Bolloxology my fourth book – a book of good humoured rants about the modern world is out now in all good bookshops and on amazon here!  You can read all about it here Save Save

Inn Jokes September |An Award Nomination | Tickets | The usuals

INN JOKES SEPTEMBER 21ST WITH SPECIAL GUEST HEADLINER, JOHNNY CANDON, AIDAN GREENE ASHLEE BENTLEY PATRIOTS INN 9.15PM AND EXCITING NEWS! Hey Summer! Are you finished yet? I’ve packed and unpacked the sandals like, three times already. Which is it to be? Early indications that next week will ‘turn unsettled’ so in that atmosphere of chaos and uncertainty


We had our first baby!  Ruby That’s us in our sitting-room or a luxury hotel, I can’t remember which             There’s a new book out next year but in the meantime you can still get all your Irish Mammies signed books, teatowels, mugs bags and aprons over at www.irishmammies.ie  


I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be doing a couple of gigs in America this March March 10th at the Irish Arts Centre – tickets here March 11th at the Kansas City Public Library  – More details to follow March 13th at the Kansas City Irish Centre – More details to follow

Irish Mammies at Babytalk and Ballymaloe!

The Irish Mammies show is coming to babytalk festival! Babytalk is a new pregnancy and baby event with shopping, entertainment, readings, demos and talks. It’s taking place in O’Reilly Hall, UCD, Dublin on 22-23 February 2014 and the Irish Mammies show is part of the line up. Tickets start from €10 and on sale now or visit

Hallowed Out

This is the week of Halloween night. Traditionally it was a time when wraith-like creatures haunted the darkness, causing havoc in the world of the living. But it’s not all about teenagers drinking cans around burning pallets. It’s not just Arthur’s Day for tots. The history of Halloween in this country is almost as old

Happy Stance

I’m a great believer in serendipity, using it as a perfectly adequate substitution for hard work. The word means happy accident or fortunate mistake. It was apparently coined by the 18th century Horace Walpole after he heard of the Persian fairytale The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes had a happy knack of making discoveries

Rose To The Occasion

The Rose of Tralee: in the modern world of televisualising, it’s a rarity. There are not many programmes that an entire household will actually sit down and watch together, on a TV, live, interrupted only by trips to the kettle and a bit of snarky tweeting. As the fine sensible smart girls nudge, wink and