#IrishWriters


Friday Fun Seán Ó Faoláin Sayings

Friday Fun Seán Ó Faoláin Sayings On drink “An Irish Queer is a fellow who prefers women to drink” “Did it ever occur to you that the bottom of a whiskey bottle is much too near the top” “A true Irishman is a fellow who would trample over the bodies of twelve naked women to reach a pint... 

The Wit of Jonathan Swift

The Wit of Jonathan Swift On Drink: “A tavern (pub) is a place where they sell madness by the bottle”   On Politics: “Never remark that the air in Ireland is healthy and excellent or they will most certainly tax it” & “All Political parties die of swallowing their own lies” & “Power... 

Brendan Behan /a Writer of Distinction

Image Credit R. Wallace at ballaban.net  Brendan Behan /a Writer of Distinction What a wealth in life we have been bestowed In books of literacy From those that wrote in noble ways To be part of history Like Jonathan Swift, James Joyce and the flamboyant Oscar Wild For the work from them that’s... 

The Great Brendan Behan

The Great Brendan Behan Alan Finn Reminds us at the 50th anniversary of “The Borstal Boy” of the great writer and wit that was Brendan Behan Ireland, the island nation renowned the world over as the land that gave birth to some of the world’s greatest bards and storytellers. To be honest,... 

Interview with Successful Liberties based Author Dermott Hayes

‘Publishing can be a nightmare, but so can sleeping’, says self published author, Dermott Hayes, and he should know. Hayes is a resident of The Liberties, where he has lived, on and off, for 15 of the last thirty five years. He’s just published his first novel, Tito’s Dead and... 
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