Living Canvas Dublin

Beidh dhá phíosa filíochta liom le feiceáil ar an scáileán mór i gcroílár Bhaile Átha Cliath.

Living Canvas is a large-scale outdoor digital screen on the banks of Dublin’s Grand Canal. Solely dedicated to cultural use, it is the largest in Europe, and the second of its kind in the world. Offering artists a unique and spectacular platform to introduce their work to a wider public, Living Canvas knits art as a way of life into the heart of Dublin City. It has been created, and is fully supported by IPUT, one of Ireland’s oldest Property Investment companies, as part of their ongoing commitment to placemaking, and their belief that arts and culture need to find space in cities, alongside places to live and to work. Living Canvas is programmed by a curatorial committee including representatives from the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Museum of Literature Ireland, the Arts Office of Dublin City Council, and Algorithm. 

Words at Wilton Park is a six week long programme, timed to coincide with Dublin’s International Literary Festival in May, and celebrating Dublin’s role as an UNESCO city of literature, and the rich literary legacy of Wilton Park, where a new square being developed by IPUT is being named in honour of Mary Lavin, the first Irish female writer to have a public space named for her.

Is féidir teacht ar thuilleadh eolais faoin togra, agus an clár ama do na tograí éagsúla anseo.

More information on the various projets, and the timetable is here.

REIC le déanaí

Bhí sé de dheis agam REIC a chur ar siúl roinnt mhaith le déanaí – ag Féile na Bealtaine sa Daingean, san ardchathair a bhuí leis an gCiste Spreagtha, agus beidh sé ar siúl i Luimneach amárach mar chuid den fhéile Future Limerick.

It’s such a pleasure to share the REIC stage with poets from all over the country, with such a wealth of experiences and perspectives to share. Someone asked me at the last REIC when I started the night and it shocked me when I did the maths and realised that 2015 was seven years ago!

Is mór agam go bhfuil lucht féachana agus buíon scríbhneoirí fós ag freastal go rialta ar REIC. Nár laga dia sibh!

Agus buíochas le Aonghus Ó hAlmhain a scríobh cuntas ar an oíche in Beckett Locke ar a bhlag féin – anseo.

AAG ag an International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival 2022

Bhí imeacht an-deas againn mar chuid den International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival 2022.

5 Irish language mini-plays under development by playwrights from the queer Irish-language arts collective AerachAiteachGaelach. Read more about us at www.aerachaiteachgaelach.net and come find out what our playwrights have been cooking up!

DURATION: 65 minutes / FAD: 65 nóiméad.  Play-readings.

Dámhachtain Lúfaireachta / Agility Award

Táim ag braithstint lúfar ar maidin!

Just got the news that I have been an awarded an Agility Award from the Arts Council agus tá áthas, faoiseamh, agus bród orm!

Beidh mé ag díriú isteach ar leabhar atá á scríobh agam… coinneoidh mé rúndiamhair é don am i láthair ach táim ag ceapadh go mbeidh sibh in ann é a oibriú amach!

It’s going to be a massive help in allowing me time to focus fully on the book and still pay the bills, hup scraitheachaí!

Tá sé mar aidhm ag an dámhachtain seo tacú le saorealaíontóirí gairmiúla agus le hoibrithe ealaíon ag céim ar bith dá ngairmréim le ceann amháin nó níos mó de na nithe seo a leanas a dhéanamh:
– A gcleachtas a fhorbairt
– A gcuid saothair a fhorbairt
– A gcuid scileanna a fhorbairt
– Saothar nua a chruthú
– Saothar nua a chur i láthair

This award aims to support individual professional freelance artists and arts workers at any stage in their careers to do one or more of the following:
Develop their practice
Develop their work
Develop their skills
Create new work
– Present new work

Comórtas Físín

Tá ríméad orm a roinnt libh gur bhuaigh mé Comórtas Físín 2022!

Our mission is simple, to foster the making of short films in Irish, our winners’ successes over the years and the testimonials from past entrants inspire our work

Is é is aidhm dúinn ná déanamh gearrscannán as Gaeilge a chothú. Spreagann dul chun cinn ár mbuaiteoirí ins na comórtais go dtí seo,  agus teistiméireachtaí ón ár rannpháirtithe ár saothar.

Fisin.ie

An teideal atá ar an bpíosa ná An Cailín Aimsire.

Mná aiteacha, is ann dúinn anois agus b’ann dúinn i gcónaí, cé nach minic a insítear ár scéalta. Tá an t-ádh liomsa go bhfuil cead agam labhairt go hoscailte faoi mo mhianta agus ba mhaith liom an scannán seo a dhéanamh ar son na daoine a tháinig romhainn b’fhéidir nach raibh an tsaoirse sin acu.

