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Three poems by Victoria Kennefick


I have visited your grave many times expecting to find you
tending your plot, maybe with a shovel or a strimmer,
turning your handsomely-lined face towards the sun. 462 more words


Irish Book Day 2015

News from the Irish Book Day 2015, which took place on St Patrick’s Day 2015.

Here’s The Story, a publication of new Irish writing from… 31 more words


Reflections on an Academic Journey

I established the aim of this blog in September before I really knew where it would take me. I declared that I would “strive to chart my increasing understanding of Irish literature and film and that I would also include artists and other such figures as an attempt to illustrate the sweeping effects of literature in other forums and how they interrelate”. 3,319 more words

UCC School Of English

Why I write

Why I write


I write because I have to.

No message, no voice.

I write for it demands me.

Because I have no choice.


I wake and think of writing, 73 more words

My favourite Novel of all Time... Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deane




*Page references are from the Vintage, 1997 edition

This has to be one of my favourite novels of all time – definitely the best book never to win The Booker!  5,598 more words


Resurrecting an Old Manuscript

There is one sure thing that unites us writers, a guilt that plucks away on the cords of our conscience. The source of that guilt? The existence of an unfinished manuscript. 616 more words

My story: Rainbow's End - Shortlisted Fish Publishing Short Story Award 2014/2015

My gothic tale, set in Newcastle, County Down, made it to the shortlist this year (2014/2015).  I’ve made the longlist before so I’m delighted to climb another rung of the ladder. 8 more words