Girl in the Tunnel: love and loss as a survivor of the Magdalene laundries
Caitríona Bolger
At twelve years of age, Maureen Sullivan was taken from her home in Carlow and sent to a Magdalene Laundry in New Ross, Co Wexford. She is now an advocate for other survivors. This is her story.
12 April 2023 Features
A new chapter for Granard as Ireland’s first ‘booktown’
Author John Connell shares the story behind turning Granard in Co Longford into Ireland’s first ‘booktown’ ahead of its new festival this April.
15 March 2023 News
JP McMahon has released a second book celebrating 12 years of Aniar restaurant
An Alphabet of Aniar tells the story of Galway's first and longest-running Michlein starred restaurant - and provides insight into the mind of Chef JP McMahon. Janine Kennedy writes
Katherine's Country: Ricky and his books
World Book Day was being celebrated in Ricky’s playschool. It opened the conversation about the O’Learys’ favourite books.
8 March 2023 Katherine O'Leary
World Book Day 2023: reaching as many children as possible
World Book Day takes place on 2 March and is setting out to reach more children than ever with the joy of reading in 2023, writes Caitríona Bolger
22 February 2023 Books
Invitation to the autistic world from Ireland’s first non-verbal autistic author
Fiacre Ryan had no means of communicating until he was 13. Along came a documentary and after that a book. Caitríona Bolger finds out how it all happened.
11 January 2023 Books
Abandoned Ireland: preserving properties through intriguing photography
Starting out with a curiosity for the other world, Rebecca Brownlie takes Caitríona Bolger on a journey of discovery through the buildings on our island that time seems to have forgotten.
28 December 2022 Books
Defying the elements: the great lighthouses of Ireland
David Hare is usually behind the camera of cookery programmes, but from time to time to finds joy in making documentaries.He tells Caitriona Bolger how this book came about.
14 December 2022 Books
Celebrating 120 years in the book business
Celebrating 120 years at 120 O’Connell St in Limerick, Frank O’Mahony feels positive about the future of his family’s traditional bookshop, writes Maria Moynihan.
14 December 2022 Features
Katherine's Country: Through your doors again
‘Through Your Doors Again’ is a book of poetry by Cathy O’Sullivan that details her experience of having breast cancer, writes Katherine O'Leary.
14 December 2022 Katherine O'Leary