The Funeral of Desmond O'Grady, Kinsale Sat 6th Sept 2014 The burial of Limeick born poet Desmond O'Grady took place to Rincurran cemetry in Kinsale Sat 6th Sept. A large representation of the Limerick poetry community was present for the burial. The President... Michael D O'Higgins sent his Aide-de-Camp to represent him but no official representation of Limerick City & County Council was present. The burial was attended by Desmonds family led by his daughter Deirdre and son Leonardo. Poets John Liddy and Matthew Geden read at the church ceremony which was led by Desmond's son Leonardo O'Grady who read an eugaly in memory of his father (Photos (c) Donal Thurlow)
Tom McCarthy's memoir, SUSIE'S SON – a memoir in verse and prose, will provide interesting reading for Limerick people this Christmas.
Tom is a poet and storyteller and many of his adventures are enhanced by his poems which flow naturally with the narrative. Beginning with his early days in Ballynanty, the reader is invited to join Tom as he observes his younger self on life's journey. Some events which are pivotal to the story include schooldays, learning to be a boxer, journeys to work in England, falling in love and starting his business. There are tough times as well as happy ones with much hard work to be done but throughout the adventure, Susie, Tom's Mum, is there in a leading role.
If readers have lived through these times with Tom, they will enjoy his telling of the tale. If not, Tom will take them time travelling to a Limerick and a world unrecognisable from today's viewpoint; and Tom does not shut any doors on the reader, always inviting you inside with him. As characters are recreated, they take on a new life and you, the reader, will find yourself eagerly searching for a few more pages to turn as you near the last word.
If you love life and if you love Limerick, this is the book for you!
Susie’s Son – a memoir in verse and prose, is published as part of the Community Literature Programme of The Limerick Writers’ Centre. The official launch will take place Monday 24th Nov in Ballynanty Hall at 3.00pm, former mayor John Quinn will launch the book. The book is available direct from the author as well as from www.limerickwriterscentre.com and selected shops; priced €15.00.
Further details, contact: Dominic Taylor, Community Literature Officer of The Limerick Writers’ Centre 087 2996409 or email: email@example.com
Seán Ó Roideacháin will launch his debut poetry collection next Monday 1st Dec at the Hurlers pub, Castletroy. 8.30pm. After graduating from the University of Limerick in 1976, Seán has worked as an industrial engineering consultant and part-time sports journalist. At various times, he also spent periods as an aircraft appraiser, incinerator salesman, software developer and political aide. He lives in Limerick, Ireland. His first novel “Shanagolden”, set in rural Ireland during the First World War, War of Independence and Civil War, was published in 2013.
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Limerick's Summer Festival of Literature Programme. ------------------------ Fri 18thJuly 5.00pm official launch of festival by Tim O’Connor. 6.00pm launch of The Secret Heart of Things by John Liddy 7.30pm reading by Donal Ryan 9.00pm Treaty Comedy Club
Sat 19th July 10.am to 4pm Workshops 5.00pm launch of Drunken Thady & the Bishop's Lady edited by Criostoir O Floinn 6.30pm Fergus Costello performance poet 7.30pm Warm Up Slam 8.00pm International Limericks Competition ------------------------------- All events take place in The Pavilion, North campus of University of Limerick. Workshops take place in Plassey House.