Cavan County Museum
hosts an evening of conversation with . . . Noel Monahan
Elizabeth Laragy, Radio Producer RTE and former student of the poet talks to
Noel Monahan, Poet and Playwright about his work, influences and why he considers poetry is so important at this time.
Cavan County Museum on Thursday 7th December 2017 at 8pm
The evening will include Poetry Readings and Music Recital from Students of St. Clare’s College, Ballyjamesduff.
Noel Monahan has published seven collections of poetry. His most recent collection: Where The Wind Sleeps, New & Selected Poems, was published by Salmon in May 2014. His literary awards include: The SeaCat National Award organised by Poetry Ireland, The Hiberno-English Poetry Award, The Irish Writers’ Union Poetry Award, The William Allingham Poetry Award and The Kilkenny Poetry Prize for Poetry. In 2001 he won The PJ O’Connor RTE Radio Drama Award for his play Broken Cups and in 2002 he was awarded The A.S.T.I. Achievements Award for his contribution to literature at home and abroad.
Noel had a long and distinguished teaching career at St Clare's Secondary SchoolIn 2012 Noel received an Arts & Entertainment Award from Northern Sound Radio. His work has been translated into Italian, French, Romanian and Russian. His most recent plays include: The Children of Lir performed by Livin’ Dred Theatre and Lovely Husbands, a drama based on Henry James’ work and performed at the inaugural Henry James Literary Festival, 2010. His poetry was prescribed text for the Leaving Certificate English Course 2011 and 2012. His seventh collection of poetry: Cellui Qui Porte Un Veau a French translation of his work was published by Allidades, France in October 2014. Noel Monahan is co-editor of Windows Publications and he holds an M.A. in Creative Writing.
Elizabeth Laragy is a past pupil of St Clare's Ballyjamesduff and of Noel Monahan. She is currently a radio producer with RTE Radio One and her work includes:
Call of the Dark with Michael Harding
An Irish Summer with Michael Harding
Music Passport with Kathryn Thomas
A Journey Through Genocide in Rwanda.
The Musical Tradition of Travellers
Fumbling for the Light: The Songs and Stories of Brendan Graham
Black on Blue: Mary's tribute to Joni.
Still Believing: The Songs of Thom Moore
Take me to Church: Other Voices 2013
Production and concept development of RTE's Big Music Week Train 2013.
Produced and commissioned A Murray Christmas CD 2012. Best selling Irish Compilation album of 2012.
Queries to Cavan County Museum 049 8544070.