Poetry month sees three books published by Limerick authors

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Dominic Taylor and Imelda Maguire

LIMERICK authors Mark Liddy, Imelda Maguire and Father Micheál Liston brought an air of excitement to the local literary scene last weekend when they  launched three new publications in poetry and prose. 

On Saturday, Father Micheál Liston’s book Gníomh Úrnua – A New Deed, was launched at St. Munchin’s College. The dual-language autobiography illustrates how the humanity and freshness of various aspects of Irish traditional culture have both influenced and enriched his life.

”Back in 1973, I was asked by Bishop Newman to work with the spiritual needs of young people, and this book is the account of my experiences,” Fr Liston told Limerick Post.

Limerick City author Mark Liddy’s new book ‘Centenary of the Curfew Murders 1921-2021′ is the story of an infamous killing spree by the British Military during the War of Independence on March 7,1921.

”My hope for the book is it that stands on its own merits. I hope it contributes to the history of Janesboro and its community and that it acknowledges some of the many people who were custodians of Limerick’s republican traditions.

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“The name of O’Donoghue Avenue, the dedication of Altar Rails and the memorial plaque is testament to the legacy of Joseph O’Donoghue in Janesboro, Limerick and nationally,” Mr Liddy added.

Finally, writer and poet Imelda Maguire launched her second poetry collection from Revival Press, and her third poetry collection overall titled ‘Forty Eight Fragments’ at the Limerick City Gallery of Art on Sunday.

”It was a lovely thing to launch a book that has so much of its roots in Limerick back where it started, overlooking the People’s Park. Each poem is a piece or fragment of the story of my relationship with my family history, with the world around me, or my own inner self,” she said.