Martin Swords is a member of Wicklow
Writers Group. In this presentation he is
‘coming out’ so to speak, talking about
writing poetry. He will read some of his
own work and that of other poets he admires.
Martin will also talk in a very personal way
about the things that made him want to write
poetry - family, friends, regrets, things not
said and things that should have been said.
Martin is published in Lifelines, New and Collected,
and Wicklow Writers Anthologies. His work can
be read on PoemHunter.com (under poet’s name),
You can also hear him read three of his poems on
‘Voices from the Shore’, a CD of poems and
stories by Wicklow Writers.
Martin has performed at many venues over the years,
including Tinahely Café, Wicklow Library and the
We look forward to his performance of ‘Standing Naked’.
Listen carefully, but don’t stare!
Phoenix and Friends
Featuring Thomas Merrigan
Thomas Merrigan is a musician from Wicklow. He has
been playing and writing music for many years and is
know for his performances around the Wicklow area.
His music is Irish and folk based, though his repertoire
also includes some contemporary music. Over the years
Thomas’ band, Phoenix, has had different
line-ups, and many of these experienced musicians have
promised to join him on the night. The evening will throw
up some great surprises with musicians from all corners
of Wicklow joining in the craic.
The cession could go on well into the night!