Blog

Today’s edition of Irish Fiction Fridays brings you the science fiction tale “Recording Angel” by Ian McDonald. “Recording Angel,” which was originally published in 1996, was later expanded into Chaga. There’s a terrific interview with McDonald (Author Spotlight) that gives some background to the story. Ian McDonald was born in Manchester in 1960 (to a […]Read more

This week for Irish Fiction Friday, we feature The Dolocher, the first adult novel by author Caroline Barry, who currently lives in the midlands of Ireland. Her first two novels are Young Adult novels: The Rocket Girl and Isadora Elzbeth. According to an interview, which you can read here, her current work in progress is […]Read more

Today’s Irish Fiction Friday offering could almost have been a feature on our Touring Tuesdays feature. The High Man is a documentary on Ireland’s myths and monuments, so it might give you some ideas of places you’d like to visit – before or after Dublin2019!Read more

Today we feature another terrific interview from Oisin McGann. Colin Lorimer: An Unwavering Desire I first encountered Colin Lorimer at Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design and then later when we both worked in pre-production in Fred Wolf Films in Dublin. Even back then in the nineties, Colin had an obvious passion for comics […]Read more

Welcome to another edition of Irish Fiction Fridays! This week we feature Shoes Ducks and Maids of the Sea which is a collection of thirteen short stories retelling the classic tales of Hans Christian Anderson with an Irish eye. There are stories from Paula Leyden, Oisín McGann, David Rudden, Sheena Wilkinson, Deirdre Sullivan, Claire Hennessy, Paul Timoney, […]Read more

After a brief hiatus, we’re happy to be back with our intrepid traveler and photographer, James Shields! Newgrange One of the most famous heritage sites in Ireland, I’ve been going to Newgrange since I was a small boy, and it’s always been an inspiration for me. At almost 5,000 years old, the site is older […]Read more

Today for Irish Fiction Fridays we feature something a little different: The Emergency Session by Arthur Riordan. The Emergency Session is a satirical rap-cabaret featuring Eamon DeValera on such subjects as the liberal agenda and the rural/urban divide. While it is a full length theatrical production, first produced by the Rough Magic Theatre Company on October 5, […]Read more

By James Bacon Our bid-chair James Bacon had a meeting on the 3rd of May 2012, first with Tom McPherson at the Convention Centre Dublin and then with Donna Brogan and her team at Failte Ireland, it marked a point in the history of the bid. Today marks the fifth anniversary of what could be […]Read more