A Big Week for the Corpse Bride

This week is shaping up to be a big one for me, with lots of happenings to keep me busy!

The week started with ‘Blood Eaters and Banshees’ yesterday in Killeena House in beautiful Baltimore.

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This talk was part of A Taste of  West Cork Festival and was absolutely fascinating, himself even came along and thought the same. The talk focused on Ireland’s blood eating relationships, vampires, The Morrigan and Banshees. I’ll be doing a follow-up post on this soon.

This evening, I’m finally going to see the highly anticipated Stephen King’s IT.


I’ve been looking forward to this one for ages! I’ve been trying not to read reviews or posts on this until I make up my mind on it. I’ll let you know what I think, but it looks promising. The Losers are an excellent bunch of child actors and Pennywise looked terrifying in the promos. Let’s hope it’s good AND scary!

The biggest event of this week for me is reading a flash fiction piece at The Rapid Fire Fiction event in Goldie Chapel, Nano Nagle Place in Cork tomorrow evening.

I’m a regular attendee of the monthly Fiction at the Friary event and the organisers Danielle Mclaughlin and Madeleine D’Arcy are bringing their event to the Cork International Short Story festival.

To find out more about the event, click here.

The programme kicks off at 7.30 with Danielle and Madeleine reading their own works and taking over the spotlight, which will be great.

At 9.00 the rapid fiction event starts. Twenty writers, including Eimear Ryan, Susan Lanigan, E.R. Murray, Danny Denton, Catherine Kirwan and myself, will read a short piece of fiction and also write a short story on the night! I can’t wait to hear Cork actor Kevin Power read the final creation aloud. This is followed by a short story by Colm MacManus assisted by Colm Scully and a performance by special guest, Nick Kelly.

It promises to be an extremely special event. This will only be second time reading in public, the first was at last month’s Fiction at the Friary event, so wish me luck!


Blood Eaters and Banshees at Taste of West Cork

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When a work friend told me about Blood Eaters and Banshees, I was immediately intrigued by the event! It also lined up nicely with a few days off work! I’m so excited for it!

Taste of West Cork Festival 2017
Killeena House together with West Cork College offer:
Blood Eaters and Banshees.
Monday 11th September 11am – 1pm
The creator of Count Dracula was Irish but for centuries before that we had a tradition of blood suckers and ghouls. In the atmospheric surroundings of Killeena House you will be treated to a talk on this mythological world of the Irish undead! Suitable scary snacks included.
Presented by West Cork College founder Dr. Bernie McCarthy.
€15 euro per ticket including a tea and homemade cake break.
Venue: Killeena House, Baltimore Road.
Limited Numbers: Get Your Tickets Early!
As this is a sit down talk it’s not suitable for small children.
​For bookings email mail@killeenahouse.ie, call 0877547665 or 02821029. 

Even if Blood Eaters and Banshees are not to your taste, there are enough events on to tickle anyone’s fancy! Roll on September!

Find out more about the festival here.