Category Archives : Books


Competition Closed: A Mug’s Game?

**Competition Closed** Congrats Lottie and Davin. Irish Grub In A Mug, a gift book hot off the presses at Gill & MacMillan in the last few weeks, made it’s way into Team Culch’s hands recently. It’s a dinky wee thing that doubles as a fridge magnet with ten recipes for Irish dishes that can be […]

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Broken Spine #23: Dromlach Briste

Dúnmharú sa Daingean…nó an bhfuil sé Dingle/Daingean Uí Chúis anois? Bunaithe i gCorca Dhuibhne, meascann ‘Dúnmharú sa Daingean’ ealaín an iarthair l’anord an oirthir. Scríobhta l’Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, tugann an leabhar dea scríofa seo, seans dúinn chun filleadh ar an nGaeilge le scéal atá fíor-shuimiúil agus taitneamhúil ag an am céanna. Insítear scéal faoin príomhcharachtair, Saoirse, atá i ndeireadh na féide […]


Dublin’s first Literary Death Match

Fancy an evening listening to the sharpened words of some of Dublin’s writers? The Literary Death Match is coming to the Sugar Club tomorrow night (5th). Literary entities (magazines, publishers, etc.) are invited to send their most electric writer to represent them on the evening. Dublin’s first Death match will feature award-winning fiction writer and […]

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Julian Gough’s State of Irish Literature Address 2010

Professional pig-interferer Julian Gough has a rather wonderful roundup of the state of Irish Literature as he sees it from his ivory squat in Berlin. The Blog O’Sphere gets mentioned as literature after a fashion, and Sweary of this parish is acknowledged for her zeitgeisty social experiment in Gort. Well worth a read, so off […]


Broken Spine #21 – Christmas Reading

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without book vouchers! But if you plan on buying a book this week to read while you’re waiting for the turkey and spouts to cook on December 25th, Broken Spine is here to help you get in the festive mood. At least between the sheets… Of paper that is. Recommended Reading […]


Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes – News from HP7

Do we have Harry Potter fans? Well if so then they will be delighted to learn that the first picture from the forthcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I has been published in USA Today. The pic depicts Harry, Ron and Hermione and the trio look like they mean business. The paper also […]