Some Poems

8 Dec
THE PIPER OF TREENABONTRY, BOHOLA PARISH. This poem, requested by Joe Byrne of Midwest Radio, attempts to outline the journey of the unique piper, Joe Shannon who emigrated to Chicago in 1929 and who died in 2004. As a little ... Read more »


18 Sep
– POETRY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE: – My collection Echolocation was launched on October 7th at 1.30 pm in Mayo County Library, Castlebar by children’s author, Sarah Webb. Sincere thanks to Sarah, Country librarian, Austin Vaughan and library staff for ... Read more »

WORDPLAY….For Young People of all ages:

Workshops on Writing, Performance and Presentation skills with poets and dramatists, Terry McDonagh & Joachim Matschoss.

Forthcoming Books in 2016

17 Jul
LADY CASSIE PEREGRINA – (Arlen House) a poetry collection based on Cassie our border collie. She lived with us in Ireland and now lives in Hamburg and she had to travel by car from Mayo to Hamburg…the book is a collection ... Read more »


1 Apr
Some Examples: – Poetry Ireland residencies – ECIS (European Council of International Schools) in Nice, Berlin, Hamburg – Uni. of Melbourne – Int. Writers Festival of Bali – NUIGalway – Wigtown Festival – Various schools in The Emirates – St. ... Read more »

Readings 2015

1 Dec
Jan 12 University of Hamburg March 1,2,3 Int. School Bonn March 7,8 Claremorris Drama Festival workshops March 21 ‘Tag der Poesie’ in Tropen Haus, Planten u. Blomen, Hamburg March 26 St. Louis Kiltimagh, (School day) March 27 St. Louis Kiltimagh ... Read more »