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Carlow Writers' Co-Operative member, Clifton Redmond, brings it all home. Here he is reading his poem 'St Mogue's Well' at Cranavane Holy Well at Kildavin. He is being recorded by students of the B.Sc in Media and Tv from I.T. Carlow. This was part of a visit to sacred sites in Carlow, as part of the Theology component of the 'Here Together: Reflections on the South-East' project. This is a joint venture between Carlow College, St Patrick's, I.T. Carlow and Waterford I.T. Good man, Clifton. ... See MoreSee Less

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Carlow Writers Co-Operative member, Clifton Redmond, brings it all home. Here he is reading his poem St Mogues Well at Cranavane Holy Well at Kildavin.  He is being recorded by students of the B.Sc in Media and Tv from I.T. Carlow. This was part of a visit to sacred sites in Carlow, as part of the Theology component of the Here Together: Reflections on the South-East project. This is a joint venture between Carlow College, St Patricks, I.T. Carlow and Waterford I.T. Good man, Clifton.

 

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Fair play, Clifton.

The Director of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative, Derek Coyle, recently travelled to London for the launch of 'The North' at the monthly meeting of the Irish Literary Society of London, founded by W.B. Yeats, et al, no less.

Three members of the Co-Operative had work in this major compendium of contemporary Irish poetry. Derek read his own poem 'Out for a Walk', set by the Barrow, and he read Clifton Redmond's 'The Ferret', a poem set in and around Hackettstown. Co-Operative member Simon Lewis has a series of reviews in the edition.

Poetry is alive and well in Ireland and our U.K. neighbours are listening.
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We were delighted to see Carlow Writers' Co-Operative member Clifton Redmond pick up joint first in the Poetry Prize in the Carlow College, St Patrick's 2019 Literary Awards. Clifton's poem 'The Sheep' shared joint first with Elizabeth Ryan's 'Eoin wants the Moon'. The poet Harry Clifton presented the Awards and read from a selection of his poems. Well done, Clifton. ... See MoreSee Less

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Daragh Hyland

Great news Clifton! So well deserved.

Well done Clifton. Delighted for you.

Brilliant! Clifton, you deserve this mate.

You are all very welcome to attend next week’s Carlow College, St. Patrick’s Literary Awards and Creative Writing Showcase 2019. This is being held in VISUAL on Monday next, the 4th of March at 8.00 pm.

There will be very exciting and engaging new work presented on the night. After a short reading by members of the Third Year Creative Writing Class and the presentation of Awards and a reading by the winners, our distinguished guest, poet Harry Clifton, will give us a short reading from his wide-ranging body of work, with possibly even a sneak preview from his forthcoming collection. After this reading, Harry will be happy to answer any questions you might have about writing, publishing, and any dimension of the literary life: from inspiration to proof-reading a manuscript.

Carlow College, St Patrick's Literary Awards and Creative Writing showcase, VISUAL, Monday the 4th of April, 8.00 p.m.
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You are all very welcome to attend next week’s Carlow College, St. Patrick’s Literary Awards and Creative Writing Showcase 2019. This is being held in VISUAL on Monday next, the 4th of March at 8.00 pm. 

There will be very exciting and engaging new work presented on the night. After a short reading by members of the Third Year Creative Writing Class and the presentation of Awards and a reading by the winners, our distinguished guest, poet Harry Clifton, will give us a short reading from his wide-ranging body of work, with possibly even a sneak preview from his forthcoming collection. After this reading, Harry will be happy to answer any questions you might have about writing, publishing, and any dimension of the literary life: from inspiration to proof-reading a manuscript. 

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A number of Carlow Writers' Co-Operative members were inspired today, in 'The Writing Room' at Carlow College, St Patrick's, with Carlow writer-in-residence Oonagh Kearney. ... See MoreSee Less

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A number of Carlow Writers Co-Operative members were inspired today, in The Writing Room at Carlow College, St Patricks, with Carlow writer-in-residence Oonagh Kearney.

The deadline for the Poetry Ireland Introductions series is approaching...The deadline for this year's Poetry Ireland Introductions Series is 13 February. Poets get your applications in! Find out more on how to apply at https://www.poetryireland.ie/writers/introductions-series ... See MoreSee Less

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The deadline for the Poetry Ireland Introductions series is approaching...

You couldn't rule out the possibility that they might well march all the way from Wexford, so revved up are they, but Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance are on the road to Carlow. They are chomping at the bit and readying themselves for an aural feast of urgent words and potent rhythms. Hypnotic, shamanic, inspired, you can catch the show in VISUAL Carlow, this Thursday the 24th of January. The final showdown of Peter Murphy's stint as Carlow writer-in-residence...

Several members of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative who worked with Peter in the course of his residency will read in the first part of the evening.

