Tag Archives: Celia de Fréine

Interview with Celia de Fréine: On writing a biography – in Irish – of Louise Gavan Duffy

LM: Congratulations, Celia: your biography (in Irish) of Louise Gavan-Duffy – Ceannródaí – has been shortlisted for the very first Irish language category in the upcoming Irish Book Awards. For as long as I’ve known you, you have consistently championed … Continue reading

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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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Two Cities One Book (ii)

A lot of people ask about the Two Cities One Book experience and I thought I might write about it a little, in the blog. Nothing like this has ever happened to me before, it’s as new to me as it … Continue reading

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Hidden Irelands (an interview with Celia de Fréine in the Dublin Review of Books)

This is the text of a recent essay based on an interview with the poet and playwright Celia de Fréine, published by the Dublin Review of Books at http://www.drb.ie/essays/hidden-irelands HIDDEN IRELANDS (by Lia Mills) Blood Debts, by Celia de Fréine, Scotus … Continue reading

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Events and Submissions

Apologies for the long silence – I was overtaken by events of my own, as it happens.  Here’s a quick posting of some upcoming events & openings for submissions.  I’ll be back soon with some thoughts on historical fiction in … Continue reading

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“Modern Ireland has Nothing to Inspire Modern Writers” (2)

Thinking about responses (both verbal and online) to the previous post, “Modern Ireland has Nothing to Inspire Modern Writers”, I realised that I had more to say on the topic.  Too much, probably, so I’ll confine myself to what seems … Continue reading

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