Broody Days in the Galway Gaeltacht

Broody days in the Galway Gaeltacht under skies like a mottled bruise. I’m travelling around Ireland at the moment, catching up with old friends and family and doing a lot of research. Some of my travels took me up through the Galway Gaeltacht – a place I haven’t been in a long time. I couldn’t… Read more »

Sentinels in An Irish Doorway

It’s always the little things that get you. Wandering in from the yard back in Cork yesterday, this cluster of wooden sentinels triggered a twinge of emotion as I recalled playing hurling myself as a kid. I was never a particularly gifted player but there really is no sport like it in the world (in… Read more »

The Celtic Mythology Short Story Collection 2016

It gives us immense pleasure to announce the launch of the 2016 IRISH IMBAS CELTIC MYTHOLOGY SHORT STORY COMPETITION . Submissions will be accepted for this competition from 1 September 2016 to 10 December 2016. This is the second year that we’re holding this competition and we’re coming into it a little wiser, a little… Read more »

Update on Forthcoming Productions

Yes, its that time of year again when we give some indication of where things are at on the (cough, cough) ‘production line’. Fionn: the Adversary (Fionn mac Cumhaill Series: Book 4): It’s been something of a frustrating month with this book. Although I’ve been working quietly on the various scenes, given its burgeoning length… Read more »

Update on Forthcoming Productions: Irish Imbas Books

It’s always difficult writing these particular updates. I sometimes feel a bit like a minute cork on the ocean, floating around at the whim of waves and tides that can change direction at a moment’s notice (and generally drag me along with them). As a result, despite the best of intentions laid out here, circumstances… Read more »