March 2017

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Welcome to another addition of Irish Fiction Fridays. Today we are highlighting Slant, the Irish fanzine, and the Irish fan behind it: Walter Alexander Willis (1919-1999). Slant was the first fanzine published by Walt Willis in collaboration with James White as Art Editor. It ran from 1948 until 1953 with seven issues and immediately established […]

Fore Abbey, Co. Westmeath It was a glorious spring day when we set out for Fore Abbey in County Westmeath. This tiny village hides some fantastic medieval ruins, most notably the 13th century Benedictine monastery.   The monastic settlement was originally founded by St Féchín (insert “feck” joke of your choice) in the 7th century, […]

Welcome back to Irish Fiction Fridays! We took a break last week to observe St Patrick’s Day. This week we feature The Secret of Kells by Cartoon Saloon. The Secret of Kells is a 2009 French-Belgian-Irish animated fantasy film animated by Cartoon Saloon that premiered on 8 February 2009 at the 59th Berlin International Film […]

Ireland has a wealth of wonderful places to visit – but everyone will have different favorites, even within the same city! Our hope is that by the time Dublin2019 rolls around, you will have a list of places that you will want to visit – or re-visit, so do please consider contributing your own favorites! […]

Interview by Oisin McGann When I first saw PJ Lynch’s work, back in the nineties, it was in the book, Oscar Wilde: Stories for Children. I remember thinking: ‘Man, they don’t illustrate ’em like that any more. I wonder if this guy’s still alive?’ I didn’t realise at the time that PJ was not a […]

Today’s Irish Fiction Friday offering is a short story, fantasy tale from Sarah Rees Brennan. Born in Ireland in 1983, Brennan lived for a short while in New York, before returning to Surrey, England to complete a Creative Writing MA. She currently lives and writes in Ireland. Goodreads describes the story as “A tale of […]

This week on Irish Fiction Friday we feature a work of speculative fiction and Irish politics from 1904: The Red Leaguers by Shan F Bullock (John William Bullock). This is the fictitious story of a group of Catholic Irish, who, encouraged by the example of the Boers, form a secret league, and resolve upon a […]