Admission FREE but you'll need to book:
www.visualcarlow.ie/events/info/cursed-murphy-versus-the-resistance
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What an amazing night in VISUAL, for the unveiling of Grainne Mulvey's dramatic musical rendition of poems by Derek Coyle (Director of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative), aided by the vocal dexterity of Elizabeth Hilliard soprano, and the nimble gymnastics in the fingers of Morgan Buckley. All revealed in the expressive photos of Anna Karolina Nowak who captured the dramatic spirit of the occasion.

Many of the poems that formed the basis of the cycle were first developed for Co-Operative projects, and were critiqued at Co-Operative meetings. Poems about our maltreatment of the earth, poems of parental love and loss, and a tender love poem, all tastefully and intelligently set for soprano and classical guitar. Well done to all involved. Our superb hosts in VISUAL, our many colleagues, family, and friends who travelled from far and near to be there. Particularly Welsh friend of the Co-Operative, Mel Perry, who travelled all the way from Wales for the occasion.

And all captured by the very able team from I.T. Carlow's B.Sc in 'Film and Media' to be archived and preserved for the 'Here Together: Reflections on the South-East' project, with Carlow College, St Patrick's, I.T. Carlow, and Waterford I.T.What an amazing night in VISUAL, for the unveiling of Grainne Mulvey's dramatic musical rendition of poems by Derek Coyle (Director of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative), aided by the vocal dexterity of Elizabeth Hilliard soprano, and the nimble gymnastics in the fingers of Morgan Buckley. All revealed in the expressive photos of Anna Karolina Nowak who captured the dramatic spirit of the occasion. Many of the poems that formed the basis of the cycle were first developed for Co-Operative projects, and were critiqued at Co-Operative meetings. Poems about our maltreatment of the earth, poems of parental love and loss, and a tender love poem, all tastefully and intelligently set for soprano and classical guitar. Well done to all involved. Our superb hosts in VISUAL, our many colleagues, family, and friends who travelled from far and near to be there. Particularly Welsh friend of the Co-Operative, Mel Perry, who travelled all the way from Wales for the occasion. And all captured by the very able team from I.T. Carlow's B.Sc in 'Film and Media' to be archived and preserved for the 'Here Together: Reflections on the South-East' project, with Carlow College, St Patrick's, I.T. Carlow, and Waterford I.T.
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Double wow.

Great night, well done everyone

What a wonderful initiative, well done to all involved.

I am delighted to see so many members of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative 'Highly commended' in the Doolin Poetry Video Competition. Well done Phelim Kavanagh, Doreena Jennings, Lisa McAree, Clifton Redmond, Simon Lewis.

And well done to friends of the Co-Op, our U.S. ally Lauryn Lugo and Wexford man Larry Stapleton.

Our thanks to the every creative Pauric Brennan who worked on so many of our videos - for ideas, creative energy, and technical wizardry!!!

The very best of luck to those on the shortlist.

DOOLIN POETRY VIDEO COMPETITION SHORTLIST
Niamh Fogarty Dear You - A Poem/Love Letter/ Daily Reminder/Confession
Stan Notte - MRS Xavier after the Frank & Walters
Derek Flynn Sleepwalking
Joe Byrne Big Boys Dont Cry
Alannah Brent Falling
Bernard o Rourke City Swans
Amy De Bhrún Sorry
Katie Freeney Our Backyard
Bairbre Flood Illegal
John Collins The Fruitful
DOOLIN POETRY VIDEO COMPETITION HIGHLY COMMENDED
Phelim Kavanagh - The Anthropocence
Colm Scully - The Patriot
Clifton Redmond - The Music of Mountain View
Kevin Gildea - Ballad of the robbin’ banks
Mason Roche - Pour Judgement
Lauren Lugo - Thicker
Daniel Breslin - Ode to Phil
Larry Stapleton - Over The Edge
Jer Ennis - Harvest
Derek Coyle - This be The Sound
Simon Lewis - Slowset
Grainne Green - Bog Janes
Lisa McCaree - Parted Clouds
Nicola Cassidy - Ode to 1996
Paul Timoney - Love me & I will kill you
Doreena Jennings - Gut Feelings
Dick Donahue - Endlessly Endless
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The ten shortlisted poems will be available for public viewing from Tuesday next & there will be an element of public voting in deciding the final winner. Details to follow - thanks to all entrants - great work everyone & keep it up!
Dave Lordan (competition judge)
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I am delighted to see so many members of the Carlow Writers Co-Operative Highly commended in the Doolin Poetry Video Competition. Well done Phelim Kavanagh, Doreena Jennings, Lisa McAree, Clifton Redmond, Simon Lewis. 

And well done to friends of the Co-Op, our U.S. ally Lauryn Lugo and Wexford man Larry Stapleton.
 
Our thanks to the every creative Pauric Brennan who worked on so many of our videos - for ideas, creative energy, and technical wizardry!!!

