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14 March 2023: ‘Heart and Soul of the Montiaghs’ Poetry Evening

14 March 2023: ‘Heart and Soul of the Montiaghs’ Poetry Evening

‘Heart and Soul of the Montiaghs’ Poetry Evening

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Time: 7.30-9pm

Venue: Bellville Presbyterian Church, Derrytrasna Road, Lurgan

On Tuesday 14 March we are delighted to be taking part in an poetry evening at Bellville Presbyterian Church, which celebrates the release of the newly published book, Heart and Soul of the Montiaghs: A collection of poetry and songs from the Montiaghs and Lurgan Area, compiled by Paul Carville and Norah McCorry, whose publication was sponsored through the Lurgan Townscape Heritage Scheme.
The book brings together a selection of a poems and songs written by local people over the course of 100 years between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These hard-working people put pen to paper and eloquently conveyed what was going on in their lives and the local area, providing us with an invaluable social history of the time. In addition to the poetry and songs, the book also includes local history information and is beautifully illustrated with an array of historic and new photographs.At this special evening poems will be read from the book by descendants of the poets featured in the book and by local poets from the area, right in the heart of the Montiaghs.
Places are limited. Book your place by emailing: 

Copies of the Heart and Soul of the Montiaghs, and The Light Still Shines (The history of Bellville Presbyterian Church) will also be available to purchase on the night.

Find out more about the book at the ‘Heart and Soul of the Montiaghs’ Facebook page .

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