Launch of Home, More or Less, May 24th at Triskel Christchurch

I’m honoured to be saying a few words at the launch of Home, More or Less, the debut collection from Paul Casey, a great poet, a great friend and the founder of Ó Bhéal.

Aifric MacGlinchey will be launching The Lucky Star of Hidden Things at the same event. Both books are from the redoubtable Salmon Poetry.

Resound with Kate Ellis, April 7th at Half Moon Theatre


This Easter Saturday I will be performing in the Half Moon Club, one of Cork’s finest venues, with Kate Ellis, cellist extraordinaire and doyenne of Ireland’s modern classical scene.  The piece over which I’ll be speaking, World to Come, is superb; a truly haunting and atmospheric sound-world.

Kate’s series of gigs at the Half Moon is all about collaborating with artists from other genres and disciplines and having them step outside of their creative comfort zones. If you’re in Cork on the 7th come along to the Half Moon at 8pm to see me step outside of mine.

White House, Limerick, March 21st

I’m delighted to be reading at the White House Bar, O’ Connell Street, Limerick, on Wednesday March 21st as part of the long-running Revival series. I have been in the guest poet role at this event several times over the years and it’s always been a very enjoyable experience.

The White House must surely be one of the finest pubs in Munster. I’m looking forward to getting back there and to seeing some friendly and familiar faces.