Tag Archives | Irish author

The Unfortunate Fursey
The Unfortunate Fursey by Mervyn Wall

Fursey is a lay brother in Clonmacnoise. The only monastery in Ireland to be unafflicted by demons and other such […]

The Ransom of Dond
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Illustrated by Pam Smy Darra lives on the island of Inniscaul is a small island off the coast of Eriu, […]

Downturn Abbey
Downturn Abbey

Ross O’Carroll-Kelly started life in The Sunday Times and currently stars in The Irish Times, he is a fictional wealthy […]

Monzo’s Diary
Monzo's Diary by Anne M Cashell

Monzo is a small dog, he usually recognises people by their footwear. He starts out life with “the cruel man” […]

The treachery of beautiful things
The Treachery of Beautiful Things by R F Long

Seven years ago Jenny and her brother were walking home one evening when the trees moved, and took her brother. […]

This side of brightness
This side of brightness - Colum McCann

In the early 1900s New York’s subway was in the process of being excavated. Working as sandhog was decent enough […]

A week in winter
week in winter

Chicky left her home on the west coast of Ireland and headed off to America after a whirl-wind romance. Full […]

Dracula
Dracula by Bram Stoker

I read this for the Coursera online course, I’ll post the short essay I wrote for the course in a […]

Gabriel’s gate
Gabriel's Gate by Tom Galvin

With the demise of the Celtic Tiger and the onset of the “economic doom and gloom” so popular in the […]

The Islandman

Translated from the Irish (An tOileánach) by Robin Flower Tomás Ó Criomhthain, or, if you’d prefer an anglicised version, Thomas […]

The pink cage

Astrid is a bitch. She doesn’t see herself that way, but as I started this novel I really didn’t like […]

Blood

The unnamed central character of this short story finds himself suddenly craving blood. He can’t understand it, he is a normal person, a normal man, why on earth is this happening to him. He tries to rationalise it, maybe he has an iron deficiency? Or maybe it is a totally misdirected sex-drive? And yet, he continues to find himself being drawn towards blood. Bloody raw steaks, the next-door neighbour’s chickens…