In a recent Irish Times article, I read that library staff voted against co-operating with the new government initiative of ‘staffless’ libraries. Many authors have come out against the scheme and at first, I thought I agreed, but having considered the benefits, now I’m not so sure. The other day, I was in town and thought,… Continue reading The Future Of Libraries
Ah yes, it’s that time of year again when the hope and expectation of beach barbeques, ice creams and bikinis is dashed by plummeting temperatures, howling gales and NEVER-ENDING rain! If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, then call us crazy because we keep searching… Continue reading Summer In Ireland
Feel the fear and do it anyway, that was the self-help battle cry of the 90’s. And when it comes to politics, it’s a maxim that voters need to live by. With the UK’s EU Membership Referendum (or Brexit) looming ever closer, I’d like to send a little message from Ireland to our neighbours across… Continue reading Dear Britain…
It’s summer. You all want a good read. Something you can really get your teeth into, historical fiction with a modern twist? I’m only too happy to oblige! Get your peepers over to Amazon UK and Amazon US where you can download a copy of my novel, The Cross Of Santiago for only 99p/c until… Continue reading Ye Olde Kindle Countdown Deal
Lá Fhéile Pádraig Shona Daoibh! It’s that time of year again when the Irish culture is both celebrated and bastardised the world over by well meaning ambassadors and not-so-well meaning drinks companies. Contrary to popular belief, our national pastime isn’t drinking porter and it frustrates me that with every passing year, our day to shine… Continue reading Token Paddy’s Day Post
‘What are you wearing?’ Those four words will never again have the same tone of innuendo for me, not if I can get my hands on one of these bad boys! Let me set the scene: I’m on the sofa, eating my favourite strawberry granola, cup of tea in hand, when I rather absently flick… Continue reading Writer’s Wardrobe – Problem Solved!
We are completely spoilt for choice in Ireland when it comes to castles. And even on a wet day (or a soft day I should say!) Aughnanure Castle still casts a magical spell. Located just 30 minutes drive from Galway City, it made the ideal day trip for the long weekend. Readers of The Cross… Continue reading Another day, another castle!