News & Events

Upcoming Events

National Heritage Week Event

In partnership with Achill Experience, Keel, Patricia will present on Achill Tales of Drama and Trauma on Monday, 19 August from 7—8pm at Achill Experience Centre.

Hinterland Arts & Literature Festival

Patricia will present at the Hinterland Festival, Kells, on Thursday, 27 June at 11:30am in The Courthouse, Kells, Co. Meath.


A Polish Count and the Achill Connection

A current exhibition at the RIA Dublin, reviews the involvement of Count Paul Strzelecki in bringing relief to Famine Ireland. Patricia Byrne reviews the exhibition and the Achill connection in The Irish Story.

Author Interview in
The Irish Times Culture Section

‘John Rainsford talks to Patricia Byrne, who transports readers back to the past’ in his article, entitled “The Achill Mission Colony and the rise of narrative nonfiction”.

Book reading and presentation at Westport Civic Trust event

‘Writing My Book’ — talking with

Patricia Byrne talks about writing her narrative nonfiction book at

Patricia features on
the Thin Places Travel Podcast

Join host Mindie Burgoyne of the Thin Places Travel Podcast as she and guest Patricia Byrne focus on the largest of Ireland’s islands—Achill Island.

In their conversation, Mindie talks with Patricia about the stories in her books, but also about Achill Island itself and many opportunities for travellers to the island.

Patricia at Dublin Book Festival 2018

Patricia joins panel discussion The Great Hunger Reassessed as part of Dublin Book Festival 2018

Interview with Limerick Community Radio

Interview with author Patricia Byrne on Limerick Community Radio

Interview with Clare FM

Interview with author Patricia Byrne on Clare FM radio

Interview with Limerick 95FM

Interview with author Patricia Byrne on Limerick 95FM radio