Was with great pleasure myself and a fellow student from BA Photography DIT, Izabela Szczutkowska, were privileged to partake in Poetry Ireland Review Issue 126, available soon. Was all short notice, but thanks to one of our lecturers Ann Curran, whose push and drive made it all happen. We will have our Art within within the book, and I thank Poetry Ireland for their kind words and its Poetry Ireland's 40th anniversary, so extra honour to be considered and appreciated. The launch night, is a bit short notice, but tomorrow night the 12th of Dec 2018. Links below to Poetry Ireland and review issue mentioned, any collaboration always welcome
Frank and Kevin, Both Dubliners, enjoy there time now, as you can see with painting . Very good ones at that too, very obliging, to answer a couple of questions, for me. As some of ye know, I study in DIT Grange Gorman Campus mainly but also a class in Aungier Street, and only a stones throw away is Phoenix Park, where I take to rambling, to see what I see, with a bit of spare time. Frank was previously a Scenic Designer he told me, in 2000 took up Art full time. Exhibited in a few places, Kilcock Art Gallery, Cumbridge before it closes also a contact and Art lover of my work, private buyer in America, and you would see me most in Merrion Square. Kevin told me he was in the Antique business, for over forty years. Took up Art classes over 25 years ago, also exhibits in Merrion Square. I asked them, is it a meditative thing, a pleasant thing to do, yes and no, can be frustrating too, we get a lot of scrapers too, scrapers being scrape off and start again. they told me they are also part of an open group, of like minded artists, for artists outdoors, called Plein Eire, also great for protection of elders and lady's that like to go out and paint outdoors. Link Below
I had the greatest of pleasures to chat to a local living legend, Bishop Colm O'Reilly. I had approached him, many moons ago, about an interview, was always on the back of my mind. When I was rushing to mass Sunday gone, to St Mel's Cathedral, I bumped into himself, and I mentioned about it again, I asked would next day be okay and he agreed.
What a exciting few days, and a mix of story and Photos. From a pleasant meeting with a young man, playing a Piano in Connolly Station, a new initiative by Iarnrod Eireann Railway, to have it permanetly in Connolly Station Dublin Ireland. Which the young man I had met, Paul Duggan, and also hearing others playing it, its a great idea, lifting dreary faces in the morning. Too Graduation of students from Templemichael College in the Longford Arms Hotel, all were extremely happy and proud along with family and friends. Walked into literally the Beano Show by Horace Panter, the 'Specials' Bassist Player. Ebow Art Gallery Dublin, had Beano favorites plastered all over windows, I just had to visit, one of my favorite character Gnasher and Dennis were in it too, brought back fond memories,
Grudge match between Longford Towns Camlin FC v Moydow, 15th Sept in the Mall Complex. Camlin ran out 3 - 1 winners. Only seen the first half, at first was a competitive game, until eventually got control and lead half time 2 - 0. the 16th during mass there was poignant added remembrance of those who lost their lifes, on duty in arms service representing us. After mass Local Pipe Band led the party to the Mall complex, where wreaths were laid at the memorial plaque, names of them that lost their life's, and a a minute silence was observed and a loan piper played a lament after. Local dignitaries were in attendance alongside friends and relatives.
Liturgy for the World Meeting of Families 2018, in the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, in St Mel's Cathedral, Longford, 21st Aug 2018
Neighbors to Artist, to Holy Family Celebrations, you never know what any day holds for you, make the most of them, within good reason. I had the pleasure of being at the opening Liturgy for the World Meeting of Families 2018, in the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, in St Mel's Cathedral, Longford, 21st Aug 2018. Also video interviewed Artist Gordon Farrell, and my neighbors, Miley and his son Luke, doing what most father and sons have been doing for a long time now, remember my own days fixing bikes etc.
Gordon Farrell a fine artist, and a Longford man, and a national treasure. rues, the lack of effort locally and nationally to help our Artists.
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Celebrated the 15th of August alongside Legion of Mary Longford, whom honored and revered Our Lady's Feast day of the Assumption, in Spring lawn, alongside some locals.
Today the 16th had a great day out with niece, whom I brought too Dublin for the day. No mobiles no tablets, good auld fashioned fun, on bus, on way we played, Duck, she said, every time we came across a bridge we had too Duck, I lost 18-3, I was thinking about cafes and food in my defense. Also, what colour car was next, what animal was next in next field. Brought her too Wax Museum, which I must say was good fun, and well worth a visit, and to temple bar and bit of shopping, good day out, memorable.