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A charming play, powerful and thought-provoking. –

The New York Times

Eclipsed by Patricia Burke Brogan tells the story of the lives of four women in a Magdalene laundry in the 1960s.

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The play Eclipsed by Patricia Burke Brogan is on the list of texts prescribed by the Dept of Education and Skills for Comparative Study in the LC English Examination.

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Marian Kilcoyne

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Galway Then, Galway Now, the anthology of Crannóg’s Galway writers

Galway Then, Galway Now is an anthology of Galway based writers who have been published in Crannóg magazine over the 18 years since it was founded.  The aim of the anthology is to celebrate Galway’s designation as European Capital of Culture 2020. In all there are 104 writers represented. The publication of this anthology firmly highlights Crannóg magazine as a bastion of the arts. It is a testimony to Galway’s literary talent and the strength of the arts in city and county.

We are indebted to Michael D. Higgins Uachtaráin na hÉireann for his support and endorsement of Crannóg’s work over the years.

‘For nearly two decades Crannóg has been the most generous and inquisitive literary magazine in Ireland. This is a brilliant and timely reminder of just how far, wide and deep it has cast its imagination over the years.’

Mike McCormack author Solar Bones

‘... offering 18 years of Galway writing to the wider public is a significant achievement ... I wish all those involved in Crannóg, which offers so much to the literary life of our society, every success as they continue their important work.’

Michael D. Higgins, Uachtaráin na hÉireann

Galway Then, Galway Now will make an ideal Christmas present for any literature lover and especially for anyone with connections to Galway and its literary life.

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A Wiser Girl

By

Moya Roddy

It’s 1975 and Jo Nowd is escaping to Italy with a suitcase full of paints and a broken heart. Working-class, feisty and sometimes inarticulate, she entertains wild dreams of becoming a great artist and a woman of the world, showing people back home, especially ex-flame Eamonn, exactly what she’s capable of.


Jo’s soul yearns for something deeper and her passionate love for the medieval art of Sienna leads her on a journey of discovery and a year of unexpected revelations.

Deceptively simple, yet profound and funny, a wiser girl is an original and fascinating read.


‘Dubliner Jo Nowd leaps off the page. Irreverent, incorrigible, intense, she plunges into a new life in Italy with a newly broken heart. But don’t be fooled by Moya Roddy’s breezy style or mistake a wiser girl for just another coming-of-age story. Through Jo’s journey from sitting for an artist to becoming one, Moya Roddy delves into life’s great paradoxes – body versus soul, art versus action, sex versus love, happiness versus authenticity. Her writing is full of verve, wit and compassion. This is Normal People for a different generation.’
                                   Mary Morrissy author of Prosperity Drive


‘a wiser girl, delivered with sparkling humour by Moya Roddy, is the story of heartbroken, Irish would-be artist Jo, who hurtles headlong into the sensual delights of Italy as she tries to find new, better ways to be in the world. A funny, fast-paced delight.’

                               Nuala O’Connor, author of Becoming Belle  

Moya Roddy spent two-years painting in Italy before moving to London where she trained as a television director. Her screenplays have been optioned in the US and she’s worked for Channel 4, BBC, Scottish Television and RTÉ. Her novel The Long Way Home (Attic Press) was described in the Irish Times as “simply brilliant”. Her collection of short stories Other People (Wordsonthestreet) was nominated for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. She was awarded an MA in Writing (Hons First Class) from NUIG in 2008.  Her poetry was shortlisted for the Hennessy Award and her debut collection Out of the Ordinary was shortlisted for the Strong Shine Award in 2018. She also facilitates meditation at Brigit’s Garden.

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