Upcoming events

Click on the link above to see the author being interviewed about her book 'Open To Love' by Rowan Hand on RTE's Nationwide (February 13th 2012).
10% of the profits from sales are being tithed by the author to the neonatal unit of Our Lady's Hospital for sick children, Crumlin.

Check out RTE iWitness documentary on the author on February 14,2015

If you have enjoyed the poetry readings I would welcome any feedback you may have.

Poetry Readings

November13th: World Kindness Day. Reading the poems "In onoir Michael D" and "May you be Blessed" at the ranganna na gcomhra as gaeilge in Gorey Library.

Reading "In onoir Michael D"to the Gorey Guild ICA in the Loch Garman Hotel.


October 1st: Reading May you be Blessed at the ICA Anita Lett Commerative Garden Bree Co Wexford.


September 23rd: Reading poems at Luisne Family Fun day at Darraghville House Kilcoole Co Wicklow.


September 4th: Reading and talk to theActive Retirement Community Group at Ballaghkeen Community Centre The Ballagh Wexford.


March 2018: Reading In honour of Woman at the Flowers for Magdalenes Celebration at St Stephen's Cemetery New Ross Co Wexford.

 

2018

 

October 20th: Reading poem The Child's World to group participants on the Child Protection Course in WLD offices Enniscorthy Co Wexford. 

 

October12th: Reading for Down to Earth  Eco Group at The Cosy Café Gorey Co Wexford.

 

October 10th: Reading at Nurture Counselling Centre Termonfeckin Co Louth.

 

October2nd; Reading for the Ladies Club in the Community Centre in Ballaghkeen The Ballagh Co Wexford.

 

September : Reading Nature Poems at the Green Party's public talk on Mental Health and the environment at Gorey Library.

 

August 19th: Reading 'Do not condemn' for Community Minders Wexford on the bridge Wexford Town.

 

June17th: Reading Nature poems during the 8pm Tara Hill Circle ceremony for 'Universal Peace Love and Light' on Tara Hill.

June17th: Reading Nature poems 'Ancient Wood' and 'At Ease'  for the 4pm 'Universal Peace Love and Light' ceremony outdoors at the Civic Centre Gorey Co Wexford.

June1st: Reading the poems 'Just for today' and 'May you come to be' at Michael O' Doherty Plexus Bio-energy Healing Clinic Ennis Co Clare.

May18th: Reading to the children of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Classes at Filemore National School Cahirsiveen Co Kerry.

 

May 3rd: Bealtaine Readings to participants of the Age and opportunity activity workshop Brocagh Community Centre, Laragh, Co Wicklow.

 

March 8th: Reading the poem 'In Honour of Woman' on International Women's Day at the Go for Life Whirling and Twirling Workshop at Craamford Community Hall Craanford Co Wexford.


March 5th; Reading the poem 'The Promise of Spirit' at the Flowers for Magdalenes Celebration St Stephen's Cemetery New Ross Co Wexford.


March 4th: Reading the poems 'Ancient Wood' and 'Mother Nature'at the Steiner-Waldorf Forest Fest Fund-raiser at Woodlands Kilaneran Wexford.


March: 2nd Reading the poem 'The Easter Lily' to Literary appreciation Workshop in Gorey Library.


February 26th: Reading at the Kerry ICA Federation Meeting Kilcummin Community Hall  Killarney Co Kerry.


  2017


November 26th: Reading 'Ancient Woods' Rathcroghan Heritage Centre Queen Maebh Winter conference Tulsk Co Roscommon.

November 19th: The ICA Winter Conference Castlecourt Hotel Westport Co Mayo.

November 9th : Reading at The Family Resource Centre Gorey Co Wexford.

 October 12th: Reading the poem 'Our Bodies' to the group on a life transitions course 'Changing Gears' in Wexford Library Wexford.


October 12th: Reading 'A Child's World' and 'The little Child' poems at Rachel's charity coffee morning to help raise funds for Juvenile Arthritis in Gorey Co Wexford.


 September 28th: Reading at the Westport Arts Festival open mic night in The Creel Westport Quay.


