Archive for the Books Category

Dublin from A to Z in Rhymes

BY Kathrin Kobus Poetry Ireland launched today an Alphabet Blitz for the City of Dublin, simply called ‘ABCD project’. As in A for Anna Liffey  who’s wonderfully whiffy.  But that is only a teaser to get you started. Alphabet Blitz […]

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Element Pictures and BBC to film another Sally Rooney novel

By David Prendeville Local company Element Pictures will once again collaborate with the BBC on another adaptation of a Sally Rooney novel. This time they are set to tackle her first novel Conversations with Friends. Lenny Abrahamson is once again […]

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Through Her Eyes: A new history of Ireland in 21 women

Geneva Pattison Author and journalist, Clodagh Finn, invites us to travel through time and pay tribute to 21 ground-breaking Irish women in her book ‘Through Her Eyes: A new history of Ireland through 21 women’. When learning about Ireland’s History […]

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What is your legacy?

By Eoin Meegan What kind of a legacy do you want to leave? What do you want to be remembered for when you’re gone? These are the kinds of questions Michael Daly, author and mentor, likes to ask. Anyone with […]

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Conversations in Singapore

By Eoin Meegan In ‘Conversations in Singapore: Searching for True Success on the Silk Road One Question at a Time’ Michael Daly sets out to answer the question, what is the meaning of true success? This may seem innocuous enough, […]

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Recovering by Richie Sadlier

By David Prendeville Richie Sadlier’s new autobiography is a serious-minded, unflinching and often harrowing account of his journey from childhood in Dublin, to the realisation of his dreams of playing football professionally with Millwall, to early retirement forced upon him […]

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Review: Irish Contemporary Poets

By Geneva Pattison Dostoyevsky once wrote that “Lying is a delightful thing, for it can lead to truth.” Can a lie be beautiful? This is the topic examined in the poetry collection Lies by bilingual writer Doireann Ní Ghríofa. This […]

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Dublin Port Diaries

‘Dublin Port Diaries’, a collection of Dockland stories and a collaboration between Port Perspectives and Fighting Words, was launched last month at Port Centre with renowned Dublin author Roddy Doyle in attendance. The book is a collaborative project between Dublin […]

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A good read for more than one stormy night: In a Glass Darkly

By Kathrin Kobus Southside of Merrion Square just under 18,000 marathon runners received their well-earned medals in the afternoon sunshine last Sunday. They may not have been aware that in one of the townhouses, next to the Catholic Library resided […]

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Fear of the unknown: The obscure Irish gothic

Geneva Pattison Every year around this time, we are reminded of one of our most hallowed and terrifying literary exports, Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”. Over a century later, the man behind the fangs seems to have punctured every facet of pop-culture. […]

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