March 2016

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We do love Saoirse Ronan. She’s a rising Irish star and she’s already shown us how to pronounce Irish names, and tried to teach Stephen Colbert how to perfect his accent! Today however, she demonstrates the definitive, Irish (and therefore best), way to make a cup of tea. Of course, we’ll be greeting you with […]

From lakes and mountains, to beehive huts and castles, this beautiful video showcases the beauty and wonder of Ireland. Using the words of Irish people, it takes you on a journey across Ireland, through its history, and around the music and culture it is so famous for. We think the only problem might be having […]

Fantasy and the Easter Rising. Nicholas Whyte Ireland is perpetually reminded these days that it is exactly 100 years since the Easter Rising of 1916, when a small force of revolutionary militia, combining romantic nationalists and hardline socialists, seized control of various strong points of central Dublin and held them for five days before surrendering to British […]

We have a fantastic surprise for you! Last year, author Jack Fennell contacted us and offered to support the Dublin 2019 Worldcon Bid with a brilliant gift. He’s allowed us to publish his bibliography of Irish Science Fiction, which describes hundreds Irish Science Fiction stories and books published from the 1850s to the present day. We’ve […]

by Carol Connolly Our Irish team were on hand to welcome everyone and make sure a grand time was had by all Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) is an international Irish Language festival that runs from 1 – 17 March every year. Community and cultural groups, local authorities, libraries, and schools organise events for […]

Today’s Irish Fiction Friday brings you an old tale of the Near Future. London’s Peril was written in 1900 by Irish author Edmund Downey under the pseudonym F. M. Allen. Born in Waterford in 1856, Downey was a publisher in London from 1878 to 1906, first through Ward & Downey and then through Downey & […]

We’re coming closer to the conclusion of Rob Hansen’s adaptation of Then, which retells the story of Irish fandom. This week, it’s new faces and the first Loncon in 1957, the first Worldcon held outside North America. 6. New Blood The December 1954 issue of HYPHEN, the twelfth, was particularly notable for the announcement it […]

The Dublin 2019 Worldcon Bid team love getting out and about, so this week on Irish Fiction Friday we’re pleased to bring you an upcoming event that takes place across Northern Ireland next week. Women Aloud 2016 is a project which aims to raise the profile of the women’s writing scene in Northern Ireland. So […]