Sunday, 3 April 2016

Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust’s fourth Poetry Competition

I am delighted to be included in the shortlist for the Galway University Arts Trust poetry competition.

Congratulations to the winner Rachel Coventry, and to Christine Valters Paintner and Rachel Davies 2nd and 3rd respectively and to the other poets on the shortlist.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Boyne Berries 1916 - launched 31st March 2016

It was with great pleasure that I read my poem 'Shades' at the launch of the Boyne Berries Spring 2016 literary journal - Boyne Berries 19, a special issue commemorating the centenary of the 1916 Rising.

This is the first of my poems to be published in print and as a result this event has a special significance for me.

Thanks to Orla Fay and all at the Boyne Berries. We had a wonderful night at the launch with a most interesting introduction by Tom French reading one of his own poems and giving an insight into the writing within the journal being launched. This was followed by readings of a good proportion of the published works.

This journal may be purchased online at or through your local library.