Poet Tom Morgan and artist Aideen Connolly
Aideen Connolly – Visual Artist
Aideen’s work is based on time taken to stop, stand & observe tiny transcendent moments when the veil lifts and the magic of the North Leitrim & Sligo landscape is revealed – marks etched by rain on rocks, trees bent by unrelenting wind, traces of ancient people, paths laid down centuries before, homes abandoned to the elements. What is left and constant in a place between two worlds after wind, rain, temperature & light – a savagely beautiful steadfast place.
Tom Morgan – Poet
Tom Morgan was born in Belfast in 1943.
His collections are: The Rat-Diviner (Dublin, Beaver Row Press, 1987); Nan of the Falls Rd Curfew (Beaver Row Press, 1990), nominated for the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Awards; In Queen Mary’s Gardens (Galway, Salmon Publishing,1991); Ballintrillick in the Light of Ben Whiskin (Lagan Press, 2006).
He has collaborated with artists Patrick Coogan, Brendan Ellis and Catherine McWilliams in joint poetry-painting exhibitions in Sligo, Belfast, Galway, Dublin and New York, and has worked with composer Frank Lyons for the Visconic Arts Festival in Belfast.
He lives in Belfast and Ballintrillick, Co Sligo.