I first heard of Hubert Butler (1900-1991) as the husband of Peggy Guthrie, sister to theatre director, Tyrone. From Maidenhall, the Butler family house in Bennetsbridge, Co. 696 more words
The Wren Hunt, you might have heard of it? Or the Wren Boys? If you’re from outside of Ireland you probably won’t have – and even if you’re living in Ireland, the chances are slim… They’re boy’s who hunt the wren the day after Christmas. 251 more words
Stefanie Preissner is not a new name to the Irish writing scene, but is one that’s getting called all the more frequently. Through her work in theatre, her critcally acclaimed series, Can’t Cope Won’t Cope and her new book, Stefanie Preissner has gone from ‘one to watch’ to someone we’re all watching closely. 953 more words
I am delighted to be one of 250 writers included in the anthology Reading The Future: New Writing from Ireland.
Edited by Alan Hayes and published by Arlen House to mark the 250th anniversary of the Hodges Figgis Bookshop in Dublin (wow, 250 years!), the anthology was launched on Thursday 26th April complete with traditional music and fabulous wine and canapes. 89 more words