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NIVAL – A Haven for Art Lovers and Artists

NIVAL – A Haven for Art Lovers and Artists The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) is located on busy Thomas Street and is home to art students both national and international. Of course, when you are at college the library becomes your best friend and thankfully NCAD has one of the finest archived... 

United in Grief 6th September 2015

United in Grief 6th September 2015 As the waves gently slush on to the sea shore They break their way round you and rippled some more As your tiny head laid there so still on the sand An angel was sitting there holding your hand And from your body your soul took its place To raise up towards heaven... 

National Heritage Week 2015

National Heritage Week 2015 This month Ireland is celebrating its 20th (1995-2015) National Heritage Week. But the history that is being celebrated is much older than that! Indeed, especially when we think of historical monuments and heritage sites, like Newgrange, which dates back over 5,000 years... 

The Bull and the Crow

I thought some readers would enjoy a little humour for a change. This is a little poem I wrote in 2013 for my book. ————————– The Bull and the Crow         5th July 2013 A crow quite old and very sick Was walking with a walking stick His feathers dull not shining bright His eyes... 

A Dream of Earth 6th August 2015

A Dream of Earth 6th August 2015 by/Tony Gorman I dreamt I was an earthling on the planet they call earth I dreamt my human mother was the one that gave me birth I learned that just from listening it taught me how they speak On the planet where I come from we converse with just a squeak And in my dream... 

A Lesson in Life 24th July 2015

A Lesson in Life 24th July 2015 Our lives are like the flowers that grow from the tiniest of seeds And Mother Nature’s there for them to tender all their needs And within her soil she cuddle’s them through all the winters’ snows Away from all the dangers of frost when cold winds blows And in springtime... 

Calling All Artists! Annual Hennessey Portrait Prize

Calling All Artists!  Annual Hennessey Portrait Prize Are you an artist? Have you ever wanted to become one of the greatest painters or sculptures that has ever lived? Would you like your art hanging on walls with world famous artists like Rembrandt, Caravaggio or Hamilton? If you do, there is just... 

The Atlantic

The Atlantic She is fierce, powerful, a magnitude of emotion crashing ferociously against the hardened rocks. She glistens in the sunlight and for a moment, is serene. She is beautiful, yet terrifying. You love and fear her. You are in awe of her power and beauty. She symbolises a part of you, that... 

The Fureys

The Fureys  26th June 2015 by/Tony Gorman Their music touches all our souls Their lyrics fill our hearts Their melody’s echo within our heads Right from the very start My Song of Emigration Will take us back in years And The Green Fields of France Can reduce a man to tears And the song they sang... 

The 50/50 Music Project

This Summer, an exciting new event called 50/50 will be taking place. The 50/50 music project will host performances from some of the best upcoming artists in Dublin. The man behind this cause is James Hamilton, who has a passion for local music talent and came up with the idea to host a music gig to... 

Tunisia/Massacre of the Innocents

Tunisia/Massacre of the Innocents  27th June 2015 by/Tony Gorman Once more the violence comes to us From far across the sea In places fit for holiday’s Where only peace should be Some evil men they filled the air Spraying bullets everywhere Aiming randomly and aimlessly Without a thought or care These... 

IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Winner Announced!

IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Winner Announced! On Wednesday June 17th, 2015, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award was awarded to Jim Crace, for his novel Harvest, at Dublin’s Mansion House. Jim Crace, a British author, was awarded the world’s largest prize (€100,000) for a single novel... 

The Joy of Fishing

  The Joy of Fishing  A sport of sport’s in the morning sun Out at a lake reflecting all The colour of the sky above And listening to a skylark call The robin with his begging ways The fishermen that know him well The distant sound that’s in the air Of the ringing of an old church bell The... 

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

On the 17th of June the 20th International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards will be held in Dublin. On the 15th of April 10 novels from a list of 142 novels were short-listed for the finals. The first International IMPAC Award was launched by Dublin City Council on the 7th of April 1995. The initiative... 

NCAD to Host Summer School

University College Dublin (UCD) and Thomas Street’s National College of Art and Design (NCAD) will be hosting an international summer school this July as part of a project to develop the institutional relationship between NCAD and UCD. The ‘City Life’ summer school will explore issues that relate... 

City Of Thoughts Poem Recital Video

City Of Thoughts Poem Recital Video Famous Dublin Poet and Writer Dermott Hayes, has given us a world exclusive with his latest poem “City of Thoughts”.  Dermott recites the poem as he transverse the back alleys and open courts of Dublin City.  Please watch, its a wonderful poem.  Read More »

Molly Malone the Queen of the crop

Molly Malone the Queen of the crop 17th April 2015 by/Tony Gorman Our Molly Malone V is in the news wowing all around In a way we never thought for something so profound For she swept them all aside with her jumping full of grace And showed those other horses her agility and pace She brought the Irish... 

A Wake up for the Irish Government

A Wake up for the Irish Government 30th March 2015/ by Tony Gorman In a holy state of homelessness Where people pay the toll And clergy teach you out of books Of sins that stain your soul But out of books they do not see Injustice to the poor And leave those who are homeless In conditions like a sewer While... 

The French Alps Disaster

The French Alps Disaster 26th March 2015 by/Tony Gorman Was there a reason why? A plane could lose its course On a mountain range with peaks of snow So rugged and so coarse One hundred and fifty lives Lost upon a flight All planning things to say When arriving home that night A mechanical failure of... 

The Quotable Behan

The Quotable Behan On Critics A drama critic is like a bicycle without a saddle. They both give me a pain in the arse. Critics are like eunuchs in a Harem. They know exactly how it should be done, they see it done every night, but they still cannot do it themselves On Drink I’m a drinker with... 
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