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The Carpenter’s Apprentice & Other Poems





ISBN: 978-1905451-73-9


Price: €12.00







About the Author:


W.G. Mc Neice was born in Castle island, Co. Kerry in 1930 and worked with a local authority in Tralee before transferring to Bray, Co. Wicklow in 1972. 

His poetry has been published in magazines and newspapers here and in England, including the Times Literary Supplement, New Irish Writing and many others.

He was won a number of prizes at the Listowel Writers’ Week in the past and has received many commendations for his poetry also.


He is now retired and lives with his family in Bray.



About the Book:


Volume of selected poems.



Sample Excerpt:




Jack Frost


Frost is a quiet journeyman,

Sensed rather than seen,

Stealing across the countryside

With his ice-making machine.


He leaps from star to star:

His love is a standing pool

Of water into which he plunges

Narcissistically cool.


Or rolls like a foal in grass;

And fields where he has lain

Are starched and stiff as cardboard

Until thawed by the sun again.


He has Medusa’s touch

When all is said and done,

And yet for his accomplishments

The diamonds are not stone.

















Text Box: Also by Author,
W. G. Mc Neice

The Song of Sea and Other Poems

Going Home Again & Other Poems

When Leaves Were Turning

Walking with Ghosts and other poems

In Corcha Dhuibhne Poems