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Video Readings by our Contributors

Novelist and filmmaker Caroline Farrell

Caroline Farrell is a writer and filmmaker from Dublin, Ireland. She is the author of the novels ARKYNE, STORY OF A VAMPIRE (2015) and LADY BETH (2017) winner of an Eric Hoffer Award 2019 (Mystery/Thriller Category) and ‘Best Novel’ at The Carousel Aware Prize Awards 2017. In 2018, Caroline wrote and directed the short film […]

John W. Sexton reads for Speakeasy

John W. Sexton was born in 1958 and lives on the south west coast of Kerry near Kenmare. He is the author of seven full poetry collections, the most recent of which is Visions at Templeglantine (Revival Press 2020). His previous collections are: The Prince’s Brief Career, (Cairn Mountain Press, 1995), Shadows Bloom / Scáthanna Faoi Bhláth, […]

James Rooney reads for Speakeasy

James Rooney. Lives in Skerries, Co Dublin. Very fond of Skerries too. Has published his first book of poetry with Lapwing..."Molly, poems to mildly amuse..." Enjoys the writing community in Ireland...and further...a wide and varied bunch of wonderful. A novel on the way, plus another poetry collection, and believe it or not, some rocky songs, […]

Karl Parkinson reads for Speakeasy

Karl Parkinson is a writer from inner-city Dublin. Sacred Symphony his third collection of poetry is published by Culture Matters. The Blocks his début novel was published to critical acclaim in 2016 by New Binary Press. In 2013 Wurmpress published his début poetry collection, Litany of the City and Other Poems, and his second poetry […]

Award winning writer Jaki McCarrick

Jaki McCarrick is an award-winning writer of plays, poetry and fiction. Her debut short story collection The Scattering was published by Seren Books and was shortlisted for the 2014 Edge Hill Prize. The collection includes her story The Visit, which won the 2010 Wasafiri Short Fiction Prize and was included in Best British Short Stories […]

Margaret O’Driscoll reads her poetry for Speakeasy

Margaret O'Driscoll lives in West Cork, and is a busy mother of seven and grandmother to thirteen. In 2016 she published her first collection of poetry and since then her work has been published worldwide and translated into many different languages. She has been invited to read at international poetry festivals in many countries including […]

Fiona Cooke reads for Speakeasy

Fiona Cooke is a writer and blogger living in rural Ireland. She is greedy and refuses to be tied to genre. Her first book was published in 2015; The Lights Went Out and Other Stories, a quirky collection of long and short fiction in a mix of genres from dark faerie, to romance, contemporary fiction […]

Playwright Trudy Hayes reads for Speakeasy

Trudy Hayes is an author, playwright, and journalist. She wrote "The Politics of Seduction", and her last play, "Do Nothing, Say Nothing, Be Nothing" was produced by Fishamble Theatre. Her stories have been widely published and anthologised, and she was nominated for a Hennessy Award. Her play, "Out of my Head", was nominated for the […]

Helena Mulkerns reads for Speakeasy

HELENA MULKERNS is a freelance writer and author whose debut title, Ferenji, was published by Doire Press and her story "Dogs" shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards. She has been internationally anthologised and was shortlisted for the Pushcart Prize and the Francis MacManus awards among others. She previously worked as a journalist (Irish Times, Hot […]

Emer Martin reads from The Cruelty Men

Emer Martin's The Cruelty Men, her most recent novel is published by Lilliput Press and has been nominated for Irish Novel of the Year 2019. Her first novel Breakfast in Babylon won Book of the Year 1996 in her native Ireland at the prestigious Listowel Writers’ Week. Houghton Mifflin released Breakfast in Babylon in the […]

Fiona Bolger reads for Speakeasy

Fióna recently launched her first poetry collection, a compound of words (Yoda Press, 2019). She lives between Ireland and India. Her work has appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, Southword, The Brown Critique, Poetry Bus, The Chattahoochee Review and others. She co-edited All the Worlds Between (Yoda Press, Delhi, 2017), a poetry project between Ireland and […]

Aine O’Gorman sings for Speakeasy

Aine 0 Gorman is a singer-songwriter based in WesÇCork. A multi-instrumentalist, she writes primarily for voice and piano and creates lush string arrangements. Her songs have a hypnotic folk sensibility; delivered with strength and tenderness. Having played with various bands, including 'From the Forest' with Vickie Keating and renowned guitarist Declan Sinnott, Aine recently signed […]

Eileen Moynihan reads for Skibbereen Speakeasy

Eileen Moynihan was born in Essex England, and grew up on the Isle of Wight from the age of three. At the age of 22 she moved permanently to Ireland, where she lived in West Cork, and more recently on the border of Co. Roscommon and Longford. For most of that time she was teaching […]

Stanley Notte reads for Speakeeasy

Stanley Notte, visual artist, writer, poet and performer and stalwart of the spoken word and storytelling scene reads exclusively for Skibbereen Speaekasy.

