Dermot Maguire

FW Chair’s New Year Greetings

Our Chair, Tony Brady, starts the New Year with thoughts about the year past and the one to come: While welcoming 2015 and aware of its challenges, let’s recall Fermanagh Writers 2014 achievements.  Prizewinning poets:  John D. Kelly, Mary McElroy,   Seamus Carollan.  Published authors: Dermot Maguire, Dianne Trimble and Cait Valelly.  Angela McCabe published a(…)

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FW Members Contribute To Fermanagh Miscellany

Just published, is the Fermanagh Miscellany 2015: an eclectic range of short stories, articles of local interest and papers covering historical perspectives.  The production showcases the recent work of members of the Fermanagh Authors Association and is the ninth in an annual series.  Many of the authors are published writers in various outlets: magazines, journals(…)

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Unhinged and Beckett

John James reflects on Fermanagh Writers’ contribution to Happy Days, Enniskillen’s first Beckett Festival: Cobbling together a name at the last minute for our session on the Fringe, was a challenge in itself, all the best ideas seemed to have been snapped up by other events.    However our dish seemed to entice an interested and appreciative(…)

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Our Poets In A Poet’s Place

A Poet’s Place, a collection of poems about where they live by writers  across Northern Ireland was launched in Belfast on Saturday, 30th June. The poems were brought together into a book by Community Arts Partnership. Six of our members are included in the anthology: Dermot Maguire, John Kelly, Diane Jardel, Tammy Swift, John James and Angela(…)

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Dermot’s New Role

Congratulations to our member, Dermot Maguire, who has recently assumed the role of editor of The Spark, the Irish border counties local history magazine. A native of the Newtownbutler area, Dermot taught in Belfast for over 30 years before he returned to Fermanagh to retire. He published a local history of a rural area in the parish of(…)

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Dermot’s Gardening Observations

Dermot Maguire observes the way succesive owners of a country property stamp their personalities and lifestyles on it in Replacement. The short story is printed in this week’s edition of the Impartial Reporter. A native of the Newtownbutler area, Dermot taught in Belfast for over 30 years before he returned to Fermanagh to retire. He published a local history of a rural(…)

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