May 13th: PRIMA VISTA Literary Festival, Tartu, Estonia

May 3rd: Tubbercurry Library, Co Sligo: Book Club

April 28th:  Cork World Book Festival, Triskel Arts Centre

April 26th: Cork World Book Festival, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork. In Conversation with Nicholas Shakespeare.

March 19th: Kanturk Arts Festival: Facilitating Flash Fiction Workshop

March 8th: 100 Years On – How Far Have We Come? Panel Discussion at County Chambers, County Hall, to celebrate International Women’s Day. Chair.

March: Adjudicate Flash Fiction Competition, Kanturk Arts Festival

March 1st: U.S. Publication of Of Sea and Sand (Hoopoe Fiction)


Writer in Residence Cork County Council Library & Arts Service

July − Flash Fiction at the Friary, Cork with Marie Gethins and Nuala Ní Chonchúir

July  – West Cork Literary Festival, Bantry, West Cork / 17.00 Bantry Library: Readings by members of Cork County Council Library & Arts Service Writing Groups


July – in Key West to take up the Florida Keys Flash Fiction award, which included residency in Hemingway’s own studio at 907 Whitehead Street. With thanks to Newman PR, The Studios Key West and the Hemingway Home and Museum

May – Wallpaper wins the Florida Keys Flash Fiction Contest


September – Residency at Zvona i Nari, Liznjan, Croatia

April/May – Artist in Residence at Le Centre Culturel Irlandais, Rue des Irlandais, Paris.


November – Traipsing around: Hong Kong, Borneo, Kuala Lumpur and Malaysian rainforest

September/October – Residency with Shanghai Writers’ Association, Shanghai, in association with Munster Literature Centre

July – Stepped down as Artistic Director of the West Cork Literature Festival

April – Tutor at Country House Writer’s Weekend, Askeaton, Limerick


July – West Cork Literary Festival, Bantry

April/September – Tutor at Country House Writers’ Weekends, Askeaton, Limerick


December – Appointed Artistic Director of the West Cork Literary Festival, Bantry, Co. Cork

July – Facilitated Creating a Sense of Place workshop at West Cork Literary Festival


If Not Now …  (Penguin Ireland)


Hopscotch (Penguin Ireland)


April – Conceived, organized and led the Irishwomen to Yemen trip

April – Like Nowhere Else (Penguin Ireland)


The Catalpa Tree (Penguin Ireland)


Overnight to Innsbruck  (Lilliput Press)


Indian Pacific won Irish Times Short Story Competition

1987 Returned to live in Ireland

1983 to 1987 London & Oxford, England

1982 Working as translator in Baghdad, Iraq. Repatriated due to illness.

1978 to 1981 B.A. Degree (Hons.) Arabic and English, University College Dublin

1962 to 1978 Dublin, Brussels, Canberra, Rome, Arklow, Dublin

1958 Boston, Mass., USA. Hello, world.