Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Poet of Fingal

James F Linnane26 September 2010, 9:45 PM

A great piece Tommy ,winning streak has nothing on you this year.Well done James.

Absolutely delighted to win the 'Poet of Fingal ' trophy for the third time
The award was presented to me by Cllr. Ken Farrell at t ceremony in the Carnegie Court hotel last night I also received a certificate

Photo, Michael Farry

The Poet of FingalAine3:21 PM

Well done with this - a super poem!

It made me tingle as I read it. I enjoyed some of the images - words like raindrops on a windowpane, and in the 'tinder dry' days of Childhood.

FatalEden3:35 PM

An excellent read, I'm not surprised you won the title.

I especially loved the line "Conferences of black umbrellas"

Keep up the good work. :)

The poet of FingalMagser9:30 PM

Tommy. Congratulations. Lovely write. Loved the words "when the fair chance of clear skies and …". We always remember words - plucked from the mouths of youth - too wise at the time. Margaret

Gauntlet!iain65667:53 AM


"To run the gauntlet of hushed pavements" - truly sublime writing - well done!

Hi Tommy
Congrats on your win yet again! Swords Writers had a few shortlists and one of our members won the short story comp too.
Paddy Smith said...

Well done, Tommy. Well deserved. Congratulations from all in the Boyne Writers Group.


LotterySHERIFFYesterday, 1:19 PM

Well done Tommy. Great poem. We all have to go sometime. It's just as well we don't know when.

CheenoYesterday, 1:39 PM

This has so much depth and quality of substance - rich in connection between present and past, and how those in the past saw their present and future through the wise words of their loved one, now gone. Beautiful, stark language. :thumbs:
I would like to thank all those who have sent messages of congratulation, their words have not gone unnoticed
Tommy Murray Meath Books


  1. Well done, Tommy. Well deserved. Congratulations from all in the Boyne Writers Group.

  2. Congratulations again from Kedzierzyn-Kozle Poland. Tommy,I'm showing you to the Poles.



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