New poetry from Mattie White

By Dan Walsh in Wexford A large gathering in Red Books in St. Peter’s Square, Wexford, last night honoured active mental health campaigner Mattie White at the launch of his second book of poetry entitled View From The Fields. A farmer from Bannow, Mattie has initiated conversations on mental health issues in a bid toContinue reading “New poetry from Mattie White”

A new chapter; Red Books opens in Gorey 

By Dan Walsh in Gorey  Wexford’s independent bookstore Red Books has opened a new outpost on Gorey’s Rafter Street. The eclectic bookshop, recently voted ‘Irish Bookstore of the Year’ in a poll conducted by Sunday Independent journalist Sophie Grenham, now has a new store inside Gorey outlet Hawthorn & Mayblossom. “We’re delighted to have this newContinue reading “A new chapter; Red Books opens in Gorey “

“Enniscorthy madness” in new book

By Dan Walsh in Enniscorthy There was a packed gathering of family and friends in the Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy, this afternoon for the launch of a new novel by Tony Bolger entitled IN HINDSPITE. “There is a lot of Enniscorthy madness in the book and I want people to enjoy it,” Tony told,Continue reading ““Enniscorthy madness” in new book”

Birthday writer Álanna celebrates with another book

By Dan Walsh in Wexford town Wexford’s latest literary sensation, Álanna Hammel enjoyed a double personal occasion tonight when she combined the celebration of her 21st birthday and the launch of her second book… When I Grow Up I Want To Be… at a gala launch in the company of family and literary friends atContinue reading “Birthday writer Álanna celebrates with another book”

51st Kilmore Parish Journal launch

By Dan Walsh at Kilmore Quay The 51st Kilmore Parish Journal was launched in the Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay, last night by Ruairí Ó Cuív, Public Arts Manager with Dublin City Council, who has discovered the beauty of the south Wexford region at Neamstown and Sarshill. A grandson of the founder of Fianna FáilContinue reading “51st Kilmore Parish Journal launch”

Don’t forget the Wexford Book Fair on Sunday

By Dan Walsh Great excitement in Red Books, St. Peter’s Square, Wexford, last night for the launch of the 4th edition of The Wexford Bohemian, excellently edited by Alanna Hammel, and featuring a large collection of new poems and original stories from about 50 contributors. The launch was performed by the Mayor of Wexford, CllrContinue reading “Don’t forget the Wexford Book Fair on Sunday”

New collection of poetry launched

By Dan Walsh in Wexford Liam Regan was born in Louth, lives in Stradbally, Co. Laois, retired from working in Carlow, and last night he chose Red Books in Wexford town to launch his debut collection of poetry entitled ‘Along the Grassy Path’ An original work of 49 poems, the attractive cover was designed byContinue reading “New collection of poetry launched”

100 years of Garda service in Co. Wexford

By Dan Walsh at Ferrycarrig Hotel Over a decade of research into everyday policing and honouring the dedicated service of An Garda Siochána to the community over the past 100 years was launched tonight in the form of the latest publication named THE GUARDS; Policing County Wexford 1922-2022. The work of two retired Gardaí TomContinue reading “100 years of Garda service in Co. Wexford”

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”