Discovering Tommy's poetry


Discovering Tommy's poetry

Thomas Ryan launched his book of poetry “New Beginnings” in Portlaoise Further Education & Training Centre, LOETB, in May.

His talent was discovered in his Creative Writing Class two years ago and he has written 20 poems since.

“It took two years to get it right. The course is very enjoyable and I had a great time,” said Tommy who thanked tutor Denise Dunne for her encouragement & support.

Following the launch in Portlaoise Further Education & Training Centre, Thomas had a subsequent launch in Eamon’s coffee shop in Portarlington. His book is available to buy in shops in Portarlington for €10. All proceeds to the local branch of St Vincent de Paul.

From poems about everyday life, the green bus that travels through his town & a poem about 1916, these poems are certainly worth a read. All the staff and his fellow students in PFETC wish Tommy the very best & look forward to seeing more of his writings.