Míle buíochas le lucht eagraithe na féile, is deis iontach é seo agus táim ar bís tabhairt faoi.

Agus buíochas le Helen Ní Shé a labhair liom ar An Saol Ó Dheas inné faoin scannán. Is féidir leat éisteacht siar leis ar shuíomh RTÉ anseo.

Bone and Marrow/Cnámh agus Smior: An Anthology of Irish Poetry from Medieval to Modern

Is mór an onóir dom go bhfuil dán liom sa díolaim nua seo.

I am beyond honoured to have a poem in this anthology, edited by Brian Ó Conchubhair and Samuel K. Fisher and published by Wake Forest University Press.

Bone and Marrow/Cnámh agus Smior: An Anthology of Irish Poetry from Medieval to Modern is the most inclusive and comprehensive anthology of Irish-language poetry to date. Impressive in its breadth and scholarly in its depth, this collection casts a wide net, and in tracing Irish history since the sixth century to the present day, it makes evident that so much of the bone and marrow of Irish history and culture is poetry. Across the turbulent and often traumatic centuries, poets witnessed and gave witness to a multiplicity of Irish experiences; the rich and multifaceted tradition they created is both a reckoning with Irish, European, and global realities, and an imaginative response to them.

Tuilleadh eolais ar shuíomh an fhoilsitheora anseo.

Washing Windows Too – Arlen House

Washing Windows Too reached Number 3 in the bestseller charts! Comhghairdeas le gach bean a raibh dán léi ann, agus le Nuala O’Connor agus Alan Hayes a chuir an leabhar in eagar.

A selection of the poets read at the launch on a drizzling Monday evening in Books Upstairs, Dublin. The poems we heard were in turn humorous, moving, and tender, and I was very happy to read my own ‘Taos Fiacla’, which has a new home in this vibrant book. There will be plenty more Washing Windows Too events around Ireland in the coming months, keep an eye out!

Faoin leabhar:
Washing Windows Too contains 100 new poems, selected by co-editor Alan Hayes, by women who have not yet published a full collection. As co-editor Nuala O’Connor says in her introduction: “What a pleasure it is to see what subjects new poets love enough – feel urgently enough about – to be moved to create poetry.”

The anthology is available to buy here.

Ceremony of Remembrance and Reflection – Contae na Mí

A special Ceremony of Remembrance and Reflection in honour of those lives lost to Covid-19 and acknowledge the contributions of frontline workers and the countless volunteers and support personnel and organisations was held at Buvinda House, Meath Co Council HQ on Sunday.

– Meath Chronicle

Ba mhór an pléisiúr dán a léamh ag an ócáid seo Dé Domhnaigh.

I was invited to read my piece ‘Tréanna an Chorónvíris’, originally published in Comhar in April 2020. Poet Tom French read an excerpt from a longer piece ‘On Distance’ which was very moving. Idir sin augs na hóráidí uile, ba dheas an ócáid é maidin Dhomhnaigh le beagán ama a chaitheamh ag machnamh ar COVID agus gach a tharla ón uair seo dhá bhliain ó shin.

Tuilleadh eolais faoin imeacht anseo.

Raidió na Life

Is sraith nua í ‘Teachtaireachtaí’ a thugann ardán do chruthaitheacht phobal na Gaeilge, le scríbhneoireacht, ceol, fuaimealaín agus filíocht féin-taifeadta. ✍️📻🎶

Is féidir éisteacht leis an dara chuid den tsraith nua ‘Teachtaireachtaí’ de chuid Raidió na Life, ar Spotify, Soundcloud agus iTunes. Tá deich n-eagrán in airde anois. Tá an-éagsúlacht sa tsraith agus táim sásta go mbeidh sé agam mar chomhluadar sna cluasáin as seo go ceann tamaill. Is le tacaíocht ó Údarás Craolacháin na hÉireann a rinneadh an tsraith agus buíochas le Judy-Meg Ní Chinnéide a léirigh.

Tá píosaí liom i dtrí cinn de na heagráin:

  1. An t-eagrán ‘Grá’, rannpháirtithe eile: Lisa Nic an Bhreitheamh, Siobhán Ní Chinnéide, Dairena Ní Chinnéide, Eibhlís Carcione, agus Eoin McEvoy.

2. ‘Máithreacha’. Rannpháirtithe eile: Sadhbh Devlin, Eithne Ní Ghallchobhair agus Dairena Ní Chinnéide.

3. ‘Dúchas’. Rannpháirtithe eile: John Caulfield, agus Réaltan Ní Leannáin.