Tag: Irish

Wild Irish Lust: Introducing Penny Best

Promo from http://www.pennybestwriter.com Penny Best is the pen-name and persona for an explicit romance writer who has thrown caution to the wind. This fictional persona writes hot steamy quickie reads and has a degree in tantric sex therapy. Having spent her early twenties working in high-end gentleman’s clubs in London, Penny has now found her own inner goddess and runs…

Interview: Stephen Tadgh – I Am Man

  Come one come all and join us as we learn how to be the perfect personification of ‘Man’. Earlier this week actor and theatre maker Stephen Tadgh, from Good Buzz Productions, answered some questions about his upcoming show I Am Man. Described as “the Late Late Toy show with less Christmas jumpers and potentially more swearing” I Am Man…

January Blog: Hope Springs Eternal

No rest for the wicked. Well, perhaps a little bit of rest for the wicked. This month has been a total whirlwind and it’s probably the first time ever I can say that it’s absolutely flown by. January can have a tendency to drag its heels but 2018 really hit the ground running for me. I’ve been very busy in…

April Blog: I Hate Writing

I hate writing. I love having written. Dorothy Parker hit the nail on the head with this one. Well, to be fair, it’s only true some of the time. Truth be told, I love the process of writing, when it’s going well, that is. The feeling of having written, however, is incomparable. Until it’s time to redraft and edit, and…

Review: The Train

On a Saturday in May, 1971, 47 members of the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement boarded a Belfast bound train at Connolly Station, Dublin. Their destination, however, was far from a geographical location; they were en route to making history. In an act of defiance against the symbiotic catholic church and Irish state, these trailblazing women journeyed north to procure the…

Review: Happy Birthday Jacob

  In the not-so-distant past, 17 year old Jacob (Sean Basil Crawford) cares for his younger brother Lucas (Finian Duff Lennon). They have been long abandoned by their mother and more recently by their alcoholic father. Jacob attempts to maintain their tiny family unit but struggles between being a brother and a de facto father to his younger sibling. They…

Review: The Successful TD

Writer: John B. Keane Adaptors: Jon Kenny, Mary McEvoy, Michael Scott Director: Michael Scott Originally broadcast 07/02/2017 on Arena, RTE Radio 1.

October Blog: Attrition

The collective anticipation of NaNoWriMo is almost palpable.  Only one more day and then the manic month of writing begins. I have no reservations about participating in NaNo this year. Yes, it’s a tough slog and certainly not without its stresses but it’s also an opportunity to get a good chuck of a first draft done.  Of course, writers don’t…

The Begorrathon 2015: My Favourite Irish Murders

I’ve always had an interest in the macabre and the under belly of society; there’s something appealing about it that draws me in and fascinates me. All the “bad” things we do. The morals that are broken and the horrors we commit against each other. There’s nothing like a bit of murder to get the heart pounding and the adrenalin…