Literature (including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels)

By annmarie.keaveney, 16 January, 2024

Jenny Cox is a freelance writer and poet living in the foothills of Sliabh na mBan in County Tipperary. Her debut poetry collection, 'a life to be lived' was launched in February 2023 to much acclaim. 

By annmarie.keaveney, 11 December, 2023

I am a native of Cahir, Co. Tipperary. Although I live in Wexford, I 'm always delighted to return to Tipperary to facilitate writing projects. I have published six collections of poetry, most recently 'Our House, Delirious' published by Revival Press, Limerick. Recent awards (2022) include The Ballybunion Poetry Prize, the Michael Mullen Prize and placings in the Frances Browne competition and the Francis Ledwidge. My writing largely addresses the memory of 'the people, places and events' I experienced growing up in south Tipperary.

By annmarie.keaveney, 18 October, 2023

Michael Durack grew up on a farm and now lives in Ballina, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. His poems have appeared in publications such as The Blue Nib, Skylight 47, The Cafe Review, Live Encounters, The Banyan Review, The Waxed Lemon, Drawn to the Light, The Poetry Bus, The Stony Thursday Book, The Honest Ulsterman and Poetry Ireland Review as well as airing on local and national radio. With his brother Austin he has recorded two albums of poetry and guitar music, The Secret Chord (2013) and Going Gone (2015).

By annmarie.keaveney, 11 October, 2023

Emily, a Tipperary native, has shown a great interest in all things literature from a young age. She has been published in the anthology The Quarryman, Cork Words 2, Motley Magazine, Icarus, and is a 2021 runner-up in UCC's Eoin Murray Scholarship. After completing her M.Phil in Creative Writing with Trinity, she is currently an editor at the literary magazine 'The Wild Umbrella', teaching with Fighting Words, and working on her novel. 


By administrator, 20 July, 2023

Laurence O’Dwyer has published three collections of poetry, Tractography (Templar, 2018), The Lighthouse Journal (Templar, 2020), Catalan Butterflies (Templar, 2022), and a chapbook, Nappstraumtunnel (Mudlark, 2023). 

Working with the photographer, Millee Tibbs, he created an artist’s book, Mount Analogue, featuring essays and poems that respond to Tibbs’ photography from the Alps. 

By administrator, 20 July, 2023

Joanna Ryan-Purcell is a writer, artist, performer and theatremaker. She aims to bring her three mediums of writing, painting and performing together to create her own unique style of theatre. 

Her current project is a poetic performance called "I Flew as a Swan" written by Joanna and directed by Australian directors Tony Kishawi and Mary Eggleston. 

This performance is based on the Children of Lir myth adopted by Joanna. Joanna is also the founder and artistic director of the Blue Door Sessions. This project is currently postponed until further notice.

By administrator, 20 July, 2023

Writes theatre, art history, fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Books include Agnes Martin (2018), Yappo (2017), and Great Women Artists (contributor, 2019). Theatre includes work at Belltable, Lime Tree Theatre, Project Arts Centre, Arcola Theatre, and Underbelly. Poetry is published in the UK, US, and Ireland. Other credits include Phaidon Press, Irish Times, Hyperallergic, and Journal of Illustration. Scholarships include the Fulbright and Tavolozza Foundation.

By administrator, 20 July, 2023

Louise Garcia’s life journey weaves together a love of the natural world with creative writing and theatre performance work. She spent over twenty years stimulating young imaginations in her teaching career, alongside creative endeavours in community theatre and local broadcasting. 

Her recent creative work in Tipperary has involved scripting and presenting nature films, writing and producing plays such as Lady Blessington’s Bath, performing in pantomime and street entertainment and hosting large-scale public events such as Clonmel’s Zombie Walks. 

By administrator, 20 July, 2023

Aideen Barry is a visual artist whose work has been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and commissions in Ireland and internationally. 

Significant projects include: residencies and exhibitions at;  IMMA, The Irish Museum of Modern Art; Ireland, CAC Malaga; Spain,  The Headlands Center for the Arts; US, Centre for the Less Good Idea; South Africa,  Art OMI; US, The Whitaker Museum; UK, NASA Kennedy Space Center; US, Skaftfell; Iceland, Banff Centre; Canada, Centre Cultural Irlandais; France.