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Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Launch of Boyne Berries 7

A significant crowd gathered in The Castle Arch Hotel in Trim on Thursday night.  Ciaran Mangan, the Meath County Librarian, launched. 
Readers on the night included members of the Boyne Writers and notables such as Tommy Murray, Frank Murphy, Aideen Henry, Peter Goulding, Sinead MacDevitt and Niamh Boyce.  I had met Sinead at the Francis Ledwidge Award ceremony in the autumn of last year and Niamh when we were both finalists in the Eist Poetry Competition in 2008.  We attended a poetry writing seminar given by Fred Johnston as prize winners.  Michael Farry had also been a finalist,  as had Andrew Caldicott who is included in this current issue of Boyne Berries too.

Afterwards tea and coffee were served and it was then a chance for all to mingle and chat.  The picture of myself and Catherine Hastings is courtesy of Paddy Smith.  Greg Hastings is responsible for cover design and artwork on Boyne Berries 7.

Michael Farry:
Niamh Boyce
     Sinead MacDevitt


  1. thanks for posting the photo orla, (its nice to have a momento)the launch was really enjoyable,and it flew! There were so many readers,and all different - Boyne Writers seem a very active group. all the best - niamh boyce

  2. Hiya, I was sorry I didn't get a chance to chat with you more. It was a very good night. Anyway hope you are busy writing, I've been rewriting an old story and trying another sonnet. Good luck in Galway at the end of the month.