Bernard Kennedy (20 May 1956 / dublin)
Biography of Bernard Kennedy
Born Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland.
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. www.beechwoodparish.com
Has written Essays for
The Furrow (thefurrow.ie)
The Letter (The letter.ie)
Intercom, Studies, (www.irishstudiesreview.ie) and other publications.& Lacanian- Psychoanalysis (online)
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 www.mourne.net (guest poet)
- Another hymn to Christ
- Another Sligo evening sky
- as the frost lifts
- Beechwood Centenary Steeple
- Christmas Light
- Church in evening May
- Compline at Sixty
- Dublin May Day
- Easter Day
- Goodbye Bohemia
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celebrated on May 21st every year
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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.