‘Charlotte Riddell’s three-volume novels fell out of fashion when the industry retired the practice of serialising long works, and after her death in 1906 her notoriety faded. Her caustic, funny semi-autobiographical masterpiece, A Struggle for Fame, went out of print.’

Tramp Press is named after John Millington Synge’s “tramp” figure, a proxy for the artist, the bold outsider, who arrives unannounced to shake up a st(...)

MondayI’m 16 years old and in sixth year at Coláiste Naomh Eoin, on Inis Meáin, in the Aran Islands. I started school here the September after my Juni(...)

Orwell Park is coming down with “trophy” homes, each redbrick vying with the next in terms of original features or the grandeur of the receptio(...)

The former Grand Hotel Corneille (now apartments) in Paris (right) and ajoining bookshop.   Carl Clancy stayed at the hotel in 1912/13; as did, at other  times,  James Joyce, JM Synge and WB Yeats. Photogaph: Peter Murtagh

When Carl Clancy and Walter Storey breezed into Paris in late November 1912, during all the time th(...)

Killakee Cottage is a bone fide artist’s retreat in the Dublin Mountains. The late-Georgian property dates from the 1800s and boasts views acro(...)