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Katie - Poems for the Young and Young at Heart

Gabriel Fitzmaurice

ISBN: 978-1-912561-79-7

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Publication Date: Thursday, January 01, 1970


About this Book

Completed before his A Farewell to PoetryKatie: Poems for the Young and Young at Heart gathers the best of Gabriel Fitzmaurice’s poems dealing with the first five years of his granddaughter’s, Katie Crowley’s, life. It is a joyful celebration of the unique bond between grandparents and their grandchildren. The poems are full of love and humour and will be enjoyed by children, parents and grandparents.

PRAISE FOR Katie: Poems for the Young and Young at Heart

"The Katie Book... is delightful."
Bernard O'Donoghue

"The Katie book is wonderful."
Gyro Ferencz (Hungarian poet and professor)

"Utterly charming... and what a delightful cover - gentle, loving."
Tom Hubbard (poet, Scotland)

"A terrific selection which I shall read to my grandchildren."
Marie Heaney


Author Biography

Gabriel Fitzmaurice was born, in 1952, in the village of Moyvane, Co. Kerry where he still lives. For over thirty years he taught in the local primary school from which he retired as principal in 2007. He is author of more than sixty books, including collections of poetry in English and Irish as well as several collections of verse for children. He has translated extensively from the Irish and has edited a number of anthologies of poetry in English and Irish. He has published volumes of essays and collections of songs and ballads. Poems of his have been set to music and recorded by Brian Kennedy and performed by the RTÉ Cór na nÓg with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. He frequently broadcasts on radio and television on culture and the arts. 

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