Gabriel Fitzmaurice is live in poetry and song in Limerick

Gabriel will be at the Rathkeale Arts Centre this Friday

Gabriel will be at the Rathkeale Arts Centre this Friday

THIS Friday will see the well-known poet and broadcaster Gabriel Fitzmaurice in full flight at the Rathkeale Arts Centre.

A Kerryman by birth, inclination and conviction, Gabriel has strong ties with West Limerick where he is well known and loved as a poet, musician and raconteur.

Now retired from teaching in Moyvane, Gabriel is the author of more than 40 books including poetry collections for adults and children, essays and translations. He has acted as editor on several books and anthologies including the hugely successful Best Loved Poems, Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland. This was the best selling Irish poetry book of 2017.

“Gabriel is a skilled broadcaster and reader and this atmospheric evening will be a chance to hear him read from his own work,” Norma Prendiville, chairwoman of the Rathkeale Community Arts Group.

“But Gabriel is also very generous in his love of poetry and will also read some of his favourite poems from the Best Loved Poems poems. And who knows? Knowing Gabriel, he is likely to ask people to nominate a favourite poem and I think we can expect that he will throw in a song or two as well. Nothing nicer on a cold November night.”

The Rathkeale Arts Centre is located above the library at  the Limerick City and County Council offices on the Ballingarry Rd, Rathkeale. The venue is warm, is wheelchair accessible and very comfortable seats. The reading will begin at 8pm and run until 9pm.

It is one of a series of readings organised by the Rathkeale Arts Group with support from Limerick Arts Office through the Creative Ireland initiative.