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After the Great War

After the Great War (c)Michael J. Whelan

After the Great War

Do not ask what all the sacrifice was for
or ponder on its worth,
the future should fear no vengeance
from the past
for in the years of remembrance
a hundred years hence,
when the last veteran has finally passed,
we shall be at war again.

– from ‘Rules of Engagement’, the second collection of poetry by Michael J. Whelan (Doire Press, 2019). see https://www.doirepress.com/writers/m_z/michael_whelan/

 

For anyone who missed the launch of my collection and anyone who loves or is interested in poetry please come along next Wednesday evening 23rd October to the Vintage Rooms in the Workman’s Club in Temple-bar in Dublin City, where I will be reading from ‘Rules of Engagement.’ Poets Simon Lewis, Emily E. Cullen will also read from their new collections.

Please come along to experience and celebrate poetry. Royalties from my book Rules of Engagement are going to Irish Defence Forces veteran’s charities – the Irish United Nations Veterans Association & The Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel.

 

Venue: The Vintage Rooms, Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Temple-Bar, Dublin City.

Time: Wednesday 23rd October 6.30pm

Admission: Free

All welcome

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Rules of Engagement by Michael J. Whelan, published by Doire Press, 2019 (Cover Design by Triona Walsh)

Thank you to Mark Roberts for publishing

Notes from a launch: ‘Rules of Engagement’ by Michael J. Whelan in the Rochford Street Review on October 14th 2019

see link

Notes from a launch: ‘Rules of Engagement’ by Michael J. Whelan

Rules of Engagement by Michael J. Whelan, published by Doire Press, 2019 (Cover Design by Triona Walsh)

 

Hi all, just want to thank everyone who came out for the launch of Rules of Engagement on Tuesday evening (launched by Major General Sean Clancy – Deputy Chief of Staff (Sp) Irish Defence Forces, and also to thank all at Doire Press,the Red Line Book Festival and South Dublin Libraries for a brilliant event.

For those who couldn’t make it and who want to purchase a copy it’s available from the publisher here https://www.doirepress.com/writers/m_z/michael_whelan/

and at these books stores listed below. I would greatly appreciate if you could share this post and spread the word about the book as all the author’s royalties etc are going to two Defence Forces veteran’s charities the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel #ONE and the Irish United Nations Veterans Association #IUNVA in memory of Tony Roe,
thank you,

Michael

DOIRE PRESS BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING BOOKSHOPS:

Belfast:
Blackwells (Students’ Union, Queen’s University)
Books, Paper Scissors
No Alibis
Waterstones

Bray:
Dubray Bookshop

Carrick on Shannon:
The Reading Room

Castlebar:
The Castle Bookshop

Coleraine:
Waterstones’s

Cork:
Waterstone’s
Bantry Bookshop
Whyte Books

Derry:
Little Acorns

Dublin:
Alan Hanna’s Bookshop
Books Upstairs
Dubray
Hodges and Figgis
The Winding Stair Bookshop
Rathgar Bookshop
Raven Books

Ennis:
Sceal Eile Books

Galway:
Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop
Dubray Bookshop
Judy Greene’s
Kenny’s Bookshop
Standun

Kildare:
Woodbine Books

Kilkenny:
Stone House Books
The Book Centre

Limerick:
O’Mahoney’s

Meath:
Antonia’s Bookshop

Navan:
Blackbird Books

Sligo:
Book Nest Library Supply
Liber Bookshop

Hi all, I’m very grateful and happy to announce that Major General Sean Clancy – Deputy Chief of Staff (Sp) Irish Defence Forces will launch my new poetry collection RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (Published by Doire Press) at the Red Line Book Festival 2019 on Tuesday October 8th at 6.30pm in the County Library Tallaght, part of the proceeds of the sale of the book will be donated to veterans charities and groups.

Please come along if you can, all welcome,

Michael

 

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

by

Michael J. Whelan

Will be launched in the County Library Tallaght on Tuesday October 8th at 6.30pm during the Red Line Book Festival 2019. (Last stop on LUAS red line)’

This collection is dedicated to memory of Tony Roe 1945-2018 (IUNVA & ONE) and in his honour part of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the ‘Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel and the Irish United Nations Veterans Association.

Michael J Whelan is a soldier, poet and historian and member of the Irish Defence Forces.

ALL WELCOME

Rules of Engagement by Michael J. Whelan, published by Doire Press, 2019 (Cover Design by Triona Walsh)

 

 

So a massive THANKS to Paul Brookes for this interview with me on his Wombwell Rainbow Interviews website. See link here for the interview about my writing, poetry, inspirations etc and the new collection Rules of Engagement.

Wombwell Rainbow Interviews: Michael J. Whelan