Fri, 20 January 2017 Resistance is Fruitful
It should comes as no surprise to any readers of my blog or Twitter that I’m not a fan of the soon-to-be elected President of the USA. I have taken a policy on social media of not posting any of the stream of prophesies of doom of what’s coming over the next four years, but [...]
Tue, 15 March 2016 New Play Reading part of Galway Theatre Festival
I mentioned recently that my short play The Love of Small Appliances had been selected to be part of the Waking the Feminists West New Play Reading.
Last night the programme for this year’s Galway Theatre Festival was unveiled, and our event is going to be part of the schedule – hurray!
It’s happening in the Town [...]
Tue, 01 March 2016 WTFW New Play Reading
We're starting the week off 'write'! (Get it!) Congratulations to the Successful Six! #wtfwnewplayreading pic.twitter.com/fL22odg4Dp
— WakingFeministsWest (@WakingFeministW) February 29, 2016
I’m thrilled that my short near-future play, The Love of Small Appliances, has been selected by the Waking the Feminists West team, to be part of their New Play Reading initiative.
The staged reading of the selected [...]
Mon, 15 February 2016 Story in Crannóg 41
My short story ‘Moments on the Cliff’ will appear in issue 41 of the Galway literary magazine Crannóg.
The cover is ‘Seagull Museum’ by Ciarán Parkes.
The 100-page magazine is being launched at 6.30 pm on Friday, 26 February at the Crane Bar, Sea Road, Galway. It costs a mere €7, and it features poetry and prose [...]
Thu, 05 February 2015 a new road to an old house
The modern curve of asphalt brings new traffic to the castle – but will it be thankful for the company, or ponder methods to return to its solitary ways?
Wed, 04 February 2015 keep flying
I took this picture in Galway city, down by the Spanish Arch and looking across the River Corrib, at the weekend.
We’d been experiencing bouts of sleety downpours, but in between there were blasts of sunshine.
I lucked out with this shot of a seagull frozen as it passes across my view of the sun. [...]
Fri, 21 February 2014 Coole under water
I’ve made mention a few times of the flooding in the West of Ireland this winter, but it’s pretty hard to describe how bad it’s been (although, not quite on the same scale as Somerset in England).
I visit Coole Park in Co. Galway quite regularly, and over the past two months more and more of [...]
Thu, 20 February 2014 alien earth
There are lots of lifeforms on the planet which have that touch of the weird and alien about them. The ocean and the insect world are teeming with them. But among the plant world there are plenty of odd specimen, and as regular readers of my blog know I love to photograph fungi.
We’re past the [...]
Fri, 27 January 2012 this evening
Evenings like this make up for the remorseless grey days of winter.
Thu, 17 November 2011 thought bubble 2011
I’m heading out later today to travel to Leeds to attend Thought Bubble, the city’s Comic Art Festival – which runs in conjunction with its International Film Festival.
The guest list is impressive, and I’m hugely excited at the propspect of meeting (however briefly) some of the great talents in the comic book industry at the [...]