Some of the Gorey Writers at Cosmic Gardens 2018

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Christmas Dinner

Gorey Writers Christmas Dinner will be held on Thursday 20th December'18 in the Coach House, Gorey, Co. Wexford
Contact Bernie Walsh for your Secret Santa!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Driftwood by Bernie Walsh




‘Driftwood’ by Bernie Walsh (Boland Press) a collection of poetry, short stories and 100 word stories, was launched in Gorey Library on 8 October 2018. Over 300 people attended the event which was launched by the playwright Billy Roach. The evening included musicians, dancers and friends and family who read from the publication.

Gorey Writers and CrOw Duo

In Between the Lines - An Evening of Prose, Sound and Music

On Thurs, 27 September '18 in Gorey Library, improvisation musicians, CrOw Duo joined Gorey Writers in an evening of music with poetry and stories. Another first for Gorey Writers.

We plan to upload this amazing recording shortly.


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Coming Ashore


Coming Ashore by Carol Boland was launched on 14/6/18 at the Old School, Hollyfort, Gorey.

Music and poems rang out in the old school, and the evening was a great success thanks to Hollyfort's Tidy Towns, friends and family.

The book is available from Boland Press at €10 (plus P&P €2.50)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Gorey Writers are back

Gorey Writers are back with a bang after the summer break. About 20 writers turned up to our first session in Gorey Library with plenty of writing and laughter!

Congrats to Liam Ryan on the launch of his book, 'Stories from the Hearth' (Boland Press). A lovely event in Zozimus Bookshop in Gorey.

Friday, June 30, 2017

The Lake - a lesson on objective correlative!




The Lake

The water was warmer than he expected
tingles from head to toe
two by two they danced
and I close my eyes remembering
the reeds swaying in the gentle breath
of the soft zephyr.

The swan and his mate swam across the lake
with sharp shining eyes like flint
the gentle ripples belied a passion
which lay underneath
butterflies danced in my stomach
something moved deep within my soul
deep, deep down forever.

I am the centre of the maelstrom
I am the eye of this discrete hurricane
there is a drama here that isn't easy
do I really ever want to return
to the real world?
The surface sheen holds all my attention
in its diamond gloss -
am I being seduced?


Group poem written by 15 Gorey Writers at our end of season session on 29/6/17. It is around the emotion of love.

Another great year of writing and friendship.