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Welcome back to Irish Fiction Fridays! Today we look at the 2012 movie Grabbers directed by Jon Wright. This is hilarious Irish horror. An ensemble cast of Irish actors including Russell Tovey (Torchwood), and Ruth Bradley (Stardust). ‘After discovering mutilated whale corpses, the quiet community slowly comes to realise that they’re under attack by bloodsucking […]Read more

Today we feature another wonderful interview by Oisin McGann. When I first met Clíodhna Lyons at a comics event we did in 2011, she mentioned that she was creating comic art using screen-printing, among other techniques. Truly, this was a woman who liked doing things her own way. After studying animation at Ballyfermot College in […]Read more

             Welcome to Irish Fiction Friday. This week we feature The Enchanted Duplicator by Walter Willis and Bob Shaw. This is somewhat of a sequel to last week’s entry on Walter Willis’ fanzine Slant. The Enchanted Duplicator or TED as it’s often referred to, is the story of Jophan and his journey to the heart […]Read more

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 […]Read more

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, […]Read more

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 […]Read more

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! […]Read more

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 […]Read more