Culture Night at Charlie Bryne’s

I’ll be reading from my new collection, The Boughs Withered (When I Told Them My Dreams), at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop in Galway as part of Culture Night. The event kicks off between 6pm – 9pm on Friday, 20 September 2019, and I’ll be on early in the proceedings.

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Cúirt Labs – the shout-out

The Cúirt International Festival of Literature is in full swing in Galway at the moment, and the city is abuzz with theatre, poetry, art exhibitions, literary discussions, workshops, and readings. The Cúirt Labs are the part of the programme directly targeted at a younger audience, which will take place in the Galway Arts Centre, 47…

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winged beauties

Summer is in full bloom, and on my daily walks – irrespective of the weather – the leaves and shrubs are bursting with life. One afternoon I was escorted through the woods by a constant display of Cabbage White butterflies engaged in aerial manoeuvres. They’re very hard to catch on camera, as they have a…

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forest moods

I walk in the woods and forests in my area regularly. I’m always struck by the different atmosphere in them depending on the weather, the season, and the varieties of trees. They also contain pockets of strangeness. All is friendly and light at first, and suddenly you walk into a watchful area, where footfalls are…

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a new camera

I got a little extra money recently so I decided to splash out on a new compact camera on Saturday. I purchased a Canon Ixus 510 HS. It’s small, glossy black, and has a touchscreen, so it’s been fun to try it out. This was my first photo. A close up of the action figure…

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Saturday in Galway

I’m usually in Galway city on a Saturday morning, where I visit the main Galway Market by St. Nicholas’ Church, and pick up food and veg. On my way down Shop Street this weekend I spotted this cheerful chap with an impressive beard, and his troop of dancing flowers which he keep in good spirits…

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