August 27th: Reading 'Mother Nature' and 'May you come to be' in the Cosmic Garden of An Tairseach, Wicklow during a one-day workshop' A Gift to yourself' celebrating our purpose and our uniqueness in the Divine plan.

 

August 21st: Reading two 1916 commemoration poems 'The Easter Lily...a requiem' and 'The Wexford Rising' at Comhaltas Seisiun in the Loch Garman Arms.  

 

July 19th: Reading at Cairdeas in Bray Co Wicklow.

 

June 25th: Reading 'Just for today' and 'May you be Blessed' at the 'Mind Body Soul' workshop in Seafield Hotel Ballymoney, Co Wexford.

 

June22nd: Reading 'Earthly Kingdom' and 'The Wexford Rising'at the Forge Crossabeg, Co Wexford for the Kerry and Wexford ICA ladies.


June 11th: Reading 'May you be Blessed' at a dream workshop by Kathleen Duffy at Red Gates Retreat Centre Corrofin Co Clare.

June 10th: Reading Nature poems of Mayo at Carramore Beach to a beautiful group of Ukrainian students and their teachers in celebration of their visit to natures' beauty and the west of Ireland. 

May 29th: Reading the poem Requiem...The Easter Lily shortlisted for Wexford Literary Festival Award (Focal Festival) at the ceremony in the Athenaeum Enniscorthy.

 

May 26th: Reading the poem 'In honour of Woman' at Co Wicklow Partnership 'Time out day' for women held at An Tairseach Eco Centre Wicklow Town.


May 21st: Reading the poems 'Just for today' and 'May you be Blessed' at the Mental Health Awareness and Farm Safety Day at Earle's Farm Ballycanew.


May 18th: Reading the poem 'Only our Bodies grow old and die' at a Pals workshop celebrating age, action and creativity during Bealtaine.


May 7th: Reading a 1916 commemoration poem at the Historical Society Talk on Major John Mac Bride by A J Jordan in the Community Hall Westport Quay.


April 25th: Reading 1916 commemorative poems 'Up for the Rising' and  'The Wexford Rising'  at the ICA Wexford Federation AGM  in  the Ferrycarrig Hotel Wexford.


April 14th: Fund-raising evening-talk on the Mystical, Spiritual and Meditative quality of Nature-Poetry interspersed with  poetry readings at Luisne Kilcoole Co Wicklow.

  

March 27th: Reading the poem 'Up for the Rising' on Radio Kerry programme Kerrywide Easter Sunday Special with Sean Hurley.


March 21st: Reading the poem 'Heaven and Earth' at the An Tairseach Equinox celebration Ecology Centre Wicklow.

 

March 12th: Reading 'Up for the Rising' and  'The Easter Lily'  commemoration poems at the 1916 Centenary Celebrations of the ICA at An Grianan Termonfeckin Co Louth.

 

March 7th: Reading for the ladies of Tara Hill Ladies Club at the Liam Mellows GAA club Castletown Co Wexford.

 

February 3rd: Reading for the first class children in St Cronan's National School Bray Co Wicklow to celebrate Grandparents day. 

 

January 19th: Reading to the ladies of the ICA Oulart Guild in Oulart Co Wexford.


2016


December 8th : Father Murphy Hall Boolavogue reading to the Boolavogue ICA Guild.

  

November 21st :  The Goddess Festival Rathcroghan Centre Tulsk Co Roscommon. Meditational poetry reading and Celtic-Spirituality Workshop beginning at 2pm.

 

October 19th: Reading for the Riverchapel/Courtown Ladies Club at Riverchapel Community Centre Riverchapel  Co Wexford.

 

October 8th: Celebrating Age-Action week  reading for the  residents in Dargle-Valley Nursing Home Enniskerry Co Wicklow.

October 7th: A reading and talk at 8.30 pm for the ladies of the Oylegate ICA Guild in the Community Centre.

 

September 29th: An afternoon reading in the relaxation room of Gorey Hospital Gorey Co Wexford.

 

September 4th: A reading of the poem "Luisne" at the Community Open-Day at 'Luisne Spirituality Centre' Kilcoole Co Wicklow. 

 

June 25th: Reading to residents, visitors and staff at Cairnhill Nursing Home Herbert Road Bray Co Wicklow.

