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The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2023
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The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2023

December 16, 2022January 6, 2023

The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2023 CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS MIDNIGHT SAT 18th MARCH 2023 The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition was inaugurated in 2012 by the late Barney Sheehan – poetry impresario of the White House Poetry Revival – in honour of Limerick poet Desmond O’Grady. The Limerick Writers’ Centre revived the...

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

November 7, 2022November 7, 2022

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...

Gabriel’s ‘Farewell’ for Revival in Limerick
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Gabriel’s ‘Farewell’ for Revival in Limerick

August 31, 2022August 31, 2022

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...

Write on the Edge – An On-Line Creative Writing Course from the Limerick Writers’ Centre
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Write on the Edge – An On-Line Creative Writing Course from the Limerick Writers’ Centre

August 16, 2022August 16, 2022

The Limerick Writers Centre is ready to launch our new Creative Writing Course – Write on the Edge – on the 10th of September, running for 6 weeks. If you wish to participate, please book now with Dominic Taylor at Limerick Writers as the numbers on the course will be restricted – to book email:...

April is Poetry Month in Limerick 2023
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April is Poetry Month in Limerick 2023

July 21, 2022July 21, 2022

Limerick Writers’ Centre has been running April is Poetry Month in Limerick since 2013. We have been turned down for funding by Limerick City and County Council for our 2023 festival . Help us keep this valuable cultural asset by making a donation. Our target amount is E2,500

Des Geraghty – Daring to Dream of an Ireland of Equals
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Des Geraghty – Daring to Dream of an Ireland of Equals

July 6, 2022July 6, 2022

Veteran trade union leader and social activist Des Geraghty will be in Limerick on Wednesday 13th July to read from his latest book We Dare to Dream of an Island of Equals. The reading, hosted by the Limerick Writers’ Centre, will take place at Bakehouse22, Nicholas Street, Limerick at 7.30pm. Special guest speaker on the...

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

April 14, 2022April 14, 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...

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