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Book launch: The Poster & Other Stories by Denis O’Shaughnessy

Book launch: The Poster & Other Stories by Denis O’Shaughnessy

Denis O’Shaughnessy has been writing books about Limerick for the past 25 years, and within their pages he has generally been acknowledged as capturing the character of the city, its nuances,  pathos and humour. He has also been a regular contributor to the Irish Times Irishman’s Diary,  Ireland’s Own and other publications. This, his latest book of short stories (his second)  is a departure from the norm, but has included several fictional stories with some loosely connected with past happenings in the city. It is an eclectic mix, a boy’s encounter with the Black and Tans, actions of a member...

Book Launch: UNDERBELLY by Tom Fitzgerald

Book Launch: UNDERBELLY by Tom Fitzgerald

Limerick Writers’ Centre warmly invite you to the publication of UNDERBELLY, the debut novel from Co. Limerick writer Tom Fitzgerald Sun 20th Nov 2022 2.30pm to 4.00pm. at The People’s Museum of Limerick, 2 Pery Sq., Limerick. The book will be launched by poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice. A teenage boy witnesses a physical attack on an elderly man in a local wood and is immediately threatened by a menacing stranger to keep what he saw a secret to ensure his father’s safety. A few days later, unknown to the public at large, the corpse of a supposedly penniless drunk disappears from...

Book Launch: Farewell Ink by MJ McGrath

Book Launch: Farewell Ink by MJ McGrath

Limerick Writers’ Centre announce to publication of Farewell Ink by MJ McGrath Fri 11th Nov 2022 7.30pm to 9.00pm. at The People’s Museum of Limerick, 2 Pery Sq., Limerick. The book will be launched by Prof Eoin Devereux Farewells are often the most difficult experiences we encounter as humans. Be they farewells to relationships, friendships, or the ultimate farewells as people pass away from this life. In this new collection of short stories set on the east coast of Ireland, award winning writer MJ McGrath explores the breadth of circumstances that lead us to say goodbye to a person, an...

‘Ukraine – We Stand By You’ CD Fundraising Album Launch Sun 30th Oct 3pm to 6pm

‘Ukraine – We Stand By You’ CD Fundraising Album Launch Sun 30th Oct 3pm to 6pm

THE LIMERICK WRITERS’ CENTRE runs the popular Acoustic Club for songwriters every month in the Record Room of the Commercial Bar on Catherine Street. Now, in association with EGN Productions, they are launching a fundraising compilation album to help raise funds for the Doras Ukrainian Refugee Appeal Fund in Limerick. Doras is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working to support and promote the rights of all migrants in Ireland. 20 singer songwriters submitted their anti-war songs for this unique album of original material and are invited to perform their songs at the launch gig. You are invited to come along...

New Album From Dominic J. Taylor

New Album From Dominic J. Taylor

IMITATIONS is the new album from Irish songwriter Dominic J. Taylor. Why IMITATIONS? Because all the songs were inspired by literary or musical texts, John Clare, Robert Graves, William Blake, WH Auden plus many more all played their part is providing inspiration for these songs. Click to listen https://dominicjtaylor.hearnow.com/imitations  

Book Launch: The Poorest of the Poor by Seosamh Ó Cuinneagáin

Book Launch: The Poorest of the Poor by Seosamh Ó Cuinneagáin

The Poorest of The Poor – Seosamh Ó Cuinneagáin’s Personal Journey  Administering to the Street Children of India. Former Ardscoil Rís teacher in Limerick and Mary Immaculate College lecturer Dr Seosamh Ó Cuinneagáin will launch his latest book The Poorest of the Poor, Thursday 15th Sept 7.30pm in Ardscoil Rís, on the North Circular Road. The book, published by Limerick Writers’ Centre, will be launched by accomplished Limerick artist Jim O’Farrell. The Poorest of the Poor is a vivid account of the author’s experiences while serving as a volunteer in the slums of Kolkata in India and administering to the needs of the poor....

Come and Play or Come and Listen at Limerick’s Acoustic Club

Come and Play or Come and Listen at Limerick’s Acoustic Club

The Acoustic Club @ Record Room, The Commercial Bar, 47 Catherine Street, Limerick TUES 18th Oct 2022 8.30pm Open-Mic For Songwriters Come and Play…Come and Listen! Book an open-mic spot Tel 087 2996409 or email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com The Acoustic Club, Limerick, is a monthly live music venue presenting local, independent and community musicians, plus nationally touring performers. ———————————————————————- All aspiring songwriters, musicians, singers and community musicians are invited to attend and play in front of a live audience. All types of music and singers are welcome. The evening features performers doing short sets of two or three songs. If you wish...

Gabriel’s ‘Farewell’ for Revival in Limerick

Gabriel’s ‘Farewell’ for Revival in Limerick

Described as “the best contemporary, traditional, popular poet in English”, Kerry poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice will read in Limerick this September. Local publishers Revival Press has announced a reading and book launch with Gabriel Fitzmaurice at The People’s Museum of Limerick, 2 Pery Sq., Limerick on Thurs 22nd Sept 7.30pm. The book, A Farewell to Poetry (revised edition), published by Revival Press will be launched by Limerick poet Jo Slade.. Some of Ireland’s most celebrated writers have praised Fitzmaurice’s work, including Seamus Heaney.  Also song writing legend Kris Kristofferson has said about his work that these are “real stories told in...

Poet Tim Still Inspired by Limerick and its People

Poet Tim Still Inspired by Limerick and its People

Limerick born poet Tim Cunningham turns 80 on June 21st and a special reading has been arranged for his birthday by the Limerick Writers’ Centre, the reading will take place at The People’s Museum of Limerick, 2 Pery Square and kick off is 7.30pm. Reading alongside Tim will be long-time friend and poet John Liddy and US poet Thomas Lynch. 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, Trowbridge, London, Delaware and Essex. Recently returned to Ireland, he now lives in Westport, County Mayo. Revival...