Inchicore Poetry Reading

AuthorMessage DateMessage
DK10/04/2012Got an invitation through the letterbox today for a poetry reading by local inchicore poets taking place on 19th April at 7pm in James Plunkett House, beside the Enoteca Torino Italian Resturaunt.

Sounds very interesting. Music will be provided also and admission is free.

Anybody know if James Plunkett House is the vacant Mick Wallace ground floor space beside the Enoteca?
Vincent H11/04/2012Yes, James Plunkett House is the empty shopfront next to Enoteca Torino and opposite Ulster Bank. Posters went up in the window yesterday evening.
Mary Mc12/04/2012I see none of our well known poets from Inchicore are reading poetry next thurs. The Ledwidge Society have a great following, and have done great work for many years
sean mc20/04/2012Was there last night. It was really good. Congrats to all involved.
Michael O'Flanagan21/04/2012Thanks Mary ....... the next outing for the Inchicore Ledwidge Society will be on Sunday 29th July 2012 in the National war Memorial Park at Island Bridge at 12 noon. This will be our 17th year to hold a poetry reading and wreath laying ceremony in honour of Francis Ledwidge in the Park, On previous occasions we have had five Lord Mayors of Dublin attend and read poems at the event. Also the Francis Ledwidge poetry Award was presented to Jessamine O'Connor from Sligo for her poem "Silver Spoon" in December last in the Glen of Aherlow.

Michael O’Flanagan is the editor of the poetry broadsheet Riposte, which was launched in 1996 and which now has members in Ireland, England, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, America, Canada, Korea and Malta.

A member of the Inchicore Writers’ Group, Syllables, he is a former editor of The Inchicore Times and secretary of The Francis Ledwidge Society.

He has published three collections of his poetry, Immutability, published in 1991 and Peep into the Abyss published in 1993 and Positive Fruit published in 1999. He has broadcast his poetry on several local radio stations in the Dublin area and much of his work has also been included in the Syllables anthologies.
You can learn more about Riposte by going to
Michael O'Flanagan

There are numerous other poets in Inchicore including Liam'Meara who set-up the Syllables Writers' Group in the 1980's. Liam's own collection "Burned All My Witches" was a best seller. He also published several anthologies on behalf of the Syllables Group.

Other Inchicore poets who have published collections include Phyllis McGuirk " Marble Cherubs" and Maire Moynihan " A sense of Place"

The three great poets associated with the area are Thomas Kinsella, Francis Ledwidge and Michael Hartnett whose 10th anniversary occurs this year. Michael Hartnett made Inchicore famous in the world of poetry with his "Inchicore Haiku"
Una28/05/2012Anyone needing a typist for your poetry, or any admin work.
Liam O' Meara07/06/2012If you are seeking a wage from a poet the words 'Blood' and 'Stone' come to mind

There has been a mis-understanding here, I meant as a volunteer typist.
Liam O' Meara15/06/2012 a very kind and generous offer indeed