by Carol Connolly Our Irish team were on hand to welcome everyone and make sure a grand time was had by all Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) is an international Irish Language festival that runs from 1 – 17 March every year. Community and cultural groups, local authorities, libraries, and schools organise events for […]

Hello loyal blog readers! Are you stepping out today with ne’ery a care in the world? Do you look at the birds singing outside and sigh a deep sigh of contentment? Well, forget all that, because it’s time to get apocalyptic with Peadar Ó Guilín, who is not only one of our Bid Team members and […]

The nights draw in and mist curls through the trees, but today we want you to get your walking boots on for Dublin’s Bram Stoker Festival! But was Dracula Irish, you ask yourself? We’ve got the answers for you on today’s Irish Fiction Friday! As one of our most famous exports, we’ve featured Stoker already […]

Hello everyone! We’re very much enjoying a lot of con-going as the evenings start to draw in and the night becomes dark and full of terrors. Coming up next on our schedule are Eirtakon, Novacon and Gaelcon. We’ll be running tables at all of these, and at Gaelcon we’ll be bringing games! Please drop by […]

The National Irish Science Fiction Film Festival are pleased to announce the nominations for this year’s Golden Blasters. You can read more about the Golden Blasters, which are now in their seventh year, over on their webpage. The festival is usually held at the National Irish Science Fiction Convention; Octocon, so look out for it […]

We’re very keen to promote Irish Fandom, and the many conventions and events that run throughout the year. Today we’re got a guest feature by Phil Lowles of Titancon, talking about the convention next week. Several of us will be there and it’s a really great convention with a lot of heart. Because of Belfast’s close […]

We had a fantastic time at our SFF books outreach this weekend at Dublin Comicon, where we gave away over 2500 books to attendees, and chatted to them about fandom, the Dublin 2019 Worldcon Bid, and Irish Conventions. It was great to see so many people excited by what we were doing, and agonising over […]

Last Friday, Ireland went to the polls in order to vote in a referendum about whether same sex marriage should be recognised legally. This is the first time that this question has been put to the general vote – previously this law has been passed by various governments, rather than via a popular vote. We’re […]