I’m One to Watch


I’ll be reading on Sunday afternoon along with other literary upstarts Doreen Duffy and Adam Trodd.

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The Casement Project


If you happen to be near Tralee this Saturday, there’s a festival of dance and music taking place at Banna Strand that looks to be unmissable. Féile Fáilte, organized by Irish choreographer Fearghus Ó Chonchúir, is a celebration and examination of the legacy of Roger Casement, the former British diplomat and humanitarian activist who threw his support behind […]

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The Dream Against The Deed


Poet Patrick Deeley has written a beautiful memoir about growing up in East Galway. The Hurley Maker’s Son has been hailed for its evocative prose, and for its moving celebration of life in rural Ireland in the 1960s. As a child, Deeley was something of a misfit in his family: a loner, a dreamer, and […] […]

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Tractatus


Today is World Poetry Day, a global celebration of verse. You might be able to swap your poetic musings for coffee today! As part of Reading Ireland Month, I have chosen “Tractatus” by the wonderful Irish poet Derek Mahon. The short poem is a heady mix that encompasses Wittgenstein, Greek myth, and a famed historian […]

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