Archive for category The South Dublin Writers

Michael J Whelan

Michael J Walsh WBGMichael J. Whelan is an Irish soldier,  poet and historian living in Tallaght, County Dublin. He served as a peacekeeper with the Irish Defence Forces in South Lebanon and Kosovo during the conflicts in those countries. He was 2nd Place Winner of The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 2011 (short listed 2012), 3rd Place winner in the Jonathon Swift Creative Writers Awards 2012 (Short listed 2011) and listed in the Doire Press & Cork Literary Poetry Manuscript Prize. He was selected as a reader for the Eigse Eireann/Poetry Ireland Introductions Series 2012. His poems and short stories have featured in The Moth, Cyphers, Crannog, Wordlegs, the Galway Review and Three Monkey’s Online Magazinean

Carolann Copland

Carolann Copland

Carolann Copland is the founder of Carousel Creates; offering writing experiences to writers of all ages and lifestyles. She has a Bachelor of Education in English and Drama and has been a teacher for thirteen years. From Dublin, Ireland; Carolann has also lived in the Middle East and the United Kingdom. She is a mother of three children aged ten to twenty one. Carolann is happiest when she is sharing her passion for writing. Her first novel ‘Summer Triangle‘  published by Emu Ink is out now.

Doreen Duffy

Doreen Duffy is a writer and full-time mother of three children, the youngest of whom started school during 2008, affording her an opportunity to fulfil a life-long ambition to write creatively.     She writes short stories and poetry and has won many awards, most recently being short listed for the Fish short story contest.   Doreen has also completed the Anatomy of Writing Course at UCD and her work has been published in the Irish Times and in the Ireland’s Own Anthology.  

‘Birdcage’ tells of  an unexpected turn of events near the end of a life almost lived.

Susan Condon

Susan Condon, a native of Dublin, is currently editing her debut novel – a crime fiction thriller set in New York. Her short stories were awarded first prize in the Jonathan Swift Award, the Sports and Cultural Council (City of Dublin VEC) Competition and the Bealtaine Short Story Competition and she has also been long-listed for the RTÉ Guide/Penguin Short Story Competition. Publications include Original Writing from Ireland’s Own, Anthology 2012; South of the County: New Myths and Tales and www.fivestopstory.com

Cinderella’s Smile by Susan Condon – a humorous love story about active retirement

Sue Hassett

Sue Hassett was born in Cork in 1956, studied Psychology and Philosophy in UCC and has lived in Dublin since 1981. Sue has worked in social research and in the community and voluntary sector for over twenty years and began to write fiction in 2003.  She edited “Sláinte,” Alternative and Complementary Medicine in Ireland, published by Wolfhound Press 1991 and was awarded South Dublin County Council’s Bursary for Literature and a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in 2004.

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 My Mother, My Father – extracts from ‘Acquittances 123′, a novel in three parts set in a mixed British and Irish family in Cork in the 1950’s to 1980’s.

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