Kids, Books, Spain, Science, Commerce…


Update to the “stuff I’m doing that you might like to come to” category…

Friday October 7th – Fundraiser For Crumlin Children’s Hospital:


Given that I spent so much time there as a kid with footballing injuries from sprained ankles to sprained wrists (as well as the memorable fractured arm) I’m delighted to be donating my time to this brilliant event. Tickets HERE.

Saturday October 8th – Dromineer Literary Festival:

dromineer1I’ll be chairing the “Meet The Authors” event with guests Aideen Henry, Anthony Glavin and Ann Enright.

Thursday October 13th – Walk In My Shoes Radio:


For one night only, 5-7pm, I’m on their annual pop-up radio station dedicated to promoting positive mental health.


Saturday October 15th – Irish Writers Centre (daytime):


As they say on the site, this is a full day event. “During this highly practical, one-day series of talks Lia Mills (author of Another Alice, Nothing Simple, Fallen), Bert Wright (curator of Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival), and Peter O’Connell (publicist at Peter O’Connell Media) will discuss their own experiences with publicity and offer advice on gaining recognition in the industry. The day will finish with a media panel led by Martin Doyle (Assistant Literary Editor, The Irish Times), who will chat with Rick O’Shea (Rick O’Shea Book Club) and others as they discuss strategies and best practice for approaching and working with the media.”

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Saturday October 15th – Kildare Readers Festival (evening):


I’ll be talking with two of Ireland’s most talented contemporary authors Sara Baume and Joanna Walsh.

Tuesday October 18th – Galway Science & Technology Festival:


Details to follow…

Saturday October 22nd – Institut Cervantes ISLA Festival:


I’ll be moderating the closing event – four guests on topics such as borders between science and communication, the multicultural aspect of language as a means to create and erase those borders and the advantages given by cultural fusion to reach knowledge.

The contributors to this untraditional round-table discussion are science expert and communicators José Cervera (Spain) and Sarah-Louise Ball (Ireland), professor Carmen Sanjulián (Spain) and author and journalist Paula Varsavsky (Argentina).

Details HERE.

Wednesday October 26th – Ultra Secret Brilliant New Thing Launch TBA:


Thursday November 3rd – Awards Ceremony TBA:

Wednesday November 9th – Realex Payments eCommerce Awards 2016:


The first time for this one, in the RDS Dublin, and nominations are closing soon HERE.

Saturday November 12th – Dublin Book Festival:


A reading and discussion with contributors (including Colin Barrett, Tara Flynn, Joseph O’Connor and Mary O’Donnell) of Looking At The Stars, a limited edition anthology of Irish writing edited by Kerrie O’ Brien which aims to raise €15,000 for the Rough Sleepers Team of the Dublin Simon Community.

Tickets are free but booking is required HERE.

Saturday November 19th – Book Event TBA:

Yes, more to come, but let’s not overload for now 😉