John Kelly

Public interview with portrait painter Colin Davidson at RHA

John conducted a public interview with his old friend Colin Davidson at the RHA in Dublin. link 

John opens Diana Copperwhite exhibition at RHA

John was honoured to say a few words at the opening of Diana Copperwhite's Driven to Distraction at the RHA in Dublin 

John features in Irish Times Books of 2016

John picks his favourite books of 2016

John has a poem in Looking at the Stars

John is honoured to have a poem included in the anthology Looking At The Stars -  in aid of the Simon Community. Huge respect to Kerrie O'Brien for putting this together.


The contributors as follows -


Sarah Bannan ∞ Colin Barrett ∞ Kevin Barry ∞ Sebastian Barry ∞ Martina Bergin 

Sam Blake ∞ Dermot Bolger ∞ Benjamin Black ∞ Daragh Bradish ∞ Arthur Broomfield ∞ Angela Carr ∞ Ingrid Casey 

Jane Casey ∞ Paul Casey ∞ Sarah Clancy ∞ Patrick Cotter ∞ Madeleine D’Arcy ∞ Gerald Dawe 

Theo Dorgan ∞ Paul Durcan ∞ Anne Enright ∞ Elaine Feeney ∞ Tara Flynn ∞ Anthony Glavin ∞ Sinéad Gleeson

Vona Groarke ∞ Elayne Harrington ∞ Claire Hennessy ∞ Christine Dwyer Hickey ∞ Sean Hughes 

John Kelly ∞ Victoria Kennefick ∞ Andre K’Por ∞ Nick Laird ∞ Christopher McCaffrey 

Jaki McCarrick ∞ Thomas McCarthy ∞ Afric McGlinchey ∞ Eamon McGuinness ∞ Belinda McKeon 

Danielle McLaughlin ∞ Jennifer Matthews ∞ Paul Muldoon ∞ Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin 

Doireann Ní Ghríofa ∞ Jean O’ Brien ∞ Joseph O’ Connor ∞ Nuala O’ Connor ∞ Mary O’ Donnell 

Nessa O’ Mahony ∞ Mary O’ Malley ∞ Rick O’ Shea ∞ Paul Perry ∞ Nell Regan ∞ Sally Rooney

Lynn Ruane ∞ Dave Rudden ∞ Donal Ryan ∞ Stephen James Smith ∞ Gerard Smyth

Heaney on Lough Erne

Good days down the Lough with Pat Lunny and Seamus Heaney. Seamus and John were appearing together on a BBC programme called David Hammond's Ireland.

John interviews Clive James

John travels to Cambridge to meet poet, broadcaster and critic Clive James - watch here

John interviews playwright Marina Carr

John interviews one of his favourite writers Marina Carr - watch here

John presents John Montague with Lifetime Achievement Award

John was honoured to present poet John Montague with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards.

John's full speech in tribute to John Montague is reproduced below.

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The Works Presents John Minihan

John travelled to Cork to interview legendary photographer John Minihan.

watch here 

and what an honour to be photographed by John and then receive these in the post.

John's tribute to Leonard Cohen in the Irish Times

John was among a number of musicians invited to write a short tribute to great Leonard Cohen.


read all the contributions  here

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