Sunday, August 21, 2011

The start of heritage week

Off to a great start  spoiled for choice to the extent that it just wasn't possible to get to all the events on offer.
Couldn't make it to Tara for the Birds of Prey display, same goes for the Antiques Fair in the Trim  Castle hotel.
Have to congratulate Noel French though and didn't Elvis look about as out of place as  a parrot in a blackthorn hedge against the greyness of the  castle walls.
I'm not quite sure what is the collective term for poets but fair play to the confusion of bards that tried to do their thing before a very appreciative audience (both of them). The jury is still out on the question of whether it was the start of the Kerry Mayo game of the appearance of the poets that caused the crowd to leave  bomb scare numbers.
So what's next except the Swords Heritage Poetry and Short Story prizewinners on Tuesday 30th August. (Tuesday week)  I'd like to win again this year but I suppose I can take consolation from the fact that whoever does win the Poet of Fingal trophy  will have to look at my name (2005- 2006 and 2010) on the cup for a whole year and whoever does win the Shield for the Short story will also have to look at my name (2004) for a year.
It was nice to see Louise Scott back reading again in Bohermeen on Saturday.  Louise from Garlow Cross was one of the most successful poets in the Writer's Circle  and her collection 'The Lighthouse Keeper' was extremely popular, delighted too to meet Dena Molloy  there too.

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