Karen O’Connor’s “Between the Lines” Being Launched in Tralee Tomorrow

Irish Poets :: Karen O'Connor

Gifted Poet, Karen O’Connor, formerly of Station Road, Millstreet we hope to meet tomorrow at 6.00 p.m. in Siamsa Tíre Theatre & Arts Centre, Town Park, Tralee when her book “Between the Lines” will be officially launched by the Mayor of Tralee, Gillian Wharton Slattery.   This is just one of the many very uplifting comments on Karen’s first publication “Fingerprints” (2005):

“I think I’ll never forget reading “FINGERPRINTS (On Canvas)” for the first time. It was such a delight to discover a voice powered by a spirit of passionate celebration while at the same time confronting dark, difficult emotions, situations and ideas. This is a brilliant, humane, memorable book.”

Dr. Brendan Kennelly

Lots more information on Karen’s impressive achievements on her website http://www.karenoconnor.co.uk/ .   We hope to upload a special feature on the launch in days to come.  (S.R.)

Primary School Sports – Great Enthusiasm Despite the Rain!

School Sports at Millstreet Town Park this morning (23rd June 2011) - Rain did not dampen the wonderful enthusiasm of the children.

Children from the various Primary Schools took part in the Annual School Sports today.   Great credit is due to the children, teachers and organisers who braved a few heavy showers of rain during the event but who [read more …] “Primary School Sports – Great Enthusiasm Despite the Rain!”

Upcoming Documentary Feature by William McSweeney & Friends

We shall soon be indicating a video link to a truly excellent video produced by William McSweeney, his Primary School Class from Cobh and RTÉ’s Jim Wilson.   William who lives and teaches in beautiful Cobh,  is of course a native of Killarney Road, Millstreet – is a gifted Musician, an inspiring Teacher and a real Expert in the area of Nature Study.   The Documentary is a gem and a delight… and deserves the highest of Oscars!

Updated: the video has been added below. It is 5th class pupils of Scoil Iosaef Naofa, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland (William’s class) as part of the International Schools Godwit Project, which is a co-operative international study between a school in Iceland, a school in Devon, England, and William’s class, in a joint effort to to link what the birds do on the wintering and breeding grounds in order to understand the factors that regulate the population size of a migratory bird species. Read all about the project on its website http://www.scoiliosaefnaofa.com/Godwit.htm

[from the Sherkin Comment 42 (2005)]