Geraldine Moorkens Byrne

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About Me:



I am a poet, writer and teacher, based in Dublin Ireland.
2021 my first detective novel THE BODY POLITIC is now out! published by PPP Publishing Ireland, and available on KINDLE and as a paperback (Amazon) Check out BOOKS for a full synopsis and order from Amazon etc and BUY BOOKS to purchase a signed copy with merch direct from me.
Audio Book is under construction as I type :) continuing PPP Publications policy to consider visually impaired and dyslexic readers.
Bok 2 in the Caroline Jordan Series is out in NOV 2021

My work has been published in a wide range of anthologies, media, ezines and performance pieces. My collection of poetry Dreams of Reality is currently available on Kindle and will be in paperback late 2020. My poems have been adapted for several theater performances, and my original naming ceremony was used to raise funds for children's charities in both Ireland and the UK. I have prose pieces on spirituality in several publications e.g. Harp Club and Cauldron: A Harvest of Knowledge. My latest short story A Stranger Among Friends has been shortlisted for the Cunningham Short Story and will be published in the 2020 winner's anthology. I have poetry included in Poems from the Lockdown, a global collection of poets on the coronavirus era.  

I have taught online classes in Poetry and folk magic traditions notably through the Irish Pagan School
I have been a teacher and leader in Irish spirituality for many years, and have written and performed ceremonies for Births, Deaths, Weddings, Cleansing and most recently, Renaming/Separation ceremonies.
I am happy to work for anyone who requires it regardless of any considerations of sexual orientation, gender, or spirituality. My focus is on creating truly bespoke ceremonies, inspired by the needs and aspirations of my clients. I want them to not only reflect the occasion but enable the person to express their unique sense of self.


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The Body Politic Ebook


Books



THE BODY POLITIC
Caroline has a dead minister of state, a new job to manage, a fledgling PR company to save - the last thing she needs are rumours of murder and a strange policeman dogging her steps. Can she outwit the murderer, save her company, impress her new VIP client and most importantly, survive? She's not sure but fueled by vodka, rage and steely determination, she's going to give it a good try!
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Caroline Jordan Mystery Bk 1 - now available to buy!

REVIEWS " absolutely loved this book. The characters felt real, the plot made sense and was a complete page turner for it. " Knitruns (Amazon) 







The Cunningham Short Story Competition Winners Collection

Poems from a Lockdown, WIllowbrooks Press



Dreams of Reality - A Collection (poetry)





PUDDLES! A children's picture book


Pagan Paeans - The PPP Anthology


Where The Hazel Falls - Poetry

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OCTOBER 2021
New free Caroline Jordan Short Story, The Ghost of Belgrange, available to newsletter subscribers (plus free access to previous giveaways)
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MAEL BRIDGE: A BRIDGET OF IRELAND DEVOTIONAL - FREE ONLINE BOOK LAUNCH
Join me on Saturday 28th at the Mael Bridge Book launch, to celebrate her new Bridget of Ireland Devotional, A poetic devotional to our most beloved Goddess (later Saint) of Ireland.
This will be a communal celebration, and I am delighted to say I will be reading a poem. It begins at 9pm Irish time Sat 28th(1 pm Pacific Time USA) and runs for about an hour. Registration is free through ticket tailor, event is on Zoom. Please do join us for this joyful and uplifting event!
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/sunamongstars/556582



AUGUST 2021
This month for me, is all about giving back. Inspired by the story of Lugh and his foster mother Tailtiu, it's a time to give to my community. At the moment an important community for me is that of the Family Carer, especially those caring for people with ALzheimer's and Dementia. As I deal with the every day pain and burden of being a family carer, I have found so much support and understanding not from official websites or advocacy groups but from facebook groups and similar, where ordinary carers meet online to discuss our days.
I have launched a series of poems Beside Manners: Alzheimer's and the Family Carer. Poems go up on Twitter, and then are cross posted with full commentary to Instagram. You can follow me on either site @gercelt - and if you have personal lived experiences to share in any written or viisual form, you are more than welcome to contribute. Email me Author@celebratingwords.com or DM on Twitter/Insta (do put Poetry Series in your post, or it will get overlooked)
ALL LINKS ARE HERE:
https://bio.link/germoorkensbyrne


Poems 1-5 are up and poems 6-10 follow in the next 5 days (August 11th onwards)
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Commemoration Ceremony - FREE
I am currently writing a template for a commemoration service, for use free of charge for anyone who lost someone during C19 and were unable to celebrate their funeral adequately. Once it's available, if you need help personalizing it I am happy to help. I hope to offer it from August 25th onwards.

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Check out my new course on Irish Pagan School
Draíocht Ceoil
Sound and Magic in an Irish Tradition, with a Native Irish File

Recorded live -
Online Class which explores the Irish magical tradition of Sound and Music , with a native File (Poet).
Draíocht Ceoil is an Irish folk magic tradition with its roots in our Druidic/ Filí heritage. It focuses on the use of sound including words to create magical effect; also to understand the sounds found in the natural world and use them to attune spirit to place. Sound can be used to change the energy of a place, manipulate crowd energy, or focus spell work. Music and word was inextricably linked in Irish traditions, and Draíocht Ceoil has many facets and equally, many uses.



WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU ENROLL THIS COURSE?
Part 1 will cover:
  • Introduction to Draíocht Ceoil
  • Druidic and Old Irish roots
  • Folk magic tradition
Part 2 and Part 3 will include practical examples, lots of noise, and fun!Covering the magical properties of sound, such as:

  • Man made sound high/medium/low notes
  • And sound in nature "whisper, song, roar"
  • Awareness of Sound, affect of sound on individual/groups/places.
Combining sound and word to produce magical change and transformation:
  • Using music with existing magical practices
  • Using music to help spirituality
  • Using sound in nature to connect to land.
Taking this course through the IPS supports native Irish educators and prioritizes Indigenous Irish practices

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BOOK LAUNCH 

Missed the launch? check it out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BsrRXbckoA


PAPERBACK OUT NOW!!
The Body Politic is available now in paperback on Amazon
ISBN 
  • ISBN-13 : 979-8639992001
ASIN
  • ASIN : B08WTZR96T
Only €9.95 / £8.75 / $10.75



PREORDER NOW - The kindle edition of The Body Politic is available online for the introductory price of €3.30 to reward early bird buyers and supporters! Also preorder customers are invited to the March Virtual Book Launch!
PRE ORDER FOR KINDLE





PRESS RELEASEPPP PUBLISHING PRESS RELEASE FEB 17TH

The Body Politic, the new detective novel by Geraldine Moorkens Byrne, will be available for preorder soon! Kindle release date is February 28th (available for pre order from Feb 21st)
Paperbacks will be available from Amazon initially, then from selected bookshops and direct from Author. Release date pending.
Kindle edition available to friends and family and early birds initially at €3.95
Paperback €9.75 from Amazon UK, De, USA and most other channels.
We will post links as soon as available.
Bookshops or looking to buy direct please PM, favourable wholesale rates available as ever!
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COMING SOON!!

Delighted to announce that my first detective novel The Body Politic will be released FEB 2021
MORE DETAILS AS AVAILABLE
Publisher PPPPUBLISHING IRELAND
Title: The Body Politic, A Caroline Jordan Mystery
Humourous, lighthearted, cosy mystery, fun read, set in the world of Ireland's Public Relations / Political/ Socialite scene (with added Gangsters)

Full details, February 21st


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My new class on The Rosc, Poetic Magic from our Druidic Past is available for download from the Irish Pagan School



Online Class which gives an introduction to the Old Irish form of Poetry called Rosc (a short poem, ode or chant), which is integral to Ireland's native Magic and Spiritual Practices - from a native Irish File (Poet), who will bring you on a journey through this Poetic Magic from our Druidic past.

We examine questions and cover topics such as:
  • -- An intro to Draiocht Ceoil (the magic of words and sound)
  • -- An examination of what a Rosc is, in poetic terms
  • -- The type of magic it was used for
  • -- Examples of the Rosc from Old Irish literature
  • -- Its use in Draiocht Ceoil and folk magic
  • -- The construction of a Rosc
This class includes some practical prompts, discussion, Q&A from the live session, and instructional 'homework' for you to construct your own Rosc poetry!

This teaching is suitable for beginners, as well as those with more experience in this area, or in other traditions. You do not have to be dedicated to or working with any Irish Gods, Guides, or Guardians to take this class.


Your Course access enrollment below includes recorded access to:

  • -- Class Presentation Slides
  • -- Class Video
  • -- Class Audio
  • -- Class Chat Log/Resources
  • -- BONUS Resources
You will get the unique perspective of a native Irish File who has studied Rosc Poetry directly, and is a published modern Irish poet and musician too. You can find more of Geraldine's work at https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3016469.Geraldine_Moorkens_Byrne


Bespoke Ceremonies


TEFL English Lessons


I am a qualified TEFL teacher, with certificates in Teaching English as a second language (ESL,) Teaching ESL online and Teaching  ESL to Young Learners.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts (hons) in English and History from UCD. I am also a poet and writer, published in a variety of magazines, anthologies, E-zines and other media. I have led Creative Writing groups, given many poetry readings, and have facilitated writing and poetry presentations.

I love language, and would love to help you enjoy English.



I offer one on one teaching sessions, 40 mins for €12 (pay as you go) or a block of 5 lessons for €10 each (€50 for 5 lessons paid in advance.) I include a free taster lesson - 20 mins free chat to see if you would enjoy learning with me.

I am happy to tailor lessons to your needs - many students can read English well, but need to improve their conversational English, or listening skills. Others need help understanding business terms, lecture notes, or wish to concentrate on a specific area. Together we can make a plan that will help improve your English.




BOOKING
For many students, online lessons are the most convenient.
 See available hours and book here. 

I am happy to conduct lessons in person too.
I am available to teach in Dublin 2 (city centre) I recommend meeting in a cafe and practicing English in a real life conversational setting, for those who need to improve their receptive skills.
See available hours and book here. 

Also, I have limited time slots available for one on one teaching in private in Dublin 12.
 See available hours and book here. 

In all settings, we can work on general understanding of English, including grammar and vocabulary with exercises in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Or we can work on specific areas you need to improve. I am happy to look over course work and proofread for errors, or help with composing emails and letters.

Schedule Booking


Contact


  • Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Events


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Creative Writing Workshop

Free, 2 hour creative writing workshop. Venue to be finalized, due to Covid 19 restrictions. Bring along your work, receive feedback and peer review as well as a professional guide to improving technique. Explore plot, characterization and structuring your work. Any genre welcome in prose form. (Poetry workshop to follow later in Autumn 21) Your facilitator: Geraldine Moorkens Byrne


  • Date: 01/08/2021 04:00 PM
  • Location: Dublin 2, Ireland (Map)

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