Prof. Ni Chuilleanain was only recently in Carlow for the Student Literary Awards at Carlow College, St Patrick's. She was brilliant on the night, and I know this will be a great lecture. Those of you nearer the capital might enjoy this one.Ireland Chair of Poetry | Annual Lecture |
The Ireland Chair of Poetry, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, will give her annual lecture at 19:30 tonight (Wednesday 14 March) in the Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, The title of the lecture is: 'I have my people and they are waiting: Who are the readers of poetry?'
The Ireland Chair of Poetry Trust was set up in 1998 following the award of the Nobel Prize of Literature to Seamus Heaney and is jointly held between Queen's University Belfast, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. ... See MoreSee Less
Let us put our hands together for this great service that is brought to us week in, week out...The Carlow County Library Service have put together this great little video about the Library Service in the county. There is so much going on there all the time.
Carlow County Library A short video highlighting the work we do, the services we provide, the people we serve and the dedicated staff who love their jobs with Carlow County Council Library Service. Come in to any of our libraries and experience the real thing! ... See MoreSee Less
The Carlow College, St Patrick's Student Literary Awards are on tonight. The winners have been chosen, the entrants are all a little nervous…the outfits are being taken out of the wardrobes as we speak!
We are on in VISUAL tonight at 8.00 p.m. We shall see you there. All members of the Carlow College, St Patrick’s and our family and friends, are very welcome for tonight’s Awards ceremony.
Here is a poem from our distinguished presenter tonight, Ireland Professor of Poetry, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Professor (emeritus) School of English, Trinity College Dublin.
Man Watching a Woman
The sound of everything folding into sleep, A sense of being nowhere at all, Set him on his way (traffic far off, and wind In tall trees) to a back gate, a dark yard. A path goes past the bins, the kitchen door, Switches to a gravel walk by the windows Lit softly above the privet hedge. He stops and watches. He needs to see this:
A woman working late in the refectory, Sewing a curtain, the lines of her face Dropping into fatigue, severity, age, The hair falling out of its claps at her poll. The hands are raised to thread the needle, The tongue moves behind her lips. He cannot see the feet or shoes, they are trapped In toils of cloth. He is comforted.
He can move on, while the night combs out Long rushing sounds into quiet, On to the scene, the wide cafés - Trombone music over polished tables. He will watch the faces behind the bar, tired girls, Their muscles bracing under breakers of music And the weight of their balancing trays, drinks, ice and change.
It is drawing near, that time when Shakespearian actor, Guy Moore, will take to the 'stage' with two long-time favourites on the Carlow acting scene, alongside Mary Doyle and Margaret McKenna, for a unique, one time only performance of original material by members of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative.
Guy has performed in 'King Lear', amongst others, and on the stage of the legendary Globe Theatre in London. Mary Doyle has been a lifetime member of the Carlow Little Theatre, and Margaret McKenna has graced many a stage in the southeast and beyond.
Our mighty trio will be joined on the night by Carlow College/St Patrick's Morgan Buckley on classical guitar. Morgan has performed on many a distinguished stage, in Ireland and the U.K., but this is the first time he might be a type of living installation in the middle of a dynamic stage performance of another kind altogether.
Our friend, Pauric Brennan, asked us to pass out the word on this one: if you think you have it in you to write a fifteen minute drama, with a cast of three, on the theme of 'Fake', this is the one for you! Sure, go on, give it a lash!!! ... See MoreSee Less
If you have some poems you have written that you wish to send out to a magazine or competition for consideration - this is the list to check out for what is possible for March. Our thanks to Angela Carr once again for compiling this list ... See MoreSee Less
Carlow College Literary Awards and Creative Writing Showcase, with Ireland Professor of Poetry Eiléan Ní Chuilleanain.
Monday the 5th of March, 8.00 p.m., VISUAL Carlow.
This year the Carlow College Literary Awards will be presented by Ireland Professor of Poetry, and Leaving Certificate poet, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanain. Eiléan will read from her poetry on the night and answer questions about her work and the writing life, as well as general questions on writing and publishing.
The Carlow College Literary Awards and Creative Writing Showcase will see awards presented for Poetry and the Short Story/Flash Fiction. The night brings together the entire college community to recognise and celebrate the very best of Carlow College literary talent. Further to this, the First Year Creative Writing class will present a showcase of their writing.
The Carlow Writers' Co-Operative have a really exciting date for the diary!!! Shakespearian actor, Guy Moore, joins two long-time favourites on the Carlow acting scene, Mary Doyle and Margaret McKenna, for this original Carlow debut.
Guy has performed in 'King Lear', 'Macbeth', and 'The Duchess of Malfi', in the Globe Theatre in London, for the Royal Theatre, and for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Mary Doyle is a longtime stalwart of the Carlow Little Theatre, and who has ony recently regaled Carlow with her interpretation of Betty Burgess in 'The Plough and the Stars', amongst others. And Margaret McKenna has recently played John B. Keane's Big Maggie on a national tour.
Our actors will be joined on the night by Carlow College/St Patrick's Morgan Buckley on classical guitar. Morgan has trained at the Royal College of Music, and Trinity College in London, as well as at Cambridge University. He has performed in the National Gallery Trafalgar Square, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Bath Guitar Festival, and the National Concert Hall of Ireland. Morgan has commissioned new works from diverse composers based in Ireland, the U.S., Spain, Turkey, France, Brazil, and the U.K.
The evening will consist of a dramatic interpretation of new and original writings from the members of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative.
This has to be one of the best nights out in CARLOW this season. Grab a friend and get there early for the food, chat and wine.
It is great to see a new generation of poets featured in the shortlist for the Poetry Now Award. And the Co-Operative are particularly pleased to see our friend Mark Roper featured on the short-list. We read with Mark in November at a very enjoyable evening at Carlow Library. ... See MoreSee Less