For only the second year, LitCrawl is coming to the illustrious Hinterland Literary and Arts Festival, and I was lucky enough to be invited to host a reading! I will be going through an excerpt from my first novel, Dark Green, set in the County Meath town in the 1970s. What is LitCrawl? The principle … Continue reading Book Reading: LitCrawl at the Hinterland Festival June 24th
St Valentine's Day this year falls on a Tuesday, much to the chagrin of restaurants and bars around the capital. It's hard to really relish every drop of that expensive Pomerol with an early conference call lurking in the back of your mind. Unless you relocate your celebrations to the weekend, here are some romantic … Continue reading Five Things To Do In Dublin On St Valentine’s Day
The Dublin Mint Office, just announced The Flowing Hair Coin; the first dollar ever minted in the United States, will arrive in Dublin amongst heavy security to go on show to the public in the RDS, Dublin next weekend. The 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar is believed to be the first dollar coin ever to be … Continue reading First Dollar Ever Minted Is Coming to the RDS!
A fine train is a curious place to be. You may remember I wrote about how to host a murder mystery party, the setting for which was the Orient Express. The 'Belmond Grand Hibernian' set to launch next summer, will bring similarly salubrious surroundings to Irish train passengers, without the poison, stabbing and double crossing … Continue reading All Aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland’s answer to the Orient Express
The lies started months before. Opening a new email address, I began hiding bank statements. Organising a secret weekend away to Amsterdam, I was having an affair with Google. In the weeks and months proceeding, I fantasised about telling him, “We’re not going to my mothers in Navan, we’re going to Amsterdam for a weekend … Continue reading Romance on the Canals – Amsterdam Weekend Break
Do you realise Skins aired on Channel 4 in 2007? That’s eight years ago, and was my first introduction to the city of Bristol, which I visited for a quickie weekend away before Christmas. Less than a twenty minute train journey from the upmarket and historical Roman spa town of Bath, there is something for … Continue reading A Weekenders Guide to Bristol and Bath
Struggling for gift ideas for the person in your life who has everything? Or perhaps you want to spend the unusually long Christmas break doing more than rekindling your knowledge of Eastenders and walking the dog? Tis also the season for great country pursuits, from deer stalking to shooting and falconry. Diary of Dionysus have done … Continue reading Country Pursuits in Ireland Over Christmas