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 →

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The Power of the Pen

It's been a mixed bag of emotions this week. I feel like I'm on a wave, sometimes I'm a champion surfer riding the white horses, other times I'm struggling to stay afloat. I have found a new thing that helps though. I picked up a pen this week and just started writing, mainly just words... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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