Karen J. McDonnell Debut Collection

The Clare launch of the Karen J McDonnell debut collection, entitled “This Little World,” takes place on Saturday 01 July 2017 at The Record Break Café in Lower Market St. Carpark, Ennis at 12.30pm.  The collection is published by Doire Press and will be...

Rage launch by Patrick Stack

The Rage launch – the title of Patrick Stack’s second poetry collection – takes place on Sunday 11th June 2017 at 3pm in Nelly’s Corner Café, 42 Nicholas St. Limerick. Published by Revival Press, the poetry imprint of Limerick Writers’...

Martin Vernon’s First Collection

Martin Vernons first poetry collection is being launched on Friday 03 March at The Record Break, Ennis, at 8pm. The collection is entitled “The Birth and The Cry” and is published by Revival Press, the poetry imprint of the Limerick Writers’ Centre....

Second Childhood by Mike Douse

Second Childhood Some day I’ll be a boy again And scamper through the springtime field To sow the seeds before the rain When all my wounds of age have healed. I’ll reacquaint myself with mud And trap the three-spined stickleback In Redbrick Woods beside...

Post Office Field, Ennis by Martin Vernon

Post Office Field, Ennis Two dead trees Stand tall Washing their feet In the Fergus As it gently chuckles by No hint of life No bud No shoot No leaf Bark naked Yet life flourishes Everywhere Sustained and Invisibly tended By this stark couple Above Winter Cormorants...

‘The Flaggy Shore’ by Frank Golden

The Flaggy Shore I have walked the Flaggy Shore a thousand times, ten thousand times, infinitesimally eroding fossilised crustaceans, clusters of calcified weed, delicate evidences locked in time. I lick the salt stone, and whisper to its eerie space words it will...