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First Wednesday Series – Special Guest Tommy Collins Wed 3rd July 7.30pm

First Wednesday Series – Special Guest Tommy Collins Wed 3rd July 7.30pm

Join us on Wednesday 3rd July at The Whitehouse Bar, 52 O’Connell Street, Limerick at 7.30pm for our First Wednesday Series poetry reading and open-mic. Our special guest reader is Tommy Collins. Thomas Collins (Tomás Ó Coileáin) is a writer, teacher, poetry editor, father, and semi-retired goalkeeper from Limerick City. His debut collection in English, “Inside Out”, was published by Revival Press in 2020. Poems in Irish and English have appeared in Comhar, Irisleabhar Mhá Nuad, The Stony Thursday Book, Revival Poetry Journal, The Ogham Stone, Scothsmaointe Gan Smál, and chapbooks from the Stanzas creative writing collective.”Ar An Leoithne /...

BOOK LAUNCH: ‘Key to the Highway’ by Hugh McFadden Thurs 6th June 6pm Rathminess Library, Dublin

BOOK LAUNCH: ‘Key to the Highway’ by Hugh McFadden Thurs 6th June 6pm Rathminess Library, Dublin

Revival Press invite you to the launch of Hugh McFaddens collected poems THURS 6th JUNE at RATHMINES LIRRARY, DUBLIN 600pm. Special guest readrer KEVIN KIELY These collected verses trace my literary life, which began in the Nineteen-Sixties when I enrolled as a student at University College Dublin in Earlsfort Terrace, and encountered several poets who influenced me at that time, including John Jordan, Patrick Kavanagh, Paul Durcan and Michael Hartnett. I dedicate these verses now to Elizabeth Hayes McFadden, my children, and grandchildren.

Book Launch: ‘The Golden Ass’ by Ciaran O’Driscoll Sun 26th May 3.00pm

Book Launch: ‘The Golden Ass’ by Ciaran O’Driscoll Sun 26th May 3.00pm

Renowned poet and author Ciaran O’Driscoll is set to unveil his latest literary masterpiece, “The Golden Ass,” in a much-anticipated launch event hosted by the Limerick Writers’ Centre. Scheduled for Sunday, May 26th at 3:00 PM, the event will take place at The People’s Museum of Limerick, situated at 2 Pery Square, Limerick. Marking a significant milestone for both the author and the publisher, “The Golden Ass” marks the debut entry of Limerick Writers’ Centre into the prestigious realms of the Booker Prize. Dominic Taylor, the managing editor of Limerick Writers’ Centre publishing imprint, expressed enthusiasm, stating, “We faced rigorous...

‘First Wednesday Series’ Guest Poet for July is Tommy Collins, 3rd July 7.30pm

‘First Wednesday Series’ Guest Poet for July is Tommy Collins, 3rd July 7.30pm

Join us on Wednesday 3rd July at The Whitehouse Bar, 52 O’Connell Street, Limerick at 7.30pm for our First Wednesday Series poetry reading and open-mic. Our special guest reader is Tommy Collins. Thomas Collins (Tomás Ó Coileáin) is a writer, teacher, poetry editor, father, and semi-retired goalkeeper from Limerick City. His debut collection in English, “Inside Out”, was published by Revival Press in 2020. Poems in Irish and English have appeared in Comhar, Irisleabhar Mhá Nuad, The Stony Thursday Book, Revival Poetry Journal, The Ogham Stone, Scothsmaointe Gan Smál, and chapbooks from the Stanzas creative writing collective.”Ar An Leoithne /...

The Poetry of Mike MacDomhnaill and the Music of Moxie Fri 3rd May 8pm

The Poetry of Mike MacDomhnaill and the Music of Moxie Fri 3rd May 8pm

Experience an enchanting evening of poetry and music as the soul-stirring verses of Mike MacDomhnaill intertwine seamlessly with the captivating melodies of Moxie. Join us on Friday, May 3rd, at 8 PM in the historic Desmond Hall, nestled in the heart of Newcastle West, Co. Limerick. Immerse yourself in an evocative fusion of language and sound, where the beauty of Irish poetry meets the vibrant rhythms of traditional music. Don’t miss this unforgettable celebration of creativity and culture.

