This is a big-hearted, soft-spoken volume, gently steering itself towards reconciliation with loss.
Ailbhe Darcy, The Stinging Fly, Spring 2006 issue
A strong second collection, the book showcases Callaghan's accomplished use of language. Of the sequence, Ways of Mourning he says: she has created a memorial with these poems, one that should please her as much as it should touch her readers... Remember the Birds is cathedral-esque in its aspirations...
Val Nolan, Poetry Ireland Review, Summer, issue 86
At times touching, humorous, at others fragile and heartbreaking: Callaghan's lyrical poems seem deceptively easy, but reveal a subtle underscurrent of continued questioning of the world around us.
L. Meagher, Cara Magazine, Winter 2006
T.E.Hulme wrote that images in verse are not mere decoration, but the very essence of intuitive language.
Macdara Woods, who launched the collection, also remarked on the edge of humour, the understatement, luminously brilliant observation, and the intellectual honesty... of this selflessly generous book.