Mayo Student Publishes Science Fiction Novel

IMPLOSION – an instance of something collapsing violently inwards – is the title of a new children’s book just self-published by a first year student in St. Gerald’s College, Castlebar, Muiris Ó Clochartaigh, who is aged 13, writes Tom Gillespie. He started writing the 213-page, 38 chapter book at the age of 10, when he […]

Read more >


New book shines light on Achill painters

ONE hundred years after Paul Henry left Achill in 1919, we now know what Eva O’Flaherty really did with her ‘one wild and precious life’ – she was positively knee deep in immersive support and encouragement of painters on the island for decades. That’s according to Mary J Murphy’s revelatory upcoming book on Achill painters (set for an autumn launch), a topic which will also be explored during […]

Read more >


Castlebar International Song Contest book scoops prize

A BOOK on the Castlebar International Song Contest claimed second place in the history section of the prestigious Listowel Writers Week Festival in Kerry recently. Written by a former director of the contest, Paddy McGuinness, the book won praise for its meticulous recording of detail and for its professional design and layout. The sponsor of […]

Read more >


Rolling Sun Book Festival – Westport

The Rolling Sun Book Festival, set in Westport, County Mayo, is a quirky boutique festival that indulges bookworms and connoisseurs of music, song and poetry. Set in the shadow of the ancient spiritual mountain, Croagh Patrick, it evokes the many layers of Irish culture in the best bardic and poetic traditions. Thursday 15th Book Launch […]

Read more >


All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2019. Mayo.ie