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The Abbey Theatre – Part 2 by Michael Clemenger
Posted by Michael Clemenger in , .

In 2015 somebody came up with the bright idea that maybe rescue of the Abbey Theatre could come from outside the state. But it was also recognised that the task...

The Abbey Theatre – Part 1 by Michael Clemenger
Posted by Michael Clemenger in , .

Glorious is the ambition of an idea in its germination, death is its fate upon contamination. The great playwright George Bernard Shaw once wrote : that if more people went...

Behind a Blasphemous Romp: My Stolen Church by Tom Quinn
Posted by Tom Quinn in , .

I guess my journey to becoming a writer started with the discovery in 1978 of a sin that God would not forgive. Those of you of “a certain age” will...

Adventures of a Ciotóg by Colman Rushe
Posted by Colman Rushe in , .

I didn’t realise that there was something wrong with me until I went to school. It was the summer of 1955. I was not yet five years old and my...

Evolution in Motion: The Erris Starship by Denis McClean
Posted by Denis McClean in , .

Contrary to popular thinking, evolution didn’t retire once people emerged from the mists to go about the business of taming primordial landscapes. Evolution is alive and well and Irish writing...

The Antithesis Of The Irish Misery Memoir by Colman Rushe
Posted by Colman Rushe in , .

My parents did me no favours as a writer. It seems to me that most writers, especially Irish ones, were blessed with parents who imparted sufficient neuroses to sustain them...

The Old Bookshop by Michael Clemenger
Posted by Michael Clemenger in , .

Old  bookshops are places one goes to replenish the soul. It’s the smell of them old books that returns me to a time when they were more appreciated than they...

Some Days Are Better Than Ours by Barbara Byar
Posted by Barbara Byar in , .

I didn’t set out to write a collection of Tragedies but, like life sometimes, it just worked out that way. A challenging year full of professional and personal setbacks was...

War of Light and Darkness by Forest Blackwood
Posted by Forest Blackwood in , .

My journey into writing and books in general started quite early! Already when I was in elementary school, I started to take books stealthily from the city library, and it...

Timeless in Kildare by Ink Tank Creative Writers Group
Posted by Maria McDonald in , .

Something very special happened in Newbridge Community Library on Friday 4th October at 7 pm with the launch of a new anthology penned by local writers as part of the...