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The Achill Mission Colony and the rise of narrative nonfiction

Oct 4, 2018 | Comments Off on The Achill Mission Colony and the rise of narrative nonfiction

The Achill Mission Colony and the rise of narrative nonfiction — Read on www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/the-achill-mission-colony-and-the-rise-of-narrative-nonfiction-1.3632411

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Surviving the Famine on Achill Island — Tinteán

Oct 4, 2018 | Comments Off on Surviving the Famine on Achill Island — Tinteán

Surviving the Famine on Achill Island – Tinteán — Read on tintean.org.au/2018/09/06/surviving-the-famine-on-achill-island/amp/

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The Preacher and the Prelate review: an absorbing story about a sordid episode

Jul 3, 2018 | Comments Off on The Preacher and the Prelate review: an absorbing story about a sordid episode

The Preacher and the Prelate review: an absorbing story about a sordid episode — Read on www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/the-preacher-and-the-prelate-review-an-absorbing-story-about-a-sordid-episode-1.3530854

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Conflict and the Colony

Jun 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Conflict and the Colony

BOOKS ‘The Preacher And The Prelate’ is a riveting read about the impact of Rev Edward Nangle on Achill Island life during famine times — Read on www.mayonews.ie/living/32212-conflict-and-the-colony

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The preacher, the priest and an island fight over faith and famine – Independent.ie

Jun 11, 2018 | Comments Off on The preacher, the priest and an island fight over faith and famine – Independent.ie

It seems like a creation of Arthur Miller, Ibsen, or indeed John B Keane: a ravaged island community, young zealous preacher and the established but impoverished priest obsessed with a — Read on m.independent.ie/irish-news/the-preacher-the-priest-and-an-island-fight-over-faith-and-famine-36994018.html

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TheJournal.ie – The fascinating story of the Achill Island preacher, the Famine, and the Prelate

Jun 7, 2018 | Comments Off on TheJournal.ie – The fascinating story of the Achill Island preacher, the Famine, and the Prelate

TheJournal.ie – The fascinating story of the Achill Island preacher, the Famine, and the Prelate — Read on www.thejournal.ie/preacher-prelate-patricia-byrne-4033791-May2018/

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Flowers overlooking a sea cliff in Achill

Writing about writing my book

May 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Writing about writing my book

There is nothing this writer likes more than writing about their writing process. A recent visit to the Coming Home Famine Art exhibition at Dublin Castle prompted these thoughts about the the writing journey for my new book which has the famine experience at its heart. Thanks Writing.ie for sharing my thoughts.

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Sweet as Honey

Apr 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Sweet as Honey

Nothing sweeter for this writer than reader feedback and this piece of enthusiasm from Mary J Murphy came early, with the new book barely born: Well bless my booties Patricia Byrne, how thrilling it is to be associated with such an original, beautifully written, intensely researched book that reeks of Achill’s complex past between every…

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New Book hurtling towards book shops

Apr 11, 2018 |

Delighted that today my new book is hurtling towards book shops across Ireland. So exhilarating is the feeling that I feel like climbing the iconic Achill mountain Slievemore that features on the cover. The book will launch in Achill on the slopes of the mountain on 4 May at 8pm as part of the splendid…

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Nice feeling to feature in ‘notable essays’…

Sep 21, 2017 |
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