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Writing Ireland’s History

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Join Niamh Boyce, Patricia O’Reilly, Eibhear Walshe and Nessa O’Mahony for a captivating conversation about the Irish historical novel

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Nessa O’Mahony, poet and author of The Branchman (Arlen House), is joined by authors Patricia O’Reilly, Eibhear Walshe and Niamh Boyce in a captivating conversation about the Irish historical-fiction novel. Veteran historical-fiction writer, Patricia O’Reilly, has published such titles as Time and Destiny and A Time of Beauty. Her most recent publication is The First Rose of Tralee (Poolbeg Press), an engaging story of romance amidst political upheaval in the life of Mary O’Connor, the inspiration for the Rose of Tralee festival. Eibhear Walshe is a Cork-based lecturer and author and has recently published his novel, The Trumpet Shall Sound (Sommerville Press), a fascinating account of the life of composer George Handel, whose most famous work, the oratorio Messiah, was first performed on Fishamble Street in 1742. Award-winning author of The Herbalist, Niamh Boyce, presents her second novel Her Kind (Penguin) – an imagined retelling of Alice Kytler and her personal connection with her maid, Petronella of Meath. Set in 14th century Kilkenny, the story of this relationship is at once familiar and startlingly revealing.

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