January 2017

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Welcome to another installment of Touring Tuesdays! By James Shields On touring Tuesdays we’ll try to bring you to all the famous sites of Ireland, but today I thought I’d go off the beaten track and give you an example of one of the many hidden sites that can be found around the country. It […]

Welcome again to Irish Fiction Friday! In honor of the Dublin2019 AEM/AGM taking place in Dublin this weekend, we are featuring a Dublin artist/author. Jim Fitzpatrick is perhaps best known as an artist. He was born in Dublin and his first fame came from his iconic red and black portrait of Che Guevara. Fitzpatrick worked […]

Today’s Touring Tuesday post is about a new attraction in Dublin – an escape room on a boat that will hopefully ‘launch’ in the spring across from the CCD. Escape rooms are currently all the rage, and this might be the kind of diversion you would like to add to your trip to Dublin – […]

Happy Irish Fiction Friday! What better way to celebrate the first of only two Friday the 13ths in 2017 (the other in October) than with some classic horror? This week’s featured writer is Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Arguably his most famous novella is Carmilla (1872) – the story of a vampire which has been credited as […]

Welcome back to Irish Fiction Fridays! Happy New Year! This year is an important one for Dublin2019 as the bid will be voted on at Worldcon75 in Helsinki. Stay tuned for more information on the voting process, volunteering, spreading the word, and more. But for your reading pleasure, our first author of 2017 is Margaret […]