From the Archives: An Online Interview with Emma Donoghue from 2002

An Online Interview with Emma Donoghue took place on the Virtual Writer website on April 23rd, 2002. Emma was somewhere in France.. read more

Valerie Master’s Powerful Spoken Word Pieces

Two powerful poems by the Ballymahon poet Valerie Masters dealing with the dark subjects of domestic violence and the silent pain of sufferers... read more

A Pilgrim's Progress - A Review of Meadow of the Spell by Rose Moran

Celebration. This is one of the first words that comes to mind after reading and reflection upon the poems in Meadow of the Spell, Rose Moran’s third published collection. Some other words that quickly arrive include beauty, nature, colour, fragrance. Mountains, rivers, trees, stones. For here we have a poet who takes delight in bearing witness to the physical world about her. .. read more

Longford’s Soon­ to­ be Stateside star

Longford will be ably represented on the national, and international, stage this year, thanks to Aughnacliffe actor Liam Heslin. Liam, a graduate of the renowned Lir Academy, has landed a role in the iconic ‘The Plough and the Stars’, produced by the Abbey Theatre... read more

Respond 2

Don’t miss a really exciting night of literature and digital arts when Longford film makers respond creatively to Longford poets and prose writers on the subject of – “Longford”... read more

Respond Project Set to Return

Last year, ten writers and ten visual artists collaborated in the first Respond project. This time around, it’s the turn of local film-makers and videographers to make short video responses to the assigned writing... read more

Creative Ardagh Produce Legend Anthology

Creative Ardagh produce an anthology of works inspired by the legend of Midir and Etain.. read more

Longford Writer Pens Children's Story

Tarmonbarry-based author Eileen launched her latest book, 'Rory Gumboots' during the summer... read more

Backstage Youth Theatre Rise to the Challenge

Longford’s Backstage Youth Theatre (BYT) took on a new challenge earlier this autumn, in conjunction with the Backstage Theatre.. read more

Second Book for Longford Writer

‘Echo Fields’, the second publication by Longford writer Rose Moran (RSM) was launched last November in the Longford Library... read more

Ring Around the Moon Anthology

‘Ring Around the Moon’ is now set to be launched at Thursday, October 2nd, which quite aptly is National Poetry Day,... read more

Tribute to Local Writer

‘Out of the Shadows’ is a collection of sixteen searching, sharp-eyed stories and poems on the themes of love and loss, resilience and hope... read more

Valerie MastersBallymahon Poet Steps Out of Her Comfort Zone

One County Longford poet is preparing to take the leap and reveal her work to the public for the first time as part of a unique artistic collaboration with her daughter... read more

Alan McMonaglePsychotic Episodes – the writings of Longford author Alan McMonagle

Alan McMonagle has received widespread praise for his writing, both here in Ireland and internationally, and the writer from Longford has been recognised with awards from the Professional Artists Retreat, the Fundacion Valparaiso, the Banff Centre for Creativity, and the Arts Council of Ireland... read more

Longford Poet Publishes New Collection

During the summer, Longford poet Edward Denniston published a new collection of poetry entitled ‘The Scale of Things’. The collection is published by Salmon Poetry and was launched at Greyfriars Municipal Gallery in Waterford on Friday, July 14th... read more

Literary Awards acknowledge talented Longford writers

The first ever Longford Leader Literary Awards were held on June 27th to coincide with the 'Writers Love Longford' aspect of the successful Love Longford festival... read more

Irish Writers Centre Honours Longford Writers

The Irish Writers’ Centre (IWC) recently honoured County Longford writers in a special evening at their headquarters in Dublin’s Parnell Square... read more

Opening the Window on 20 Years

When Granard man Noel Sweeney puts his heart and soul into a task, he delivers. This is especially true of Windows Publications; a publication founded 20 years ago to provide a platform for established and emerging writers. It was successfully established by Noel Monahan and his colleagues Heather Brett and Simon D. Supported by longford Cavan and Monaghan County Councils Windows Publications has recently an anthology titled Windows 20 Years... read more