Before I forget, I must mention the latest edition of Boyne Berries, produced by the vastly talented and extremely diverse Boyne Writers Group, based in Trim. Large trees, say people who don't understand sentence structure, from small acorns grow and it is amazing to see how this very localised publication has grown to truly international proportions with contributors from three continents.
As usual, I am drawn to people I know. Tony Devlin, the driving force behind our local writer's group, seems finally to be happy with A Sunday in Ordinary Time, which he seems to have been rewriting for years! The hugely talented Connie Roberts is in there too with a lovely, if somewhat disturbing, winter offering. Michael Massey who I met down in Castlecomer recently is also represented, as are the Boyne Writers big guns, Michael Farry, Brendan C Kinane, Orla Fay and Evan Costigan.
Also a mention to the multi-talented Alan McKean, who is a regular and prolific contributor to www.footballpoets.org
Boyne Berries 8 can be purchased here