Tag Archives: Aengus

new review published

Facts&Fiction“This is a wonderful and delightful book. It contains 30 varied stories told with romance, passion and surprising eroticism. The love explored is largely romantic, but the romance is revealed in many different forms – beautiful, passionate, powerful and fearful.”

Read it for yourself, we say, while doffing our caps to the wonderful Facts & Fiction magazine.

Winding Stair Bookshop

hapennybridge12Delighted to have Irish Love Stories stocked in Dublin city centre bookshop The Winding Stair

An old acquaintanceship re-established beside the ha’penny bridge.

Stop in and browse their great selection of Irish and Dublin titles.




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.

Coverage begins

bandstandIt’s always strange when a book begins to attract attention of its own.
Almost like a child that has grown up and returns one day with stirring stories of adventures had and new friends made.
Irish Love Stories has attracted a full-page spread in the Liffey Champion newspaper focussing on the launch and an interview with author Brendan Nolan.
And the journey continues.

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