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Poet Peter Fallon grew up on a farm near Kells in County Meath in the Irish midlands. He is graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, where he has taught as Writer Fellow. At the age of eighteen, in 1970, he founded The Gallery Press, Ireland’s leading literary publishing company, and he has edited and published five hundred books of poems and plays by the country's finest established and emerging authors
Journalist Pat Loughrey has been Warden (Vice Chancellor) of Goldsmiths, University of London for four years. Goldsmiths has a worldwide reputation in the Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Pat is a native of Donegal and lived in South Derry for twenty years. He is a former Head of Educational Broadcasting and Controller of BBC Northern Ireland.
Musician During Pádraigín's artistic residency in the Seamus Heaney Centre, she collaborated with Seamus Heaney on setting his translations of Irish lyrics to music, which includes Colum Cille Cecinit from his last collect Human Chain. Her signing of these song poems have been described by Heaney as 'a totally absorbing experience' and 'songs of pure joy'.
Chef Having trained in Culinary Arts at the prestigious Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island, USA, Paula McIntyre returned to the UK in 1993 to open her own restaurant in Manchester. A busy and thriving eatery, The Undrie picked up several awards for fine dining including Manchester Evening News newcomer of the year and was featured in several guidebooks and magazines including City Life and Caterer and Hotelkeeper. Returning to Northern Ireland in 1998, Paula worked as Head Chef in several establishments including Ghan House in Carlingford and Fontana in Holywood. A regular contributor to Radio Ulster, Paula was asked to develop her own series. The result “McIntyre Magic” was broadcast on Saturday Mornings and commissioned 3 times. Since 2004 has been hosting the cooking slot on Radio Ulster’s weekly “Saturday Magazine” show with John Toal.