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14th Anniversary Edition, Live Encounters Poetry & Writing Volume One Nov-Dec 2023
Commemoration Ballinamuck, 1798 , poem by Noel Monahan.
This poem deals with the historical topic of The French & Irish defeat at Ballinamuck, 1798. September 2023 was the 225th. anniversary of the battle. It will be in my next collection due for publication in 2024.
© Noel Monahan
Noel Monahan is a native of Granard, Co. Longford, now living in Cavan. He has published seven collections of poetry with Salmon Poetry. An eight collection, Celui Qui Porte Un Veau, a selection of French translations of his work was published in France by Alidades, in 2014. A selection of Italian translations of his poetry was published in Milan by Guanda in November 2015: “Tra Una Vita E L’Altra”. His poetry was prescribed text for the Leaving Certificate English, 2011- 2012. His play: “ Broken Cups” won the RTE P.J. O’Connor award in 2001 and Chalk Dust, a long poem of his, was adapted for stage and directed by Padraic McIntyre, Ramor Theatre, 2019.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, Noel had to reinvent his poetry readings and he produced a selection of Short Films: “Isolation & Creativity” , “Still Life”, “Tolle Lege” and A Poetry Day Ireland Reading for Cavan Library,2021. Recently, he edited “Chasing Shadows”, a miscellany of poetry for Creative Ireland.
His ninth poetry collection, “Journey Upstream” will be published by Salmon Poetry in 2024.