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)
- Birthday Poem
- July Morning Mindfullness
- A Birthday Celebration
- Old Faithful Dog
- Looking Out
- The Night Visitor
- Summer Butterfly
- Tobias tends the apple trees
- the Walker
- Canary with Cat
- Unread Books
- Puscar the Cat
- Morning in North Sligo
Dom Marmion Bridge
When you leave the shopping centre,
as if from this Rodeo Drive,
from the car park, awaiting a spot to exit,
left or right, you might see,
a reference, a hint, catch a glimpse,
of the marker on the bridge,
which tells that he walked, strolled,
from the church house, around this then boreen,
to Ballinteer, Dundrum village.