Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mark Doyle reading at the Battle of the Books

To hear Mark Doyle reading at the Battle of the Books, which took place on 4th July 2010 in the Trim Castle Hotel, Trim, Co. Meath.  CLICK HERE


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Overheard on a Street in Trim

Overheard on a street in Trim. Group of American tourists admiring the scene one says to the other " Why did they build a castle so close to the highway?


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Paul (Pipe) Sheils, playing the Jaw Harp


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Climbing the Ben

My son Paul (Pipe),likes to spend some time in the mountains.  He had a blog site titled Hillwalking Adventures where he was writing about his experiences.  He decided to delete the site and turn it into a  book instead.

To see him and his climbing companion John Paul Kearney ( The Pope's Child ) climb Ben Nevis, Scotland's highest peak



Today I saw a White-winged butterfly
Fly silently past my window.
It caught my eye like when I was a boy.
Then my heart skipped a beat
when it returned for a treat in my garden
I had visions of happy carefree days filled with joy
Chasing butterflies through the fields around Navan Town
But now in the Autumn of my life
I was just happy to watch
as it fluttered from flower to flower
sucking petal after petal.
 When it had it's fill
it flew away just as silently as it came
I thought! I'd tell you so.

Michael " The Sheriff " Sheils.


Monday, August 2, 2010

Tommy Murray has been invited to the White House

In recognition of his overwhelming success at the Battle of the Books, Tommy Murray, has been  invited to the White House, on 4th August. There he will entertain the multitudes when he reads from his book, " Counting Stained Glass Windows".

Tommy pictured above, in suit with no tie, reading at the launch of his book " Counting Stained Glass Windows" in Trim Library 20th August 2009.

It's rumoured that Tommy will travel by Magic Carpet ( bus pass ) that way he'll be able to have a drink.

Venue, The White House Pub, O'Connell St, Limerick.  4th Aug time 9-30 pm.