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Lúnasa Festival 2018- Poetry and Stories of Slieve Gullion Life

Lúnasa Festival 2018- Poetry and Stories of Slieve Gullion Life

Join poet and author, Marie McCarten for an entertaining evening of Slieve Gullion inspired poetry and short stories.

Marie has come second twice in the annual Bard of Armagh Humourous Poetry Competition. She is a recipient of the  prestigious Gerry Watters Hall of Fame Award at the competition and was one of the outstanding female Bards since the competition began.

In the very first and most memorable Bard event in the Trap, Keady in 1995 she performed ‘The Keady Man’ and made consistently excellent contributions over the following years. Marie Mc Cartan is a personality with a refreshing and competent style of delivery. She had the ability to select themes from everyday happenings and transform them into verse of the highest quality in keeping with the great south Armagh tradition.

All her entries over the years have been carefully crafted with the focus on honest, wholesome humour, ever inventive and ever artistic.

Her entries in the Bard competition include:  1995 – The Keady Man,  1996 – Killing Rats , 1997 – Triple Trouble, 1999 Down on the Farm,   2001 – Lack of Identity,  2002 – Fowl Deeds,  2003 – The Fairy Tree,  2006 – The Mammy,  2007 – Water Problems.

She has read stories on radio, had stories published in magazines like Ireland’s Own and published a book of poems called “The Fairy Tree”.

The evening will be a fantastic opportunity to interact with such a creative poet.

Cost: Free, however donations in aid of the Ring of Gullion Red Squirrel Group would be greatly appreciated.

For further information: Contact Therese on +4428 3082 8590 or by email.

Event Details

Lúnasa Festival 2018- Poetry and Stories of Slieve Gullion Life takes place on August 22, 2018.
It starts at 18.45 and ends at 20.00.

Event Location

Crossmaglen Community Centre
O'Fiaich Square
BT35 9AA

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