Category Archives: writers

Thursday Doors – Edgeworthstown

This week’s Thursday Doors features Edgeworthstown in County Longford. There are some interesting murals on the walls of a car park, painted by artist Phil Atkinson, depicting the family the town is named after. One of its members was an … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Seek Arts Festival Dundalk

Thursday Doors this week features Seek, a contemporary urban arts festival. It began in 2019 to promote visual art in Dundalk and takes place over a five year period, commissioning established and emerging artists, locally, nationally and from abroad, to … Continue reading

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Thomas Hardy

On 11th January 1928, the poet and novelist, Thomas Hardy died at the age of 87 in Dorset, England. He was cremated and his ashes interred in Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey but his heart had been removed and was … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in April

Four hundred years ago today, William Shakespeare passed away. April is a month that belongs to the Bard, a significant date is the twenty-third. Seeing as today, April 23rd, is the four hundredth anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, … Continue reading

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Foam Therapy

Agatha Christie is supposed to have said that doing the dishes is a good time for planning a book. Even the actor Liam Neeson, in an interview for Vanity Fair, quite a few years back, admitted to finding washing up … Continue reading

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How to Kill One of Your Characters

The problem with developing your characters and making them as realistic as possible is that when you have to kill one of them, you hesitate. I’m at a point in my latest book where I need to write a death … Continue reading

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Amazon, Hachette and Me

I have looked at both sides of the Amazon versus Hachette debate as open mindedly as possible and I’ve decided to be biased. This weekend I am going caravan hunting  because I earned the money to buy one from my … Continue reading

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Cooking versus Writing, no Contest.

When writing conflicts with cooking, for me there is no contest. The image above is not a reflection on my culinary skills but a testimony to my ability to focus on my literary endeavours. This morning, in spite of being … Continue reading

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