Upcoming readings and events

26th July 2018    Poetry Circle reading with Richard Halperin, Nelly's Cafe, Limerick

The launch for Feathers will be at The Granary Library, Limerick City, on Thursday, 20th September 2018, 6.30 to 8 p.m.

Tim will also be reading at Billericay Library with Maggie Freeman on Tuesday, 2nd October, as part of the Essex Poetry Festival. The UK launch of Feathers will be at the end of this Festival on Saturday, 13th October, at (time to be announced).

Click here to see one of Tim's Limerick readings from 2010

THE  IRISH  CATHOLIC                                                      December 2016

Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland

edited by Gabriel Fitzmaurice, photographs by John Reidy 

(Currach Press, €24.99)

This handsome volume is edited by the distinguished Kerry poet, Gabriel Fitzmaurice, a man who knows people and places of his region very well indeed. There is nothing hackneyed here at all, for the selection includes classic poems from the Gaelic, and some poets from the past, but most of those included are as distinguished as the editor if not all are as well known. 


Poems and pictures from Limerick to lift the heart 

Norma Prendiville                                                                                             10 Dec 2016

. . . the work of poets from all six counties of Munster is represented. From Limerick, the dead poets Michael Hartnett and Desmond O’Grady are included along with honorary Limerickman Dáibhí O’Bruadair. Poems by working poets Jo Slade, Gabriel Rosenstock and Tim Cunningham are also included alongside Betrayal, a searing poem about his father by President Michael D Higgins, who was born in Limerick and spent the first years of his life here.


Tim is one of the poets featured in this new anthology

Press release: New Anthology Showcases the Best of Munster Poetry

The Launch of Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland: takes place Wed 30th Nov 6pm O'Mahony's Bookshop,.

Attending the launch will be the book’s editor and prolific poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice, and the wonderful photographer whose pictures bring the book to life, John Reidy.

Best Loved Poems is an anthology of poems that will delight the general reader as well as the poetry specialist. Here you will find poems from the 9th century along with contemporary favourites, some translated from the original Irish, the rest written in English.

This book articulates the passions of Munster women and men and opens a window to the soul of Ireland. It sings of love and death, religion and spirituality, faith and doubt, of mothers, fathers and their children. There are political poems, in particular “The Betrayal”, a passionate account by President Michael D. Higgins of the failure of the Irish state that grew out of the struggle for independence in the period 1916-1921.

There is a large number of poems written by, and about, women – from the 9th century “The Old Woman Beare” translated lovingly from the Irish by Brendan Kennelly to Leanne O’Sullivan’s contemporary celebration of her grandmother’s life and death. Also included is Limerick poet Tim Cunningham  There are cursing poems, homages to the Irish language and to our native games of Gaelic football and hurling as well as poems of poverty and emigration.

More about the book:

Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland (ISBN: 9781782188902is published by Currach Press and priced €24.99.The book is available in all good shops and can be ordered from www.currach.ie.

Press contact:

For more details please contact Ellen Monnelly on E: ellen@columba.ie T: 01 687 4096.