Ballymun Library

Seán Ó Floinn reading The Royal Book Club

My name is by Seán Ó Flóinn and I’m delighted to be a member of this evening’s group. Now I’d like to tell you a little story that I wrote some time ago, it’s entitled "The Royal Book Club". You all remember when The Tudors was very prominently being announced on the television -  I think it’s coming back next month - anyway this is the story and it concerns The Tudors.

How Safe Are Your Secrets? by Mary McCall and Nancy Matchton Owens

Hello this is Mary McCall. I’m Nancy Matchton Owens. This is an excerpt from a play we wrote in Ballymun Writers’ Group, called How Safe are Your Secrets?

from How Safe are your Secrets? by Mary McCall & Nancy Matchton Owens

LIZ:  Anyhow, let me ask you another question, given a choice, what age would you go back to?

Poem by Marie Partridge

My name is Marie Partridge from Whitehall. I penned this little poem on World Suicide Prevention Day in September 2013.

He hanged himself today

by Marie Partridge

Bernadette Boland reading Farewell to Chico

My name is Bernadette Boland. I was born in Ballymun and now living in Glasnevin. I want to share my thoughts with you.

Poems by Bernadette O'Reilly

My name is Bernadette O’Reilly and I’m from Finglas and I’ve been writing since 1980. My first poem is called "Evoke".


I remember the conkers shiny and new
I remember the net for tadpoles
I remember the bees in the jam jar
the nature table in school
Most of all I remember you

Poems by Seán O'Donoghue

My name is Seán O'Donoghue.  I live in Ballymun and I wrote the first poem last week and I wrote the second poem in 1983 in the middle of the troubles.