‘First Wednesday Series’ @ The Whitehouse Bar Wed 1st May 2024

‘First Wednesday Series’ @ The Whitehouse Bar Wed 1st May 2024

Join us for a unique celebration of poetry Wed 1st May 2024 7.30pm at the Whitehouse Bar, Limerick as we welcome our guest esteemed poet Emily Cullen and the MA Creative Writing Students from UL. The students (in no particular order) are: Amy Elkheart, Maeve Kroeger, Art Matthews, Keiran Morrissey-Fernandez, Celina Papendorf, Amanda Molony-O’Brien, Enya Trofimoff, Michelle Ivy Alwedo and Helen Mullane. Plus the Open-Mic, you can book a spot by emailing limerickwriterscentre@gmail.co or Message us on Facebook.

Poet Ger Duffy Announced as Winner of The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2024

Poet Ger Duffy Announced as Winner of The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2024

At a thrilling Desmond O’Grady Memorial Reading, in association with Poetry Ireland, last Wednesday night the 17th April in The People’s Museum of Limerick, Co. Waterford based poet Ger Duffy, was announced as the winner of this year’s Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition, with her poem ‘The Afters. There were congratulations all round as she recited her winning poem. The judge for the competition Arthur Broomfield said “There is so much to say about the poignant winning poem, ‘The Afters’: Its so appropriate choice of language, especially verbs ‘ snapped midstep’ ; ‘sandals hurry…’ brooch ‘coronaed.’ The poem is coloured in rich...

The Desmond O’Grady Memorial Reading 2024

The Desmond O’Grady Memorial Reading 2024

On Wed 17th April at 7.30pm and presented in association with Poetry Ireland The 2024 Desmond O’Grady Memorial Reading takes place in The People’s Museum of Limerick, Pery Square. Plus the results of The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2024 will be announced by competition judge Arthur Broomfield. The three poets reading on the night are Niamh Twomey, last year’s winner of the Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition, and Arthur Broomfield and Matthew Geden. Matthew Geden was born and brought up in the English Midlands, moving to Kinsale in 1990. His poetry collections include Swimming to Albania, The Place Inside and...

Book Launch: Slipstreaming – In the West of Ireland

Book Launch: Slipstreaming – In the West of Ireland

Revival Press is pleased to announce the launch of Slipstreaming – In the West of Ireland As part of April is Poetry Month in Limerick 2024 a new collection of poetry by Limerick poets John Liddy and Jim Burke,  it takes place Friday 19th April at the The People’s Museum of Limerick, 2 Pery Square at 7.30pm. The book is published by Revival Press, an imprint of The Limerick Writers’ Centre, under their Community Publishing initiative and will be launched by poet Anton Floyd. This is a unique publication by the two original founders of The Stony Thursday Book, one...

Four Book Launch from Revival Press in April

Four Book Launch from Revival Press in April

Revival Press, Limerick are proud to publish four poetry titles during April is Poetry Month in Limerick 2024. First up on the 5th April 7.30pm in The People’s Museum of Limerick, 2 Pery Square is ‘Weeds United’ from Mike MacDomhnaill. Bi-lingual writer Mike Mac Domhnaill has five books to his name in both Gaelic and English. In this collection, which consists mainly of poems in English, he has a six poem sequence reflecting on the Covid pandemic and an eleven poem sequence which captures a stay in the wondrous Burren of North Clare. Next up Friday 12th April, again in...

‘First Wednesday Series’ Wed 3rd April. Special Guest Sandy Yannone

‘First Wednesday Series’ Wed 3rd April. Special Guest Sandy Yannone

As we enter April is Poetry Month in Limerick the ‘First Wednesday Series’ is back on Wed 3rd April in the Whitehouse Bar with a very special guest poet from the USA, Sandy Yannone. Sandy is a great friend of poetry in Limerick having cut her teeth in the local scene at our ‘On the Nail’ series in 2016. Sandy currently hosts Cultivating Voices LIVE Poetry Sundays on Facebook via Zoom, her debut collection Boats for Women was published by Salmon Poetry in 2019. Her second collection, The Glass Studio, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry. Don’t forget after Sandy reads...