Category Archives: stories

new retail outlets

books20may16We’re delighted to renew our relationship with Carey’s Newsagent on Main Street Lucan who are now stockists of Irish Love Stories.
All copies are signed first editions and make beautiful presents.
Please support this fascinating shop.
Glencree Reconciliation Centre stock copies for when you are on a drive across the Dublin and Wicklow mountains and stop to visit the café there.
Thanks to all.

Love stories in Swanwick Writers’ Summer School

DY214It’s wonderful when a story you know by one name takes on a new name in the ears of listeners.
In an address on writing for the ear or the eye I included some stories from the Irish Love Stories collection finishing with what is usually know to storytellers as The Dream of Aengus but which I re-named Dream of Love in the book.
I told it as the final story of my after dinner presentation: Once upon our Times at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School  on August 10, 2016, to a packed audience.
In comments I have received since it is being called the Two Swans story.
Whatever title it is remembered by, more than one said you could hear a pin drop when the story ended.
As one audience member said afterwards: “Sitting at the back of the room and hearing the silence around me, I know you captured the audience.”
Story touches people.

book goes to print

Book coverThe manuscript of Irish Love Stories the book has gone to print.
We will launch the book on Monday June 21, the Summer Solstice.
This week brought renewed  requests from all over the world for our CD Irish Love Stories on the heels of a warm review in Facts&Fiction magazine.

The review is reproduced on our media page


new video page


We have added a video page to the site.
The videoed stories are taken from our CD which you can order online
The videos feature the voice of storyteller Brendan Nolan, the music of piper Martin Nolan and the photography of Rita B Nolan
Please share them as often and as far as you wish.

dreaming of love

donegal1013dWhat would you do if you were the god of love and poetry and you could not find the girl of your dreams?

Well, here‘s what happened when an Irish God became enchanted by a beautiful girl who came to sing to him and then vanished.

The search provided a startling answer