Dublin 2019 Blog

In the Beginning

Once upon a time… By Pádraig Ó Méalóid Once upon a time we would have written ‘Once upon a time’ as ONCEUPONATIME. But, because Ireland was never invaded by the Romans, we invented the space between words instead. And copyright. Sort of. This is not as crazy as it sounds. Christianity first reached Ireland in […]READ MORE

Paint me a picture: Andrew Whitson

Andrew Whitson: Eclectic Fascinations By Oisin McGann Arguably Ireland’s most accomplished illustrator of Irish-language books, Andrew was born in Belfast, but moved to Scotland as a young child, then to Wales, before finally moving back to Belfast in time to start secondary school, where he started making money from art commissions. He achieved an Honours […]READ MORE

Paint me a picture: Olivia Golden

Olivia Golden: Keeping the Complicated Simple By Oisin McGann After a getting a first class honour in Visual Communication at DIT Mountjoy Square, Olivia Golden threw herself into the small, but extremely varied world of commercial illustration in Dublin, producing work for design, advertising, publishing and editorial clients, including the likes of Glaxo Smithkline, Kraft […]READ MORE

Finest Public Toilet in Dublin

Where All the Big Lads Hang Out… by Pádraig Ó Méalóid It’s the middle of August 2019, and you’re in Dublin for Worldcon – a Stranger, if not in a Strange Land, at least in a strange city. A strange city with many secrets, which sometimes only the locals truly know about. You’ve heard all […]READ MORE