I’m thrilled to announce that a short story of mine has been shortlisted for the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition. My story, “The Two of Hearts” was broadcast on RTÉ Radio the other evening, and is avaialable now to listen to here. The story is read – beautifully, poignantly – by actress […]Read more "The Two of Hearts"
If you’ve never been in a room full of adults playing Pass the Parcel with an invisible ball of energy, then you don’t know what you’re missing.Read more "Fluffing Apologies …"
A big ‘howaya, what’s the story, bud?’ to a few of our favourite artsy Irish peeps .Read more "A Ludicrously Incestuous Begorrathon Post"
Maybe you’d like to write about how reading Peig’s autobiography ruined your adolescenceRead more "The Begorrathon … and on and on: Ireland Month is Almost Here!"
By Niall McArdle It’s been 7 months since the sudden death of Seamus Heaney, and for those who care about poetry the tragic loss is still fresh,. By the way, April in the United States is National Poetry Month. His life and work will be celebrated on April 23rd at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. […]Read more "April A to Z: H is for Heaney"
There’s more to the Irish music scene than Bono, the Edge, Adam and Larry.Read more "St. Patrick’s Week: 50 Great Irish Songs!!!! (none by U2!)"