 

April 30th: An invited impromptu reading for participants and Sr Una Agnew at her wonderful seminar on the theology of Patrick Kavanagh's poetry in An Tairseach Ecology Centre Wicklow.

 

April 18th : Reading to the ICA ladies at the Creative Writing course in Colaiste Bride Enniscorthy at the Wexford Federation annual Arts and Crafts Day.

March 28th: Reading in the Loch Garman Arms Hotel at the Gorey Guild ICA  variety concert.

 

March 18th: Reading to the Lucan Guild ICA in the bungalow on the grounds of St Mary's Church Lucan.

 

February 16th: Reading to the Buttevant ICA Guild at The Old Creamery House Buttevant Co Cork.


February 9th: Reading to Our Lady's Island ICA Guild in the Community Hall Our Lady's Island Co Wexford.


2015


December 17th: I had the honour of reading two poems on the Mooney Show RTE. One poem composed by the President entitled 'The Prophets are weeping'  and the other one a tribute to the President entitled 'President Michael D' which I composed.

 

November27th: Reading "May you come to be" on the occasion of the screening of the film/docudrama 'The Shadow Effect' at Whytes Hotel Wexford.

 

November 22nd: Reading Celtic Spirituality-Nature poetry at the Goddess Festival Rathcroghan Visitor Centre Tulsk Co Roscommon.

 

November 10th: Reading to the ICA ladies in Bunclody Community Hall Bunclody.

 

November4th: Reading from "A Gift of Love" for the children at Blennerville National School.

November 3rd: Reading at An Ghairdin Mhuire Day care centre Dingle.

 

November 3rd: Reading of "Earthly Kingdom" poem for a German Television  Network recording a flavour of Dingle.

October 21st Reading to ICA ladies in Bree Community Hall.

October 14th Reading to the ICA ladies Ballinafad Community Hall.

October 11th Celebrating Positive Aging Week. Reading at Asgard Lodge Nursing Home Arklow.

October 5th reading: at the Rathsallagh Painters' Guild Exhibition Rathwood.

  

September 25th individual readings at The National Ploughing Championships Ratheniska  Stradbally   Co Laois.

September 11th  at the Trocaire India/Kenya climate change talk reading Social Justice Nature poems.

 

June 30th Westport Music Festival reading at Harvest Breeze.
June 21st at the celebration of the Summer Solstice at An Tairseach Ecology Centre Wicklow reading 'May you come to be'.

June 19th with Sarah at Westport Community Radio pre-recording the programme 'Something to write home about' to be aired on the Sunday June 22nd.

June 18th reading for Holly at Harvest Breeze Westport.

May 30th reading 'Ancient Woods' at the open-air open-mic session at the Seanchai Centre Listowel.

May 30th Guided-imagery Meditation Halo Foods Listowel Co Kerry 2.00pm and 5.00pm.

May 29th Evening of Guided-imagery Meditation Re-Nua Clinic John Street Dingle Co Kerry7.30pm.

May 28th Guided-imagery Meditation Halo Foods Church Street Listowel Co Kerry 2.00 pm and 4.00pm.

May25th 3.05pm at the Cultural Exhibition in the Showcase Marquee of the Golden Shears World Championships Gorey Co Wexford.

May24th 11.15am at the Cultural Exhibition in the Showcase Marquee of the Golden Shears World Championships Gorey Co Wexford.

May 15th 7.00pm Bealtaine Festival community reading Bunclody Library Wexford.
May4th The Essential Gathering reading and book-signing Ardgillan Castle Balbriggan Co Dublin.

May 1st 7.30pm Bealtaine Festival community reading in Enniscorthy Library Wexford.
April 17th open-air reading and video-take above Peddlers Lake Conor Pass of the poem Earthly Kingdom.

March 22nd Reading for coffee morning raising funds for Daffodil Day in aid of cancer research Our Lady's Hall Dalkey Co Dublin.

March 20th Presentation of artwork 'Nature Child' to Our Lady's Hospital for sick children Crumlin Dublin.

March 10th reading for the children Murrisk National School Co Mayo

February 26th a reading of the Social Justice poem Clarion Call Kildare Street at the protest rally to support local and rural post-offices.

