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Roddy Doyle, Ha-Ha-Ha -- The Kells Hay Festival Part 3

If you were to see Roddy Doyle in the street and have no clue who he was, you’d probably think he was a character in… 644 more words

Kells Hay Festival

The Commitments by Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle is one of a handful of authors who consistently make me laugh out loud. I don’t think I’m a particularly gloomy person, I just don’t often find the experience of reading laugh-out-loud funny. 289 more words

Book Review

A week off...

Real life has, sadly, interrupted my writing this week. Work has taken over and completely swamped me. Grading papers and writing reports has taken me away from my story and left me work out, tired and lost for words. 65 more words


Northern Standard: Thursday 7th May  Carrickmacross News

Alicia Ehrecke from Inver College in Carrickmacross, whose short story was published in The Northern Standard last week, has received one of the top awards in the prestigious Write Here, Write Now competition, run by Hot Press magazine.  788 more words



A 17 year-old secondary school student from Inver College in Carrickmacross Alicia Ehrecke has been shortlisted for the Hot Press ‘Write Here, Write Now’ short story award. 627 more words


A Man Walked Into A Bar And Went "Aaaagh".............Two Pints by Roddy Doyle

That post title is taken from my favourite drunken joke as a student (that would imply I had a favourite sober joke as student – I didn’t – I did virtually all my studying and philosophising and learning in pubs!). 1,171 more words

Book Reviews

The Best Irish Movies You Will Ever See

I have to admit I am slightly biased as I love anything Irish. Saying that, we have produced some brilliant movies for such a small nation. 541 more words