14 Apr
Cúirt Unveiling: I’m delighted that my poem, UCG by Degrees, is to be unveiled, as part of Cúirt Festival, and added to the Galway Poetry Trail in Student Services, Aras Margaret Heavey, NUIGalway campus on Monday April 24th at 3.30pm. ... Read more »

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 »

An Eye on the Mustard Jar

20 Jul
…Exile and dislocation are familiar themes in Irish literature and The Truth in Mustard by Terry McDonagh exploress these to the full. McDonagh has travelled far and wide. His poetic self continually reflects on journeying and crafts images to make ... Read more »