Family, friends and fans packed into Rockhill House Estate yesterday for the launch of Denise Blake's newest poetry collection. 

Leading Donegal poet Denise Blake launched her third collection, Invocation, on Sunday with a celebration of words, music and the arts.

Just as much of Invocation celebrates family and friendship, the event was a special occasion for Denise, her husband Laurence, their children and all their extended family and friends.

Special guests for the event were the Conwal Singers, published poets Maureen Curran and Imelda Maguire and Donegal Arts Officer Traolach O’Fionnain.

See the gallery below, with photos by Brian McDaid.

INVOCATION is published by Revival Press, Limerick Writers Centre and available to purchase now at