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Maria Duffy

I grew up in the heart of Dublin with my parents and brother and although I’ve travelled a lot, I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. I now live in the lovely village of Lucan in County Dublin with my husband, Paddy and my four children, Eoin, Roisin, Enya and Conor. After I left school a few years ago (okay, maybe it was more than a few!) my first full-time...

Martin Boylan

Martin Boylan was born in Belfast and educated at Queen's university. He started writing in Canada and had some stories broadcast on CBC. Four of his stage plays have been produced - " Mick and Ed"(The Abbey Theatre), Thompsons(The Abbey Theatre), Georgina(The United Arts Club) and The Making of Father Sullivan(Anglo-Irish theatre, Tubingen, Germany.) The latter play received the O Z Whitehead award for playwrighting. Martin has had some twenty...

Mary T Bradford

Mary has been writing for a number of years now. Following open-heart surgery in 2008, she decided to follow her dream and write a full novel. She reached this milestone, when Tirgearr Publishing offered her a contract in 2014 for her debut novel, My Husband's Sin. She continue's to write short stories, novels, novellas and plays. She has finished a sequel, Don't Call Me Mum, to her novel and it...

Michael Darigan

Michael Darigan is an American born, traveling author who writes short fiction, poetry and literary impressions. His book VAGABOND was launched in March of 2018, and demonstrates a wide range of Michael's literary styles and subjects. Michael began writing at the age of 18, staring at a photo of the Suir River hanging on the wall of his dormitory room. After studying at New College, Oxford, Michael graduated Emerson College...

Michael Sheehan

Michael Sheehan is a writer of novels, short stories and bad poetry. He lives with his family in Charleville, Co. Cork. In 2017 he won the Over the Edge Short Story Competition & Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Award. In July 2018 Dalzell Press published his book, ‘The Sugar Sugar Café’. Michael has had short stories short/ long-listed for awards including: Francis McManus, William Trevor, Over the...

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Patricia Gibney

My name is Patricia Gibney and I’m from Mullingar, County Westmeath. Right in the heart of Ireland. Surrounded by lakes, Mullingar is damp and wet most of the year but when the sun shines it is a little piece of heaven on earth. I’ve lived here all my life. I’m widowed, seven years in May, but was married to Aidan since 1982. I’ve three children who keep me sane, or...

Rod Smith

Hi folks. I am an author of children’s books published by Poolbeg Press. 2018: "Cromwell - The Most Hated Man in Irish History - Liam and Aoife's Story" [Novel] "St. Columba" 2017: "Michael Collins - The Big Fella" "Eamon De Valera - Dev" "Charles Stewart Parnell - The Uncrowned King of Ireland" 2016: “Pádraig Pearse and the Easter Rising 1916.” "James Connolly - Working Class Hero" 2015: “Get Out and...

Roisin Meaney

Roisin Meaney was born in the west of Ireland and has lived in the US, London and Africa. She began writing in 2001 and her first novel, The Daisy Picker, won a Write a Bestseller competition and was published in 2004. Four years later she became a fulltime writer, and her tenth book, After the Wedding will be published in April 2014. She has also had two children's books published....

Sarah Webb

Sarah Webb has written ten bestselling novels including Always the Bridesmaid, Anything for Love, The Loving Kind and The Shoestring Club (UK, Sept 2012). Her books have been published in many different countries including the US, Australia and Indonesia. She has also written many children’s books, has contributed short stories to several collections including Moments, and has compiled and edited two charity collections of her own, Travelling Light and Mum’s...