Noel Monahan’s visit to Franciscan College Gormanston

What a wonderful visit we had today from the poet Noel Monahan!

Noel spoke with 1st and 2nd year students about his poetry and his life as a poet. He described his idea of ‘wordfarming’ and how he gets his inspiration to write his poetry. We were given the treat of a reading of his poems ‘The Funeral Game’, ‘All Day Long’ and ‘Drumlins’.

Students were encouraged to ask questions and Noel was incredibly generous with his in-depth answers and descriptions.

Noel explained about the poetry competitions run by Windows Publications and we certainly hope that some of our students have been inspired by him to put pen to paper! We will be keeping a keen eye on the Windows Publications website to find out all of the details about this competition. The website is:

Here are some photos of Noel with our students: