Ceardlann Scoile le Alexandra College

Bhí mé in Alexandra College inné, ag tabhairt ceardlann filíochta don tríú bliain. Bhíodar go diail ar fad!

Thanks to the teachers for bringing me in, and to the students for their poems, which had some great macaronic rhymes going on and everything!

Is breá liom a bheith ag labhairt le daltaí scoile faoin teanga agus na deiseanna uile a bhaineann léi. If you’re a teacher and would like be to come in to talk to your class, please get in touch! Email is best 🙂

Memes na Gaeilge

Táim ag obair ar Powerpoint do cheardlann agus rinne mé tagairt do Memes na Gaeilge, leathanach méimeanna a chruthaigh mé thiar sa bhliain 2011. (Nuair a bhí mé fós ag feidhmiú faoin ainm Ciara Heneghan – múisc!)

Seoid is ea an t-alt seo le Úna-Minh Caomhánach. Is breá liom an chaoi a bhfuil uirthi míniú cad is meme ann do na leitheoirí, agus dar ndóigh “feiniméan nua” a bhí ann mar a deir sí féin, agus “rud éigin atá tar éis greim iomlán a fháil ar ár n-aird”… is níor scaoileadh leis an ngreim sin fós!

Bhí 700 leantóir ag an leathanach an t-am a scríobhadh an t-alt in 2012, ach d’fhás sé go 25,000 thar na blianta a lean, ansin tharla bánú Facebook agus níor bhog mé go dtí ardán eile. Dhera fén dtráth sin bhí go leor leathanach méimeanna ann agus bhí rudaí eile ar m’aire. Cé gur éirigh mé as mo shaol mar mhéimeadóir ó shin, nach spéisiúil féachaint siar ar na blianta turgnamhacha sin ag tús ré na méimeanna? Is mór an fás atá tagtha orthu ó shin.

Is féidir an t-alt a léamh ar ISSUU anseo, nó dar ndóigh san íomhá thíos!

ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival

Great news from the Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation today:

Faoin bhféile:

The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival has been around since 2002. It was the first and is the largest international platform for short films based on poetry – the poetry films. Every year, it offers poets, film and festival makers from all over the world a platform for creative exchange, brainstorming and meeting with a broad audience. With a competition, film programmes, poetry readings, retrospectives, exhibitions, performances, workshops, colloquia, lectures and a children’s programme, it presents in various sections the diversity of the genre of poetry film.

The festival has grown steadily since its foundation. Around 2,000 entries from over 100 countries were submitted to the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2020. In recent years, the festival has been hosted in nearly 50 countries around the world. The best poetry films are presented regularly in the program of the Haus für Poesie, including in the monthly series ZEBRA-Poesiefilmclub.

Congrats to Matthew Thompson who shot and directed the film; míle buíochas to Poetry Ireland and the Brikerhoff Foundation for the wonderful opportunity; and shout out to Marino, Dublin 3 on a sunny summer day – the perfect background!

Here’s the video:

Samhradh 2022

Pictiúr díom ag tarraingt féinphictiúir – Christine Huccal a thóg

Bhíos chomh siúlach le tamall anuas go ndearna mé glan dearmad a bheith scéalach ar mo bhlag faoi!

Féile na Gealaí

Body and Soul

Oíche Shin Seáin

Mór an onóir bualadh le Toose tar éis a bheith ag éisteacht leis go minic ar an raidió!

First Fortnight

Bród Bhaile Átha Cliath

Bród na Gaeltachta

Bhí an mórshiúil seo speisialta

IASIL Luimneach le Celia de Fréine, Louis de Paor agus ár MC Sorcha de Brún.

… agus neart eile nach iad! An chéad rud eile ná All Together Now an deireadh seachtaine seo… tá an samhradh seo ag teacht gan stad gan staonadh!

Súil agam go bhfuil sibh féin ag baint sult as!

HerStory

Happy Pride Month!

Tá ríméad orm an nuacht seo a fhógairt – tá Herstory tar éis píosa a fhoilsiú fúm! You can find it here.

The #Herstory movement tells women’s stories through the arts, visionary education projects, and spectacular light shows.

There are loads of interesting and inspiring entries on their website – here.

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