Bernard Kennedy

Rookie - 499 Points (20 May 1956 / Dublin)

Biography of Bernard Kennedy

Born Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland of Waterford Chemist father and Longford mother
Educated De La Salle College, Churchtown, Dublin.
Holy Cross Seminary, ordained 1979.
Taught Religious Studies in Schools, Sallynoggin, and Balbriggan, Dublin.
Trained as a Freudian Psychoanalyst, Holds M.A. University of Sheffield,2000, and,
M.Sc.School of Psychotherapy, University College Dublin (2002)
works at Beechwood Parish, Ranelagh, Dublin.
Has written Essays for
The Furrow (
The Letter (The
Intercom, Studies, ( and other publications.& Lacanian- Psychoanalysis (online)
twitter @BernardKenned

Bernard Kennedy's Works:

Context Reality Poems.1988.
Leaves of Autumn: Poems (1998)
The Poet's Tower & Love Poems. (2000)
Berlin, Berlin, (2001)
online at (guest poet) Updates

The Manse Gate

At a wave of his hand, with his eye on the traffic,
Underneath his yellow helmet head,
the bulldozer, lifting its beak
Came down upon the old Manse gate,
And in a second, with its pillars
And walls, were rubble for the road,
Contributing to its raiso d'etre, passe.

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