May 2016

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It’s Friday, so it must be time for some Irish Fiction! Except we’re not taking you to a work of fiction today. Instead, we’re showcasing Blogging Woolf’s journey to Ireland to follow in the footsteps of Virginia and Leonard Woolf. The Woolfs made their visit in 1934 and fell in love with the country, so much […]

And so we reach the end of Rob Hansen’s retelling of Irish fandom until the mid 1960s, with the final part of Then. We’d like to thank Rob for allowing us to serialise this edited version of Then, which focuses specifically on Irish fandom, and have very much enjoyed recalling our heritage; both rocky and […]

Welcome to Irish Fiction Friday, where we showcase some of the best SFF that Ireland has to offer, to encourage you to support our bid for Worldcon in 2019. Today’s spooky entry for Friday the 13th highlights a lesser known work by one of the fathers of the horror genre: Bram Stoker. He was born […]

Dublin’s Secret Garden Nina Sheil If there is an alternative Dublin somewhere out there, populated by faerie and other magical beings, and the odd human who manage to make their way there, an entrance to it surely lies hidden in Iveagh Gardens. This small, quiet park is situated behind the National Concert Hall, with access to it from […]

It’s time for another Irish Fiction Friday, where we share some of the best SFF Ireland has to offer, showcasing the background that a bid for Worldcon in Dublin is built on. This week, we’re featuring a children’s book, Darkmouth by Shane Hegarty. Children’s fiction is where the imagination can really go wild, and Darkmouth […]

Kim for Dublin 2019! Many of our US supporters can trace their roots to, or have relatives and family members who are of Irish descent. The connection is so prevalent that the Dublin 2019 Bid have contacted a genealogist who can help supporters do this. (You can read more about doing this here). Kim Burkhardt […]