Join Newcastle West poet and author Mike MacDomhnaill for the online launch of his new collection of poetry 'Forgiving Moon'

  • Forgiving Moon book launch

Published by Revival Press, Forgiving Moon is a new collection of poetry by Newcastle West poet and author Mike MacDomhnaill. The online launch will take place on Friday 11th December on Zoom and Facebook Live at 7.30pm. 

The book is an imprint of The Limerick Writers’ Centre, under their Community Publishing initiative and will be launched by Jim Mc Namara and Aileen Dillane. All are welcome to attend.

"This gorgeously honed and sculpted collection, wrought with a graceful, lyrical intensity, is several things at once: a paean to the pagan wilds of the poet's native place; an elegy to a fading rural milieu; an indictment of our complex, contradictory, aberrant sense of nationhood; a tender, yearning testimony to 'ordinary' lives lived well, or wasted, or stolen; a loving lament for heroes gone.

"Mike MacDomhnaill casts his eye, now in tenderness, now in fury, always with love and a blazing intelligence, along the Arra River, up and out across our fractured land, our 'hungry ‑ fields', and into a world darkened by injustice, riven by struggle, lit by hope, and back again to our heart's core, where a man might stand, holding a telephone, offering 'a morsel of voice' to 'sustain you through the night'. ­This is a beautiful and important work of art", Donal Ryan, author of Strange Flowers, Easons Novel of the Year.

Forgiving Moon will be jointly launched on Zoom and Facebook by Jim Mc Namara and Aileen Dillane. To join the Zoom event on Friday 11th December at 7.30pm, click here

Forgiving Moon is available to buy online at and from all usual outlets. For further details contact Dominic Taylor on Tel: 087 2996409 or

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