Monthly Archives: February 2016

Women and 1916 (at Farmleigh)

The Stinging Fly night at Farmleigh was a big success, thanks to all our speakers (Declan Meade, Sean O’Reilly, Paul Lynch, Lisa McInerney, Elaine Feeney) and the musicians (Seán McKeon and Liam O’Connor), and to everyone who came along to listen. … Continue reading

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Interview with E.R. Murray

Elizabeth, congratulations on the success of The Book of Learning, it’s really taken off –  It’s been chosen as the Dublin UNESCO City of literature’s Citywide Read for Children. Can you tell us about that?  The Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read is … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day at the Imperial War Museum (London)

On Valentine’s day we went to see Lee Miller: A Woman’s War  at the Imperial War Museum and were lucky enough to discover two other worthwhile exhibitions:  Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist – which includes an evolving installation Boardroom – and … Continue reading

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John Irving in Dun Laoghaire

John Irving, famously, writes backwards.  His novels begin at the end and work their way back to a beginning. It’s a process that suggests a level of authority and control that I’ve envied since I first heard about it. He was in … Continue reading

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THE STINGING FLY @ FARMLEIGH HOUSE (In the Wake of the Rising)

The Stinging Fly literary magazine is legendary for finding, nurturing and publishing some of the most talented Irish writers of the last two decades (Kevin Barry, Mary Costello, Sean O’Reilly, Danielle McLaughlin, among others). The theme of the February 2016 issue … Continue reading

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