Octocon 2021

I’m thrilled to be participating in my first (online) sci-fi lit festival, Octocon 2021 – the organisers have put together an amazing programme. Very happy to be reading from my novel Jules and Rom – Sci-fi meets Shakespeare on Saturday 2nd Oct at 4.30pm, then I’m on a panel discussing ‘consciousness in sci-fi’ at 8pm. It’s free and all are welcome!


I’m delighted the paperback version of my novel is finally out there! it was launched online Wednesday April 14th 2021 at 8pm – hosted by Vinny Browne at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop with wonderful guest speaker Emily Cullen.  Here’s the link to the launch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fVwS0JC3Gk

Also a link to a great article in the Galway Advertiser!


Jules & Rom

Interdependence Day!

It was brilliant being part of an amazing Feile Bride event on Saturday Feb 5th – talking about my new book published by Afri – Interdependence Day! Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals through Drama for All Ages. It’s available from Afri, email: admin@afri.ie (It was fun too doing a poem written especially for the day, titled … ‘Interdependence Day!’

Here’s a link to a short film clip focusing on the book and the poem – then a link to the full event.


Very happy to see my debut sci-fi novel Jules & Rom published by Troubador UK is now available on all ebook platforms, including Kindle, Google Play, Apple Books, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, scribd. I’m also so thankful to those who have bought it and to some wonderful and encouraging reader reviews – which are always welcome!

‘More!’ poem video

It’s lovely to have one of your poems read by someone else, especially a younger voice – so thanks to Grainne & friends and to Roj for making the film. The poem was a modern take on the ‘Food glorious food’ moment in the film, Oliver and was part of  a stage-play ‘More!’ devised with TY pupils from Colaiste Enda in Galway for an Afri (Action from Ireland) conference on food security – linking hunger and famine with war and conflict.

Bardic School Poetry Project

Poetic works

I’m very proud to have been part of this wonderful Galway 2020 Small Towns-Big Ideas project, working with local children to write poems about “being back in bardic school” reclaiming this important local (and national) history and shared heritage, as well as aiding conservation of something valuable to the community in Milltown, Co Galway. Each day we went ‘back to bardic school in our imaginations, the children played with combining words and dance rhythms into poems in true bardic style. We had some great follow up presentations to the whole community, along with guest poets and traditional musicians, organised by an inspired Aine Sheridan.

The poetic works of Belmont and Milltown primary schools to celebrate National Poetry Day

Channel Magazine Launch

Tonight, Tuesday 22nd October, at 6.30pm is the launch in the Irish Writers Centre, Dublin of the first issue of a great new poetry magazine, “Channel” – with a focus on nature and ecology. I’m very happy to have a poem in there, about badgers.  Congrats to the hardworking creative editors, Elizabeth and Cassia!