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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...

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,...

Book Launch; One Last Thing by Pat McLoughlin

Book Launch; One Last Thing by Pat McLoughlin

THE LIMERICK WRITERS’ CENTRE is pleased to announce the launch of Just One More Thing – a Collection of Short Stories by Pat McLoughlin Fri 10th Sept 2021 8pm Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West, Co Limerick It will be launched by author Donal Ryan. This collection of short fiction was a joy to read. Pat McLoughlin has a wonderfully keen eye and ear and an admirable ability to compress a world of story into a single sentence. These tales of love, loss, trial, triumph, of life and death and all the unexpected vagaries and struggles and joys that assail us...

Book Launch: Arias of Consolation by John Liddy

Book Launch: Arias of Consolation by John Liddy

Revival Press is pleased to announce the launch of Arias of Consolation a new collection of poetry by Limerick poet John Liddy and it takes place Sunday 5th September at the Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square at 2.30pm. The book is published by Revival Press, an imprint of The Limerick Writers’ Centre, under their Community Publishing initiative and will be launched by Professor Eoin Devereux of the University of Limerick.  Current Covid regulations recommend a limit of 10 will be allowed to attend but we are hopeful that this number can be increased for the September launce. Please...

Book Launch: Steering By The Stars by Matt Mooney

Book Launch: Steering By The Stars by Matt Mooney

Book Launch: Steering By The Stars by Matt Mooney APRIL 30th 2021. Launch by poet Thomas McCarthy. “To borrow a line from the author, here is a book “where dreams are born again”. Mooney is clear-eyed, exact and precise in evoking the places where he has been gifted with insight, in recalling the people, who have so evidently made his a rich and treasured life.” (Theo Dorgan) Steering By The Stars is the latest poetry collection from Listowel based poet Matt Mooney. Matt Mooney was born in Kilchreest, south Galway in 1943. A graduate of UCG and a post graduate...

Book Launch: Redress by A.M. Cousins

Book Launch: Redress by A.M. Cousins

REDRESS is the debut collection of poetry from A.M. Cousins A. M. Cousins’ astute poems are sure-footed, superbly crafted, grounded in earned wisdom, shot through with insight, and written with perceptive compassion, anger at injustice and a humane clear-sightedness that is the hallmark of a unique voice. – Dermot Bolger, 2021. The launch will take place via Zoom, FRIDAY 19th MARCH 2021 7.30pm. The collection will be launched by poet Grace Wells. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84295248855… Book Available to purchase on-line at: https://limerickwriterscentre.com/…/redress-available…/

Book Launch: Mayflies in the Heather

Book Launch: Mayflies in the Heather

Mayflies in the Heather is the debut collection of poetry from Galway poet Art Ó Súilleabháin. He is deeply rooted in the landscape and language of Lough Corrib, illuminating every wing-picked insect, every curlew flight, reed and stone, replete with the lore of places. Ó Súilleabháin draws the reader into his keenly observed world with each well-tuned, musical line. The launch will take place via Zoom, FRIDAY 12th MARCH 2021 7.30pm. The collection will be launched by poet Kevin Higgins. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86134757895… Available to purchase on-line at: https://limerickwriterscentre.com/…/mayflies-in-the…/

On-Line Launch of Michael Durack’s ‘Flip Sides’

On-Line Launch of Michael Durack’s ‘Flip Sides’

Dominic Taylor is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Book Launch Wednesday 12th Aug 7.30pm GMT on Zoom Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74067414997?pwd=QkZybGwrWXZUSnpKYlMzeERjT3gvQT09 Meeting ID: 740 6741 4997 Passcode: K9M7S0 MICHAEL DURACK Michael Durack was born on a farm near Birdhill, Co. Tipperary. He was educated at Nenagh CBS and UCD and worked as a teacher for 36 years. 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 on local and national radio. With his brother, Austin, he collaborates...