings for April 2022

Lime Square Poets Readings for April 2022

MK Chavez Website: https://www.limesquarepoets.com/event-details/lime-square-poets-featuring-mk-chavez FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/456517346216408 Kevin Higgins Website: https://www.limesquarepoets.com/event-details/lime-square-poets-featuring-kevin-higgins-1 FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/316640137175931 Maeve McKenna Website: https://www.limesquarepoets.com/event-details/lime-square-poets-featuring-maeve-mckenna FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/484852216530450 Emily Cullen Website: https://www.limesquarepoets.com/event-details/lime-square-poets-featuring-emily-cullen FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/751036755864594

New Guided Literary Walking Tour for Limerick

New Guided Literary Walking Tour for Limerick

New Guided Literary Walking Tour for Limerick Joe Coleman is the author of the best-selling books; “House Full”, “Falling Gradient”, “The Breaking Rapids” and “Down by the Bare Place”. He is also a Failte Ireland approved Regional Tour Guide. Continuing on Sat 30th April ant 3.00pm from (Starting Point) The Parade, King John’s Castle he will, in association with The Limerick Writers’ Centre, inaugurate the Limerick Literary Trail, a stroll around Limerick’s literary landmarks. From Michael Hogan – the Bard of Thomond, to novelist Kate O’Brien and also including the literary talents of Richard Harris, the tour will span from...

New History of the 1921 Curfew Murders by Mark Liddy

New History of the 1921 Curfew Murders by Mark Liddy

New History of the 1921 Curfew Murders Retired local tour guide and historian Mark Liddy from Sycamore Avenue in Janesboro is publishing a new book called Centenary of The Curfew Murders 1921-2021. The book will be launched on Sat 23rd April at 4.00pm in the Janesboro Football Club, Pearse Stadium, Janesboro. The book deals with the tragic murder of IRA Volunteer Joseph O’Donoghue on Monday 7th March 1921 by Crown forces. Mark Liddy has pieced together from the oral tradition and some independent family research, telling the story of O’Domnoghue and a generation of men and women who spoke remarkably...

‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering – a reading with 3 Poets Wed 6th April 7pm

‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering – a reading with 3 Poets Wed 6th April 7pm

‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering present a reading with 3 poets Tim Cunningham; AM Cousins; Richard W. Halperin. Wed 6th April 2022 7.00pm The People’s Museum of Limerick, Pery Sq., Limerick. Admission Free – Donations Accepted Tim Cunningham was born in Limerick and educated at C.B.S., Limerick, and Birkbeck College, London. He has worked mainly in education, in Dublin, Wiltshire, London, Delaware and Essex. Recently returned to Ireland, he lives in Westport, County Mayo. ——— In 2012, A.M. Cousins enrolled on the MA (Creative Writing) course in UCD as a mature student. While striving to crack the code of the...

Book Launch: ‘A Place Apart’ by Kieran Beville Sun 3rd April 2022 2.30pm

Book Launch: ‘A Place Apart’ by Kieran Beville Sun 3rd April 2022 2.30pm

Revival Press Invite you to the launch of ‘A Place Apart’ by Kieran Beville Sun 3rd April 2022 2.30pm Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Sq., Limerick Launch by poet Anton Floyd. Kieran Beville is author of Write Now – A Practical Guide to Becoming a Writer (LWC, 2019). He has had a substantial number of poems and articles published in various newspapers, journals and magazines and four collections of poetry (Revival Press). His book, Pulling Back the Clouds is a short biography of Mike Kelly, collector of the die-cast model aircraft display at Shannon Airport (LWC, 2020). In 2022...

Limerick Writers’ Centre present Sarah McQuaid @ the Record Room, Limerick

Limerick Writers’ Centre present Sarah McQuaid @ the Record Room, Limerick

In this exclusive Limerick performance, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sarah McQuaid will perform an intimate concert. About this event To book tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/limerick-writers-centre-present-sarah-mcquaid-the-record-room-limerick-tickets-299185049537 “One of the most instantly recognisable voices in current music … Shades of Joni Mitchell in a jam with Karen Carpenter and Lana Del Rey.” —Neil March, Trust The Doc “She reached parts other singers fail to do … There is emotion, beauty, passion and musically great arrangements and fab playing. It’s a complete package. I loved the show and was very moved.” —Rob Bozas, Bozas International (Publisher, Peter Gabriel/Real World) “Captivating, unorthodox songwriting … layered satin vocals … enthralling,...

‘I Am in Need of Music’ Creative Writing Workshop

‘I Am in Need of Music’ Creative Writing Workshop

April is Poetry Month in Limerick 2022 present ‘I am in Need of Music’ A music-inspired creative writing session with writer Jessica Brown Sat 9th April 2022 10 am to 1 pm Central Buildings, 51 O’Connell Street, Limerick Motifs, cadence, crescendos, emotions, memories, and the imaginary; a beautiful tradition exists between music and writing. This creative writing session will offer a series of prose and poetry prompts exploring the experiences of music put to words. Workshop fee: €20.00 booking essential. To book Email: limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com Tel 087 2996409 Workshop takes place at Central Buildings, 51 O’Connell Street, Limerick About Jessica Brown. With...

April is Poetry Month in Limerick 2022 Full Programme

April is Poetry Month in Limerick 2022 Full Programme

The Limerick Writers’ Centre has run April is Poetry Month in Limerick since 2013. Our aim is to create poetry events during April involving public participation, celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture. We host a number of poetry events ourselves but this is also a cooperative festival of poetry taking in all the poetry events happening in the city and county for the month of April. April is Poetry Month in Limerick 2022 Programme Fri 1st April – Lunchtime lecture at Limerick City Library, Barrow House, Michael St., Limerick  by Ollamh/Poet Laureate Kieran Beville on the Transformational Power of...