Tag Archives: Kells

Keep the Kells Hinterland Festival Afloat

Reposted from the Hinterland site, see link below. Hinterland needs your help! For five years a group of enthusiasts and dedicated bookworms has brought some of the best writers, artists and thinkers on the planet to rural Meath. We’re not … Continue reading

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Bringing Sherlock Holmes to Ireland

Ever since I moved to Kells 5-6 years ago, I’ve wanted to use it as a setting in a story. It’s a lovely place both to visit and in which to live. Not only is the town picturesque and enchanting, … Continue reading

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Roddy Doyle, Ha-Ha-Ha — The Kells Hay Festival Part 3

If you were to see Roddy Doyle in the street and have no clue who he was, you’d probably think he was a character in Star Trek: The Next Generation. A genial engineer, perhaps. Good at quantum mechanics and quick with a … Continue reading

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Disneyland with Books

Last year I volunteered at the Hay Festival in Kells and was lucky enough to be assigned to St Columba’s Church for the weekend.  How do I describe the church to you? Think old country churchyard. Now age it a … Continue reading

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The Joys of (Public) Reading

last Saturday afternoon I had my first public reading of A Biased Judgement: The Sherlock Holmes Diaries 1897.  The venue was a bookshop / cafe on Market Street in Kells. It was a cosy environment for my debut and big … Continue reading

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