105% Funded


Target: €1500


€1,576 Raised


32 Funders

Captivate Renaissance

By The Project Syndrome


I have been working on this collection of poems for the past six years. I have recently submitted some sample poems to publishers and they have agreed to see the entire collection. If it is successful I then buy 250 copies at a reduced price. The amount I would be asked to put forward if I am successful is 1,500 Euro. So let me continue by giving a more detailed description of the project.

"Captivate Rennaisance" is a book of poems that is divided into two parts. The first section is called, "Tales of Hardship". The second part is called "Songs of Virtue".

"Tales of Hardship" deals with the woes of Irish life, the difficulties we face in our society both on a personal and cultural level. It examines the harshness of winter and economic destitution. It gives a voice to the young adult male and sees him express his anger, his confusion, his ambition and feelings of hopelessness in an over populated and badly resourced society.

"Tales of Hardship" delves deep into the core of our national consciousness and cries in despair. It presents the claustrophobic reality that we are in fact trapped in the confines of an obsolete and tragically violent, cold and unforgiving male identity. It has no resolution to offer us as a reader. It is dissillusioned, maladjusted and bitter with recurring hints of a very threatening and potentially dangerous outcome.

"Songs of Virtue" turns all of that on its head. It is a celebration of a rebirth in a newfound love. The voice has had time to review his argument and has discovered a more mature and positive reflection of who we are. It has taken time to consider the argument presented in "Tales of Hardship" and has responded with a sound and liberating argument. It is a symphony of acceptance and aknowledgement that if we accept our mulitcultural society that Ireland's future is one of promise and great opportunity for future generations.

"Songs of Virtue" could possibly be overpositive and naive. It has a very personalized and specific view of what Ireland should be and rejects the notion of how traditional Ireland is rejecting and infact retaliating against the foreign influence of our new country image.

To summarize this project is a reflection of who Ireland were in the past and how it was failing to uphold the image given to us by our forefathers. There are very strong feelings of betrayal of our heritage in search of a new ideal that is more promising for future our generations.
There is a sense of despair and uncertainty for Ireland's cultural identity expressed and no resolution can be found with what is defined as Irish.

Only when by a stroke of divine intervention and economical renewal that beckons foreign investment and mass immigration can we see a glimmer of hope for our future. This cry of hope is naive and premature but is sincere and enduring in its determination to provide a better future for our new Ireland. As you hear this voice so eager to improve you cannot help but agree with it.



Ebook now available

Hi there!


 I hope you’re well! I am in the process of making ebooks of my work and I have now uploaded my first collection of poetry, Captivate Renaissance online, check it out here below 



The Winding Reign is now printed and available to order


Just a quick note to let you know that I have printed The Winding Reign and it is now available for order at the link below https://projectsyndrome.com/?product=the-winding-reign



Just one week left and 18% to go now

Hi again!


so I am almost finished with The Winding Reign Fundit Campaign and have just 18% to raise. If you want to help out just click on the link below,





Just two weeks left in the new campaign!!

 Hi all! I just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know that I have just two weeks left in my new project,


here’s a link 



Great start to the new campaign

I just wanted to send a quick message to say that the new project is at 14% percent just after two days

Project no 5 gone live

Almost a decade has passed since Captivate Renaissance and I am thrilled to announce my latest campaign, here is a link

Project no.5 has just gone live

It is almost a decade since I started with this book of poetry Captivate Renaissance and I am very proud to announce that The Winding Reign has just gone live at this link The Winding Reign

105% Thanks to David Buckley for his donation.

Hey, We got there thanks to David Buckley for getting us over the 100% mark. And thanks to everyone who helped out, I'll be doing a lot of favours!

Aisling Buckley is a star!

Hey, Gotta say big props to Aisling Buckley for getting me upto 98% just €24 to get 100%, thanks to everyone involved. Thrilled for all the support!

Thanks Paddy Keane.

Hey, Thanks again to Colaiste Eoin, Padraig Keane just gave a donation. Almost there now getting closer everyday.

Got to say thanks again.

Hey, Thanks to the anonymous funder who just made a donation. Can I make 100%? Thats up to you guys.

Big up to John Collins!

Hey just want to day thanks to John Collins for donating. Almost there now dont be shy.

Thanks to Anish from Destiny Church.

Hey, just want to say thank you to Anish Goolab for his donation. So close to the target now.

Big thanks to Brendan Dowling for his donation.

Hi just want to say thanks to Brendan from Destiny Church for his donation.

