Author Archives: wp_brendan

New interview posted

For those who missed it the May 2015 interview by Pete Castle with Brendan Nolan in Facts & Fiction magazine is posted on this site in its entirety. Thank you.

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New media page

We have added a media page to the site. Here we reference media interviews we participated in recently. We will post our own press releases as we issue them. If you want to arrange an interview, or to book a … Continue reading

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Dublin Folk Tales back in print

Supplies of a reprinted Dublin Folk Tales are now with the distributors. Dublin Folk Tales was the first published of the Irish county folk tales series from The History Press Ireland It consistently goes in and out of stock in … Continue reading

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Sam McAughtry

We lost a great raconteur and writer when Sam McAughtry passed away on March 28, 2014. Sam was a storyteller first and foremost: all his stories were told with great wit and compassion and never failed to enthral the listener. … Continue reading

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Wicklow Folk Tales is a bestseller

Delighted to see our Wicklow Folk Tales listed as a bestseller on the publishers new website http://www.thehistorypress.ie Good stories never end. April will see publication of The Little Book of Dublin by the same publisher. http://dublinfolktales.com/book Meanwhile, both Dublin Folk Tales, … Continue reading

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Howya Bridget

Pagan times are not far below the surface in Dublin. Not so long ago, in February, in Brittas, Co Dublin, the Bride Oge was celebrated in honour of St Bridget or, the pagan goddess Bridget, for she was the one … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en

November 1 is the first day of winter. The night before is Hallowe’en, and is marked with feasting, merrymaking and divination. The Celts celebrated Hallowe’en as the Feast of the Dead, when the dead revisited the mortal world. The fairies … Continue reading

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Echo writing

Thanks to the ECHO for splendid full page coverage of my latest book: Wicklow Folk Tales. It and I graced the front page of the Life section. I’m an ECHO cover celebrity now. Surely, this is fame. Wicklow Folk Tales

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Wicklow Folk Tales launched

Wicklow Folk Tales was selling well from the Dubray Bookshop in Bray even before the book launch on September 16. Local folklorist and author Ray Cranley launched the latest title in the History Press Ireland series of county titles. Martin Nolan … Continue reading

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Storytelling Bursary for woman

Verbal Arts Centre in Derry has announced a storytelling training bursary in memory of storyteller Pat Mulkeen. Application is restricted to females, according to the Verbal Arts Centre’s criteria for application. The bursary aims to provide the recipient with the … Continue reading

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