Tag Archives: Warrenpoint

The Label, the Map and the Jukebox

The Label I must admit, I’m a sucker for quirky ways of distributing poetry. There’s something very enjoyable about watching the reaction of the public when they have been unexpectedly exposed to a poem. Belfast-based, Fermanagh poet Maria McManus is … Continue reading

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Hygge Feature #17 Coming in from the cold and dark

Originally posted on Angela Topping:
Being outdoors in the cold and coming home makes hygge more intense. A bowl of soup, a warm fire and the tingle of warmth returning to frozen hands and feet – it’s almost worth going…

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Travel writing – sometimes you don’t have to go too far…

Carlingford Lough and the Mountains of Mourne (oil painting by me 🙂 ) When I entered a travel writing competition a few months ago, I decided to write a short article about my hometown of Warrenpoint and the surrounding area. Sometimes you have … Continue reading

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Thanks to Libraries NI

I had a very enjoyable launch of my joint art exhibition, EXPO 2014, with Eirian McKay on Wednesday evening with family and invited guests in Warrenpoint Library. I first met Eirian at an art group some years ago and, although we have … Continue reading

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A New Ulster gets the blues

A New Ulster is Northern Ireland’s newest literary and arts journal available as an e-zine and in print. Edited by Amos Greig and Arizahn, the magazine showcases the works of established and up-and-coming poets, short fiction writers, photographers and artists … Continue reading

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Bay Blues

I took this photo on Thursday night from Seaview, Warrenpoint at about half ten. I had just come from the Whistledown Hotel after a live radio broadcast, which kicked off this year’s International Blues on the Bay Festival – I guess you can see … Continue reading

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Twilight Reflections

twilight’s hush ripples over the lough leaving only the rush of young waves that have come from afar to kiss this shore and offer watery bliss to the weather-beaten rocks that wait blushing under the watchful eye of streetlamps

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New Year, New Me and all that…

storm on the lough streetlights on Seaview lit by sunrise Highly Commended: Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition 2011 (Photograph by Brian McCalmont) I knew I shouldn’t have bothered to make any new year resolutions, because once I’ve prohibited myself from doing … Continue reading

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Snow bird

The haiku in the link below that featured on Every Day Poets today was inspired by a crow in my local park. The bird, with feathers that shimmered blue-black, was on the path in front of me as I walked back home from my … Continue reading

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‘Carlingford Lough’ – published on Every Day Poets today

One of my favourite sights in the whole world is the dawning of a new day over Carlingford Lough. Now I may be a slightly biased here, since it was the view from my bedroom window throughout childhood; however, I defy … Continue reading

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