Dublin 2019 Blog

Fantastic Fridays: Lord Dunsany

Welcome to another entry in a series on Irish writers of the fantastic. Swan River Press takes us on a tour through Ireland’s fantasy heritage. “A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.” – – The Laughter of the Gods (1917)   Lord Dunsany (Edward John […]READ MORE

Fantastic Fridays: B. M. Croker

Welcome to another entry in a series on Irish writers of the fantastic. Swan River Press takes us on a tour through Ireland’s fantasy heritage. “Why was I conscious of a beating heart, accompanied by a scarcely defined, but undeniable dread?” – “The Red Woollen Necktie” (1896)   B. M. Croker (c.1849-1920) was a popular […]READ MORE

Fantastic Fridays: Lafcadio Hearn

Welcome to another entry in a series on Irish writers of the fantastic. Swan River Press takes us on a tour through Ireland’s fantasy heritage. “The Fairy of Science sometimes touches my ears and eyes with her wand; and then, for a little time, I am able to hear things inaudible, and to perceive things […]READ MORE

Fantastic Fridays: L. T. Meade

Welcome to a new series on Irish writers of the fantastic. Over the next few months Swan River Press will be taking us on a tour through Ireland’s fantasy heritage. “She stands there at the foot of the bed; she wears a hood, and her face is yellow. She has been dead a long time.” […]READ MORE

Fantastic Fridays: Bram Stoker

Welcome to a new series on Irish writers of the fantastic. Over the next few months Swan River Press will be taking us on a tour through Ireland’s fantasy heritage. “How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but […]READ MORE

Fantastic Fridays: Rosa Mulholland

Welcome to a new series on Irish writers of the fantastic. Over the next few months Swan River Press will be taking us on a tour through Ireland’s fantasy heritage. “The lonely graveyard is far away, an’ the dead man is hard to raise—” –“Not to Be Taken at Bed-Time” (1865)   Rosa Mulholland (1841-1921), […]READ MORE

Short Term Rentals (AirBnB) in Ireland

Hello there from the Chair’s desk. We’ve noted that some of our members have reported issues with AirBnB cancellations. We are sorry that is happening. Many of our own team are booked into AirBnB and it is an affordable option in most cases. Unfortunately, on the 1st of June this year new legislation is supposed […]READ MORE