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


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Loose Leaves

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

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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


Valerie Masterson’s Powerful Spoken Word Pieces

Two powerful poems by the Ballymahon poet Valerie Masters dealing with the dark subjects of domestic violence and the silent pain of sufferers... read more

A Pilgrim's Progress - A Review of Meadow of the Spell by Rose Mora

Celebration. This is one of the first words that comes to mind after reading and reflection upon the poems in Meadow of the Spell, Rose Moran’s third published collection. Some other words that quickly arrive include beauty, nature, colour, fragrance. Mountains, rivers, trees, stones. For here we have a poet who takes delight in bearing witness to the physical world about her. .. read more

Longford’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 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 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