Saturday, June 5, 2010

Francis Ledwidge Weekend 12 & 13 June

June (Francis Ledwidge)

Broom out the floor now, lay the fender by,
And plant this bee-sucked bough of woodbine there,

And let the window down.The butterfly

Floats in upon the sunbeam, and the fair

Tanned face of June, the nomad gipsy, laughs

Above her widespread wares, the while she tells

The farmers' fortunes in the fields, and quaffs

The water from the spider-peopled wells.

Francis Ledwidge Weekend 12 & 13 June

Saturday 12 June at 8pm:
Two Plays: Strange are the Ways of Pegasus & Faint Voices by the Dungarvan Dramatic Club in the Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street, Drogheda. Tickets are available at the Droichead Arts Centre or call 041-9833946. Price €10 (Running Time 90 minutes).

The first of the two plays is devised by Margaret Dennehy and is a multi media presentation which spans the life of the poet. This piece provides a backdrop to the second play Faint Voices By John McKenna, which dramatically portrays the doomed relationship between Francis Ledwidge and Ellie Vaughey as well as the impact of his death on the battlefields of World War 1 on those left at home. Both plays contain some very poignant moments and both feature extracts from Ledwidge's poetry.

Sunday 13 June at 3pm
In the Footsteps of Ledwidge - Beauparc House Visit

The highly popular annual walk will re-trace some aspects of Ledwidge’s life with a walk in the beautiful grounds of Beauparc House. To participate in the walk please contact the Francis Ledwidge Museum for a sponsorship card at email: or phone: 041 9824544. Alternatively you can arrive on the day and make a contribution.

1 comment:

Orla Fay said...

That's a lovely poem, we used to have woodbine here years ago. I have spent the afternoon sweeping and doing some cleaning and the windows are open, I guess I should turn some attention to writing this weekend now