My Kinsale – Words by Water, Kinsale Literary Festival 4th – 7th Oct 2018


Thrilling to see my poem ‘Homage to Kinsale’ in incredible company including Derek Mahon, Afric McGlinchey, Matthew Geden, Gemma Tipton etc in this wonderful anthology ‘My Kinsale’ launched at ‘Words by Water Literary Festival This poem was also published in the Irish Examiner 27/10/2015.

My Kinsale

Here, with the beautiful Charlotte (right) also featured in the book – Charlotte and Jane – Irish Vintage Designers

Kinsale, Ireland is a colorful harbour town and a magnet for creative people. Thanks to all who have worked so hard to put together an enriching literary festival 4 – 7 October 2018



You can read Homage to Kinsale here




Thrilled to have a photo of Hugo Vegter- Cork Instrument Maker ( bottom right ) included in the July 2018 RDS DUBLIN exhibition. ‘The Maker’s Hand’ explores the rich history of the RDS Craft Awards from their inception in 1968 to the present day.


Hugo Vegter has been active in Cork and its environs since 1989. In 2014 Vegter Violins was established and joined forces with Patterson Violins in the Cork city studio workshop at Camden House, Camden Quay – directly across the river Lee from the Cork Opera House.