Eamonn Lynskey's Poetry and Reading Blog


Welcome to  EAMONN LYNSKEY’S poetry and reading blog.


Look in my recent posts for another review of Ronald Skirth’s book (edited by DuncanBarrett) ‘The Reluctant Tommy’ which deals with its being a work of historical fiction rather than the war memoir it purports to be. In other words, a literary hoax. You can also read some recent poems of mine in my reviews of the 2015 Stony Thursday collection of contemporary poetry (no.14. edited by Mary O’Donnell), the latest Boyne Berries magazine (no.18. edited by Orla Fay) and Crannog Magazine (No. 40)

Crannog 40 Cover by Robert Ballagh: 'Bloom on the Diamond Stone'

Crannog 40
Cover by Robert Ballagh:
‘Bloom on the Diamond Stone’

Boyne Berries 18

Boyne Berries 18

The Stony Thursday Anthology 2015

The Stony Thursday Anthology 2015


Eamonn Lynskey was born in Dublin in 1948. In early life he worked  in various officePhoto Eamonn Lynskey jobs, and later as a teacher and Adult Education Organiser. His poetry has been published widely since it first appeared in the 1980s in the Irish Press ‘New Irish Writing’ page edited by the late David Marcus. Publications in which his work has appeared include Poetry Ireland Review, Cyphers, SHOp, The Stinging Fly, The Stony Thursday Book,  Crannog, and The Irish Times.

His first collection, ‘Dispatches & Recollections’, was published by Lapwing (Belfast) in 1998 and his second ‘And Suddenly the Sun Again’, was published in 2010 by Seven Towers Ltd. He was nominated for Hennessy New Irish Writing Award and was a finalist in the Strokestown International Poetry Competition. In May 2011 he was granted a two-week stay at the Heinrich Boll Cottage writer’s retreat in Achill, (sincere thanks to the Heinrich Boll Organising Committee and Mayo Co. Council).  He studied for an M.Phil in Creative Writing at Trinity College, Dublin during 2011-12 and was conferred in April 2013. He took part in a reading organised in association with the University of London’s Human Rights Consotium and the Keats House Poets at the Stanza Festival in St Andrews in Scotland in March 2014.

His first collection, ‘Dispatches & Recollections’ (1998) [ISBN 1 898472 351], published by

Fist Collection 1998

Fist Collection 1998

Lapwing Publications, Belfast, is available from the author @ €10.00 (including P&P) at eamonnlynskey12@gmail.com and online at Amazon Books. This was Eamonn’s first collection comprising 30 poems, roughly divided between poems about Dublin suburbia and about life in the rural Ireland of Co.Clare. It includes some of the first poems ever published by Eamonn in various magazines and journals.

His second collection ‘And Suddenly the Sun Again’ (2010), [ISBN 978 0 9562033 6 6] published by Seven Towers Ltd, Dublin, is available from the author @ €10 (incl. P&P) and from from Amazon. Eamonn reads his work regularly at the Sunflower Sessions in Nealon’s Pub in Capel Street (7.30 pm, every last Wednesday of the month).



  1. I would appreciate more visual materials, to make your blog more attractive, but your writing style really compensates it. But there is always place for improvement


    Comment by Johnnw — July 4, 2010 @ 2:25

    • I’m only just at the beginning of learning how to get visuals going, but am learning as fast as I can. thanks for the compliments on my writing. I really appreciate them


      Comment by tvivf — July 21, 2010 @ 2:25

  2. […] HOMEPAGE June 2010 2 comments 3 […]


    Pingback by 2010 in review « TVIVF — January 2, 2011 @ 2:25

  3. Sincere congratulations Eamonn for winning the award “Heinrih Boll”.
    Many more awards to come.

    All the very best,



    Comment by Xenophon Papanastassiou — January 11, 2011 @ 2:25

    • Thanks. Hope to see you soon!


      Comment by tvivf — January 12, 2011 @ 2:25

  4. Thanks Mari. Yes, definitely. Prepare to be scandalised!


    Comment by tvivf — January 18, 2011 @ 2:25

  5. Greetings fellow Seven Towers’ poet–I like your blog very much, in fact you’ve given me some good ideas on organizing and neatening my own blog. I’ve also, for the first time, been reading your poems. Very nice! Hope we meet.

    Robert Malloy


    Comment by mallorb — April 27, 2013 @ 2:25

    • Sorry for delay in replying. Thanks for the comment. I keep the blog content more or less strictly on poetry and writing generally. I only put up work that has been previously published by someone other than me. There are far too many people publishing their own work on-line and the result is that a lot of mediocre stuff (or worse) appears. I’m not saying that my previously-published stuff is Nobel-quality but at least I can always say that someone else, of reputation, thought it good enough to include. I wish you all the best of fortune with your own work.


      Comment by tvivf — May 6, 2013 @ 2:25

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    Comment by Dollie — December 8, 2015 @ 2:25

  8. Eamonn. What a lovely review of my poem.Thank you very much for your generosity. Geraldine Mills

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Geraldine Mills — December 20, 2015 @ 2:25

    • Great poem!


      Comment by tvivf — December 21, 2015 @ 2:25

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