Pam Lecky reads for Speakeasy

Pam Lecky is an Irish historical fiction author, writing crime, mystery, romance and the supernatural. Pam is represented by the Hardman & Swainson Literary Agency in London. She is a member of the Historical Novel Society and the Society of Authors and has a particular love of the late Victorian era/early 20th Century. Her debut […]

Estelle Birdy reads for Speakeasy

Estelle Birdy is a writer, yoga teacher and mother of four, living and working in Dublin but when she wins the Lotto, she’s moving to West Cork. She has recently completed a Masters in Creative Writing at UCD and is currently working on a novel about a group of young fellas living in Dublin’s city […]

Deirdre Wadding reads for Speakeasy

Deirdre Wadding is a native of Wexford town now living in Kilrane Co Wexford close to the sea with her family.. She is a former teacher , a Storyteller, a lover of words and stories in all forms She is an Irish Pagan priestess and founder of COIRE SOIS School of Irish Spirituality..her work focuses […]

Lynn Buckle reads for Speakeasy

Lynn Buckle’s contentious debut literary novel The Groundsmen was published by époque Press in 2018. Winner of the Greywood Arts Prize, John Hewitt Society Bursary and funding from Culture Ireland.

Attracta Fahy, Rae McKinlay and John Devoy

Join us for another great line up of spoken word performances crossing three genres. Award winning poet Attracta Fahy reads from her new book Dinner in the Fields. Mystical story teller Rae MacKinlay talks Wolves and legends and travel writer John Devoy features in a documentary film about the writing of his travel novel Quondam. […]

Nicola Kearns reads for Skibbereen Speakeasy

Nicola Kearns lockdown reading for Speakeasy

  International Best Selling Author, Nicola Kearns, has published three novels - Under a Maltese Sky (2015), The Azure Window (2017) and All The Seas Between (2018). All her books reached Number One on Amazon's Best Seller's list. Her book of short stories, 'Patches', was released in February 2020 and includes her earlier published work. […]

Angela Byrne, Nick Smith and Daniel Wade

Another dazzling release from Skibbereen Speakeasy featuring award winning poet and artist Angela Byrne, talented playwright and Hennessy New Irish Writing winner Daniel Wade, and short story writer supreme Nick Smith. Daniel Wade is a poet and playwright from Dublin. In January 2017, his play The Collector opened the 20th anniversary season of the New […]

Nick Smith reads his short story ‘Altostratus’

Nick Smith has been writing short stories, flash-fiction, essays and longer works the best part of his adult life, occasionally dabbling in poetry. He is a voracious reader and loves films and whilst his work tends towards a strong, imaginative content, he has a philosophical outlook and a firm belief in the ‘reality of fiction’. […]

Peter Murphy performs at the Dora Keogh

Peter D Murphy was born in Killarney where he spent his first three years before his family had to move to Dublin. Growing up in the verdant braes of Templeogue, Peter was schooled by the De La Salle brothers in Churchtown where he played rugby for “The Wine and Gold.” He also played football (soccer) […]

Paddy Cullivan, Moze Jacobs and Anton Floyd

A brilliant and varied line up featuring the multi-talented Paddy Cullivan (of Late Late Show band fame) and now introducing his latest 'historical entertainment' revealing some of the10 Dark Secrets of 1798. Supporting Paddy are acclaimed poet Anton Floyd reading from his latest book and multi-media artist Moze Jacobs, also of the De Barra's Spoken […]

Moze Jacobs reads for the Speakeasy

Moze M. Jacobs plays with words and other wind instruments. Partly to earn a living. Born in Holland of Dutch/German extraction she has lived in Surrey, Liverpool, Belfast, and for ong stretches in Amsterdam where she had her children. She moved to the outskirts of Clonakilty 22 years ago. Along the way she has been […]

Angela Byrne reads from The Keepers of the Hill

Angela Byrne was born in Dublin. Her training includes: City and Guilds Printing, Guildford College of Technology, Surrey, UK. She was a founder member of the ‘Pauper’s Press Printing Cooperative’, Oxford, UK. In 1987 she set up ‘pirateproductions’, Design and Screen-Printing. Returning to Ireland in 1997 to settle in Connemara. Her writings include poetry a […]

Paddy Cullivan talks to Skibbereen Speakeasy

EXPERIENCE the incredible true story of Ireland’s 1798 Rebellion through song, imagery and storytelling in the capable hands of historical entertainer and musician Paddy Cullivan. Inspired by the American and French Revolutions of the late-18th Century, the ’10 Dark Secrets of 1798’ is a historical drama of ‘Game of Thrones’ proportions, bringing a staggering array […]