Doolin writers

Writers' Weekend

Doolin writers

Event date: 2nd - 4th Feb 2018


Doolin Folk

Folk Festival

Doolin Folk

Event date: 15th - 17th June 2018


Craft Beer

Craft Beer and Roots Festival

Craft Beer

Event date: 24th - 26th Aug 2018


Writers' Festival - Artist Bios

Karl Parkinson

Karl Parkinson

Karl Parkinson is a writer from inner-city Dublin. Butterflies of a Bad Summer is his second collection of poetry. The Blocks his début novel was published in 2016 by New Binary Press.

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Alan McMonagle

Alan McMonagle

Alan McMonagle lives in Galway. He has published two collections of short stories, Liar Liar (Wordsonthestreet, 2009) and Psychotic Episodes (Arlen House, 2013)

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Dimitra Xidous

Dimitra Xidous

Dimitra Xidous is the author of Keeping Bees (2014, Doire Press). Her work has appeared in a number of literary journals, including Room Magazine (Canada)

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Mike McCormack

Mike McCormack

Mike McCormack is an award-winning novelist and short story writer from Mayo. His previous work includes Getting it in the Head (1995), Crowe’s Requiem (1998)

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Sara Baume

Sara Baume

Sara Baume won the 2014 Davy Byrne’s Short Story Award, and in 2015, the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award, the Rooney Prize for Literature 

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Tramp Press

Tramp Press

Tramp Press is committed to publishing only the best and most deserving books, to support literary talent, and to enrich the lives of readers.

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Claire-Louise Bennett

Claire-Louise Bennett

Claire-Louise Bennett is the author of Pond, which was shortlisted for The Dylan Thomas Prize 2015 and has been translated into seven languages.

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Anthony Glavin

Anthony Glavin

Boston-born writer and editor Anthony Glavin is the author of two short story collections, One For Sorrow and The Draughtsman and The Unicorn

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Dave Lordan

Dave Lordan

Dave Lordan is a renowned writer, teacher, editor and creativity-in education advocate and the first writer to have won all three of Ireland's national prizes for young poets.

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Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray is an award winning poet and the director of Inspireland. Since 2007 he has provided workshops to over 30,000 Irish teenagers and adults.

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Elaine Feeney

Elaine Feeney

Elaine Feeney grew up on a farm in County Galway, where she now lives, and is considered a strong part of contemporary political Irish writers.

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E.M. Reapy

E.M. Reapy

E.M. Reapy is from Mayo, has an MA in Creative Writing from Queen’s University, Belfast and was the founding editor of wordlegs.com.

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Rita Ann Higgins

Rita Ann Higgins

Rita Ann Higgins was born in Galway. She has published ten collections of poetry, her most recent collection Tongulish was received to great acclaim.

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Sallyanne Sweeney

Sallyanne Sweeney

Sallyanne Sweeney grew up in Dublin and studied English at Trinity College before completing an MPhil in American Literature at Queens' College, Cambridge.

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Sinéad Gleeson

Sinéad Gleeson

Sinéad Gleeson is a writer, broadcaster, critic who presents The Book Show on RTE Radio 1. She is the editor of three short story anthologies

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Anna Kelly

Anna Kelly

Anna Kelly began her publishing career as an Editorial Assistant at Hamish Hamilton, where she worked with authors including Paul Murray, Ali Smith, Zadie Smith

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June Caldwell

June Caldwell

June is a journalist, award-winning blogger & fiction writer. Her story SOMAT is published in The Long Gaze Back – An Anthology of Irish Women Writers edited

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Elizabeth Rose Murray

Elizabeth Rose Murray

Elizabeth Rose Murray lives in West Cork. Her debut, The Book of Learning: Nine Lives Trilogy 1 (Mercier Press) has been chosen as the Dublin UNESCO

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Kathy D'Arcy

Kathy D'Arcy

Kathy D'Arcy is a Cork poet whose collections Encounter (Lapwing), and The Wild Pupil (Bradshaw) were published in 2010 and 2012 respectively. 

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Alvy Carragher

Alvy Carragher

Alvy's first collection Falling in Love with Broken Things is available from Salmon Poetry. She blogs sporadically and

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Sarah Clancy

Sarah Clancy

Sarah Clancy is a page and performance poet from Galway. She is the author of three collections of poetry, including

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Dave Rudden

Dave Rudden

Dave Rudden's debut novel, Knights of the Borrowed Dark, was the recipient of the Specsavers' Children's Book of the Year 2016 (senior) and

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Julian Gough

Julian Gough

Julian Gough is the Author of three acclaimed novels, two BBC radio plays, a successful stage play, and the ending to Time Magazine's 2011 computer game of the year, Minecraft. He also  sang with 

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