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The first time Lady Gregory met John Quinn was on Sunday August 31 1902 at a Feis Ceol she had partly organised in the memory of Ó Raifteirí the poet. The occasion also marked Lady Gregory’s first steps into the Celtic revival movement which would absorb her energies throughout her long life, and define her reputation for ever.
The Board and staff of St Colman’s Care Centre wish to thank the ‘poet’ who penned a poem to them and signed off as C.I.A. – cocooned in Achill!
I WROTE this poem in 2014 after the English poet Helen Mort, who, as well as being an excellent poet, is an accomplished cross country runner, asked me: "And do you run?"
Well, lockdown is over. When I have finished compiling this piece, I am going out my front door for the first time in over five weeks.
Roscommon Arts centre is one of six venues around the country that has formed the new 'LIVE' Network - a literary network that supports writers, publishers and literary producers to share work.
THE CORONAVIRUS lockdown has placed huge restrictions on our movements and ceased our social gatherings for the time being, but it has not dented our creativity.
Not only is it interesting to see the initials of the people Lady Gregory admired on her ‘Hall of Fame’, the famous autograph tree at Coole Park, Co Galway, it is perhaps more interesting to see the names she leaves out.
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‘Dearest beloved - It is such a beautiful morning that you ought to be here and we should be walking in the garden …and if we were, what more should we do where the bushes hid us?’ These intimate words were written by the British politician, later prime minister, Ramsey MacDonald, to Lady Margaret Sackville whose initials are on the famous autograph tree at Coole.
MARY MCPARTLAN, the musician, promoter, musical director, theatre-maker, academic, and broadcaster, rightly described by Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins, as "one of the greatest traditional singers of her generation", died this week following a battle with cancer.