Thanks to Kevin Buckley and Barry Mc Grath

Hey big thanks to my Dad and Barry Mc G for their donations, going great so far this week almost there now.

Thanks to Lewina Buckley O Connor for helping out.

Got to say thanks to my big sister for helping out with the project, obly 330 more euro needed to reach the total.

Thanks to the anonymous funder.

Hey chuffed to get a donation on a Friday from an anonymous funder.

Redzer is the man!

Hey just want to say a big thank you to Ciaran Redmond for his donation.

Thanks to Michael Hogan.

Hi, Just want to say thank you to Michael Hogan for his donation today. Going great, well ahead of time, thanks to everyone for getting involved.

Thanks to Fiona Bolger from DWF

Thanks to Fiona Bolger from Dublins Writer Forum for her kind donation to my fundit project, going strong!

Three cheers for Colm Murphy

Hey everyone, Really amazed at Colaiste Eoin and their generosity. Yet another funder from school. Thanks to Colm Murphy from 5 and 6x and Scoil na nOg for donating. Captivate Renaissance is at 70%. Brilliant!

Have hit the 1,000 euro milestone. Good one Sheridan Flynn.

Gotta say thank you to Sheridan Flynn, a Colaiste Eoine graduate and fellow artist for his donation. Thanks to everyone so far. Have got over the 1,000 milestone, now upto 1,005 euro with 19 days to go. I know I can do it with the kind support of family and friends.

Smart Phone Screens are too small!!

Sorry Paddy Mc Cartan, I didn't see that you funded today and mistook you for an anonymous funder, really sorry about that. Thank you so much for your kind donation. Two thirds of the way there and 20 days to go!

Big thanks to Rob Reid for funding my project.

Want to say thanks to Rob Reid for his donation, maybe we can set a rend with all the neighbourhood!

Good start to the week!

Hi everyone, Good start to the week with an anomymous funder. Thank you to whoever you are.

Coláiste Íosagáin abú

Thanks to Saffron Rosenstock, another past pupil from school for her generous contribution today, we are nearly at the 1,000 euro milestone. Thanks to everyone so far for their contributions!!

Shout out to Juan M and Niall Corbett

Hey wow two more kind donations! Thanks to Juan M and Niall Corbett for helping out so generously!

Big Thanks to Joe Jeffers for his contribution

Have to say another thank you to Joe Jeffers another past pupil of Colaiste Eoin for his generous donation. Really psyched about the support from se x + y of 1997!

Colaiste Eoin showing its support.

Big shout out to Tommy Holden in Dubai, a fellow athaontais from Colaiste Eoin for contributing to Captivate Renaissance. Might have started a trend Tommy!

Thanks to Anne Tannam of the Dublin's Writer Forum.

Hi, Want to say a big thank you to Anne Tannam for her donation and her dedication to the Dublin's Writer Forum throughout the year. I think I speak for everyone when I say that you brought my writing upto a new standard.

43% funded, two more funditeers to thank!

Hi, Big thanks to Adele Ryan and yet another incognito! I must have some closet poetry fans. Really psyched to be going so strong. Big thanks to everyone involved. You're all smashing!!

Going from strength to strength

Hey, We are at 575 euro of a potential 1,500. Big thanks to another anonymous funder and Gavin Glass for their generous contributions. Everyone has been great so far. In the words of Elvis, "Let my dream come true."

Two anonymous funditeers in one day! That's the stuff!

Hey, Really happy to announce that I have had my eighth contributor and we are now at 555 euro of a possible 1,500 euro. Happy as Larry with this!! Thanks to everyone so far, Edmund Buckley.

30% in the First Week!!

Thrilled to see the project is at 30% after a week. Thank you to all the contributors so far! A great start has been made!

Up to 25% overnight.

Hey, What a surprise to log in and find that the status has gone from 8% to 25% over night. Big thanks going out to Bobby The Weasel Killian and Raja. Will be reading poems with company from Dublin's Writer Forum this coming Monday at The Monday Echo, International Bar that will be broadcast on Facebook from 20.00 hours, tune in to find out more.

Day 3 and we have reached 8%!!!

Hi Everyone, After 3 days of going live we have reached 120 euro, 8% of the overall target. Thank you to the anonymous funders and to John Buckley for their support!

Captivate Renaissance - The First Day.

The first installment from the Project Syndrome has been live for one day and raised 80 Euro out of a potential 1,500 Euro. Thank you to the three anonymous funditeers! 41 days to go!

funders (32)

There are 27 public funders of this project

There are 5 anonymous funders of this project