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 ūüôā ) 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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