“…he will not come, and still I wait. He whistles at another gate…” ~ Francis Ledwidge
We at Sheridan Insurances are very excited about the upcoming Hinterland Festival in Kells, Co. Meath. Culture and the Arts are important to us and our community, which is why we embrace the opportunity to sponsor not just sport and good health related events but also events that promote creativity and expression via poetry, music, laughter and historical discussions. 2017 marks the centenary of the death of our celebrated home-grown poet, Francis Ledwidge, and to honour his creative legacy we have sponsored two related events (see details below) and as a further homage erected a banner at our Navan Office containing a quote from one of his best-loved poems – A Little Boy in the Morning.
Friday 23 June @ 1.30pm, Church of Ireland, Merriebelle Farm Stage – Come along to hear Myles and Nerys discuss the connections between Francis Ledwidge and the Welsh lyric poet, Ellis Humphrey Evans, who were both killed on the same day (31 July 1917 – the first day of Third Ypres) and are both buried, a few yards apart, in Artillery Wood Cemetery in Belgium. Saturday 24 June @ 3.30pm, Dermot Bolger (Poet, Novelist & Playwright) will also pay homage to Ledwidge on what is the centenary of this Meath-born poet and Great War casualty’s death..
Second photo – (left to right) Nerys Williams (Poet), Geraldine Gaughran (Chair, Hinterland Festival), Myles Dungan (Historian & Broadcaster), Benny Sheridan (Sheridan Insurances, five year Sponsors of The Hinterland Festival.)
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