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Tune in to a Tinahely Poet

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Full title: Tuning In [Poems]

Creator / Author: Paddy O’Byrne

Item Type / Page count: Book / [unpaged]

When Published: [December 2014]

Publisher / Place of Publication: [The Author] / [Rathangan, Co. Kildare].

About: A collection of short poems, the subject matter of which is rooted in the rural Ireland of the 1960’s but which still resonates in the issues confronting modern Irish society. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to The Friends of St. Brigid’s Hospice and Homecare Services, The Curragh, Co. Kildare. The specialist palliative care service for Kildare and West Wicklow is based in St Brigid’s Hospice.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Introduction — Biography — [The Poems] — Crashing Out  — Autumn — Hands of Clay — Ploughshares — Sixth Class (1972) — Spitting Tealeaves — The High Nelly — The Six O’Clock Bell — Blasket Island — Dammed If I Do, Dammed If I Don’t — Fly Fishing — Melt Down — Rolling Stones — Spring Garden — The Chicken Catcher — Tuning In — No Answer — Notions — Sixpence — Spiderman — Summer Rain — The Buttermilk Plant — Doggerel — Fish Fingers — Just Pickin — Mary Moran — Sea Legs — Seamus Heaney — Croagh Patrick — An Act of Contrition — Count Me Out — Padre Pio! Can I Ask You This. Did You Ever……..Smoke — Shelf Life — Unsaid.

WW Connection #1: The author is originally from Tinahely in south west Wicklow and now lives in Rathangan, Co. Kildare. He has acted as facilitator for several Creative Writing projects in the Kildare area.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Link to The Friends of St. Brigid’s Hospice and Homecare Services website: http://www.friendsofstbrigidshospice.ie/


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