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Marie MacSweeney – Letters from a Recalcitrant Woman

‘Letters From A Recalcitrant Woman’ by Drogheda based writer, Marie MacSweeney will be launched at High Lanes Gallery, Laurence Street, Drogheda at 8pm on Thursday, November 28th. All are welcome. It is Marie’s fourth book and is a unique and absorbing collection of letters to Editors and Talk Show Hosts, dating from 1974 to 2013. A ‘Kerrywoman born in Dublin and living in County Louth’, as she describes herself, Marie has, over a period of forty years, engaged in public debate by means of Letters to the Editor and Emails […]

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Irish Poetry with Sean O’Muimhneachan

Sean O’Muimheachan, a primary teacher in Macroom, printed with a casebound book of his poetry. I had a quick chat with Sean and asked him where it all began. “I was born and reared in a rural Gaeltacht area, Gaeltacht Mhúscraí,” said Sean, “and received my primary and secondary education in that area; I’ve
 spent all my working life there. Very boring you might say! Not at all.
This is an area of natural beauty, steeped in history and culture and with
plenty of sporting and cultural activity throughout the year. […]

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Radio Blaa Blaa by Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy’s first book, Confessions of an Exeter City Nut, was self-published before being taken up by a small publisher in England. His 2011 book, Just Follow the Floodlights was published by Liffey Press and went to No.1 on Amazon’s English Football League Bestseller List on 4 different occasions. I caught up with Brian to talk about his new memoir, Radio Blaa Blaa. Brian was a man born with a pen in his hand: “I’ve always been writing one thing or another from an early age. I used to do […]

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