Saturday, September 29, 2012

National Poetry Day

Tom French, Meath Library Service and Tommy Murray of the Meath Writers' Circle will be holding a Poetry Reading night in the Navan library next Thursday 4th October National Poetry Day at 7.30pm  All are welcome so bring along your favourite poem from your school days.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

At Newgrange Lodge

I had a very enjoyable day last saturday at a creative writers' workshop held in the Newgrange Lodge organised by the Navan Writers' Group.  Pictured below is Dunshaughlin Author KT. McCaffrey addressing the crowd on the day.

On video Sean Reilly And Kimberley Murray who are both members of the group entertained the crowd with their musical talents.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012



Paul returned last Friday 7th September from his trip to the Arctic.  For those of you who followed his progress on the net he has posted photos on ' The Living Wilderness Bushcraft School ' blog.  As he was travelling alone he took all the photos himself, he mounts the camera on his walking stick whenever he takes a self portrait.  He also shoots video by holding the camera in his outstretched arm while moving.
He was walking one day when he came across a large moose, by the time he took out his camera the moose had scarpered hence the video below.
He was to cross a lake one day by ferry but the winds were so rough the ferry couldn't sail so he had to take a helicopter instead.  A few days later he arrived at another lake where he was to get another ferry to cross.  He hoisted the flag and waited for a local ferryman to arrive.  A Frenchman arrived shortly after him and they sat waiting for the ferryman to arrive but he never did.  They noticed canoes at the spot with life jackets inside.  So they donned the jackets and rowed across the lake it took them one and a half hours to cross.  It was a long day with neither of them knowing the others language.  It was the hunting season and that's why the ferryman wasn't there he was off hunting. The battery was gone in Paul's camera so he wasn't able to record the event but he recorded the helicopter ride a few days earlier.  He tried downloading it but because it's too long he wasn't able.  He'll edit it into smaller pieces and try later. 

Enjoy the video below.  And if you scroll down further you'll see a video of Paul and John Paul Kearney climbing Ben Nevis Scotlands highest peak in April 2008.  On an earlier trip in June 2005 Paul and his brother Austin climbed the peak but they didnt have a means of videoing it but Austin penned two poems while there they can be found on the same page as the video.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fill up your Senses

The Navan Writers' Group will be  holding a creative writers' workshop on Saturday 22nd September at Newgrange Lodge Slane, from 10am to 5pm.
The theme for the day is ' Fill up your senses '.  The guest speaker will be Dunshaughlin author KT McCaffrey, whose new crime thriller ' The Tara Bones ' has just been published.  His previous works include ' No Curtain Call ' and  ' The Cat trap '.  There will be opportunities throughout the day for ' open mic ' sessions, so why not give it a try at reading, bring along your own piece of poetry or prose or perhaps your favourite piece from your school days.  Photographs will feature at some point during the day if you have a favourite photo why not bring it along.
Music and song will be provided on the day by Sean Reilly and Kimberley Murray who are both members of the Navan Writers' Group.
The cost for the day, subsidised by the group, is €10 and includes morning coffee and lunch.
Due to limited space, places are restricted.  All details from the secretary, Edel Gillick, on ( 085 ) 7068047 or email