Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Trim Walled Town Heritage Day

A very enjoyable day in Trim on Sunday last celebrating the Walled Town and Heritage Week. Jousing on bicycles, fencing, stilt walking, irish music, bouncing castles, an Elvis impersonator, dancing, pig roasting a Redcoat looking for rebels etc etc.

And poetry and prose. Members of the two Trim writing groups, The Meath Writers Circle and the Boyne Writers Group in perfect harmony, read poetry and prose.

In the welter of activity they didn't attract all that much attention but those who did listen were treated to a piece from Paddy Smith especially written for the occasion about town walls and taxes and tolls. Tommy Murray read from his newly published Famine Trilogy and Paul Kerr, James Linnane and the Sheriff from Navan also read.

Above Orla Fay reads some of her poems on notable landmarks including Newtown Abbey.

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