Tag Archives : Books


Literary Belfast launches on Tuesday

The biggest ever gathering of Belfast’s writers is to be held to mark the official launch of a series of new initiatives to highlight the city’s rich literary heritage and vibrant contemporary scene. On Tuesday, September 6, Belfast City Council and its various partners will officially launch ‘Literary Belfast’, with a gala evening at the […]

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Quick Review: Recent Reads #1

Ender’s Game by Orson Scot Card. I’d seen Ender’s Game pop up at the head of many Top 100/50/10 Sci-Fi book lists, so decided to give it a go. There is a clever (and brutal) plot here, and I can see elements of this story have been appropriated for many films. Some interesting reflections on […]


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Book Review: In Office Hours by Lucy Kellaway

I picked up this book with glee. ‘A funny and moving tale of two affairs…don’t miss’ shouts the cover. What a great excuse to have to read some steamy chic-fic which the Sunday Times declares is ‘Whip-smart and blisteringly observant. Funny, truthful and cracking satire’ And so it begins – at the end; two out […]


Culch.ie Catch-Up 23

It’s been a while since we did a Culch.ie Catch-Up and there’s been a lot going on lately. Have a glance through the categories below and see if there’s anything you missed.  There’s plenty to keep you going for the afternoon. Upcoming Events Chalks at the Complex Smithfield – until Sat 8 May Nouveau Vaudeville […]


The Picture of Dorian Gray – An Afternoon Tryst

The Picture of Dorian Gray Bewley’s Tea Rooms – 15th April – 1st May 2010 The tea-room was filled with the rich odour of brewing coffee, and when the light spring sun cast it’s gentle rays across the  spanning windows the dim roar of Grafton Street was no more than the bourdon note of a […]

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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 […]


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 […]