Hi there, I have and continue to donate all author royalties from my recent poetry books Peacekeeper & Rules of Engagement to support Irish military veteran charities (the Irish United Nations Veterans Association & the Organisation of National Ex Service Personnel) who assist with accommodation, counselling, food parcels and other safety-net essential services for those who have fallen on hard times.

Please watch and share this video and purchase a copy of the collections from my publisher’s website http://www.doirepress.com if you can.

Thank you,

Michael J. Whelan

As part of #CultureNight #OicheChultuir  2020 the Irish Air Corps is delighted to welcome you on a virtual historical tour of Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel through the ages.

This is the Air Corps video to show who we are and where we came from as part of Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir 2020. CONNECT – THROUGH – CULTURE We hope you enjoy the short clip of our near 100 years of service. Film produced by Irish Air Corps and Defence Forces Audio Visual Department personnel

Stay tuned till the end for a poem titled ‘Hangar’



Massive thanks to Enda Coyle-Greene and all the team at The Fingal Poetry Festival 2020 4th-6th September for a fantastic job of organisation during such difficult constraints, and for inviting me to read some pieces. After watching the clip, please check into the Fingal Poetry Festival’s page  to view a weekend of fabulous poetry and poets.

Links at bottom.


Michael J. Whelan


Kosovo (c)Michael J. Whelan – c.2000

I am included with my poem ‘Generations’ about ethnic cleansing in this virtual launch of Flare 15, with a grand bunch of poets. Massive thanks to all the crew at Flare and the Sunflower Sessions.

See the video film here = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZFCiT3L6JA&t=114s

also here


You can also see all the readers and their poems her at the virtual launch of the narrowsheet which happened today.


Poem written by poet Michael J. Whelan and dedicated to Irish soldiers who served on United Nations Peacekeeping service in Lebanon.

Read by Emily Whelan

Created by Mikey Whelan




Poem written and read by poet Michael J. Whelan in memory of all Irish soldiers who died on United Nations Peacekeeping service.


Created by Mikey Whelan (2020)

see link  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YawugbpLGrk

Blue Helmets by Michael J. Whelan

Blue Helmets by (c)Michael J. Whelan. Created: Mikey Whelan


Poem written and read by Michael J Whelan – Irish Soldier/UN veteran. Poem read from ‘Peacekeeper’ collection (Doire Press, 2016). All author royalties supporting Irish military veteran charities.



Me 26 years ago making friends with some kids in Lebanon (c)Michael J. Whelan

Massive THANK YOU to all at Pendemic Journal for publishing my poem MMXX Anno Domini

Read the poem here =  http://pendemic.ie/mmxx-anno-domini-by-michael-j-whelan/


Night Line (c)Michael J. Whelan