Circus Days – poem on Sunday Miscellany 2/10/16

This poem, Circus Days, was broadcast on Sunday Miscellany with thanks to Aoife Nic Cormaic. It was a lovely show with New short essays by: Denise Blake, Maurice Cashell, Elaine Garvey, Michael O’Loughlin, John MacKenna, Mary O’Malley, Áine Ryan Poem: Circus Days You don’t have to run away to join, it comes to you around Read More

Poems, Songs & Stories- Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival

Sunday, October 9, 3.00pm, €5. The Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon Poems, Songs and Stories Elizabeth Reapy, Imelda Maguire, Anthony Glavin, Kate Dempsey, Rosie Carney and Sarah Cullen. Booking: 071 9851375 With thanks to the Sandhouse Hotel Read More

Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival Oct 7 & 8th

Inaugural Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival – Friday Oct. 7 & 8th Senator David Norris will visit Donegal to officially launch the inaugural Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival in Letterkenny next weekend. The festival opens on Friday 7th October with a pre-drinks meet and greet in the Regional Cultural Centre at 8pm, followed by the official opening Read More

Reception for Prof. Campbell, Nobel Laureate

William Campbell, Nobel Laureate in Medicine, was given a wonderful reception in Ramelton Town Hall on Saturday, September 14th. Prof. Campbell took it all in his respectful, modest stride. Congratulations to everyone who made the night such a success. The hall was full on Saturday afternoon with people cleaning, setting out chairs, setting up the Read More

September Workshops

Creative Writing workshops from September 19th 6 Mondays – 7:30 – 9:30 – Carn Lodge, Ramelton For further information: , 087-6486079 or PM. The workshops will be held in a comfortable, safe environment by Denise Blake, a facilitator who is highly experienced in working with beginners as well as advanced writers of all ages. Read More

Arts in Education : Teacher/ Artist Partnership

Arts In Education : I had a wonderful week at this residential training course and I look forward to a residency in September as part of the Teacher/Artist initiative. With thanks to Jane O’Hanlon, Poetry Ireland, for nominating me. Teacher/ Artist Partnership as a model of CPD initiative under the Arts in Education Charter A Read More

Sunday Miscellany, RTE Radio 1, 10/07/16

Lovely to have my poem, Lemon Season, broadcast as part of this show: Sunday Miscellany Rte Radio 1 , July 10th listen back on RTE Radioplayer!rii=b9%5F10594142%5F68%5F10%2D07%2D2016%5F In the Meadow by Grace Wells Postcards from a Hospital by Doireann Ní Ghríofa The Bookcase by Denis Sampson Four Stories Up a poem by Jane Clarke Rock Read More

This is Donegal – full poem on Soundcloud

This is Donegal – Soundcloud Link: The full poem first recorded on Sunday Miscellany RTE Radio1 Read More

Poetry on Wild Atlantic Way Passport

I’m delighted to have some lines of poetry in the new Wild Atlantic Way Passport . Beautiful Fáilte Ireland production with poetry from W.B.Yeats, Brian Merrian, Chuck Kruger and Adam Wyeth. Read More

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Springsteen and the Ties that Bind – Sunday Miscellany

My prose piece on : Sunday Miscellany May 22nd RTE Radio 1 Springsteen and the Ties That Bind by Denise Blake Real Player link: Sunday Miscellany New short essays: Going Back to the Blasket Island by Róisín Sheehy The Barrington Disconnect by Pat McLoughlin Swoop a poem by Paddy Moran Springsteen and the Ties Read More

Lone Swan at Ramelton

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