The castle, majestic, rises - Cover art by Greg Hastings
Despite missing one of her captains (Paddy Smith) Boyne Berries 10 was launched in Trim on Thursday last into a sea of welcoming crowd. Peter Fallon performed the launch here and it was so very interesting to hear him speak about his life, the Gallery Press, poems, lines of poetry he had liked from past issues of the magazine. It was a privilege to be there on the night, a night of glittering stars in the firmament.
Michael Farry acted as master of ceremonies and many of the contributors read their pieces; Susan Connolly, Brian Kirk, James Lawless, Peter Goulding, Honor Duff and of course those from our own group, Boyne Writers. Peter Fallon read his poem The Fields of Meath to end the night. And one poet, Carolyne Van Der Meer had travelled from Canada to attend the launch.
This issue is a special issue, in colour and featuring images. It is available to purchase for 12 euro in Trim in Antonia’s Bookshop and in Spar, and in Galway in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop and can be bought by PayPal here: