poems

Looking back

When I was at my lowest I started writing. I dug out the notebook today and I can't even remember writing some of the things! There are a couple that jumped out at me though, and actually had me shaking my head that I wrote them, so I've decided to publish them here. The first… Continue reading Looking back

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Days out

Bards in the Woods

Yesterday afternoon I went along to Dooney Rock on the shores of Lough Gill to a meeting of 'Bards in the Woods'. I've been following the Facebook page and the event sounded interesting so I went to find out more. The ethos behind Bards in the Woods is to try to get people out enjoying… Continue reading Bards in the Woods

Ireland, music, sligo

Open Mic at Young Yeats

Today I went along to the Yeats Memorial Building for Young Yeats Open Mic event. It's a great idea and is held once a month. People just turn up sing, play music, recite a poem or just sit and enjoy the entertainment and atmosphere. I watched Gary Hynes perform, he was very good. The open… Continue reading Open Mic at Young Yeats

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Lily and Lolly Craftfest

This year the Yeats Day event includes the launch of a 10-day rescheduled and re-branded Craftfest Northwest festival honouring WB's sisters Susan and Elizabeth - affectionately named Lily and Lolly by her siblings. Susan (Lily) was a keen embroiderist. ¬†Elizabeth (Lolly) trained under the renowned artist and textile designer William Morris in London. She was… Continue reading Lily and Lolly Craftfest