Roddy Doyle at Kilmore Quay literary festival

By Dan Walsh at Kilmore Quay One of the country’s leading literature festivals, Write By The Sea, was officially opened in the Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay, earlier this evening by Prof. Kevin Rafter, Chair of the Arts Council of Ireland, and it continues on Saturday and Sunday with more than 40 writers taking part.Continue reading “Roddy Doyle at Kilmore Quay literary festival”

Claire Keegan’s date in Kilmore Quay

By Dan Walsh Irish author Claire Keegan has been shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize. Keegan’s Small Things Like These, which, at 116 pages, is the shortest book in terms of pages in the prize’s history. Award-winning Keegan is the star of this year’s Write by the Sea festival at Kilmore Quay, September 23rd-25th, whenContinue reading “Claire Keegan’s date in Kilmore Quay”

200 gather for Wexford bookstore extension

By Dan Walsh in Wexford town Two hundred people attended the enlargement and opening of a spacious extension to Red Books, a popular local bookstore in Wexford’s St Peter’s Square last Tuesday evening.  In an age when many had written off physical bookshops as being feasible, veteran bookseller Anton O’Broin, who cut the ribbon onContinue reading “200 gather for Wexford bookstore extension”

Busy weekend at Wexford literary Festival

By Dan Walsh The Wexford Literary Arts Festival is taking place over the weekend in Enniscorthy and Wexford town with a number of events occupying a busy programme. A number of events happened on Friday with Margaret Galvin providing poetry workshops and the 2022 Wexford Literary Arts Festival Awards Night was held in the PresentationContinue reading “Busy weekend at Wexford literary Festival”

Bloomsday launch for Anne Ireton’s book

By Dan Walsh We are assured that it was coincidental, but Anne Ireton’s second book Spirit of our Times – Zeitgeist, was launched last night at a pleasant function in the Tara Vie Hotel, Courtown Harbour, which was the famous Bloomsday. It was a nice literary twist to a special occasion. This is the secondContinue reading “Bloomsday launch for Anne Ireton’s book”

Maria Nolan published again in Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh Maria Nolan’s second novel The Shadow of Freedom was officially launched at a pleasant ceremony held in the Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy tonight (Wednesday) in the presence of published writers, members of her family and loyal readers and supporters. Her latest work continues a theme and tells the story of the WarContinue reading “Maria Nolan published again in Enniscorthy”

Writers condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

By Dan Walsh Enniscorthy-born writer Colm Tóibín is amongst several Irish writers among one thousand signatories who have signed a letter condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. According to The Irish Post newspaper in London, PEN International, the literary and free expression organisation, released the letter over the weekend expressing solidarity with writers, journalists, artists, andContinue reading “Writers condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine”

Busher shortlisted for ‘Book of the Year’

By Dan Walsh Enniscorthy author Caroline Busher’s latest book The Legend of Valentine Sorrow has been shortlisted for the Teen and Young Adult ‘Book of the Year’ at the forthcoming An Post Irish Book Awards which is open to public vote. Caroline is so grateful to everyone who has voted for her so far. VotingContinue reading “Busher shortlisted for ‘Book of the Year’”

Karina’s new book tells story of Wexford Festival Opera

By Dan Walsh Seventy years ago in 1951, the first Wexford Opera Festival took to the stage of the old Theatre Royal on Wexford’s High Street, inspired as an informal gathering of friends listening to gramophone music, and developed into one of Europe’s leading classical music events. It was the brainchild of T.J. Walsh, aContinue reading “Karina’s new book tells story of Wexford Festival Opera”

Write By The Sea at Kilmore Quay

By Dan Walsh The five-day Write By The Sea literary festival was opened this evening in Kilmore Quay by the Chairman of the Arts Council of Ireland, Kevin Rafter. It is a virtual event this year again due to the Covid-19 pandemic because it had to be organised and finalised many months ago, but theContinue reading “Write By The Sea at Kilmore Quay”