Archive for the Books Category

Open invitation from the Lord Mayor of Dublin!

Open invitation from the Lord Mayor of Dublin!

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland, has extended a public invitation to the Mansion House, for all interested in attending UNESCO World Book & Copyright Day.

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Second Sandymount Man: Book Review

Eoin Meegan One might be mistaken for thinking Second Sandymount Man was a book on Seamus Heaney owing to the title and cover, in fact the book is a collection of letters and correspondence gathered over the years between the […]

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Five Special Trees – Sandymount’s Living Link with Joyce’s Ulysses

Rodney Devitt Probably everybody who lives in Sandymount has walked up Leahy’s Terrace at some point, from Sandymount Road to Beach Road, by the side of Star of the Sea Church. And there, set into the footpath, starting at the […]

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Ulysses at 100

Eoin Meegan This year sees the 100rd anniversary of the publication of Ulysses. Joyce started writing the novel as early as 1914 and in the years that followed the manuscript began circulating around the Paris literary scene, catching the attention […]

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Jone$town: Book Review

Geneva Pattison Jone$town is Robert McDermott’s debut novel. The author is the winner of the TESEO 2019 short story competition and the book is published by Riversong Books. The novel explores all measures of truths and half-truths, as told by […]

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MOLI 2022 young writers bursary

The museum of Literature Ireland (MOLI) has just announced an exciting new venture for young writers across the country. The Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary will be a five day immersive programme for fifteen students from all over Ireland.

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Archipelago A Reader: A Unique Literary Journey around the British and Irish Isles

This collection drawn from the pages of Archipelago, a literary periodical which ran to 12 editions between 2007 and 2019, gathers poetry, prose and visual art in clusters grouped around the Irish and British archipelago, with contributions from an array […]

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The Three Good Fridays: Memories of an Irish Octogenarian

Eoin Meegan In this book Octogenarian Bill Morrison reminisces over his long and colourful life, first growing up in Blackrock, then as a citizen of the world, and now as a resident of Ballsbridge (he claims the book came about […]

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The Endurance of Love openhearted: Eighty Years of Love, Loss, Laughter and Letting Go. Ann Ingle

The Endurance of Love openhearted: Eighty Years of Love, Loss, Laughter and Letting Go.    Ann Ingle

Eoin Meegan Ann Ingle is a wonderful writer, warm, witty, and clearly with a story to tell. Growing up in London in a working class family she was in every way the typical English girl. That was until she met […]

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Review: What Day Is It? Who Gives A F*ck.

Review: What Day Is It? Who Gives A F*ck.

What can we do to relieve some of the internal stress? Write it all down and let it all out, just as Jan Brierton has done.

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