Colm Cille na hÉigse

Ba mhór agam cuireadh a fháil ó Chumann Merriman páirt a ghlacadh i léamh filíochta mar chuid de Scoil Geimhridh Merriman. Léigh Proinsias Mac a’Bhaird sliocht as a úrscéal Tairngreacht agus do reic Liam Ó Dochartaigh roinnt dánta a leagtar ar Cholm Cille. Ba í Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh reachtaire na hócáide agus tá buíochas ar leith ag dul do Fhiachra Ó Corragáin as an bhfíseagrafaíocht agus eagarthóireacht. Is féidir féachaint siar ar ‘Colm Cille na hÉigse’ anseo.

EFACIS Podcast

It was a pleasure to be interviewed by Daniela Theinová for the EFACIS Irish Itinerary Podcast. Daniela is a wonderful poetry critic with a considerable knowledge of the Irish language and its literature. Her book, Limits and Languages in Contemporary Irish Women’s Poetry was recently published by Palgrave. She read her translations of my poems at a reading in Prague some years ago (2012, I think!) You can listen to our conversation here. Buíochas ó chroí leat, a Daniela!

Some recent publications…

Aneas is a beautiful new Irish-language literary journal edited by the poet Simon Ó Faoláin and published by the Munster Literature Centre. I’m happy to have a new poem in Aneas alongside some of my favourite writers of poetry, short fiction and criticism. It’s available for purchase here.

Sincere thanks to David Gardiner of New Hibernia Review for publishing my work in the Spring 2020 issue, which also features essays by Seán Lysaght and Patrick Kehoe as well as academic articles by Kathryn Milligan, Conor Linnie, John T. Crawford, Sarah Harsh and Alexander E. Callaway. Most fascinating of all (with respect to the above contributors!) is the insightful interview with Thomas Kinsella by Adrienne Levy.

Half Moon Festival


half moon festival


Check out this wonderful festival curated by UCC students  that’s running from June 26th to 28th.   Criostóir Ó Loinsigh composed choral music to my own poem ‘Tionlacan’ and to a poem by Darragh Ó Caoimh. You can listen to the piece and to a podcast here on Friday 26th @12 midday.