The very best of luck to those on the shortlist. 

DOOLIN POETRY VIDEO COMPETITION SHORTLIST
Niamh Fogarty Dear You - A Poem/Love Letter/ Daily Reminder/Confession
Stan Notte - MRS Xavier after the Frank & Walters
Derek Flynn Sleepwalking
Joe Byrne Big Boys Dont Cry
Alannah Brent Falling
Bernard o Rourke City Swans
Amy De Bhrún Sorry
Katie Freeney Our Backyard
Bairbre Flood Illegal
John Collins The Fruitful
DOOLIN POETRY VIDEO COMPETITION HIGHLY COMMENDED
Phelim Kavanagh - The Anthropocence
Colm Scully - The Patriot
Clifton Redmond - The Music of Mountain View
Kevin Gildea - Ballad of the robbin’ banks
Mason Roche - Pour Judgement
Lauren Lugo - Thicker
Daniel Breslin - Ode to Phil
Larry Stapleton - Over The Edge
Jer Ennis - Harvest
Derek Coyle - This be The Sound
Simon Lewis - Slowset
Grainne Green - Bog Janes
Lisa McCaree - Parted Clouds
Nicola Cassidy - Ode to 1996
Paul Timoney - Love me & I will kill you
Doreena Jennings - Gut Feelings
Dick Donahue - Endlessly Endless
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The ten shortlisted poems will be available for public viewing from Tuesday next & there will be an element of public voting in deciding the final winner. Details to follow - thanks to all entrants - great work everyone & keep it up!
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One more round to go, but our man Clifton Redmond has made it through to the short list for the Rebel Poetry book competition.
The winning member of the Blackwater Poetry Group will be announced on Wednesday January 16th.

Congratulations to all on the shortlist - a fine group of poets one and all, dedicated to their craft!!!

Paula J. Lambert

Dennis Moriarty

David Ratcliffe

Clifton Redmond

Aprilia Zank
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One more round to go, but our man Clifton Redmond has made it through to the short list for the Rebel Poetry book competition. 
The winning member of the Blackwater Poetry Group will be announced on Wednesday January 16th.

Congratulations to all on the shortlist - a fine group of poets one and all, dedicated to their craft!!!

Paula J. Lambert

Dennis Moriarty

David Ratcliffe

Clifton Redmond

Aprilia Zank

 

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So delighted for you, Clifton. Hope more good news will be forthcoming.

We are delighted to see our very own Clifton Redmond feature in the Long List of fine poets chosen by Rebel Poetry for their Poetry Book Competition. The short list of five poets will be announced on January 9th, and the poet chosen to publish a collection of their poetry will be announced on January 16th:

Sheighle Birdthistle
Francesca Castaño
Rodney Drought
Jim Hyde
Paula J. Lambert
Dennis Moriarty
Harry Owen
David Ratcliffe
Gayle Reaves
Clifton Redmond
Michèle V. Ring
Sean Smith
Aprilia Zank

Well done to all the long-listed poets! And well done, Clifton!
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We are delighted to see our very own Clifton Redmond feature in the Long List of fine poets chosen by Rebel Poetry for their Poetry Book Competition. The short list of five poets will be announced on January 9th, and the poet chosen to publish a collection of their poetry will be announced on January 16th: 

Sheighle Birdthistle
Francesca Castaño
Rodney Drought
Jim Hyde
Paula J. Lambert
Dennis Moriarty
Harry Owen
David Ratcliffe
Gayle Reaves
Clifton Redmond
Michèle V. Ring
Sean Smith
Aprilia Zank

Well done to all the long-listed poets! And well done, Clifton!

 

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Congratulations Clifton 🎉🎉

Congratulations Clifton!

Well done Clifton.

Congratulations, Clifton Redmond

We are delighted to see Carlow Writers' Co-Operative member Pauline Flynn feature in this video about the Liffey, and reciting one of her poems. And a poem that grew from a Co-Op project to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising. Well done, Pauline!

The River Liffey Stories
The River Liffey Stories also includes poetry! This piece is composed, explained and recited by Poet/ Visual Artist Pauline Flynn
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Exquisite, moving and tender poem!

This may be of interest to all local arts groups and artists...#Carlow County Council Arts Office are pleased to announce that our Arts Act Grants 2019 are now open for applications in the below categories: • Arts Organisations and Community Groups Grants • Individual Arts Grants To download the application forms head to http://www.carlow.ie/all-council-services/arts/arts-documents-forms or email kmooney@carlowcoco.ie or message us here with your email address. CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS IS: FRIDAY, 15th FEBRUARY 2019 at 4pm Carlow County Library Carlow Public Participation Network - PPN Carlow Community Carlow Arts Festival VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and The George Bernard Shaw Theatre Carlow County Development Partnership CLG ... See MoreSee Less

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