February 24th 2014 ICA Wexford Federation Meeting Ferrycarrig Hotel

2014

 December 8th Wexford ICA outing to the Convention Centre Dublin

October 10th Avoca Fashion Event, Kilmacanogue, Wicklow.

August 24th CGA pilgrimage on Our Lady's Island Wexford reading A Blessing for Grandparents.

August 10th St Colmans Convent Community Centre Keel Achill. 

August 6th Mayo News publication of 'Ancient Woods' and 'The townland of Murrisk' poetry.

July26th: Reek Week Mass Reflection Murrisk community Gathering 2013 poem 'The townland of Murrisk' 

June 2013:Meditational Readings at Halo Foods  Listowel 
 Sean McCarthy memorial park and  McCarthy's bar 
 Finuge Scribes Cafe  Listowel
 John B Keane Bar Listowel
 Reading at St Patrick's Day care centre Tralee
 Reading to the Gorey ICA ladies Co Wexford
 Reading to the Inch ICA ladies Inch Co Wicklow.
                                  
May 2013: Reading at Musaem Chorcha Dhuibhne  Baile an Fheirtearaigh
 Feile na Bealtaine Gallerus Oratory Dingle 
 An Diseart Daingean Ui Chuis
 Meditational Readings at Halo Foods during  Listowel Writer's week

April 2013Reading to the Castleknock ICA ladies  Castleknock
 Reading at St Aidan's Day Care Centre 
 Reading at the Gorey ICA inaugural meeting

March 2013Reading at Sr Antonia - Aidan's Day-care centre

February 2013Reading and signing at The Book Centre Wexford town

January 25th 2013: Reading on the Weekend Show with Liamy McNally on Westport Community Radio.

2013


November 22nd 2012: Reading at Merrion Shopping Centre Ballsbridge.

October  21st 2012 National Poetry Day: Reading at Oakfield Nursing Home Courtown Co Wexford
and at Gorey Town Library.

October 2012: Reading at Dalton House Gowran Co Kilkenny.

September 28th 2012: Reading at Positive Age Action official opening at the Arklow Bay Hotel with Inch Branch of the ICA.

September 11th 2012: Reading to the children at Brackloon National  School Brackloon Westport.

September 9th 2012: at Knock Basilica Grandparents Pilgrimige gifted the book to Dana and the Papal Nuncio.

July 2012: Reading at day care centres in Swinford, Castlebar and Mc Bride Nursing Home Westport.

July 2012: Live interview and Readings on the Weekend Show with Liamy McNally on Westport Community Radio.

May 2012: Reading at Cloona Health Cloonagh Westport.

Pre-recorded interview with Seán Hurley for Kerrywide to be aired on 29th of April 2012.

Monday 2nd  April 2012 Poetry Reading at St Patrick's Day Care Centre Moyderwell. 

Saturday 30th March 2012 Book signing and readings in both outlets of Horans Healthstores, Killarney.

Friday 29th March 2012 Poetry reading to the First Communion Class in Blennerville National School. Book-signing and reading at Ré Nua Health store Dingle.

Thursday 28th March 2012 Book signing and readings at Horan's Healthstore Manor West Tralee.

Wednesday 27th March 2012 Book signing and readings in Listowel at Seanchaí Kerry Literary and Cultural Centre, Halo Foods, Horan's Healthstore.

Tuesday 26th March 2012 Interview on Radio Kerry Talkabout with Deidre Walsh.

Monday 25th of March 2012 Poetry reading at Gáirdín Mhuire Day Care centre Dingle.

2012


October 29th 30th 31st 2011 Mind Body Spirit Festival RDS Ballsbridge.

October 28th 2011 Mrs Bees Health Store Clonattin Gorey.

October 23rd 2011 Healing Fair at the Ashdown Park Gorey.

September 18th 2011 Marlfield House Gorey.

July 31st 2011 Healing Fair Gleesons Townhouse Roscommon.

July 7th 2011 Healing Fair Amber Springs Hotel Gorey.

June 30th 2011 To a reading circle at Wexford Library.

June 5th 2011 Listowel Co Kerry.

May 29th 2011 Wicklow Arts Festival.


February 11th 2011 Holistic Therapies Triullium House Gorey.

2011