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Welcome to Terry McDonagh’s page here on, Terry has recorded was one of the first writers to appear on and was very supportive of the concept when we first approached him about in 2009.

Terry McDonagh is a poet, teacher and dramatist from County Mayo who has taught creative writing at the University of Hamburg and was Drama Director at the International School for thirteen years.  Terry is the author of many collections of poetry and also published a book of letters, a short novel and a play. His poetry collection includes ‘The Road Out’ , ‘A World Without Stone’, ‘A Song For Joanna’, ‘CillAodain & Nowhere Else’ (illustrated by Sally McKenna) and a book of poetry for children titled ‘Boxes’. His work also encompasses his book of letters ‘Elbe Letters Go West’ and a short novel for young people ‘Ernst Klett Verlag, Stuttgart: One Summer in Ireland’ all published by Blaupause Books, Hamburg.

Terry is also the Artistic Director of the In Sight of Raftery Festival, Kiltimagh and as a well travelled writer he has worked in residence in Australia, The Middle East, Indonesia, Thailand and in several European countries. With piper, Diarmaid Moynihan, he completes the duo, Raitneach as well as well as doing readings and hosting workshops in Germany, Ireland and other countries in Europe.

Terry’s latest poetry collection’ Ripple Effect ‘ was launched in June 2013.

A World Without Stone written by Terry McDonagh A Song for Joanna written by Terry McDonagh Boxes written by Terry McDonagh The Road Out Written by Terry McDonagh No Places in the Marshes Written by Terry McDonagh Elbe Letters Go West Written by Terry McDonagh Cill Aodan & Nowhere Else by Terry McDonagh with Artwork by Sally McKenna One Summer in Ireland Written by Terry McDonagh The Truth in Mustard written by Terry McDonagh  

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