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Wed March 05

National Library of Ireland. Kildare Street, Dublin.
Event: International Women’s Day

Talk: “Adventurous Irish Women” including two pioneering women aviators

Monday March 10

Radley CofE Primary School, Church Rd, Radley near Oxford
Event: meeting, Radley History Club

Illustrated talk on women travellers with readings from The Blessings of a Good Thick Skirt

Thursday March 13

Rewley House, Oxford
Event: meeting of University of the Third Age (U3A) Enquiries 01865 376467

Illustrated talk on Syria with readings from My Home is Your Home A Journey Round Syria.

Sat. March 29

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
Event: Discussion on Syria, its peoples and its culture, in conjunction with showing of film about Mar Mousa Monastery near Damascus.

Sat. May 03

Cyril Gray Hall, Achill Island, Co Mayo, Ireland
Event: Heinrich Boll Memorial Weekend

Seminar: The nuts and bolts of travel writing.

St Thomas’s Church, Dugort, Achill Island

Reading from My Home is Your Home A Journey Round Syria. Discussion with German writer. (For details see:

Thurs to Sat May 29 – 31

Listowel, Co Kerry, Ireland.
Event: Listowel Writers Week 2014

3 half-day workshops on travel and travel writing. Please see for details of workshops and how to enrol.

Wed Oct 01

To Cork for Global Economic Forum to discuss. among other things tourism and food. I'll be promoting my current project concerning the butter roads of Cork and Kerry.

Mon Oct 13

Five-day residency at The Tin Jug Studio, Birr, Co Offaly.

Thurs Oct 23

17:30 - 19:30

I'm organising "Remembrance" an event to remember people in Ireland affected by the First World War.

Speakers include Professor Paula Meehan and Tom Burke of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association. Trumpeter Dominic Nolan will play the Last Post. Music by the Ukuhooligan Band and the Ringsend Singers - and you're invited to join in. When did you last pack up all your troubles?

Supported by Dublin City Council Libraries, the venue is Pearse Street Library.

Admission is free thanks to DCC but booking is advisable. To book: +353(0)1 6744888.

Fri Nov 07


Travel talk to U3A

The Education Centre, Blackrock Art College, Kill Avenue, Dublin.

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