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Reading on the Crosstown Drift Walking Tour

I was delighted to have read on the Crosstown Drift Walking Tour as part of The Cork Midsummer Festival, 2019. The event took place at the lovely Nano Nagle Centre. Here’s the line up, in some head company! 10.30am: Wendy Erskine & Nicole Flattery at Bobos Cafe at the Glucksman Gallery, Western Road 11.30am: Danielle McLaughlin & Sean Tanner at NeighbourFood, the Apple Market, 13 Barrack street 12.30pm: Launch of The Stinging Fly, Summer 2019 issue at The Nano Nagle Centre, Douglas Street – introduced by editors Danny Denton and Cal Doyle – with readings by contributors Dean Browne, Tadhg Coakley, Ellen Dillon, Fergal Gaynor and Louise Hegarty. I’m reading from my essay: “Five Moments in Sport” published by The Stinging Fly, Summer 2019 Issue. Available for purchase here.  

Five Moments in Sport Published by The Stinging Fly

My essay ‘Five Moments in Sport’ was published by The Stinging Fly magazine in its Summer 2019 edition. Writing in the issue by David Means, Anne Carson, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Ian Maleney, Martina Evans, John Kelly and many other wonderful writers. The magazine was edited by Danny Denton. Purchase options here: https://stingingfly.org/product/summer-2019/ Read the essay online here.

Reading at Waterstones Cork for World Book Day

I was delighted to read at Waterstones, Cork, for World Book Day with Thomas McCarthy and Danielle McLaughlin. My next planned reading is at the West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry in July 2019, I will give more details when they are available.

Older Events and News

Some older events from 2016 to 2018 November 2018: Reading of First Sunday in September, Ballincollig Library October 2018: Reading at Bandon Books. September 2018: Reading at Mallow Library for Cork Culture Night September 2018: Reading in UCC with Carys Davis and Danielle McLaughlin for Cork Culture Night. August 2018: Featured Writer at Fiction at the Friary. August 2018: Interviewed by RTE Radio 1 Book on One. August 2018: Launch of The First Sunday in September, at Triskel Arts Centre August 2018: Interviews with various newspapers and radio stations. March 2018: Reading at launch of Quarryman 2018, in UCC. September 2017: reading at Cork International Short Story Festival July 2016: reading of hows tommy boy was selected at the 2016 West Cork Literary Festival. July 2016: reading at The Killorglin Arts Festival (K-Fest) March 2016: reading at launch of Quarryman 2016 in UCC.  

2018 Interviews and Articles about The First Sunday in September

This is my last post of 2018 and it’s been some year. My first book The First Sunday in September was published in August by The Mercier Press. I’ve been busy, finishing the editing process for the book and reading and writing as much as I could. Thanks to everyone who supported me, I’m so grateful. Thanks to everyone who read my blog over the year and special thanks to those who took the time to follow, like and comment on the posts. Not to mention those who bought my book and read it. Some who read it were even good enough to contact me with kind words. You have no idea how much that means. Onward and upwards to 2019. I’ve a draft of a crime novel on the go and I’m now working on a book of essays on sport. The next few months will see a lot

Publicity for The First Sunday in September

A chairde, welcome to the August 24th, 2018 meeting of the Committee. The Rúnaí can’t be here tonight, he’s asked me to deputise on his behalf. First item on the agenda. The PRO wants to pass on the following information, though the chair:   Tadhg Coakley’s novel in stories, The First Sunday in September, was shortlisted for the Mercier Press Fiction Prize, 2017 and was published by Mercier Press in August 2018. It tells the story of a fictional All-Ireland Hurling Final Sunday, from the points of view of several recurring characters, exploring recurring themes.