• Slide 1 – Edward Denniston – The Point of Singing
  • Slide 5 – Lorne Patterson – Witch
  • Slide 9 – Noel Monahan – Where the Wind Sleeps
  • Slide 13 – Out of the Shadows
  • Slide 7 – Mary Melvin Geoghegan – Say It Like a Paragraph
  • Slide 14 – The Awakened Life
  • Slide 1 – Edward Denniston – The Scale of Things
  • Slide 8 – Vona Groarke – X
  • Slide 5 – Lorne Patterson Bad Blood
  • Slide 2 – Alan McGonagle – Psychotic Episodes
  • Slide 15 – Describe
  • Slide 12 – Eurochild
  • Slide 6 – Margaret Nohilly – April Promise
  • Slide 7 – Mary Melvin Geoghegan – Bright Unknown
  • Slide 1 – Edward Denniston – Interacting
  • Slide 7 – Mary Melvin Geoghegan – When They Come Home
  • Slide 4 – Breda Sullivan Sculpture
  • Slide 7 – Mary Melvin Geoghegan – Abbeycartron Epiphanies
  • Slide 3 – Belinda McKeon – Solace
  • Slide 11 – Loose Leaves
  • Slide 16 – From Beatrix to Harry
  • Slide 17 – Granard 10 10
  • Slide 4 – Breda Sullivan – A Smell of Camphor
  • Slide 10 – Heartland
  • Slide 18 – Colin Carberry – Green Table
  • Slide 4 – Breda Sullivan – After the Ball


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Loose Leaves

A collection of Poems and Short Stories by writers from Longford.

loose leaves

Getting Published

Caroline Barry introduces you to seven practical tip to having your work published

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This is a collection of the work of fifty-six Longford born or based creative writers



A collection of readings from the debut novel of Longford based writer Belinda McKeon

Welcome to Virtual Writer

Longford and creative writing are undoubtedly synonymous with each other. The prestigious works of literary legends Maria Edgeworth, Oliver Goldsmith and Padraic Colum, have greatly influenced many writers throughout the world – and none more so than the prolific writing community now present in the county today. Such is the calibre of creative writing in Longford that the Irish Writers’ Centre (IWC) recently honoured County Longford writers in a special evening at their headquarters in Dublin’s Parnell Square… read more


Backstage Play - Longford co-writerLongford’s Soon­ to­ be Stateside star

Longford will be ably represented on the national, and international, stage this year, thanks to Aughnacliffe actor Liam Heslin. Liam, a graduate of the renowned Lir Academy, has landed a role in the iconic ‘The Plough and the Stars’, produced by the Abbey Theatre... read more

respond 2Respond 2

Don’t miss a really exciting night of literature and digital arts when Longford film makers respond creatively to Longford poets and prose writers on the subject of – “Longford”... read more

respond projectRespond Project Set to Return

Last year, ten writers and ten visual artists collaborated in the first Respond project. This time around, it’s the turn of local film-makers and videographers to make short video responses to the assigned writing... read more

creative ardaghCreative Ardagh Produce Legend Anthology

Creative Ardagh produce an anthology of works inspired by the legend of Midir and Etain.. read more

Eileen Moynihan's book launchLongford Writer Pens Children's Story

Tarmonbarry-based author Eileen launched her latest book, 'Rory Gumboots' during the summer... read more