The Hillside Scribbler – Castleisland Launch in Browne’s Bar

Poet Jimmy Cullinane with Nicky McAuliffe who launched The Hillside Scribbler at Hughes’ Bar in Cordal on Saturday, November 16th. Photograph: Mairead O’Keeffe

After a launch day at Hughes’ Bar in Cordal which surpassed all his expectations, The Hillside Scribbler is back on the road by popular demand.

Also known as Jimmy Cullinane, the Castleisland launch of his book of poems of the same name will be held in Browne’s Bar, Lower Main Street on this Saturday afternoon, December 14th from 2-5pm.

There will be a music session afterwards and all poets, storytellers, musicians and dancers are very welcome.

Selling Solidly Since

A number of people missed the first launch in Cordal and have been enquiring about a Castleisland ‘do’ for the book – which sold well in Cordal on the first launch and is doing so solidly in shops in the locality since.

The Hillside Scribbler would make an ideal Christmas present for anyone who wants to buy and support local enterprise.

Full of Kerry Deed and Heroism

Comprised of 42 original poems inspired by people and places in rural County Kerry, the book includes numerous tribute poems to, for example: Pádraig O’Keeffe, Con Houlian, Jackie Healy Rae, The Pecker Dunne, Bryan Sheehan and Bryan O’Leary.

A Fine Example of Community Spirit

“The book is an excellent example of our community successfully working together.

From the poems being written by a local, being printed at Walsh Colour Print and being launched at Browne’s Bar – what’s more local than that,” said Jimmy’s son, musician and event spokesman, Dónal.

Jimmy was overwhelmed with the particularly strong turnout in Cordal on November 16th. and has expressed his gratitude to all who contributed to the launch and purchased a copy of his first solo publication.

Available Locally and by Post

The Hillside Scribbler can be purchased from a number of local outlets, including: Jackie Reidy’s, Browne’s Bar and and The Green Door Restaurant in Castleisland and in Kearney’s Post Office in Cordal.

A number of books have been already been posted to England, America and Australia.

This can be organised and the book can be purchased directly from Jimmy by contacting him at 087 70 60 513 or by emailing