Boyne Writers Group
The Boyne Writers Group was established in February 2006 by Michael Farry to give those interested in creative writing in the south Meath area a forum for the sharing of ideas and work.
The group meets twice a month, to read and critique members’ work in a relaxed atmosphere.
They also publish a magazine, Boyne Berries, twice a year accepting submissions of prose and poetry from all over the world.
Members of the group have had their work published in many of the literary magazines in Ireland and the UK and members have won and been placed in many writing competitions. The group and the magazine can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Blogger.com @ http://boyneberries.blogspot.com/
In Spring 2019 Boyne Berries 25 will be launched.
Boyne Writers – Michael Farry, Orla Fay, Paul Egan, Catherine Hastings, Paddy Smith – Swift Festival 2008
Meath Writers’ Circle
The Meath Writers’ Circle had its beginnings circa 1992 when it was established by Tommy Murray and Deirdre McGivern as part of the Meath VEC’s Adult Education Programme. The first publication was called “Streams” and about two years later in 1995 the Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern came down to Navan to launch the second publication, “The Meath Writers’ Anthology”. The CEO of the VEC, Peter Kierans was also involved in the development of the group. Noel Dempsey when he was Minister for the Environment and Local Government was President of the group at one stage. Others who were on the Editorial Panel then included Nick Killian, Margot Davis and Helen Keogh, the National Coordinator for VTOS. Tommy Murray was chairperson of the group until he passed away in November 2012 and Willie Hodgins has been its chairperson since. The numbers attending vary from about eight to fifteen. They have launched two books and three magazine in the last five years including a book on the centenary of 1916. This year’s magazine is due out in November. They can be contacted through firstname.lastname@example.org
Meath Writers’ Circle Members Tommy Murray and Frank Murphy, Poet of Fingal, Swords 2012
Oldcastle Writers’ Group
Oldcastle as a town has had a writing group in operation for at least 10 years. The current group was established in March 2016 as a continuation of the older group and they currently have 11 members. They meet every Tuesday in the library from 7pm to 8.30pm.
Oldcastle Writers’ Group – Thomas Carolan, Audrey Hayes, Lynda Kirby, Patricia Gibney, Margaret Kiernan, Caroline Connolly, Elly Thompson, Ed McQuinlan, Veronica Williams. Members missing from the group include Amanda J. Evans and Margaret McKenna.
An Tobar “Poetry for Pleasure Writing Group”
The Poetry for Pleasure Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month in An Tobar, Ardbraccan, County Meath and people are welcome to come along and read a poem or just listen to the choice of the other participants. The group organizers are Stephanie O’ Brien, Danny Cusack and Jim Owens. For further information contact Jim Owens at 087 967 6728 or Jackie Smyth (An Tobar) at 046 907 8973.