Sunday, February 27, 2011



Stare me down if you must

With your ageless dreams, rhythms

Oars dipping to drumbeat, caravans

Inching across the horizon

But tell me

Did you doze off too?

When Scheherazade lulled

The insomniac Harun

Or eavesdrop on

The small talk of Kings bearing gifts

And you surely must have blushed

When Salome danced

Or blinked in unbelief

At the grave of Lazarus

Still, you had your fifteen minutes

Tethered to a dog wood, perhaps

On the slopes of Calvary

And you could hardly

Have remained impassive

When they nailed his hands and feet

Tommy Murray

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Whitehouse

Joe Healy is Revival Night’s Guest Poet in the Whitehouse Bar on Wed. 23rd Feb. @ 9pm

Joe Healy is a resident of Kilmeedy, Co. Limerick and has always loved writing. Poetry readings organised by the Arts Office of Limerick County Council in 2002 was the catalyst to inspire Joe to write more and try out his poems in public. He has enjoyed reading his work at venues such as the Whitehouse in Limerick City and also many venues across Munster. Previous work has been published by Soft Newsletter, Weekly Observer Newspapers. In December 2010 Joe was featured in Sextet – A Poetry Anthology.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Riocht na Midhe

Got a mention in the current issue Riocht na Midhe. I actually thought one had to be dead to get into this publication but no way there is a few mad alive people in it, Noel French and Tom French.
My own particular mention is to do with a feature by Lesa Ni Mhungaile's review of 'A Meath Anthology'

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dates for your Diary

The next meeting of the Meath Writer's Circle will be on Thursday 10th March in the Trim castle Hotel at 7.30pm

In conjunction with the Navan Shamrock Festival members of the Navan Junior Writer's Group will read their work in the Navan Library on Tuesday 15th March from 7pm. As there will be as many as 30 young readers this event will start at 7 sharp

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The February Meeting

Willie Hodgins
reading at the February Meeting

And I just love the new hair style

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Whitehouse

Bridget Wallace is Revival Night’s Guest Poet in the Whitehouse on Wed. 9th Feb.
Bridget Wallace is a native of Limerick city. She has been writing poetry for many years and has been published in Incognito, The Stony Thursday Book. Some of her most recent work appears in Sextet, an anthology. Bridget also has a strong academic interest in literature, particularly poetry, and has been a tutor with Oscail, the Irish Open University. In 2010 she graduated with a PHD from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Bridget’s special area of interest is Postcolonial theory and modern Middle Eastern literature, with a particular focus on poetry.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Pat Farrelly and Paddy Allen

Looking forward to the big Scurlogstown testimonials on Friday evening Over 400 tickets sold for the function in the Knightsbrook Hotel and then there is the launch of the book. I got a sneak preview well may be a little more than a sneak preview Always is the highlight of the social year