The last week of staying at home, officially Week 7 of self-isolation, was probably the strangest. We were the most used to the ‘new normal’, with our routine of daily walks within two-kilometre limits, weekly grocery trips to Aldi, SuperValu, or the local off-licence. We’d notice – but become accustomed to – the deathly silence on the roads during an evening walk; it would only be around 9 o’clock, but it would feel like 4 in the morning, stumbling home from a night out. The idea of going out for a treat is now a takeaway coffee in the nearby petrol station, and I’ve almost forgotten when Cork city centre looks like, whatever about travelling to the rest of the country.Continue reading “Birthday Parties & Book Launches (on Zoom)”
I was so humbled and grateful to be joined by friends and family, as well as other kind supporters of my writing, at the book launch of The Irish Outlander on March 21st in Dublin.
The Irish Writers Centre provided their wonderful Kiely Room, overlooking the capital city’s Garden of Remembrance, as the venue to launch my latest book, available now in paperback and for Kindle. The wonderful Darragh Doyle was kind enough to launch the book officially for me, giving the audience a glowing review of it, while also relating it to his own experience of the Irish community abroad, through his work with the @ireland Twitter account, and his recent work with the St. Patrick’s Festival in London. Continue reading “Finding Home: ‘The Irish Outlander’ Launched”